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Does God Hear The Cry of Our Suffering?

Does God Hear The Cry of Our Suffering?

This is a recap of Brother Ishmael Muhammad's address at Mosque Maryam on Sunday, May 27th where he answers the question — does God hear the cry of our suffering? ...
Islam and Menses

Islam and Menses

Menses while practicing Islam, is a topic that is unfortunately confusing and a tad controversial due to much spreading of information with a lack of understanding. However, it is best for Allah’s girls to understand directly from The Source. Brothers do not run from this topic. You should understand and join in this conversation, as well. … Continue reading Islam and Menses ...
Being a young god

Being a young god

When I saw Sister Mecca promoting her music with a t-shirt, I simply wanted to support financially because I appreciated her marketing efforts. I thought she was working hard to simply make sells at Saviours’ Day. However, it has been two months since the annual convention and I notice how consistent she has been. Therefore, … Continue reading Being a young god ...

Ramadan Journal 2020

Are you interested in a daily tracker to take note of your Ramadan experience? If so, please complete the form below to receive your personal copy. ...
Spiritual ringing in the ears

Spiritual ringing in the ears

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us that you will hear a ring, a bell-like sound, in your ear. He said, that that will be a sign that either he would be trying to get in contact with you or one of the scientists that will be trying to get in touch with you. He further … Continue reading Spiritual ringing in the ears ...
The Prescription: Eric Thomas

The Prescription: Eric Thomas

As I make way to rest my eyes, I decided to listen to Eric Thomas’ latest album, The Prescription. I thought it was going to be something inspirational that I could lull myself to sleep with, but his words were waking me up. It was as if he was speaking directly to me. It was … Continue reading The Prescription: Eric Thomas ...
Access Bars

Access Bars

Throughout majority of 2019, I wanted to meet with a mental health therapist. However, I could not find one that could meet my needs. In January of 2020, I had my first meeting with a therapist focused on completing a verbal patient intake form. Although, this was far from what I had in mind, I … Continue reading Access Bars ...
Lentil Patty & Gravy Recipe

Lentil Patty & Gravy Recipe

Lentil Patty 1/4 quick oats 1/4 Italian (or your choice) bread crumbs 1 cup of cooked drained lentils (rinse them) Sautéed onions and tomatoes (brown stew gravy) or onions and carrots (mild curry gravy) Your choice of seasonings (no MSG) ...
Earth’s Rebirth: Angkor Wat

Earth’s Rebirth: Angkor Wat

The modern name, Angkor Wat, means “Temple City” or “City of Temples” in Khmer. The original name of the temple was Vrah Viṣṇuloka (Sanskrit) or Brah Bisnulōk (Local variant) which means the sacred dwelling of Vishnu.  This temple is speculated to be about 900 years old and was said to be built over night? Just … Continue reading Earth’s Rebirth: Angkor Wat ...
My Journey in Islam is Transforming

My Journey in Islam is Transforming

Prior to joining The Nation of Islam, I voiced what I wanted for my life and I had an exhausting list of questions that were hard to find answers for. So when I attended my first lecture on Sunday, January 12, 2014, it was shocking to see and hear some of what I wanted for … Continue reading My Journey in Islam is Transforming ...
I Am Covered Through Trials

I Am Covered Through Trials

I was blessed to be born and raised in The Nation of Islam with a personal decision to officially register in 2014. I joined because I saw no other way of life worthy to accept. None proved to be a path I belonged to. ...
Allah’s love for His girl, Sister Terrika Muhammad

Allah’s love for His girl, Sister Terrika Muhammad

I am a “Nation Baby” so I was raised in the Nation, but I did still choose Islam for myself. Because we are a curious people with free will, we all have that period of time where we wander from the religious beliefs that we were raised knowing. That lasted approximately six months for me. … Continue reading Allah’s love for His girl, Sister Terrika Muhammad ...
Sister Fatimah: The Revolutionary

Sister Fatimah: The Revolutionary

I was born in the Nation of Islam, but I accepted for myself and officially registered approximately two and a half years ago. As a registered member, I am a part of the M.G.T. & G.C.C., Muslims Girls in Training & General Civilization Class. ...
Sister Zakiyyah Maryam’s Islam is Resilient

