Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Where is my fight?

The question was asked to me, "Should the Muslims build a masjid at the site of 911." My first thought was what group, meaning Afro-American or immigrant, was responsible for the endeavor? I believe it to be an insensitive move. If I'm a black man in American, and the condition of blacks is what it is pertaining to education, unemployment, incarceration, and so forth, when I become Muslim does my fight become Iraq or Afghanistan? Has the civil rights movement ended for black America? Have we gain'd the equality that we've been striving for subsequent to the emancipation proclamation. I understand the ideal of Islam; however, there exist the ideal and the real. I believe the Muslims strive for the Islam represented in the stars and trees which is something they will never attain. We as blacks are an undeveloped group and have not addressed completely the condition of our psyche even with coming into Islam....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Liberty or Death

My Modernism influence says the title has nothing to do with the piece. We're pondering on the idea of an individual truly wanting peace in their life. What is it that will not allow an individual to let progess happen? I understand one sabotaging his own success; however, I believe one can become healthy psychologically; atleast work towards it consciously. To not want to bring drama to one's life; to want to aid and assist....

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Month of Ramadan

The best guest is coming. It is a time to dust our homes and bring out our best character. It is a time to be conscious of the moment; reflect; ponder on the past, present, and future. It is a time read love seclusion, read Qur'an, and give each letter its due respect. Peace in the margin, peace between each word we must find. With creation we must ourselves align.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Parents Obligation

When does the obligation of a parent stop? I don't mean the love of a parent. I mean the responsibility a parent has to give a child-young adult-a sound foundation. We encourage them to get an education; however, we also demand they be financially responsible for themselves. Does the parents socio-economic status dictate their ideas to the child? If the parent didn't make the right decisions throughout his/her life does the child suffer; or, the childs education? We want to teach them responsibility by making them pay their own way; however, learning is a responsibility as well. I think we should teach the child to delay gratification and find redemption as a doctor, lawyer, or, even greater, in the academics....