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Hijab’s Bad Wrap

One important component about for the Western world to understand about Islam (and hijab) is the issue of shame. In Christianity, the story is that Eve guiled Adam into eating the forbidden apple, and as a punishment, humanity was exposed … Continue reading

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A Story of Hope

The Qur’an says over and over again to tell those who believe in God of glad tidings and ease. Just believe, it tells us. Just believe and the rest is simple. But all too often, new Muslims are faced with … Continue reading

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My Best Friend is Muslim

A friend of mine tipped me off about this website, and I thought I’d share. I love that through story telling, people are understood beyond their Islam to the core of what makes them special and unique to each of … Continue reading

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Islam and Individuality

The banning of Niqab in France is a clear violation of basic human rights. Giving the government power to enforce the removal of dress is as offensive as an Islamic state forcing woman to wear it. But I think that … Continue reading

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Paving a Path

Some people in the Muslim community have the misconception that we should isolate ourselves from non-Muslims, and only surround ourselves with people who share our beliefs. But friendship is a beautiful thing, and it’s by building relationships in our communities … Continue reading

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The Best Muslim I Know

I like to joke that my horse is the best Muslim I know. He greets me with a happy nicker every time I come to the barn, he is patient and forgiving, he’s always making me laugh, and he never … Continue reading

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Yea, but…

Today my six year old nephew, Moses, and I were driving quietly along when he asked, “Is God the sun?” “No,” I answered, “but He created the sun. And He created the earth, and He created you and me!” “Yea, … Continue reading

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