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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Out in northwest North Dakota, where the winds hit heavy on the borderline, rural Mountrail County backed Donald Trump, as did all but two of North Dakota’s 53 […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring With the election of Donald Trump and the fear that comes with his picks to essential law enforcement and Homeland Security posts, it is important to highlight the […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring It’s about time.  In the wake of the unprecedented election of Donald Trump and his worrying appointments of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim ideologues, the American Jewish Committee and the […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring MAKE no mistake about it: the election of Donald Trump has made me fearful. The message sent to me – a born-and-raised American son of Muslim immigrants – […]

In the Name of God: The Eternally and Extremely Loving and Caring I WAS BLESSED to finally see Hamilton this last weekend in Chicago. It was a birthday gift for my eldest daughter who is gaga over everything Hamilton. I […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring THE RIGHT (and privilege, frankly) to vote has not always universal like it is today. When our country was first founded, slaves were not even considered full human […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring THIS YEAR, the juxtaposition of the Islamic New Year and Rosh Hashana is, I believe, a message from God to the Jewish and Muslim communities to come together […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I tweeted out my happiness at an interesting happenstance that occurred this year: Kinda cool that the #IslamicNewYear and #RoshHashana are at the same time. May God bring […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Happy New Year. The new Islamic Year, 1438, just started. The year, 1438, marks the time since the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) migrated from Mecca to Medina to escape […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I QUICKLY PASS OVER the pictures in my Twitter feed. I try not to read the news reports. I even confess at getting a bit annoyed at the […]

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