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I first learned about Hemza Lefsih’s case during Ramadan of this year. I remember discussing the details with my family, asking ourselves how it was possible that someone could go to jail and almost get deported for misunderstanding the definition of citation on an administrative question.
I asked some of the kind people who work for MLFA to answer two questions. I believe that their heartfelt commitment to this work and the value they see it in will clarify our purpose and communicate our dedication to the struggle for equality and justice, insha Allah.
“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.”
“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.”
– Malcolm X
I’m kind of a Mo Amer fan. I have seen two of his standup specials, and recently I watched the first season of Mo on Netflix. I enjoyed it. It’s funny; the characters were realistic and likable; it was easy to watch the whole season in a day or two. It’s easy to relate to their experiences, although sometimes it’s hard to watch – watching the family face the anxiety of their immigration status as asylees
We are very excited to announce the selection of Mussab Ali for MLFA’s Tarek Al-Kadri Social Justice Leadership Scholarship in 2022, ma sha Allah. Mussab Ali is currently a Harvard Law School student; he expresses his intention to stand up for Muslims by pursuing a career in public office.
Reflections on Prof. Sylviane Diouf’s article, “Enslaved Philanthropists: Charity, Community, and Freedom in the Americas”
“Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be.”
– Shel Silverstein