AuthorSafwan Akbar

Safwan is currently a rising senior at JFK Memorial High School in New Jersey. He aspires to pursue a career in the medical profession, specifically in the field of Cardiology. He spends his time writing and volunteering in his community. Safwan is currently serving as the Youth Coordinator at his local mosque.

Poem: My Personal Jihad

In the bombarding trenches of a lawless society Dodging bullets of obscenity and vulgarity Everyday of my attenuate life With much struggle and strife Fighting in a war against greed and banal lust The smoke and lure of seduction so thick Enough to make you lose focus, with the hell fires steaming below your feet Blinded, on which road to choose Journeying through this treacherous terrain The...