Honoring the lives we lost


Originally published in the The Santa Clarita Valley Signal On this anniversary of 9/11, it seems there is more to be concerned about now than to alleviate us from the wounds inflicted 13 years ago. Sept. 11 has come to symbolize terrorism, cruelty and injustice. Over the course of the previous year we have seen an astounding rise in all of these vices around the world. The Israeli-Palestinian...

Honoring Ramadan


Originally published in Star Telegram As we find ourselves in the Islamic month of Ramadan, I do not lament the hours of thirst or hunger but rather, look forward to the ability to purify myself spiritually, mentally and physically. Ramadan serves as reminder to Muslims of the plight of the less fortunate sections of our society and helps us empathize with their daily struggles. This is...