Posts tagged "Quran"

How The Barbarians of ISIS Violate The Teachings Of Islam

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord I came across a great piece in Time Magazine by Sohaib Sultan, the Muslim chaplain at Princeton University and Director of the Muslim Life Program in the Office of Religious Life, which highlights how ISIS violates the teachings of Islam and the Prophet... Read more »

Don't Justify Hatred Of Jews By Using The Word of God

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord The war in Gaza has been horrific, and I decry the loss of innocent life, whatever the religion or ethnic background. I pray that, as the blessed month of Ramadan comes to close, so does the violence that has terrorized too many innocent... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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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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 »

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 »
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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 »