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Steadfastly clinging to the metaphors of ancestors today, as our ancestors once clang to idols
What to call acts of terrorism committed by group of Muslims? Islamic? Islamist? Or something else?
Shootings at Kansas Jewish Community Centers: a case of domestic terrorism
The question we should be asking about Brandeis, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Islam
The 9/11 Memorial Museum at World Trade Center legitimizing claims of Al-Qaeda?
From Jerusalem to the Universe: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Old City
Uniting Iran and America in life and death: a tribute to Professor Richard N. Frye
Digging wells to find the water of life: American Islam and Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
What a real apology from Abu Eesa should look like
We deserve better than sexist and racist “teachers”: Honoring real leaders, and a rejoinder to Abu Eesa
Why Obama’s funny chat with Zach Galifianakis leaves questions unanswered
How we miss the point of International Women’s Day–and how to get it right.
Gratitude in the midst of an ice storm: Fallen trees, friends, and the storms of life
A Muslim Response to Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” video
The Spiritual Wisdom of Groundhog Day: A Tribute to Harold Ramis
The Malcolm X we never knew: 14 sayings of Brother Malcolm
Missing from National African American History Month? Radical Black Tradition, Muslims.
3 practical steps to remove bitterness from Valentine’s Day
Religion through snowpocalypse and snowmageddon? What if Muhammad had been born in a snowy clime?
The Courage to Love: Rumi’s insight on Love as a Spiritual Path
Why We Need to Die Now: The spirituality of “Die before you Die”, Braveheart, Garth Brooks, and Living Now according to Prophet Muhammad
Bill de Blasio: Popular, Progressive (Except Palestine)
Terror attack on Museum of Islamic Arts in Cairo
To recall the real Martin Luther King, we must move beyond the sanitized myth of Martin
It is Muhammad’s Birthday! Rumi’s take on Muhammad as the Prophet of Love
Ariel Sharon was not a “strong” leader: On confusing Strength and Brutality
Aitzaz, the Pakistani boy who stood up to the suicide bomber (and what we are missing)
Rumi: We build a world of love through words of love
Danger of frozen exposure
Airport musings: Love, poetry, and separation in public anonymity.
2013: The top 14 Muslim news stories of the past year
Why I will not pray for peace on Earth this year
A Love Stronger than Death: The story of Brenda Schmitz
Mystery of the Winter Solstice
Fire of love: Doing love beyond sentimentality
It’s a Yoda-Muslim kind of Christmas…
The Sister Wives’ Polygamy case and the limit of the State
A birthday prayer
Mandela and Martin: Quality of our living
Let us bury (the whitewashed) Mandela. Long live the real Mandela!
Black Friday: craving bargains and the desire to be whole
Thanksgiving: from chaos and consumerism to contentment
History of Iran-US relations in 15 minutes
The light and the window
God in the midst of the Typhoon: Suffering, Compassion, and Action Now.
Jesus Doesn’t Want You to Be Rich: A response to Joel Osteen and “Gospel of Prosperity” Preachers
Moral Blind Spots of Nobel Peace Prize Winners: On Obama, Elie Wiesel, and Aung San Suu Kyi
On Halloween: The demons & monsters are us–and so are the angels.
Religion cannot promise happiness
A petition to the God of Sports: A prayer for Peyton Manning