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New My52WOW Book Club Pick: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Koran

As this is the holy month of Ramadan for those who practice Islam, I thought it would be a good time to spend some time learning more about the religion. For those who know about My 52 Weeks of Worship – in the first 52 weeks, I visited several Muslim worship communities, but I have … Continue reading

Ramadan Kareem to all of those entering the holy month of Ramadan

To all of those who are entering the holy month of Ramadan, I wish you all Ramadan Kareem (Blessed/Happy Ramadan). To read an interesting article on one of the holiest times of the year for those who practice Islam, click here. Photo Credit: Frank Augstein/AP

The Fierce Urgency of Now – Why We, Too, Are Shaima Al Awadi

It doesn’t take much to look around this world and see that there is a need for understanding and love, instead of fear and hate. Still reeling from the death of Trayvon Martin, the resulting protests and revelations, and stories that abound about people who die every day in this world unjustly, I was shocked … Continue reading

The Three Interfaith Amigos

TED is a non-profit that is committed to providing a platform for “riveting ideas by remarkable people.” I am a big fan of TED, the cool people that speak at all of their events, and the fascinating ideas and concepts that are shared on their stages. In this video, “The Three Interfaith Amigos” – a … Continue reading

Iptihaj Muhammad: Black Muslim Changing the Face of Fencing

Drawing inspiration from a young African-American Muslim woman who is reaching the heights of her sport, fencing. Click here to enjoy the story from the grio.com/msnbc. 46149759#46149759 Enjoy!

Muslim and Hindu Exchange Students, Jewish teens learn about religions

Something that has intrigued me on this ongoing spiritual journey is the topic of how culture and religious beliefs are passed from parent to child. Because of this, I found this Washington post article fascinating – it highlights a program by Congregation Beth El in Bethesda and AFS Intercultural Programs brings together U.S. and international teens of different … Continue reading

All American Muslim – The Reality Show

In January of this Year, the Chicago Tribune’s Page wrote an article sharing that “It Couldn’t Hurt to Have a Muslim Cosby Show.”  The premise was that the Cosby Show opened the door so America could look into the lives of a middle class Black family, and learn what that looked like. Although others disagreed, … Continue reading

Muslim cab drivers rescue New York City’s oldest Jewish bagel bakery from closing, plan to keep it kosher

# 19 of the 52 things I learned from 52 Weeks of Worship states…”Food and Worship go hand in hand…” In this case, Bagels and Bialys joined Muslim cab drivers with a small business owner in Brooklyn. Heartwarming story. The oldest bialys store in the country is still on a roll. The sweet smell of … Continue reading

On the death of Muamar Qadhafi: A Muslim Speaks

This post speaks for itself…I thank my friend, Ali Asadullah, for sharing his thoughts on the death of Muamar Qadhafi. Ali’s love for, knowledge of, and commitment to Islam speaks clearly through the following piece, which he has allowed me to share with you. Enjoy. To my Muslim & non-Muslim friends alike, I want to say … Continue reading

Faith, Fasting, Football: The story of the Fordson High School football team

Skokie is a suburb north of Chicago that is known for having a large Jewish population. But on this September 11th evening, I hopped in my car and headed to a movie theatre in Skokie – one of only three in Chicago – that is playing a movie about a Muslim community. The movie was … Continue reading

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