This year, we have the intersection of two of the Abrahamic faiths. We have the Prophet Mohammad’s (saws) birthday, followed by the Christian celebration of Jesus’ (saws) birth. As a convert, these events pose a very confusing dilemma, especially due to extreme variance in information, advice, and practice coming from fellow Muslims. As a lightly … More Merry Christmas…or not.
(No Episode VII spoilers, I promise!) Bismillah. Have you ever stopped to think about how many parallels can be drawn between Star Wars and religion? Perhaps I’ve just had more than the recommended dose of geeking out over the past few days (I did watch all seven Star Wars movies in a row yesterday, … More May The Force Be With You
In the face of injustice, there are many allies. We have all seen the increase in Islamophobia over the past few years. In these difficult times, we also have seen a growing unity among non-Muslim activists in fighting against it. These beautiful statements from beautiful people should be motivators for each and every individual to … More Be the person…
December 7, 1941. Japan attacks the United States at Pearl Harbor, triggering a massive response. This picture came to me unsourced in an email. The United States joined WWII, and by Spring of 1942, over 127,000 Japanese-Americans were placed in internment camps and being collectively labeled as “the enemy”. To compound this regretful act, the … More Do We Ever Learn?
Today at work, a man walked up and tossed a card over the front of my desk and said, “The United States was founded on Freedom of Religion, not Christianity.” It was a drive-by tossing and I had no time to think of a response, which perhaps is a good thing because I still don’t … More Samurais and Hijabs