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RELIGION | FUTURE

How eschatological predictions of end times have already come true — and what the future holds for humanity.

Masjid an-Nabawi (“The Prophet’s Mosque”) in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Photo by Yasmine Arfaoui on Unsplash

I’ve always had a fascination with Islamic eschatology. Growing up in a Muslim household, I read many children’s books about Islam and its history, etc. as a kid. …


WRITING

In one place so you don’t need to save numerous articles

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is a complete list of all the sites I use for each and every draft I write before I hit that green “Submit” or “Publish” button in the corner. …


PROFILE | ABOUT ME STORIES

Med student. Son of immigrants. Pakistani Muslim serving the underserved and giving a voice to the unheard.

Speaking on test prep advice for premed students. (Image courtesy of Author)

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Hammad Khalid (pronounced Huh-modh, like moth with a d instead of a t, and Kha-lid, if you were wondering).

I’m a third-year medical student from Atlanta, Georgia. I was born and raised in a small, rural town called…


We didn’t ask for this. On behalf of Muslims everywhere, stop the misrepresentation. It’s 2021. Get your act together.

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Come on, Reed. It’s Ramadan. Stop the cap.

For those who don’t know, that’s the month when Muslims around the world fast, abstaining from food, drink, and sin from before sunrise to sunset. It’s a month of remembrance, faith, and getting closer to one’s religion and God.

Even…


HUMOR | SATIRE

These kids’ parents definitely took the red pill.

X AE A-12’s mom before she named him, probably. Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels

: Ok, class, I’m your substitute teacher for today. You can call me Ms. Stevens. I’ll start off by taking roll, so when I say your name just say “Here”, okay?

: Yes, ma’am.

Good. So first, we have…X…Æ…A-12? Did I say that right?

: it’s…


LIFE LESSONS

Lessons I’ve learned that you can apply to your life today

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“Spell ‘prematoor’.”

I felt like a deer caught in the headlights — this was my first time on a stage in front of so many people. I didn’t even know how blinding the spotlights were if you looked up; my eyes were still smarting from making that mistake earlier.

Even…


SATIRE

#StopAsianHate

Do you see it, guys?! #StopAsianHate in the bio! I’m about to go buy another pair of Nikes! (Twitter)

It’s me, your resident Asian. Sure, I’m Pakistani, so I’m not the first Asian you think of when you hear “Asian-American”, but guess what? …


MUSIC | RIFF ALBUM CHALLENGE

Taking a deeper dive into the band behind the hits that redefined pop music

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Ms. Salomon, my eighth-grade science teacher, had just put on an album I’d never heard as background music for us to listen to while we worked on our assignments. I heard some kids snickering at her choice of music. It was a stark contrast to T-Pain and Soulja Boy’s hits…


OPEN LETTERS | RESPONSE LETTER CONTEST

Puny human. Where do I even begin?

The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma. Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

Dear Deborah Weir,

Ah, my first open correspondence with the d̵o̵o̵m̵e̵d̵ lesser species. I hope this e̵m̵a̵i̵l̵ letter finds you well. For those who don’t know me, let me introduce myself. …


LIFE LESSONS

And how you can apply these lessons to starting your first (online writing) business

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1.) Before investing your most valuable resource — your time — into a potential business venture, in my case, a startup social business, it is vital to assess its practicality.

In other words, the . This includes its financial feasibility. For us, this was a larger gap to bridge as we had highly ambitious goals.

Hammad A. Khalid

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