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Paola Garcia

Paola Garcia
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Paola Garcia is a writer and translator from Chihuahua, Mexico. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. She works as a lawyer and consultant in New York City. She accepted Islam in 2013.

On Tariq Ramadan’s Unjust, Unconscionable and Cruel Treatment

New York - Tariq Ramadan, the most prominent scholar of Islam in Europe, was incarcerated on February 2nd of this year, and placed in solitary confinement...

In Memory of Razan al-Najjar and Gaza’s Boundless Sky

New York - Razan al-Najjar was a 21-year old Palestinian volunteer medical nurse who was deliberately shot by an Israeli sniper last Friday, June 1st....

Book Review: The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament

New York - Professor Wael Hallaq’s The Impossible State is one of the most important, groundbreaking and erudite books on the subject of “modernity...

On the Overlooked Stigmatization of Muslim, Arab, Latin Men

New York - It would be an error of the first order to judge the Other, any Other, by standards that are inappropriate and effectively exterior...

The One Thing in the World You Must Never Forget

The Sufi Whirling Dance New York - I recently went to a week-long Sufi whirling seminar in the French countryside. We stayed at a gorgeous...

Islam on the Rise in Mexico

New York - On a flight back from a trip home to Mexico, I warily opened an old copy of Newsweek en Español I...

Goethe’s Love for Islam

New York - As most of us are acutely aware these days, only a few truly exceptional minds in every era of history are...

Living in a State of Thankfulness

New York - With the approach of the Thanksgiving holiday, I have been reflecting on what it means to be grateful and considering how...

Islam and Dignity

Indeed, We have conferred dignity on the children of Adam, carried them over land and sea, provided them nourishment out of good things, and...

Let Us Not Waste Islam

New York - When I became a Muslim two and a half years ago, my primary reasons for embracing Islam were the light, strength,...

Reflections on Palestine

“How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty?” Bertrand Russell You, standing at the doorsteps, come in And drink with us...

5 Infallible Ways to Take Control of Your Emotions and Redirect...

New York - Despite how on track your life may be, there are always unexpected incidents that can throw us off balance and temporarily...

A Glimpse into the Soul of Morocco

New York - I landed in Casablanca early in the morning exhausted from my trip from New York. My plans to sleep during the...

Self-Evaluation in Ramadan: How to Make the Most out of this...

“Whoever knows himself knows God” –Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) “An unexamined life is not worth living” –Socrates Self-Reflection Having the proper focus during Ramadan can have a significant...

Empowering Islamic Financial Wisdom

New York - “How great is the goodness of wealth when put in the hands of a righteous man!” --Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Money is a...

How the Quran Helped Me Defeat Codependency

New York Sura 114 In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, I seek refuge in the Lord of people, The King of people, The...

The Islamic Principles that Changed My Life

New York – Mainstream culture relentlessly attempts to persuade us that the ultimate aspirations in life are leisure, pleasure and consumption; ideally, a combination...

The Magic of Perseverance

New York- Four and a half years ago, I was fortunate to attend the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm when the Peruvian Mario Vargas...

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