Posts tagged "Muslim"

This is the Real Egypt

This is the truth of Egypt that has, unfortunately, been lost in the recent coverage of the horrific civil strife that has gripped the capital and the country in the wake of the July 3 coup. Indeed, there have been – and currently are – violent clashes between supporters of the former President Mohammed Morsi... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Giving Thanks to an Awesome God

In the Name of the Magnificent and Appreciative Precious Beloved This article first appeared on Patheos.  Another year has passed, and another feast of Thanksgiving has come upon us. As families across our great nation gather together, eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, gravy, and the like, it is a natural time for us as... Read more »
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American, Muslim, Voter

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved. This was published on Middle East Online I must admit, I am getting weary of the election season. I am tired of the constant barrage of television ads, intrusive and unwanted telephone calls, and the endless stream of political mailers and flyers. Although I... 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 »

The Path of Hatred

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved The attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Egypt (the land of my ancestry) and the U.S. Consulate in Libya, where the U.S. Ambassador was killed, leave me doubly outraged. First, as an American, I am outraged that our diplomatic missions were attacked in so... Read more »
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Public Discourse: A Glimpse into the American Mosque

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Mericful Precious Beloved Here is another review of All American that I published on The Public Discourse. On June 22, the Justice Department indicted a Texas man of threatening a Tennessee mosque that is currently under construction. According to the indictment, last September, Javier A. Correa left... Read more »