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You Can't Create the Future by Cursing the Past

Every unpleasant thing that has happened to you—the broken heart, the shattered dream, the crushed expectation, the lost cause, the missed opportunity—has not happened to you because you deserved it. It has not happened to you because you needed to learn certain lessons from the pain and suffering of it. It has happened to you because you live in the mix, in the middle of all things, in the convergence of multiple forces pulling in different directions.

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Serve All Women

#MeToo #YesAllWomen The hashtags are new, but the crimes they refer to are not. The oppression, the violence, the inequality, the discrimination that men have inflicted on women throughout known history must come to an end. All men are implicated. There is no escape for any of us, not even us nice guys. In one way or another, all of us men committed the crimes (or did nothing to stop it) and in one way or another, all of us men must end it.

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Book Announcement: Remember Who You Are

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT and COVER REVEAL: In a time when Islam is understood less and less, I humbly offer my first book on the practical interfaith spirituality of the Quran for Muslims, Christians, Jews, and all people of faith. Remember Who You Are: 28 verses from the Holy Quran to help you discover your true identity, purpose, and nourishment. Each verse is translated into simple English along with a commentary on how to practice that verse in your daily life.

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Five Gems from the Quran

© 2012 Mike Durkin, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio [The following translations of the Quran are adapted from those made by M. M. Pickthall. His translation is a bit dated, but it still carries a certain charm.] Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, The Beneficent, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment, Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. Show us the straight path,

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