2019

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Oct, 2019
2019 - Anse's Blogs

Courage & Commitment: The Femininity of Muslim Women

The term ‘feminine’ conjures up images of flowers and...

2017

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Jun, 2017
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Five Million Sent. Fifty Million Sent.

Allahumma salli ‘ala sayyidina Muhammad… It is the...
Jun, 2017
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A Good Ending | Part 1

The Cherokee say, “When you were born, you cried and...
Feb, 2017
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Bridges!

Are you tired? Do your bones, heart and sinew ache with...

2016

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Nov, 2016
2016 - Anse's Blogs

A Letter

Dear Trump Supporter, I am not afraid of you. I know...
Sep, 2016
2016 - Anse's Blogs

The Rabata Ride: A Narrative Poem By Anse Tamara Gray

The Rabata Ride: A Narrative Poem By Anse Tamara...
Jun, 2016
2016 - Anse's Blogs

Women’s History Month: Lessons and Posters

To download free lessons and posters CLICK...
Mar, 2016
2016 - Anse's Blogs

Women of Rabata: Leadership and Legacy

During Women’s History Month we honor our predecessors...
Jan, 2016
Jan, 2016
2016 - Anse's Blogs

Rabata Statement Against Gun Violence

We at Rabata voice our support for policies and programs...

2015

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Nov, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Gentle Friday

Hatred, evil, anger and fear; war, bombing, terrorism, and...
Nov, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Listen Up America!

Listen Up America! In a little house in Amsterdam seven...
Nov, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Death of a Beloved Teacher and Scholar

To God we belong and it is to Him that we return… The...
Oct, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

A Leader has a LAP

I am honored to speak in front of an audience of God...
Oct, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Eulogy for Abu Salah

October 9th, 2015 It is not often that we are blessed...
Mar, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Adab: The Distinguishing Quality

I often wonder what might have been written about the...
Mar, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Happy Women’s History Month

In 1947 an unnamed Muslim woman in Aleppo stood up against...
Feb, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Be Patience

Three people killed in the safety of their homes. Vandalism...
Feb, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

To Know or Not to Know: It Is Not a Question

There is a truism in every field and every domain: Those...
Jan, 2015
2015 - Anse's Blogs

It is a New Year

It is 2015. I cannot believe it. I am old enough to...

2014

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Dec, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Reaching Out and Reaching In

She walks down streets that curve and turn, balconies reach...
Dec, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Thankful

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Who does not thank people, has not...
Nov, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Hajj Chronicles #2

“Hajj is ʿArafāt…” ﷺ On this barren plain...
Oct, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Hajj Chronicles

The night was still dark as I stopped and handed over 5...
Sep, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Soak in Love

The great poet Ibn al-Farīd said in a line of poetry,...
Aug, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Let’s think a little deeply..

Many of us would be surprised to discover how much of our...
Aug, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Broken Hearts

Broken heart syndrome is a medical term for someone who had...
Jul, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Badr

In Shaʿbān, in the second year of the hijra, fasting in...
Jul, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Ten Days!

I am in shock. I cannot believe ten days of Ramadan have...
Jul, 2014
2014 - Anse's Blogs

Bites of Spiritual Protein

Bites of Spiritual Protein The disease, Anorexia...
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2013

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Dec, 2013
2013 - Anse's Blogs

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014 New Year’s eve brings with...
Dec, 2013
2013 - Anse's Blogs

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 The Prophet ﷺ said,...
Dec, 2013
2013 - Anse's Blogs

Find Your Voice

‘My sisters, my daughters, my friends – find your...
Dec, 2013
2013 - Anse's Blogs

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 • 12:00 AM An ear of corn...
Dec, 2013
2013 - Anse's Blogs

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013 There is a whisper...
Dec, 2013
2013 - Anse's Blogs

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 • 12:00 AM Anytime you...
Nov, 2013
2013 - Anse's Blogs

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 • 12:00 AM It is...
Nov, 2013
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013

When the Prophet ﷺ buried Fatima bt. Asad, he prayed for...
Nov, 2013
2013 - Anse's Blogs

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 • 12:00AM When I was young,...
Nov, 2013
2013 - Anse's Blogs

The Fresh Breeze of 1435

The first leaf that turns bright purple, the first...
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2012

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Dec, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

All Things Dangerous and Beautiful

Softly it falls. Each flake silently floats down to earth...
Nov, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Come and Emigrate With Me…

As a child I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and wished...
Oct, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Understanding our Nefs

Allah (swt) says in surat al Nisaa: 135 {O you who believe,...
Jul, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Ramadan

Dear Rabata Sisters, It has been a year since we last...
Jul, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

A Good Ending | Part 4

Quran and Husn al Khitām: Our religion is unique in its...
Jul, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Behavior and Husn al Khitām Part 3

Behavior and Husn al Khitām: Our debts to Allah have a...
Jun, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

A Good Ending | Part 2

The Debt of Prayer and Husn al Khitām: When I was a...
May, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Firing Day

He walked into my office and stood in front of my desk. A...
May, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the Best Disposer of Affairs!

Throughout history, Muslims have used the du’a in Surat...
May, 2012
2012 - Anse's Blogs

The Rajab Project

In 1985 I was a brand new Muslim and Ramadan came in the...
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