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Common Word, Common Lord

Common Word, Common Lord

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A Grieving Father’s Prayer

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful, Beautiful, and Beloved Lord On June 7, 2009, my eldest daughter lost her battle with lymphoma. Today is her 17th birthday.   My Lord my God, my Savior and Grace, The One […]

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An End of Ramadan Prayer

In the Name of God, the Infinitely Mericful and Compassionate Beloved Lord At the end of Ramadan, I make this prayer unto the Lord: Beautiful, Beloved Lord our God on High! Hallowed be Thy Name in the Heavens and the […]

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The Ritual Prayer That Brings Us Together

In the Name of God, the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Lord One of the major focuses of Ramadan – aside from fasting and the Qur’an – is prayer. Every night, Muslims are encouraged to stand and perform night vigil prayers […]

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June 30: An Appeal For Peace in Egypt

In the Name of the Infinitely Good and Merciful Lord Our God I am an American, whose ancestry hails from Egypt. I have quite a bit of family that still lives there. Both my and my wife’s parents frequently go […]

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A Thanksgiving Prayer for Peace

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Infinitely Merciful  I can only share in a tiny amount of the elation of the people of Israel and Palestine over the cease-fire that was negotiated today. That both Israelis and Palestinians […]

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The Quest for “Oneness” in a Diverse (and Divided) World

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful In our day and age, many are trying to “be different.” Whether in a singing competition, or anywhere else, many people value being different. Indeed, diversity is very important, and […]

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May His Comfort Reign

In the Name of God, the Infinitely Merciful, Most Gracious I was standing in my  mother’s kitchen when I first heard the news: Whitney Houston, a singer to whom I grew up listening, had died at the age of 48. […]

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A Prayer For Peace

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful As the diplomats wrangle and negotiate over the future of the Holy Land, there is very little a person who honors and loves the Holy Land, like me, can do or […]

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Previous Posts

Jesus Christ Also Said "Inshallah," So There Is Nothing To Fear
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring My friend and former Al Jazeera America co-host Wajahat Ali penned a hilarious piece in the New York Times explaining the Arabic word "Inshallah," or "God-willing," in the ...

posted 11:04:13am May. 01, 2016 | read full post »

"The Story of God" With Morgan Freeman Is A Most Welcome Look Into God and Faith
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I have always admired Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. I have always enjoyed his performances. Now, with the National Geographic series that he hosts, "The Story of ...

posted 10:37:24pm Apr. 12, 2016 | read full post »

Lukas Graham's "7 Years": Reminds Me Of My Youth...And My Late Daughter
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring My wife and kids always keep me up to date on the latest hit songs. And it is no different with Lukas Graham’s hit “7 Years,” which is now #2 on the Billboard list in the ...

posted 10:24:54am Apr. 10, 2016 | read full post »

Anti-LBGT Legislation and "Religious Freedom": Anyone Else See The Glaring Hypocrisy?
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I have been watching with amazement the political rhetoric of some politicians who vow to defend "religious liberty." In several states, politicians have either enacted, or ...

posted 1:47:51pm Apr. 08, 2016 | read full post »

Research Shows - Yet Again - That ISIS Has Very Little To Do With Islam
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring In the aftermath of another terror attack committed by the savages of ISIS (or as I like to call them, KIL), yet again people like to link their actions to all of Islam and ...

posted 8:26:10pm Mar. 24, 2016 | read full post »

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