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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring It happened again today: more bomb threats targeted Jewish Community Centers all across the country, including right here in my home town of Chicago. As reported on CNN’s […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring  A while back, I discussed the fact that the new Trump Administration seems to espouse a “dark view of Islam,” in the words of the New York Times, […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring           Let us leave aside several facts: 1. African-American Muslims have been an integral part of the civil rights struggle in America for decades. […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring “Islam is not a religion of peace — Islam is a religion of submission.” Thus said Steve Bannon, top strategist for President Trump, on a radio show. As […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring “America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring It is no secret that the result of the election was not one for which I was hoping. That said, I am not going to go as far […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring All throughout my life – in various months of the year, in various mosques across the world – I have heard, in beautiful and melodious Arabic, the story […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring   Beautiful Beloved Lord my God, You know, better than anyone in this universe, how I would quickly gloss over the horrific images coming out of Syria and […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring   “My Lord, truly I dedicate to Thee what is in my belly, in consecration. So accept it from me. Truly Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing.” The […]

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 […]