The Original Sin?

By Uzma Saeed Several years ago, one of my very close relatives died leaving behind a pile of debt. Needless to say, his children were devastated. Their pain was two-fold; losing their beloved father and the unpaid personal loans he had taken from friends and family. He was an [...]

2022-09-23T21:30:46+00:00September 23rd, 2022|Christianity, Islam|

Pizza Delivered Me

At the back of the restaurant, the smells of stale flour and wet cardboard are noticeable as soon as you turn the corner on your way towards the restrooms. As you pass the swinging kitchen doors, you’ll notice they are held open by a dirt-laden cinder block nudged against a [...]

2022-09-01T23:22:23+00:00September 1st, 2022|Converts|

Reflections of a Convert on Black America, Family, Community, and The Comforts of Islam

Interview by Melissa Barreto Candice Elam, DNP, FNP-C, accepted Islam 19 years ago. Like many converts, her choice meant practicing a new religion, navigating changing family dynamics, and learning how to maintain her own identity in the wider, and often ethnocentric, Muslim communities. This is her story and the lessons [...]

2022-09-16T13:30:12+00:00August 27th, 2022|African Americans, Converts|
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