Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Serious Life — Invocation and Gratitude

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth by Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem The praise belongs to Allah, who created each and every one of us, nurtures us, and protects us. … Continue reading

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A Few People on a Small Planet — And White People Want to Kill Most of Us (Again)

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth by Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Once again, an article has appeared in Scientific American (one of my favorite magazines, and a highly prestigious … Continue reading

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A Serious Life — Part One

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth by Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem The praise belongs to Allah. When I was five, I started taking piano lessons. I was anxious to … Continue reading

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Al-Ikhlaas — “One Third of the Qur’an”

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem The Qur’an consists of 114 soorahs (which could be called “chapters”) and each soorah consists of aayats (which could … Continue reading

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Al-Faatihah — The Opening of the Qur’an

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem The Qur’an consists of soorahs (which could be called “chapters”) and aayats (which could be called “verses”). I prefer … Continue reading

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He Was from Texas

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem He was from Texas. I could tell. Something always gives it away. In airports, it’s the booming voice. In … Continue reading

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“You” — in One, Five, Ten, or Fifteen Words

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem “You keep losing my mail.” That’s what I said to the man behind the counter at my local post … Continue reading

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