Despite my faith and commitment to nurturing my relationship with Allah, I humbly acknowledge that my knowledge and experience is limited and can always be expanded. I remain authentic in sharing my journey in faith and honest about the capacity of my knowledge.

Here are some resources I use:

The Holy Quran: English Transliteration 

The Majestic Quran: Guidance and Good news for the Mindful,
Translated by Musharraf Hussein

This version rephrases and clarifies scripture with supportive insight. (I go back and forth between the Official Qur'an and this)

Secrets of Divine Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam
By A. Helwa
The title speaks for itself, it is a book of comfort and peace.

How To Do The Work: Recognize your patterns, Heal from your past, create yourself:
By Dr. Nicole Lepera
The Holistic Psychologist

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
By Daniel Goleman

I use this application to help understand, elaborate or create any material. 



Islam is a thought-provoking religion. We are asked to maintain purification, pray five times a day, seek knowledge, have ethical considerations, upkeep Quranic reflections, claim intellectual tradition. 

Islam recognizes the uniqueness of individuals and acknowledges their varying backgrounds and characteristics.

The principles of Islam guide individuals to embrace their physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing.
     -Islam guides one to take care of their bodies, maintain healthy lifestyle and fulfill their roles and responsibilities towards family, community and society.

Different personality traits can influence the way individuals connect with Islamic principles. Scripture, Hadith and Sunnah elaborate the unique personalities individuals have and encourages them to utilize and embrace their unique qualities.

Personal experiences can provide valuable perspectives on concepts like gratitude, patience, resilience and humility, which are central to the teachings of Islam. These experiences  deepen ones appreciation and application in Islamic principles while navigating life's ups and downs.

If Allah SWT asks us for kind patience, humble gratitude, and meaningful appreciation; then He is the epitome of patience, gratitude and appreciation.



Bridging the Gap: Building Trust Across Our Differences

While Islam provides a strong foundation for our beliefs, human experience offers a variety of perspectives. From the vibrant cultures we encounter to the media we consume, each interaction shapes our understanding of the world. Diverse friendships, educational journeys, even slang on the street – these all contribute to a deeper reflection on our faith.

For Muslim Arab-Americans, this becomes particularly important. By embracing the richness of diversity, we can build bridges between our Islamic values and the world around us, fostering empathy and appreciation for different viewpoints.

O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.
Quran (49:13)

Islam teaches Muslims to be kind and understanding towards people of all religions. The Quran emphasizes the importance of treating individuals with respect and compassion, regardless of different religious beliefs.

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) said that “Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith”

The Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh)  interactions serve as a model as he emphasized the importance  of kindness, respect,  and was understanding towards individuals of different faiths, even in times of disagreement.

Here I will share with you some inspirational and valuable people, movies and experiences:

Mister Rogers Neighborhood:
The impact of Mr. Rogers' legacy is still highly regarded as he ultimately promoted kindness. His advocacy for social issues serve as a model for human kindness, equality, inclusion etc.  When we foster empathy, we inspire positive change for ourselves and our surroundings. 

"You are a very special person. There is only one like you in the whole world. There's never been anyone exactly like you before, and there will never be again"
Mr. Rogers's message of acceptance 

The Adjustment Bureau:
This movie has a depth of meaning as the story revolves around the concept of fate verses free will.

As an individual, our beliefs and wisdom play a crucial role in shaping and guiding our decisions. We have a moral compass and values that we cherish and naturally consider the consequences in decision making.

When we integrate our beliefs and wisdom into our decision-making processes, we can make choices that are aligned with our values and moral principles.


Explorations of a Cosmic Soul 
By Allie Michelle

Intuition > Advice

when you're asking everyone
what they think you should do
that is the time
to close your mouth
open your ears
and listen to the truth
the soul has been softly
whispering to you
since the beginning