Sister Zakiyyah Maryam’s Islam is Resilient

I am Zakiyyah Maryam and was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee in the Nation of Islam. My family’s journey to Islam began with my Great-Grandmother, Willie (May Allah Be Pleased with her). She had to pick cotton when she was growing up. She was a sharecropper and that injustice system that kept black people … Continue reading Sister Zakiyyah Maryam’s Islam is Resilient ...
Muslim Women’s Day: Sisters in The Nation of Islam

Muslim Women’s Day: Sisters in The Nation of Islam

I’m in marketing and was offended when a story in the pipeline for Muslim Women’s Day got delayed because “it’s not a widely-known holiday”. Because I’m taught to rise above emotions into the thinking of God, I realized that it is my responsibility to spread the Good News and represent as a Muslim woman. I … Continue reading Muslim Women’s Day: Sisters in The Nation of Islam ...
Reusable Cloth Pad Review & Usage

Reusable Cloth Pad Review & Usage

Tampons never. Pads forevermore. I’ve tried so many pads and because menses and I have an ongoing relationship, I’ll continue finding what works best for us. As in any relationship, as the commitment deepens, changes need to be made for better alignment in communication. For now, there are two things that work best for us, … Continue reading Reusable Cloth Pad Review & Usage ...
Navy Bean Smoothie/Shake

Navy Bean Smoothie/Shake

“You put beans in there?”, says everyone who doesn’t know the power of the navy bean. ...
Wearing a garment is naturally beautiful.

Wearing a garment is naturally beautiful.

On a typical moment of scrolling on Facebook, I smiled when I noticed a Sister expressing her love for wearing a garment. In my elation, I had to stop and read her post. In it she was sharing how thankful she was to have and wear a garment that is instructed for Sisters who are … Continue reading Wearing a garment is naturally beautiful. ...
Psalm 1: Reflections

Psalm 1: Reflections

Psalm 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. ...
In 2018, take care of you!

In 2018, take care of you!

Peaceful New Year! How many years have you spent writing new year resolutions, but not actually making new year resolutions? This year, I encourage us to have a made up mind. As The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan teaches, “Beloved, there is nothing more powerful than a made-up mind. Don’t say, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Don’t tell me … Continue reading In 2018, take care of you! ...
Why I want to be a doula (in short)

Why I want to be a doula (in short)

After being born a premature, weighing four pounds and four ounces at six months from my beautiful teenage mother (at the time), I find it extremely important for all women to understand the significance of giving birth to children. I’ve had multiple conversations with my parents (both biological and grandparents) to learn more about what … Continue reading Why I want to be a doula (in short) ...
I Live – Poem

I Live – Poem

What I’m going to share is not my story alone. Your story is mine, my story is yours. So I ask: as I share my experience, will you reflect on self? ...
Follow your dreams by the season, not by your passion.

Follow your dreams by the season, not by your passion.

On Wednesday, November 22, I reflected on when I joined The Nation of Islam. The Genesis of our journey, is a constant reflection that we should take the time to understand. As Sister Saron X from the UK shared, “We must always remember our Genesis as individuals, it holds so many keys to where Allah … Continue reading Follow your dreams by the season, not by your passion. ...
Fried BBQ Cauliflower at Majani tastes like chicken. Get you some!

Fried BBQ Cauliflower at Majani tastes like chicken. Get you some!

I love exploring vegetarian and vegan restaurants. I visited Majani for the second time and decided to taste their fried BBQ cauliflower. Let’s just say I am in love! ...
Be a living influence: My Thanksgiving Reflections

Be a living influence: My Thanksgiving Reflections

It had been years since I spent Thanksgiving with my family. I felt as if my choice of accepting Islam was one that wasn’t accepted by those I love. However, I realized that the more I love Islam and accept all of me that everyone else will accept who I am, even if they don’t … Continue reading Be a living influence: My Thanksgiving Reflections ...
No Judgement Zone: Survival of The Black Nation

No Judgement Zone: Survival of The Black Nation

The following text is from a speech delivered during the youth study group at The Final Call Administration Building in Chicago, Illinois on June 21, 2017. ...
A child’s pull to Akhirah’s Praline

A child’s pull to Akhirah’s Praline

As Linzetta (Liz) and her two-year-young son, RJ, were heading home, an aroma of caramelized sugar took over him. He began pulling her towards the opposite direction of home, so they could find out what the delicious smell was. Liz heard the voice of the owner, Brother Arron Muhammad say, “he knows what he wants”. So Liz … Continue reading A child’s pull to Akhirah’s Praline ...
From Christian to Muslim: Former Rapper Loon Shares His Story

