When you grow up in a religion you are told that if you pray to God with pure intentions, God helps you out. I would ask Allah for so many interesting things from childhood until apostasy. Here’s a list of things I would ask Allah for (please keep in mind I used to think differently): Click for more!
Linda Sarsour was the head of the Women’s March in the United States. There is a great irony and contradiction in letting someone who deflects criticism from the misogynistic Saudi Arabia lead the Women’s March. Let’s examine some tweets. Continue reading →
Around a year and two days ago, I have joined the organization called The Ex Muslims of North America (EXMNA). This organization is a community organization where Ex Muslims in different parts of North America host networkingbonding events. The networking events can vary: from getting together and having drinks to skiing together. It is all about creating friendships and solidarity. Click for more!
I’ve always wanted to write more about moderate Muslims and express my great interest to that subtopic of Islam Reform. While I have created content in the past on the subject, the book we are about to discuss certainly gives the “necessary jolt” for me to discuss moderate Muslims in the West.
The book is about a wide variety of things, but if I had to sum it up it is about the conflicting ideological struggles and identity crises in the Muslim world today.
The “Muslim world” in this case consists of the global population of Muslims, from minority diasporas in the western world to Muslim majority countries in the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa etc.
(In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Most Kind.)
Over the past few days in the Syrian conflict, the Syrian Government’s forces have become more aggressive in their attacks on the rebel forces in Aleppo. The plight of civilians these attacks have caused has caused global outrage. There are the theists who have asked everybody to #Prayforsyria because that somehow helps. While the criticism of praying for innocent victims is usually “it doesn’t do anything to help the problem” that is not what we’ll discuss here. We are going to discuss the morality behind who it is people are praying to: God. Continue reading →
As the oldest sibling there were a few years in my early childhood that I had nobody to play with. So I would run from one end of my parents’ apartment to the next fighting with my imaginary friends. Boy was I good at martial arts… in my own imagination of course.
We would play power Rangers. I would even lose the battle sometimes and “die.” This is all on home video footage and it’s a very cute memory. It certainly influences my imagination for the rest of my life and even today.