I now also blog at Religion Dispatches. Don’t worry, islamicate isn’t going anywhere.
It’s about Sarah and Hajar. Rachel points me to this powerful poem by Mohja Kahf.
The Progressive Faith Blog Con started last night, and what a good beginning it was. Thurman Hart of Xpatriated Texan gave us some powerful opening remarks. Go read. We began with a Jewish prayer service, led by the Velveteen Rabbi herself, Rachel Barenblat. It was pleasure to finally get to meet her. The service was full of taqwa – God consciousness. It was not just about the prayer, but about praying to remember God outside of the liturgical setting, to know that God is, and always should be, with us. Download and read her prayer book. We sat down for…
Check out this post at Savage Minds. I had a similar post a while ago myself. The other thing that is not mentioned in either post is that it’s more than likely that at least one of Columbus’ navigators was an Arab Muslim, fleeing the reconquista. Technorati Tags: Andalusia, Muslims in the West