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The Master's Call

2024 Vol. 1: Jan/Feb

My parents decided to name me Safia, which means the pure and wise one. We were a typical Muslim household that thronged the streets of Hyderabad, India, in the early 1950s. My mother hired a religious teacher, an ustad, who came to our home twice a week to teach us Arabic so we could be proficient in our holy scriptures.

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