There is something special about giving yourself the time to communicate with God and confirm that your life and legacy are in alignment. After all, what do YOU want your legacy to be? How will you face your Creator and confront what you did with your precious time in life?
A perusal of the comments following articles which I found uplifting, set my resolve to change the misconception that apparently many people have regarding people of the Islamic faith. Those comments were horribly ignorant, incredibly vile, and totally inappropriate in some cases.
Years ago, a search for the term “Muslim teacher” brought horror to see scary images that had nothing to do with my reality as a teacher in an Islamic school. Fortunately, the images seen now are much improved and they do reflect a more accurate representation of what I see as I visit Islamic schools in America.
Likewise, the media and retailers are using photos that also are akin to my world, and I’m grateful to support these companies. Especially since many American have yet to get to know anyone who is Muslim, these portrayals hopefully will pave the understanding of the fact that the Muslim people I know are from a variety of races, ethnicities, levels of education, and they are deeply caring for their families and communities. Their safety has been often threatened without cause, except that there are angry and ignorant people out there who have bought into the heavily funded Islamophobic machine.
My hope and commitment are to work to enlighten people to know more about what Muslim people are like, and to bridge the understandings that we are all Americans who care about our nation and the world.
I’m seeking model companies who represent the Halal lifestyle. That is, they are eco-friendly, humane, organic (if producing consumable and personal care products), socially conscious, and are supportive of women and their employees in general.
I work in social media, marketing, and promotions with a background in the education and halal industries. Reach out and let me know if you have the right stuff.