Common Word, Common Lord

Common Word, Common Lord

Sharia in Action: Sisters Stepping Up for Children

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved

There has been so much hysteria, of late, around the issue of Sharia law and its supposed “threat” to the United States. Now that the general election contest is more in focus, the talk of Sharia will only intensify. Yet, as I have written previously, the “threat” of Sharia law is really nonexistent. Muslims in America are not conspiring to replace the Constitution with Sharia law.

Yet, let me show you where true Sharia law is being practiced: the campaign of “Sisters Steppin’ Up” (SSU) to build a children’s library in Palestine. SSU is made up of young Muslim women who, as their website says,


empower young girls with confidence and leadership skills by using creative ways to strengthen mind, body, and faith.  We strive to form a stronger relationship with Allah, build bonds of sisterhood, and positively impact the community.

They are currently raising funds to build a children’s library in the Palestinian territories. They plan to have a fundraiser in the Chicago area April 20. 

Here is Sharia law: young Muslim women coming together to try to help children in war-torn areas live a better life by building a library for them. No amputations; no stonings; no horrific things that some Muslims have done or currently do in the name of Sharia. These things are horrific misinterpretation of Islamic law.

These children in SSU are practicing true Sharia law, seeking to help others in need. I pray their efforts are successful.

Previous Posts

Hajj Stampede All Too Familiar: We Were Almost Killed Ourselves
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I still remember it as if it was yesterday: my wife and I were on our way back from the ritual "stoning of the Devil" during our pilgrimage in 2003. It was very, very crowded, ...

posted 9:54:14pm Sep. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Being Called A 'Muslim' Should Never Be A Slur
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in hot water today for failing to correct a questioner about Muslims and President Obama's faith: During a question and ...

posted 11:23:24am Sep. 18, 2015 | read full post »

When Fear Leads to the Ridiculous: Muslim Teen in Texas Arrested For Making a Clock
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Everlastingly Loving and Caring Oh my God, people. A teenager in Texas was arrested after he showed a homemade clock to his teacher. The teen, Ahmed Mohamed, told reporters: I built a clock to impress my ...

posted 6:43:30pm Sep. 16, 2015 | read full post »

It's About Time: Muslims Launch Initiative for Woman-Friendly Mosques
In the Name of God: The Eternally and Everlastingly Loving and Caring I was blessed to attend the 52nd Annual Concention in Chicago this past weekend. Among the many great sessions was the launch of the campaign to make mosques in America more ...

posted 8:58:31pm Sep. 06, 2015 | read full post »

"Shining Bright" in God's Love
In the Name of God: The Eternally and Everlastingly Loving and Caring There are many times that the songs I may happen to hear will cause me to frown. So much of popular music today is comprised of lyrics that are questionable (at the ...

posted 8:20:25pm Aug. 26, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.