This is an interesting email I received from one of my students a few years ago. I am sharing this with you because I felt you may find it beneficial and thoughtful. . . “I have some questions from last Monday’s Islam 101 class. 1) What is a caliph, exactly? I wrote down that it […]
A good friend of mine shared this with me so I’m passing this along: Dangers of Islamophobia: Dr. Marc Scarcelli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cal Poly Pomona. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZASGOWgTYrk Thanks, Kashif!
This is an example of one of the more negative questions I have received. As expected, there was no reply to my response, but this response contains a link to an excellent podcast explanation that I felt was worth sharing. . . When the caller asked, “How come the Quran has so many verses about […]
The Prophet (peace be upon him) was once asked, “What is more important than prayer?” He replied, “The spirit of prayer.” He was asked what is more important than fasting – he replied, “The spirit of fasting.” For each question concerning an Islamic practice the answer was the same – the spirit that animates the […]
This is a story I told one of my online students many years ago. It is relevant for today’s climate, and I thought you would appreciate it. Enjoy!
This is the Friday Sermon I delivered on 4/7/17 at the Islamic Society of Boston.