Confronting Hangups: Being a Servant

Salaam, For years, I held fast to my faith while struggling with and against some of its major tenants. I teetered between being outwardly practicing to being the nebulous “spiritual, but not religious,” always keeping my shahadah (declaration of faith) close at hand. I have never been agnostic and I’ve always been “Muslim,” because I believed that … More Confronting Hangups: Being a Servant

One Who Submits

Salaam, I wrote this (lightly edited) piece as an email to my mother, shortly after I had my epiphany that lead me to a deeper understanding of my faith. At the time, I didn’t have a space to place this. I had an old religious blog, but I didn’t divulge personal information there and feared … More One Who Submits