In keeping with my updates on my Koran reading, I will report that I soldiered on to the next two surahs, Al-Imran and al-Nisa (The Woman), in order to read the Koran authentically as it was introduced to the world. Per some wise advice, I plan on now reading from the last surah’s first, although … More It’s a Man’s World, We Women Just live in it:The Koran
“Ya Rab ah deeny” I was told to repeat twice each time before I started reading the Koran. “What does it mean?” I asked, doubtfully. It sounded like something that an actual Muslim would say, not somebody who is simply curious about the religion which is playing such a crucial role in world events. “Just … More Woe to Foes: The Koran
Being away from the computer for a mere 24 hours shows that a lot can happen! I returned home from NYC to find out that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had been killed, thus punctuating the end of over-long era. The fate of Gaddafi–the first of the Arab Spring dictators to be killed- is one that all … More The End of Gaddafi, the Start of a New Libya
A recent CNN article lists the names of American citizens who have tried to take America down via terrorism and atrocious acts. Focusing on recent times, every single person listed on that article was a devotee of Islam. As I read the article, I began to question: were there other notable acts of homecountry … More Terrorism: Synonymous with Islam?
In the Arabic language, words with similar meanings are formed by the same root consonants. The words ‘Islam’ and ‘Salam’ both have the same 3 consonants: S-L-M. These 3 letters mean “peace” in Arabic. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of peace in the world today. A lot of people, including radical Islamists, do not believe in … More Salam alaykoum