From Christian to Muslim: Former Rapper Loon Shares His Story

Do you remember Loon? He was a rapper signed to Sean Diddy Comb’s Bad Boy Records, who moved on to have his own label. Soon after he was convicted of conspiracy with intent to traffic kilos of heroin and sentenced to jail for 14 years. Although, he was innocent, as most Black men are, he served … Continue reading From Christian to Muslim: Former Rapper Loon Shares His Story ...
I Love Me: a checklist for loving self

I Love Me: a checklist for loving self

In life we tend to give love to everyone, but what are we doing to give love to self? ...
Trust in Your Higher Power & Pray Straight Words

Trust in Your Higher Power & Pray Straight Words

There’s no better way to start your Monday off other than praising your Higher Power, thanking him for your mercy, and following through on the word/message. ...
Darrion Skinner: Reversing Homosexual Lifestyle

Darrion Skinner: Reversing Homosexual Lifestyle

Darrion was molested by multiple members of his family. The first instance was at the age of six when a cousin helped him utilize the restroom. One sodomising act turned into serval more encounters that became a lifestyle of his. Today, he is no longer living a homosexual lifestyle. ...

Personal Testimonies of Reversing Homosexual Lifestyles

There’s a homosexual agenda, where LGBT+ is appearing as fair seeming. However, after experiencing same sex relationships, some come into an understanding that this lifestyle is not natural and that it was putting them in a condition of hell. ...
Dear Black Women
B.Good: Boston Foodie! Did you say eggplant meatballs?

B.Good: Boston Foodie! Did you say eggplant meatballs?

Looking for interesting vegetarian food in Boston? B.Good may be the best for your buds. ...
Sweet Boston Cupcakes

Sweet Boston Cupcakes

Got a sweet tooth? Sweet Boston cupcakes aren't sugary, but they'll take care of that crave. ...
Seeing “Nation of Islam” in print makes some people uncomfortable 

Seeing “Nation of Islam” in print makes some people uncomfortable 

I love reading books that have "Muhammad" on the cover, that scream "I am Black & I am proud" in the title, or that has a bold logo of The Nation of Islam on front. ...
Is laundry infinite or finite? A learned lesson by K Love while washing clothes.

Is laundry infinite or finite? A learned lesson by K Love while washing clothes.

If you pay attention, you can further learn yourself in the smallest instances. K Love shares her learned lesson while doing laundry. ...
Vote for modesty representation for Jetset’s next covered model

Vote for modesty representation for Jetset’s next covered model

Vote for Ruma Begum to be Jetset's next covered model to represent women and girls in a virtuous way. ...
Sandra Bland: Silence is the new slave.

Sandra Bland: Silence is the new slave.

It’s been two years since we’ve loss our Sister Sandra Bland and I want to ensure we still remember our Sister. I will not forget her because Sandra Bland is me. ...
Office Hug Time

Office Hug Time

If one of your coworkers walked up to you asking for a hug, would you accept and return the “love”? ...
What is the mustard seed in your life that exemplifies faith?

What is the mustard seed in your life that exemplifies faith?

The following text is from a speech delivered during the youth study group at The Final Call Administration Building in Chicago, Illinois on June 21, 2017. ...
As a Muslim are you offended that Trump breaks White House tradition of hosting Eid Al-Fitr dinner?

As a Muslim are you offended that Trump breaks White House tradition of hosting Eid Al-Fitr dinner?

The White House has hosted Iftar for approximately twenty years. With Donald Trump as POTUS, apparently he has zero intentions of celebrating Ramadan or at least supporting a national tradition. This is not a surprise to me and honestly why should this matter? ...

Ramadan Goals, Productivity, & Tips

Ramadan is a sacred time. Set goals and be productive. Here are 2017 goals for this month set by Destiny and a few tools for you to add to your kit. Plus a 10-minute short film for you to watch. ...

Ramadan: A Sign of Life. Not Death.

My family thinks I’m going to die when I’m fasting. Truth is fasting sustains my life.  ...
The Earth is a recharging station.

The Earth is a recharging station.

