Posts in category "Beliefnet"

The Blasphemy of "Anti-Blasphemy" Laws

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was published on Beliefnet (and inspired by our own “Agnostic in Wheaton”).  I first learned about the law – that passed the Kuwaiti parliament – on a ChicagoNow blog post entitled “Kuwait theocracy declares Islam is weak.” The law calls for the death penalty for insulting the... Read more »

Sharia in Action: Sisters Stepping Up for Children

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was also published on Beliefnet.  There has been so much hysteria, of late, around the issue of Sharia law and its supposed “threat” to the United States. Now that the general election contest is more in focus, the talk of Sharia will only... Read more »

The Best Part of Easter for This Muslim

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was published on Beliefnet.  As a Muslim, Easter Sunday is just like any other Sunday. Indeed, I am not working on this Easter, but that is due to happenstance rather than religious devotion. In fact, I hope to catch some of the Masters... Read more »
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The Quest for "Oneness" in a Diverse (and Divided) World

In the Name of the Kind and Beautiful Precious Beloved This was published on Beliefnet.   In our day and age, many are trying to “be different.” Whether in a singing competition, or anywhere else, many people value being different. Indeed, diversity is very important, and it is – in fact – a miracle of... Read more »