Posts in category "American Islam"

How The Barbarians of ISIS Violate The Teachings Of Islam

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord I came across a great piece in Time Magazine by Sohaib Sultan, the Muslim chaplain at Princeton University and Director of the Muslim Life Program in the Office of Religious Life, which highlights how ISIS violates the teachings of Islam and the Prophet... Read more »

Jews and Muslims Don't Have To Be Divided

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord I came across this article in the New York Times about the executive director of the Philadelphia chapter of CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations), Jacob Bender, who is Jewish. This passage of the article struck me the most: Mr. Bender offered... Read more »

An End Of Ramadan Prayer

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Beautiful Beloved Lord My God: The month of Ramadan is coming to a close, and I cannot hide anything from You: Yes, I feel a lot of happiness. I am happy that I can eat and drink again during the day, and I’m... Read more »
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Don't Justify Hatred Of Jews By Using The Word of God

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord The war in Gaza has been horrific, and I decry the loss of innocent life, whatever the religion or ethnic background. I pray that, as the blessed month of Ramadan comes to close, so does the violence that has terrorized too many innocent... Read more »

How Ramadan Helped Make Me A Soccer Fan

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Growing up, I never really liked soccer. I had played it at the age of nine for one year and hated the experience (probably because I was so bad at it). So, when the World Cup started, I had an aloof interest but... Read more »

Muslims Are No More Terrorists than Chicagoans Are Violent

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Chicago has gotten very bad press this past week: At least nine people were killed and at least 36 wounded in Chicago over the Easter weekend, prompting a newly formed federal unit to step in to help tackle the city’s pervasive culture of... Read more »
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A Muslim's Disappointment in Noah: The Film, Not the Prophet

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord I waited for the film “Noah” to come out with much anticipation, but also with mixed feelings. I really wanted to see it, but I am very sensitive to portrayals of Prophets on stage and on screen, because these are very sacred, special... Read more »

In Praise of the Prophet: "Love Sublime"

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Compassionate and Merciful Beloved Lord I was blessed and honored to recite a brand new poem about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), “Love Sublime,” at the Webb Foundation Grand Mawlid celebration on February 23, 2014. You climb atop the Mount to call to God Disgrace is shown by blood,... Read more »

Muslims Don't Contribute to America? Think Again

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord It is a tired, old claim by Islamophobes that Muslims haven’t contributed to either the history or social fabric of this country. Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema recently waded into that muck by sharing a post that asked such questions as Have you... Read more »
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Noble Brother Is Now In Its Second Edition!

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Noble Brother, the epic tale of the Prophet Muhammad told entirely in poetry, has now been re-published in its second edition by Faithful Word Press! Now published with never-before-published poems about the Prophet Muhammad, Noble Brother is even better than before. In this new edition,... Read more »