Posts tagged "God"

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 »

Never Take Faith For Granted

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Last night, I was blessed to listen to UK Journalist Lauren Booth talk about her conversion to Islam. It is truly an amazing story. Her conversion was a big deal because Lauren Booth is the half-sister to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair... Read more »

Sermon on "The Fox"

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord I initially scoffed at the song due to its ridiculousness. Indeed, the song is ridiculous, but…there is something about this song that has not ceased to intrigue me. Yes, the music is catchy, but as I pondered over the song more deeply, I... Read more »
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An End of Ramadan Prayer

In the Name of God, the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord On the occasion of the end of Ramadan, I offer this prayer to the Beloved Lord my God: Forgive, my Lord, forgive this wretched soul The one, my Lord, who shuddered from fast’s toll Forgive, my Lord, forgive pathetic man The one, my... Read more »

Beloved Lord, Beloved God

In the Name of God, the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Beloved Lord, Beloved God on High Beloved Lord, without Whose love I die Beloved Lord, Beloved God indeed Your Face and Glory do I always need Beloved Lord, Beloved God so true There is, O Lord, no higher lord than You Your Face,... Read more »

On Being A Dad: One of God's Greatest Gifts

Many times, if one were to see me, I would be frowning. Many times, if one were to take a peak at my life, I would seem angry. Many times, it would seem that being a Dad annoys me to no end. But that does not tell the whole story. As any parent, especially a... Read more »
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Patheos: Why Religion and Terrorism Are Opposites

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Lord our God This first appeared on Patheos. With the relief that the alleged perpetrators behind the horrific Boston Marathon bombings have been neutralized comes an intense search for one simple question: Why? Why would Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, refugees from a war-torn land, suddenly become... Read more »

HABEMVS PAPAM

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved I join the rest of the world – Catholic and non-Catholic – Christian and non-Christian – in congratulating the Catholic Church on electing their new Pontiff, Pope Francis I. May the Lord our God guide him to all that is right and good in... Read more »

Patheos: The Power and Warmth of God's Love

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos. I first heard the song “Feel So Close to You” (sung by Calvin Harris) during my daughters’ dance recital, and it had a very catchy tune. There are very few lyrics to the song: I feel so close to... Read more »
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Prayers For The Pendleton Family

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved Most likely, I would have never known who Hadiya Pendleton was: how beautiful a soul she was; how much joy she brought her family and friends. But, most unfortunately, I do know who she was, because of the terrible circumstances of her murder. And... Read more »