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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 […]

In the Name of God: The Eternally and Extremely Loving and Caring I usually look at the calendar for the expected timing of the two major Muslim holidays well in advance, so I can plan my work schedule around them. […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring  It does make me pause a little that the highest ranking government official to ever address the largest gathering of American Muslims – the 53rd annual convention of […]

In the Name of God: The Eternally and Extremely Loving and Caring  I have been following American Muslim Hip-Hop group Native Deen for more than two decades now. Their music represents the best of American Muslims: providing entertainment that educates […]

In the Name of God: the Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Last week, two Muslim women wearing headscarves in France were refused service by a restaurateur, claiming that “All Muslims are terrorists”: A French restaurateur appeared to be refusing […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring  I truly enjoy watching the Olympics, especially the Summer Olympics and its multitude of events, because of the amazing athletic ability of the athletes. The feats that these […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring It does not diminish its terror; it does not diminish its horror; it does not diminish its savagery. Still, it is important to know why someone commits a […]

In the Name of God: The Eternally and Extremely Loving and Caring  In the aftermath of the horrific attack in Nice, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made a truly outrageous statement: Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly […]

In the Name of God: The Eternally and Extremely Loving and Caring “You know they hate you, right?” That’s what was repeatedly told to me as I cheered the French national team in their doomed bid to win the 2016 […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring The headline of the article caused me a double-take: “A Saudi Morals Enforcer Called for a More Liberal Islam. Then the Death Threats Began.” Then I began to […]

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