It’s a long standing tradition in my family to never, ever celebrate on Christmas Day. I can’t recall a Christmas it’s ever happened. We never got a Santa Claus because my parents are traditionalists and we grew up knowing what Christmas was really about–for years they wouldn’t let me participate in school Christmas pageants singing Santa Claus and sleigh bells....more
A recent study was just released by the Pew Research Center called Mapping the Global Muslim Population".
Most of us know very little about Muslims, with the exception of the limited (and often alarming) views we get from the media. Let's go a little deeper, learn some facts, and hear from some Muslim women bloggers.
Here are some interesting facts taken from the Pew report:
1. More than 60% of the global Muslim population is in Asia
Walid Shoebat is a former Muslim terrorist and now a staunch advocate for the Lord Jesus Christ. Today I had the opportunity to interview Walid about his latest book God's War on Terror : Islam, Bible Prophecy and the Bible.
In our interview we discussed his thoughts on Obama and his Muslim roots, whether or not there are terror cells in America, sharia law, the abuse of women and of course the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime-pilgrimage to Mecca, the place in Saudi Arabia where Muhammad declared Islam and the site of the Kaaba, the most sacred site of Islam. (It is toward the Kaaba that Muslims face during prayer.) The Hajj (pilgrimage) is required of all Muslims who are physically and financially able at least once in their lifetimes.
Much of the perspective provided during the campaign and reactions to the election of Barack Obama have been framed by the legacy of America's long history of blacks, whites, racism, oppression and the struggle to realize civil rights.
I can’t believe it’s September already.. This year has flown by..
If you’re celebrating the start of Ramadan today - may you have a blessed Ramadan Mubarak.
If you’re not, keep this quote from the Qur’an in mind anyway..
“A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed and whose top is in the sky.”
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