Posts tagged "interfaith"

A Muslim Celebrates Passover and Easter

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared in Middle East Online. Unfortunately, this year I am not able to take Spring Break off to be with my kids: The demands of the intensive care unit’s patients override my desire to be on vacation. Yet, still, this time of... 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 »

A Merry Muslim Christmas

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved. This appeared today in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette. I am a first-generation American Muslim, born of Egyptian parents. Thus, growing up, never once did I decorate a Christmas tree in my house. Never once did I exchange gifts with my family on Christmas Eve or... Read more »
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The Virgin Mary: A Woman Like No Other

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos.   More than two centuries ago, there was a devout woman in Palestine who made an appeal to her Lord: O my Lord! Behold, to You do I vow [the child] that is in my womb, to be devoted... Read more »

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 »

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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