Category Archives: Wednesday’s Posts

Thank You

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful About a week ago, my sister’s mother-in-law wanted to visit a friend of hers. She described the location of the house; I had some idea of how to get there; and … Continue reading

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Stolen Virginities

In The Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful As a Muslim woman who is also an American citizen, I have a problem most American women don’t have to worry about, (at least I hope they don’t). He’s called the … Continue reading

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A Radical Muslim Fundamentalist’s Thoughts on Jihad

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful Jihad. It’s a word many have heard, a word many use, but by how many is it understood? Some say, “Jihad means religious war, it means the destruction of the infidel, … Continue reading

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I Thought You Knew Me

In The Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful About six years ago, I had a classmate. She was sweet, soft-spoken, pretty, and liked to read. We used to talk (mostly about Harry Potter) after class until we would part … Continue reading

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Breaking the Silence: An Open Letter to the President

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful I’m reading a wonderful book, “Letters to Jackie,” by Ellen Fitzpatrick, and a letter dated November 25, 1963 says, “A few weeks ago…I made up my mind to write a letter … Continue reading

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Harmonizing Democracy and Religion

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful There are those who would contend that I am wrong to live my life by the Qur’an, for the reason that they do not believe it to be the word of … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Niqab

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful As a child I was debilitatingly shy. I was afraid of strangers, afraid of loud people, intimidated by large men, and hated to be addressed by any adult I didn’t know … Continue reading

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