Tag Archives: Muslims

The Politics of Beauty

I’m sure you can guess from the title of this post what I’ll be writing about. Yes, nothing other than the results of the Miss USA beauty pageant; not so much the winner of the contest, but the resultant overflowing … Continue reading

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Fitna This!

What’s up with the issuing of fatwas over every newest fad and technology to emerge? I remember sitting in a lecture being given by an ‘aalima (religiously educated woman), and she said something about Hell Phone. Since I don’t speak … Continue reading

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The Kuffaar Made Me Do It!

This is a rant, and it’s largely going to sound like male-bashing or even Muslim bashing. Men and women who don’t think they need to sit through this, feel free to keep on clicking. However, if you do keep reading, … Continue reading

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Muslims and Celebrity Status

What is it about Muslims and celebrity conversion? Many Muslims, the overwhelming majority, would never attempt to convert another human being to Islam. We’re not the types to whip out a pamphlet on the beauty of Islam in the middle … Continue reading

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Give a Little Something Back

Yesterday, I was cruising through the blogosphere, catching up with the 1.3 million posts I missed out on over the last month (no, really, 1.3 million is just a conservative estimate!) and I came across a post by the always … Continue reading

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The Chasms Between the Isms

We Muslims have a lot of -isms. Just amongst the Sunnis, we have the Salafis, the Sufis, the non-mabhabis, wahhabis (whatever that is, usually an uncreative catch-all),and of course the four madhabis. These are just the ones I know. I’m … Continue reading

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One time zone for China

I don’t remember ever reading this before, and I might be just a bit behind on my World Affairs Trivia. The LA Times has a fascinating article about the Uighurs of China, and the time they keep in the Xinjiang … Continue reading

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Find a Muslim, Make a Friend

I don’t know if anyone Stateside listens to Democracy Now; it always has very interesting perspectives on world happenings, and you can catch it online. If you don’t get the chance to listen to anything else, spending 1 hour on … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Stereotypes

The Gallup Poll’s recent survey on the various religious groups in America makes for interesting reading, particularly the data with respect to Muslims. I’ve noticed a few bloggers objecting to being labeled as Muslim Americans, but this is not a … Continue reading

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The thing about beheadings

The latest shockwave within the “Muslims in America” community was the killing of Aasiya Zubair Hassan. I know I’m a bit late blogging about this, but it really did take me a while to assimilate my thoughts. There are so … Continue reading

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