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Fathers Day: A Love Letter to Muslim Fathers

Commented Jun 17, 2012 at 13:24:37 in Religion

“Wonderful post, ladies. Makes my heart smile.

And Happy Father's Day to my own husband--one of the single greatest father's I've ever known...and a Muslim to boot. masha'Allah.”
Muslim Women For Jon Stewart 2012

Muslim Women For Jon Stewart 2012

Commented Jan 3, 2012 at 11:53:21 in Comedy

“THIS Muslim woman agrees... 110%.”
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How To Pray Five Times A Day With A Busy Work Schedule

Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 09:37:51 in Religion

“THANK YOU. I needed this!”
Google+ Is Not Punk Rock

Google+ Is Not Punk Rock

Commented Aug 17, 2011 at 09:24:11 in Technology

“I wish I'd written this post. I agree 110% with you.”
Ramadan Reflection Day 10: The Many Paths to Water

Ramadan Reflection Day 10: The Many Paths to Water

Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 15:42:52 in Religion

“But is that a result of the faith tradition, or a result of empire building in the name of the faith? There has been no empire built at any time in history when the forces taking control over an area or population did not attempt to drastically change the characteristics of the areas and people they conquered. I see no evidence in the Qur'an or in the early history of Islam that argues for imposing the faith on other people. To the contrary, actually.”

sandalwood on Aug 12, 2011 at 19:10:25

“I think that's a contentious distinction you make, or perhaps just hair-splitting. Fact is that only the evangelizing monotheisms have even bothered to try to force convert others, due to a messianic self-image. Other religions (Hinduism, Buddhism) simply do not care about converting. As to early history, have a look at this from the Pakistan Tribune...

From: from: http://tribune.com.pk/story/144205/is-the-west-darul-harb-for-muslims/
"The idea has come from the understanding of Fiqh (the formal legal understanding expressed by the earlier jurists) which basis its opinion on the perception that Islamic faith has come to dominate the entire globe. That understanding is based on a peculiar interpretation of a few Qur’anic verses and the attitude of the ***first-generation Muslims*** who went ahead to present the message of Islam by asking the rulers of non-Muslim populations to accept Islam, forfeit their right to rule in favour of the conquering army, or face them in the battlefield. Those who are promoting the idea are perfectly convinced that their faith requires them to continue to seek to invade the non-Muslim territories, in case they have the requisite military strength."”
Ramadan Reflection Day 10: The Many Paths to Water

Ramadan Reflection Day 10: The Many Paths to Water

Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 13:01:36 in Religion

“Regarding your comment: I think it's a testament to the author' point that Islam HAS been so versatile *despite* the occasional attempts by "scholars" and "leaders" to use it as a tool for creating a sense of ethnic and cultural superiority.”

sandalwood on Aug 10, 2011 at 14:57:06

“Many historical realities account for the state of things today, including movements from within islam as well as movements which opposed it and hence countered it. Your use of the word "occasional" is debatable. I present this as an evidentiary argument against it…

Thousands of Buddhist monasteries on the Silk Road were destroyed as Islam became dominant in the area, thousands more were destroyed in Northern India and the Swat Valley in present day Pakistan, where the Bamiyan Buddhas (and a whole lot more) were just destroyed by the Sunni-Taliban, who as we know also wish to ban music and dance. For making statues of the Buddha, Buddhists were vilified as "idol worshippers", as were Hindus and their places of worship were destroyed in the tens of thousands.

You can watch this 12 part Japanese-Chinese production on the Silk Road and see for yourself as the presentation of the ruins unfolds: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8148246636954632434

Also, music was actually banned by the Sufi Mughal emperor Aurengzeb…

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurangzeb
"In Hindustan both Moguls and Hindus are very fond of listening to songs and instrumental music. He therefore ordered the same official to stop music. If in any house or elsewhere he heard the sound of singing and instruments, he should forthwith hasten there and arrest as many as he could, breaking the instruments."

Many more examples abound… but I welcome your general statement.”
Ramadan Reflection Day 10: The Many Paths to Water

Ramadan Reflection Day 10: The Many Paths to Water

Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 12:57:33 in Religion

“Incredible! I was just having a conversation with my co-workers (not 5 minutes ago!) about how much it bothers me that my fellow Muslims always ask why I haven't changed my name. I happen to like my first name. I didn't join a club when I converted to Islam. I'm not changing my identity. I've simply found a better way to live.”
Ramadan Reflection Day 5: A Prayer for Somalia

Ramadan Reflection Day 5: A Prayer for Somalia

Commented Aug 5, 2011 at 15:24:29 in Religion

“Islamic Relief USA has a four star rating from Charity Navigator. You can donate specifically to the relief efforts in Somalia: http://www.irusa.org/

Also, you can text "FOOD" to UNICEF (864233) to send $10 immediately.”
Ramadan Reflection Day 5: A Prayer for Somalia

Ramadan Reflection Day 5: A Prayer for Somalia

Commented Aug 5, 2011 at 11:37:17 in Religion

“Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU for this. The idea that so many of our fellow Muslims--and other innocent people--are starving to death during the month of charity is completely unacceptable. The entire Muslim world should be mobilizing to feed these people right now.”

