Tayyibah Felicity Taylor

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The city of Atlanta, our nation, and the Muslim world experienced a huge loss this past week with the passing of Azizah Magazine Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-chief, Tayyibah Taylor. Azizah Magazine is published to showcase the extraordinary talents, accomplishments, resources, and diversity of Muslim American women. The format and quality …

Fasting Insights

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We have crossed the midway point of the 30 day fast of Ramadan. I’m reminded of the two swimmers who challenged each other to an endurance race across a huge lake. Well past the halfway point, one said to the other, “I’m tired, you win, I’m going back.” The other …

A Time to Fast

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The month of Ramadan begins next week for the 1.5 billion Muslims throughout the world. One-fifth of the planet’s population will recalibrate and re-focus their lives for 29-30 days of fasting from food and drink, and hopefully from obscenities, abuses, extremes, hates, aggressions, wrongs, and indecencies. We fast from the …

Memory and Hope

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Earlier this month, I spent a week in Munich, Germany with 40 faith leaders of seven different religions, who serve on the Board of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, an international interfaith organization whose tagline is ‘Sharing Wisdom, Fostering Peace’. This gathering convenes every other year, in various regions of the …