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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring  And it came to pass, that, as he [Jesus] was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us […]

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 […]