NeverBendover on Aug 5, 2011 at 15:50:09

“"The entire Muslim world should be mobilizing to feed these people right now"

Why are they not doing that? They did organize to protest cartoons.”

aurora59 on Aug 5, 2011 at 15:32:17

“Indeed, it is not just the Muslim community that should be responsible for these people, but the world. We all have a responsibility to help those who are suffering.”

Macready on Aug 5, 2011 at 12:10:35

“x2”
Ramadan Reflection Day 2: The Freedom of the Fast

Ramadan Reflection Day 2: The Freedom of the Fast

Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 11:29:32 in Religion

“Beautiful sentiments. Thank you for sharing.”
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Barack Obama, 'Muslim' President

Commented Aug 20, 2010 at 15:04:16 in Politics

“Love it.”
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Plans for a Koran Burning Show a Gainesville Church's Bigotry

Commented Aug 2, 2010 at 10:23:33 in Religion

“An excellent, informed and balanced response to this nonsense.”
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Hillary & Bill Clinton Step Out To Pre-Wedding Party On Friday Night (PHOTOS, POLL)

Commented Jul 31, 2010 at 21:23:06 in Style

“She looks great! I love seeing her in something so light and airy as opposed to all that suiting she usually has on.”

RACVC on Jul 31, 2010 at 21:36:42

“She's not in the office today!”
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Nail Polish Names: Which Is Most Ridiculous? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 22:16:34 in Style

“I always look forward to the OPI names when they come out with new colors. I had some of the India themed ones from a couple years ago that I liked: "Lunch at the Delhi" and "Moon Over Mumbai"”

imfedup on Jul 31, 2010 at 17:26:24

“My favorite is Cheyenne Pepper.

They have a lot of great puns in their names.”
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Sarah Palin 'Refudiate' Twitter Remark Causes FLOOD Of #ShakesPalin Tweets

Commented Jul 20, 2010 at 19:10:39 in Politics

“I heart smart, funny people.”

greatlardini on Jul 20, 2010 at 19:16:09

“I fanneth thee, o noble Q.”

Eykis on Jul 20, 2010 at 19:14:38

“Alas, I doth fan you rather heart you/”

Dhammi on Jul 20, 2010 at 19:12:39

“I dost also too!”

bastalready on Jul 20, 2010 at 19:11:20

“Heart you back!”
M.V. Altavia, Spider-Infested Ship, Turned Back From Guam

M.V. Altavia, Spider-Infested Ship, Turned Back From Guam

Commented Jul 20, 2010 at 19:04:06 in World

“I just have one thing to say about this:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHRRRRGGGHHH!”
Gardening with God

Gardening with God

Commented Jul 18, 2010 at 21:56:59 in Religion

“I just loved this blog post. Thank you!”
This Is Why You Never Conduct An Interview With A Goat (VIDEO)

This Is Why You Never Conduct An Interview With A Goat (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 17, 2010 at 23:12:19 in Comedy

“I hate to say it, but the goat has a point.”
Man With Neo-Nazi Ties Leading Patrols In Arizona

Man With Neo-Nazi Ties Leading Patrols In Arizona

Commented Jul 17, 2010 at 23:07:39 in Politics

“*sigh* Oh, Nazis. Will you never learn?”
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Glenn Beck: Michelle Obama's Oil Spill Outfit Was An 'Outrage' (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 14:13:26 in Style

“I think Glenn was even having a hard time taking HIMSELF seriously in this one. ;-)”

liberal123 on Jul 16, 2010 at 14:17:20

“I think that he is totally disingenuous - he dreams up the most outrageous positions and justifications possible, then rants all the way to the bank. I know that he laughs at the nimrods who follow him”
Glenn Beck's Fingernail Message To MSNBC: No Ratings (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Glenn Beck's Fingernail Message To MSNBC: No Ratings (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 15:02:15 in Media

“Glenn Beck and Lindsay Lohan are both attention whores. They ought to be locked away together and whoever comes out alive can be crowned King/Queen.”

BinaryMan on Jul 9, 2010 at 15:08:30

“Which one would be the queen?”

obama20082012 on Jul 9, 2010 at 15:06:15

“I would shudder to think of what kind of child they would create.”

gransview on Jul 9, 2010 at 15:04:38

“Ewww, disgusting visual!”
Rachel Maddow's Yearbook Photo

Rachel Maddow's Yearbook Photo

Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 10:52:05 in Media

“Rachel Maddow is every kind of WIN.”
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Jon Stewart Rips Fox News For Their Fear Of Muslims (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 20:37:39 in Comedy

“Moderate Voice of Reason, I have fanned thee.”
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