Assalamualaikum everyone (may the peace and blessings of God be upon you),
Welcome to the Spring 2019 Al-Talib Newsmagazine Print Issue. My name is Nadiyah and I had the honor to serve as this year’s Editor-in-Chief. I want to emphasize serve because it goes back to the root of our organization which is to serve our community and how Islam emphasizes community service and engagement. Our print issue theme this year is positivity and we chose this because of all the chaos in the world. Unfortunately, there will always be chaos in the world that we may not necessarily be able to control, but we can control our mindsets and how we affect the people around us, so I challenge you all to keep an open mind and heart when reading through our print issue and to self reflect afterwords. Our design came together after the wake of the NZ shooting, so with that let’s take a moment of silence for the victims of that shooting.
I want to thank my staff for always being so enthusiastic and up to the task. Their hard work is truly a testament of how much good can result from bringing the community together. We have so many different talents in our community that just need encouragement and support to grow into something amazing. I also want to thank my staff for having the ambition and not being afraid to learn things that they may have no experience with, because in the end we are here to learn and figure things out together. And lastly, I want to thank my dream board. Thank you for keeping me grounded and really inspiring me to want to be a leader deserving of your time and talents. Without further ado please enjoy the print issue!