Posts tagged "Jesus"

Patheos: When "Standing Up For Jesus" is Un-Christian

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos. I often wonder whether the myriad of “anti-foreign law bills” (read: anti-Sharia law) is born out of some religious fervor or zealotry. Is there a religious agenda behind these bills that are supposed to protect against so-called “creeping Sharia”... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

A Plea For Respect Of The Sacred

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved Here we go again. The ugly film that was produced attacking the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) set off a wave of protests all across the Muslim-majority world. While there may be a number of socio-political, geo-political, and other reasons to explain the outbreak of violence,... Read more »
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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 »