Monthly Visit from the Universe

It happened again, on Sunday the 21st, my monthly visit from the universe. Every month about this time I have some odd, transcendent experience that throws me for a loop. What gets me is that they are consistent in timing, usually have little to do with the faith in particular, and increase in potency, clarity, […]

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The Conversion/Reversion of Sister Sundus Michele

Today I thought I’d shut up for a while and give the mic to someone else! Our post today is a conversion story by Congregation member Sundus Michele, and how she converted/reverted to a Muslim. ————- I was raised in a Christian home. My life as a very young child revolved around the church. My father, grandfather […]

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Can Muslim Men Beat Their Wives?

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear […]

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Iftar Dinner at the Masjid

Islam, while indeed a personal faith, is more visibly communal–especially during the holy month of Ramadan. And if you plan on experiencing communal Islam only once, attend and iftar dinner at your local masjid. Here, you’ll get a taste of just about everything within the faith physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

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I Want to be a Martyr, Islamic Style

And you should too. Feeling philosophical around a campfire one night, a friend asked me, “What do you think is the best way to impact the most lives?” I thought for a moment, shrugged and replied, “Suicide bomber.” Martyrs come in all shapes and sizes. On September 11th, 19 men hijacked planes (and many argue, Islam) and […]

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