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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 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 Happy New Year. The new Islamic Year, 1438, just started. The year, 1438, marks the time since the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) migrated from Mecca to Medina to escape […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I QUICKLY PASS OVER the pictures in my Twitter feed. I try not to read the news reports. I even confess at getting a bit annoyed at the […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Writer Kamel Daoud noted an interesting observation about Paradise in the modern Muslim mind in a recent New York Times opinion piece: Paradise as a goal for the […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I could not believe my eyes when I read the headline: “ISIS Militant ‘Kills His Own Mother’ In Public Raqqa Execution.” A member of the Islamic State militant […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Whenever a transition in time occurs, such as the passing of the New Year, it is natural for human beings to reflect over the past and look forward […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring More than two centuries ago, there was a devout woman in Palestine who made an appeal to her Lord: O my Lord! Behold, to You do I vow […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring In a poll of Americans released by Public Religion Research Institute, a majority of Americans said that “The values of Islam are at odds with American values and […]