The Azan Is a Call to Both Prayer and Justice

The Azan Is a Call to Both Prayer and Justice

The Azan, the call to prayer, is heard five times a day in the Muslim world. The person calling out faces each direction, north, south, east and west, declaring the supremacy of God Almighty. The story of the Azan still brings chills to my spine, for it began with a...
Faith Doesn’t Drive Violence; Hatred, Fear Do

Faith Doesn’t Drive Violence; Hatred, Fear Do

Content warning: This article shares a firsthand account of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut, Lebanon. Certain details might be difficult for some to read. The first day of the massacre, I remember looking up to the hills and on top of buildings, seeing...