Spirit News Profiles in Kensington: Adab Ibrahim

Adab Ibrahim is the Community Liaison for Philadelphia’s Al-Aqsa Islamic Society and is an ArtWell Board Member.

Meet the Community Liaison of Philadelphia’s Al-Aqsa Islamic Society


Adab Ibrahim, Community Liaison for Philadelphia’s Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, was already seated at ReAnimator Coffee in Kensington when I arrived. With three children (all at Temple University), a busy schedule, and a stress-fracture boot on one leg, Adab was gracious to offer me some time. We leaned over our steaming cups and beamed at each other. Perhaps she was happy to sit down and relax. I was vibrating with eagerness to learn, because hers is a culture about which I know little.

We start by agreeing that misunderstanding is rampant.

“It is the easy route, not to investigate,” Adab remarks.

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