Posts tagged "parent"

I Would Do It If I Could...

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved Lord So many songs, throughout the ages, have had verses saying that they would “walk 1,000 miles” to do this or that. In the song, “Hey There, Delilah,” the narrator sings: “A thousand miles seems pretty far/But they’ve got planes, and trains, and cars/I’d walk... Read more »

For Those Grieving over Newtown, Hold Their Hand

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on altmuslim.   December is never a good month for my wife and me. Our daughter — who passed away three years ago from cancer — was born on December 30. And so this time of year is always hard. This... Read more »

My Jihad: Loss and Heartbreak

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was my contribution to the My Jihad campaign, a national effort spearheaded right here in Chicago, to reclaim the term Jihad from the Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists alike. Loss and Heartbreak Every day, I get up early in the morning to try to... Read more »
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Why Do I Do It?

I do it over, and over, and over. I do it again, and again, and again. Ever since our daughter passed away three years ago, I constantly listen to songs that remind me of her; songs that make me think about the way she loved me like no other daughter could; songs that take me... Read more »