2017 - Anse's Blogs - Anse’s Blogs 2017

A Good Ending | Part 1

The Cherokee say, “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you...
Daybreak Press

First Draft Dragon

So you made the commitment and now you’re wondering if you should be committed! Never fear! We’re all taking this leap together! And...
2015 - Anse's Blogs

A Leader has a LAP

I am honored to speak in front of an audience of God Lovers. We are each a sign of the absolute truth of Divine goodness as we have all...
2013 - Anse's Blogs

Eid Joy

Today I sit at the mosque here in Minnesota and on my right are two American convert friends, on my left an elderly Somali woman, in front...
2013 - Anse's Blogs

Lean In – Our Feminist Manifesto

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، والحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على خاتم...
2013 - Anse's Blogs

Seasons of Sabr

In Kindergarten teachers teach the seasons. They tell children that summer is hot and sunny, and that it is a time of play and fun. Autumn...
2013 - Anse's Blogs

Rabata 2012: A Year of Openings

As-salamu-alaikum, As 2012 draws to a close, we thank Allah (swt) for a year filled with baraka and openings. We have enjoyed getting to...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

All Things Dangerous and Beautiful

Softly it falls. Each flake silently floats down to earth and creates a blanket of crisp, clean, white softness. It warms the eyes and...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Come and Emigrate With Me…

As a child I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and wished that I had been born in her time. It was such a simple time, full of family...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

Understanding our Nefs

Allah (swt) says in surat al Nisaa: 135 {O you who believe, be upholders of justice, bearing witness to God – though it be against your...