For the Foodies

Finding the next halal spot to visit is a task many Muslims have faced before. The constant Yelp searches, text messages with friends, and social media posts can be tiring. Luckily, Los Angeles is home to some of the best places, and that is no different when it comes to halal food. Here’s a list…

Rafay’s Recitations: The Unquiet Dead

When you think of a mystery novel, who are the first authors that come to mind?  For starters, there’s Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling author with her infamous “Whodunit” mystery The Mousetrap. In fact, Christie’s 66 detective novels were such successes that only Shakespeare and the Bible are in greater circulation. Not to be outdone,…

Rafay’s Recitations: Internment

On January 20, 2021, newly inaugurated President Joe Biden took decisive action for the Islamic community. In a landmark executive order, Biden reversed former president Donald Trump’s infamous “Muslim ban,” which inhibited entry from several Muslim-majority countries.  Over time, the Trump administration modified the ban to encompass several African nations, including Nigeria, Tanzania, and Eritrea.…

Chrysalis

dark not entirely obsidian behind your eyes,splendid sweat drenched in moonlight and stars,mellifluous chirping of crickets,forty-five degrees they position their wings,the vibration reaches your earsinterwoven with the resonance of drums,a divine lullabywhich pounds on your mystic heart,aching for His forgiveness sapphire clouds, aerial as youin a cocoon of flowing cloth,you turn and turn, one with all of…

Listen Up

Good conversations and genuine connections are a simple pleasure that many have not been able to enjoy over the past year. With quarantine keeping everyone cooped up, many have turned to podcasts for that missing piece in their lives. People from all fields have started their own podcasts with a variety of interesting topics to…