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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   “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 I tweeted out my happiness at an interesting happenstance that occurred this year: Kinda cool that the #IslamicNewYear and #RoshHashana are at the same time. May God bring […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Everlastingly Loving and Caring While the investigation into the motives of the suspected bomber in NYC continues, there is one aspect that gave me pause: Multiple federal law enforcement and intelligence sources […]

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 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 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 […]