Author: Sister Destiny X

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? ***** I am beginning to appreciate the Cycles of Life. Allah wrote on my heart last night, I felt His presence so clearly. He

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Trip to Akhirah’s Praline Candy, Beignets & Coffee House

After months of failed plans to visit Akhirah’s together, we finally ruled out all excuses. Linzetta (Liz) and I have been planning to go to Akhirah’s together since September when Brother Arron Muhammad, the Founder and Owner, shared that they would soon have beignets added to the menu. Two months later and we finally made

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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

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

I love exploring vegetarian and vegan restaurants. I visited Mijani for the second time and decided to taste their fried BBQ cauliflower. Let’s just say I am in love! Yesterday was my day to eat (I’m on an every other day fast with the start of every week being a three-day fast kinda diet) and

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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

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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. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, I bear witness that there is no god, but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger. I am a student

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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

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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

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