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I’ll answer my father’s hesitation of why Berbers chose to live in the mountains. Not because of the violence below us but rather we wanted to be closer to the sky/to the heavens/to Allah - Instinctively.

Signing ‘ Mustafa ’.  This name means ‘The Chosen One’ which describes Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) and is also my  father ’s name.  (Chérie Je  T ’aime)

Signing ‘Mustafa’.

This name means ‘The Chosen One’ which describes Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) and is also my father’s name.

(Chérie Je T’aime)

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‘Lafayette / The failure’ , 2018 (b&w Film), Lafayette BART Station Memorial.  _____________________________  You trying to save another world and another world trying to save yours.  _____________________________  An eye for an eye doesn’t make me blind but instead makes me ask why? My answer to all of this is that the Unknown is beyond any person.  Muslims  are encouraged to ask questions but the answers often vary even between our different worlds. Other traditions can’t even ask questions and have to just  believe . What is this unquestionable ‘ believing ’?  Can I ask this question?

‘Lafayette / The failure’, 2018 (b&w Film), Lafayette BART Station Memorial.

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You trying to save another world and another world trying to save yours.

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An eye for an eye doesn’t make me blind but instead makes me ask why? My answer to all of this is that the Unknown is beyond any person. Muslims are encouraged to ask questions but the answers often vary even between our different worlds. Other traditions can’t even ask questions and have to just believe. What is this unquestionable ‘believing’? Can I ask this question?