Ramadan Kareem! A look at Mosques Around the World

First of all, a very happy Ramadan (Ramadan Kareem) to the Muslim ummah! Ramadan is a very special time, one of contemplation, community, charity, celebration and, most of all, faith. It’s a time of sacrifice and solidarity, peace and perseverance; a time to ask forgiveness for one’s sins. In honor of the start of Ramadan, … More Ramadan Kareem! A look at Mosques Around the World

Predictions and Resolutions for the Middle East: 2014

 2013 proved to be yet another turbulent and dramatic year for the nations of the Middle East. Protesters have continued to keep the area volatile; the Syrian Civil War has continued to shed blood and uproot its citizens and it appears, reflecting back on my past years’ resolutions for the Middle East, that none of … More Predictions and Resolutions for the Middle East: 2014

In the Tale of ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ neither Party is Innocent

If the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH, as they say) was alive today, I feel that even he might be disgusted by the shame that has happened “in his honor” this past week. Even if the violent quotes that are attributed to him are true. Angry protests in Yemen where vehicles were burned and the US Embassy … More In the Tale of ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ neither Party is Innocent