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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 […]

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 […]