Archive for July 2012

Patheos: I Fast for Him, and Him Alone

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved This was published on Patheos.  For the past six months, at least, I have felt a growing sense of dread. That dread has grown more acute as July 20 came and went. That is because, on July 20, the month of Ramadan started. So now... Read more »

Washington Post: A Muslim's Love-Hate Relationship With Ramadan

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This appeared in the Washington Post.   I love the summer time. It is so much better than the winter, especially in my home town of Chicago. In fact, I start looking forward to the summer on December 21, because the days start to... Read more »

A Ramadan Reflection

Alas this is the last time I see you in daylight. And that is why I have so much fright. But I must stop being so short of sight. Yes, for thirty days I may not have this delight. But I must not let my desires take flight. The Beloved has asked that my weaknesses... Read more »
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Visit Your Local Mosque This Ramadan

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved This first appeared in Middle East Online.  On June 22, the Justice Department indicted a Texas man for threatening a Tennessee mosque that is currently under construction. According to the indictment, last September, Javier A. Correa left a message on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro’s... Read more »

Patheos: Wholly American, Wholly Muslim

This first appeared on Patheos. All across this country—and the world, in fact—there are numerous people who seek to define Islam and Muslims in a specific and (frequently) negative manner. Islamophobes have, in fact, staked their careers on this task. There are also criminals, so-called Muslims, acting in the name of Islam in such a... Read more »