I also did a Podcast Episode on this here.
The Following is a personal narrative of my own experience many years ago. Names were changed.
The Subway Encounter
“Ladies and gentlemen, there is an express train on the F line two stops away,” said the automated subway message. I stood on the platform waiting for my train ride home. Surah Yasin was playing on my iPod Touch. Ah, this Surah, so beautiful. It is the heart of the Quran, according to scholars of today. MashAllah, I thought. Allah truly gifted us with the Quran and its mysterious beauty. I hope I can understand this beauty some day. Click to keep on reading!
There are countless Hadiths that say that if a man calls upon his wife for a sexual encounter, she is discouraged from refusing.
The Deen Squad, a music group that raps about Islamic faith and spirituality, wrote a Halal cover for the song Panda by Desiigner.
The lyrics go like this:
Verse 1 (2 times)
Listen, you got broads in Atlanta
I got many wives in Jannah Click to keep on reading!
With the exception of two verses directed at wives of the Prophet, the Quran never speaks directly to women. Women are referred to in the third person in the Quran. They are either addressed through “men and women,” or “your wives, your daughters, your mothers” etc. Click to keep on reading!
In Brazil there is an Osama Bin Laden Themed Bar called Bar Do Bin Laden.
Before continuing to read this article, please let that digest.
Finished? Good! Click to keep on reading!
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So I’m reading Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here By Karima Bennoune. She interviews Muslims who are challenging Islamic Extremism’s influence through maintaining their individuality and fighting for justice. I found one interesting incident, about a former radio talk show host in Algeria who directly defied Islamists. Look below: Click to keep on reading!
A few days ago, Charlie Hebdo published an editorial titled “How did we end up here?” It was a piece questioning why suicide bombing comes as such a shocker in a social atmosphere that is fearful of criticizing Islam and its practices.
The author brings up three different examples: Tariq Ramadan, an Islamic scholar; a woman in a Burqa; and an elder baker who is a Muslim. Click to keep on reading!