While looking through the blog at Haute Hijab I came across this very insightful post about veiling written by a convert to Islam. As I read through the post I found that I had a similar experience and approach to veiling during Mass or Dive Liturgy (Eastern Catholic) as this woman did when she first … More A New Muslima’s Perspective on the Hijab
The 2016 Summer Olympics (summer for the northern hemisphere) in Rio are a few months away but the US’s first American Muslim woman is about to make history. Ibtihaj Mohammad will be the first American Muslim to compete in the Olympics in hijab while supporting the US in women’s fencing. When Mohammad is not practicing or … More A Muslim American Woman about to Make History
So many people point to past ‘religious’ conflicts and simply say that religion was the cause of the conflict but that is not always true. More often than not ‘religious’ conflicts are conflicts that are political in nature but the religious aspect is conflated. To demonstrate this I found a Muslim Times article looking at … More Religious Conflicts are not Always About Religion but Politics
I found this beautiful poem by the Chinese emperor Hong-Wu about the Prophet Mohammed and Islam on the Muslim Times blog. It is a simple but beautiful poem.
This morning while reading through the Huffington Post’s religion section (I’ve done quite a bit of that this morning) I learned that the Post was doing a new series on must read books exploring various faiths and beliefs. The first list I happened upon was the Post’s 11 must read books written by Muslims. I have read … More Huffington Post’s 11 Must Read Books Exploring Islam