I wonder if it is possible for us as human beings to bring our shared love and affection to mingle, rather than compete in a zero-sum game. What would it be like for us as diverse religious communities to share the sites that we love so dearly, such as the Haghia Sophia?
One of the most prominent Sufi leaders of the past century, Shaykh Nazim, has passed away at age 92. He was an important figure in the resurgence of Sufism in the West.
Ms. Amal Alamuddin comes from a Druze background. The Druze started out as a medieval off-shoot of the Ismaili sect of Shi’ism.
Are we clinging today to metaphors and allegories of our ancestors as they clung to their idols? What are some of the metaphors from scriptures that no longer serve us, no longer bring us closer to God, yet we insist on clinging to them?
Why should we rejoice when the President avoids meeting with serious journalists, and instead entertains conversations with comedians? This is a day to mourn the state of what passes as journalism, and to mourn the state of our republic.
We laugh at Harold Ramis’ Groundhog Day because we too step in the same puddle every day, relive the same tensions with the same people every day. And ultimately, love breaks the rut of existence.
Muslims remember the Prophet as having taught us: “Die before you die.” It is a paradoxical statement, with two deaths. And a luminous life in the middle.
Here are seven quotes from Martin that are helpful to recall Martin the prophet, Martin the radical activist of love-and-justice, and to help us move beyond the myth of the sanitized Martin.