As I See It

When “His-story” Is Not “Our Story?”

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I’m a brother of color, plain and simple, and that’s the way it is no matter how you, or others, view me. To be described as otherwise is not knowing that Afrikan descendant folk here in America have their very own unique stories to tell. Because of that reality, I’ve always called…

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Back to Common Zen Sense

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Wisdom is something that many folk in “hue-manity” speak of in sacred, hollow, lost or forgotten realms of appreciation. I try not to play with this prized realty because I sincerely believe that to be wise is something we mustn’t to be at leisure with in acquiring same. I’ve been an eternal…

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What is the Quandary Called Jazz?

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Music is a part of the everyday makeup and mindsets of many diverse cultures of the world. It’s been that way, seemingly forever, for as long as most inquisitive intellectuals can remember. And still, many interestingly different formats of this phenomena exists throughout the motley panoramas of “hue-man” cultural expressions. Some may…

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Awesome Magnanimity and Complex Realities

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I’m in one of those writing moods where I’m completely feeling aware and thoughtful with what I’m about to tell you. First, my feeling aware mindset tells me to inform you about one heck of philanthropic kindness from a truly giving soul who helped others and made their lives a lot less…

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Navigating Thru Life With A “TTSP” Mindset

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Life is a predictable, unpredictable educator, especially, if you look at things in a very reflective way knowing that “life is what it is.” I’m always learning from the lessons of living another day with a positive outlook, and I’m so very thankful to the Most High Alone for that. Behind every…

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Thoughts About Unity’s Appeals

By Hakum Abdul-Ali Brother El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, commonly known as Malcolm X, once said, “When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness.” Upon reflecting upon this quotation from this conscious giant’s mindset based on his teachings from the Islamic and African worlds’ perspectives, I thought about the concept of unity in the world-at-large.…

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A Sign That Registers

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Many times in my travels throughout the land between here and there, I come in contact with many interesting “hue-mans” and even more some curious and mind expanding illuminating signs. Well, last week was one of those occasions when I saw, of all things, a sign in a store that made me…

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Ramadan Kareem

By Hakim Abdul-Ali In the Islamic world, the most anticipated time of the year is the arrival of the luminous month of Ramadan. It’s a sacred month where its thirty day month fasting period requirement is a premium virtuous endeavor for all of its sincere and dutiful observants. Ramadan is actually the ninth month of…

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The Voices of the Motherland Speaks

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Afrika is the mother of all “hue-manity” because it’s the birthplace of all “hue-man” creation. As such, I’ve come to recognize that much wisdom must be hidden within the very soul of this magnificent continent’s noble people. Over the past five decades, I’ve studied many proverbial offerings from this vast, ancient seat…

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Secrets of Being Inwardly Content

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Sometimes, as I look around me, I see and come in contact with many different ethnic “hue-man” beings, some who are and appear to be very unhappy. For whatever reasons, these dispirited souls, at times, being uptight with themselves and others, has made me want to offer a few rather candid thoughts…

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