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“The Message: The Story of Islam” — Observations and Comments

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Observations and Comments on The Message The Message: The Story of Islam This film, available on DVD, was directed … Continue reading

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Qur’an and Symphonic Music — Miscellaneous Comments 001 — exchange of responses

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem What follows is an exchange of responses on the previous blogpost (Qur’an and Symphonic Music — Miscellaneous Comments 001 … Continue reading

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Qur’an and Symphonic Music — Miscellaneous Comments 001

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ … Continue reading

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Ramadan 1439 A.H. (May-June 2018)

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Ramadan, the ninth month of the lunar calendar, is the month of daily fasting from dawn until sunset for … Continue reading

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We Are All Sleeping

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem We are all sleeping. I am the pianist for a Christian Science church. There are few congregants. The services … Continue reading

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Clinging to the Earth

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَا لَكُمْ إِذَا قِيلَ لَكُمُ انفِرُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ اثَّاقَلْتُمْ إِلَى الْأَرْضِ ۚ أَرَضِيتُم بِالْحَيَاةِ … Continue reading

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Grief

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem The news reports. The wails of yet another black mother, the stunned anger of the black father, and the … Continue reading

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Beavers in the Bronx

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem When I was 12 and a half, our family moved to the Bronx. It was June of 1958. I … Continue reading

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Yusuf Ali Mistranslations 001

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Most of the African American Muslims I know put more trust in Yusuf Ali‘s translation of the Qur’an and … Continue reading

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Did Muhammad Copy the Qur’an from the Torah and the Bible?

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Did Muhammad copy parts of the Torah and and parts of Bible, add some of his own stuff in, … Continue reading

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