‘Wouldn’t you want to see the ones you love?’ As I sit in my room packing my suitcase and checking things off scrambled lists, this question, articulated at many a dinner-table discussion by my dad, echoes through my brain. I will soon be leaving InshaAllah (God-willing) to visit for the first time the holy lands in Iraq and Iran where, among others, Prophets Adam and Noah, and the descendants of Prophet Muhammad are buried — not only some of the most respected figures in Islam, but also the greatest revolutionaries — social, moral, political, intellectual, spiritual, and otherwise – to have left their marks on human history. When great spirits live, there is a certain energy that draws others to them like a magnet.…