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I have been asked many questions about Muslims, the Muslim faith, the Muslim whatever, but this had to be the sweetest and most endearing. If you haven’t already guessed, we were in a mosque, in a prayer hall, in the women’s section, settling down for Friday Jumma prayers. My Jewish friend Bernice and I had just sat down on the red prayer rug.
They tried and they failed. Read More
In 2017, Pakistan High Court ruled that Valentines Day was un-Islamic and is not to be celebrated in public places or government offices. An individual had petitioned the court with the plea that it was a cultural import from the West and against the teachings of Islam.
“Happy New Year,” said one person to another on one New Year morning, January 1, 2019. Read More
Nothing unusual about that, right? Well, one of them didn’t think so. Actually, he took offense. I am not kidding. “It is not our new year. Our new year starts in Muharram. For one Muslim to greet another Muslim with a Happy New Year greeting on January 1 is haram,” …
Why isn’t he being called a terrorist? Cesar Altieri Sayoc was arrested on charges of mailing explosives—pipe bombs—to former presidents, politicians, media, and other supporters of liberal causes. Had those bombs gone off, think of the bloodshed and lives lost! These people were targeted for their political and ideological views. Read More
“What gifts does your faith tradition bring to the table, and what gifts in other faiths do you admire and would like to adopt?” the Bishop asked. Read More
"Daadi, can you read me a story," my three-year old granddaughter handed me a picture book she brought from her pre-school library. I looked at the title. 'Ramadan'. Feeling pleased with her choice, Read More