The offices of L.A. Voice, where Umar Hakim is in residency, are on the third floor of the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles. So when it comes time for Hakim to offer his daily prayers, he finds a quiet room, faces Mecca and turns his thoughts to God.
Eid on 9/11 Anniversary? | Culture | Religion Dispatches. At a loss for what to do, I thought I should go to the Muslim prayer room on campus, where students, anxious and afraid, might gather for help. The subways were closed, and cell phone service had gone out. I had no other idea how to find my friends, no idea where else to go. At the very least, I thought I had a responsibility to the Muslim students on campus. (Then again, I really had no idea what to do. I just thought I had to do something, anything, to…
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
An Open Letter to Pope Francis by Dr. Hussein Rashid. As you speak about the travails of the world, I fear that too many write their own hope and aspirations on to you. Your words are heard as statements about issues, and not calls to action based on deep and broad moral wisdom. As religious people, we remember that our time is finite and miniscule. The truths that we follow are eternal. The process of justice is ongoing. The performance of mercy does not end.