I am purposely reflecting this morning and as I am, I notice I’m on a similar wavelength as one of my Sisters. ...
God’s Number One Fisherman

God’s Number One Fisherman

My first lecture of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was This Man Jesus. I was amazed by how bold he spoke and how there were facts after facts. However, my experience of hearing him in-person was incomparable to a recording on YouTube. In February 2014, I was blessed to attend my first Saviours’ Day and listen to … Continue reading God’s Number One Fisherman ...

The Nation of Islam is Empowering

I did not know my purpose in life before coming into The Nation of Islam. In fact majority of the time I was just surviving mentally, spiritually, and physically. When I say I was just surviving, I mean I was existing, but not living. I was not confident, but today I’m empowered and I’m thriving … Continue reading The Nation of Islam is Empowering ...
Accepting a transition begins a new journey.

Accepting a transition begins a new journey.

Sometimes it takes awhile to move on from a loss. Have you ever accepted losing someone, but couldn’t move on without knowing what happened? I have. ...
Project Birthday Bags

Project Birthday Bags

I have literally beat every thing doctors said I couldn’t and I have lived longer than they said I would. ...
Get Out: More than a movie. It’s our reality.

Get Out: More than a movie. It’s our reality.

The first time I seen the trailer of Get Out, I knew this movie would have a “Wake Up” message to it. Especially with the vocal queue, “The mind is a terrible thing to waste”. The production cost under $5 million to produce with a projection of $20 million with it’s weekend debut. However, the film brought in … Continue reading Get Out: More than a movie. It’s our reality. ...
Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

Look @ Me… What do you see? Just Beauty? If you don’t look lose close enough you miss everything ...

A Woman’s Hair Tells A Story

I often-time say, ‘hair is just hair’, but that’s false. A woman’s hair tells a story… and we have many stories to tell. ...
Muslimah Appropriation unCovered

Muslimah Appropriation unCovered

“I want to cover my hair, but I don’t want to be disrespectful”. -Sister to Sister To all of my Sisters who share this concern, I want you to know that it’s not disrespectful if you decide to cover your hair. ...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was more than a dreamer.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was more than a dreamer.

I was taught that all Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) wanted was to integrate us as a people, but something in me told me there was more to our Brother that I did not know. Once I joined the Nation of Islam (NOI), I learned that he was more than a dreamer. MLK did have … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was more than a dreamer. ...

Dropped Seeds

Ta-Neesha and I met around the time of Saviours’ Day 2014. I was given her number by the Captain in Toronto, to see about making arrangements to go down together. We were both processing at that same time, but had not met, she was a few months before me. We were in touch by phone … Continue reading Dropped Seeds ...

The One Who Transcended

I first met Ta-Neesha on Twitter. She gravitated towards me, it was almost as if I knew this girl all of my life. She sent me a direct message and we talked for a little while, then we exchanged numbers. ...

Sister Ta-Neesha, Example & Role Model

Our beloved Sister Ta-Neesha (peace be upon her) was not only a beautiful strong minded sister but was a God fearing woman. ...

Who and what is your reflection?

What will people describe you as when you are returned to Allah (God)? The words that come to your mind are a reflection of who you are. ...

How are le brain waves?

Sometimes connections you have are with those who are far away. And there’s a lesson they have for us across the other side of the world if only we listen to the inner god in them. Sister, I love and thank you for being a reflection. ...

Who is responsible for you?

I spoke with three (possibly more) of my accountability partners today and I couldn’t do anything, but smile. ...

Chances are, there’s still a chance. | Inspired by Love and Basketball

Is it true that you didn’t complete everything you had on your list for 2016 and neither did you start on the goal you had on your list yesterday? If you answered yes, let’s not beat ourselves up about it. Minor accomplishments are morale boosters for the next goal. If you answered no, don’t forget … Continue reading Chances are, there’s still a chance. | Inspired by Love and Basketball ...
It is not just a new year. We must acknowledge one of our brothers, Oscar Grant.

It is not just a new year. We must acknowledge one of our brothers, Oscar Grant.

If you have not seen Fruitvale Station, I highly encourage you to watch this film of a real-life catastrophe based on the last 24 hours of 22-year young Oscar Grant, who was shot by a white San Francisco transit police officer on New Year’s Day of 2009. This was the first time I can recall … Continue reading It is not just a new year. We must acknowledge one of our brothers, Oscar Grant. ...

Peaceful New Year!

Welcome to 2017. I am so excited and thankful to have another opportunity to grow into the person God intends for me to be. That’s what I think of throughout the year: ‘how can I be better? How can I progress versus just displaying potential? ...