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4 min.
Feb 4 2021
How Islamic Theology affects modern world

Exploring Islam’s contribution to public health has been an astounding journey for me. Working across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia in Muslim majority countries, I’m amazed at not only the history of Islamic theology in contributing to our moder…

Demi Powell
9 min.
Nov 18 2017
The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi

A couple of years ago, when Coldplay’s Chris Martin was going through a divorce from the actress Gwyneth Paltrow and feeling down, a friend gave him a book to lift his spirits. It was a collection of poetry by Jalaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persi…

Christopher Gomez
17 min.
Jun 6 2018
The Origins of Islam

The Islamic World is no longer somewhere else… instead, Chicago, with its 50 mosques and nearly half a million Muslims, is part of the Islamic world.

The Harvard Pluralism Project

An April 2001 survey by CAIR found 69 percent of Muslims in America sayin…

Cecil Ingram
2 min.
Mar 29 2018

Two topics that are generally considered “off-limits” are politics and religion. Religion has been in the forefront recently, because of the great amount of uncertainty concerning the religion of Islam.

Many discussions center on the tenets of their teac…

Kathy Pierce
4 min.
Mar 29 2018
What Lessons Can Muslims Take from the Ahmed Mohamed Story?

Yesterday a teenager was arrested for bringing a clock to school. If you just this minute discovered social media, here is a link to the story. Take your time; I’ll wait:

“They Thought it was a Bomb; 9th Grader Arrested After Bringing Homemade Clock to S…

Kathy Pierce
3 min.
Nov 3 2017
The Major Difference Between the Shi’a and the Sunni

All the Muslims agree that Allah is One, Muhammad (S) is His last Prophet, the Qur’an is His last Book for mankind, and that one day

Allah will resurrect all human beings, and they will be questioned about their beliefs and actions. There are, however, d…

Julia Blake
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