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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Independence. This is what we are celebrating as a country on July 4: our independence from the British Empire in 1776. And it was good that we became […]

The fast of Ramadan made me so grateful for the coffee I now enjoy in the morning again. The challenge is to remain grateful the rest of the year.

The fast of Ramadan in the summer has been hard – very hard. But the feeling of accomplishment and gratitude makes it totally worth it.

The terrorists think they are “doing good deeds” by committing murder. They are in for a very rude awakening, indeed.

The Qur’an teaches us to struggle on this earth in a life of righteousness, not to end it through a savage suicide attack.

If Muslims were true to their Scriptures, as they say they are, then President Trump wouldn’t have had to do anything about Syria.

In the Name of God, the Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring We may never know why this man, Khalid Masood, decided to run over innocent people on Westminster Bridge and then stab a police officer to death. Of course, […]

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 […]