The city of Jerusalem is significant in a number of ways to many Jews, Christians, and Muslims. It is holy for the three monotheistic religions because of the religious significant events that took place there. Although Jerusalem is unique, it’s important to why it’s significant to different types of religion. Significance of Jerusalem to Jews […]Read more "Jerusalem’s Significance"
As a result of last week’s blog post, I received a comment that only motivated me to continue my focus on Islam and some of the common generalizations made. When listening to people speak about Islam and Muslims, I have been able to pin-point many misconceptions and a lot of them have been directed to […]Read more "Is There an End To Oppression?"
2:60 Eat and drink from the provision of God, and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption If you have grown up in a religious household your whole life, try to imagine the complete opposite, or if you have never followed a religion you might be able to relate. I grew up in […]Read more "A Religious Journey"
Over the years, the popular teen clothing retailer Abercrombie and Fitch has struggled and caused much controversy over their discrimination in processes of hiring and firing. CEO Michael Jeffries has stated several times that he desires “beautiful and skinny shoppers” to wear his clothes and that this retailer targets the popular kids, not the “fat […]Read more "Muslims vs. Abercrombie and Fitch"
I’ve personally never been to the Middle East but I have always heard about their hospitality and how welcoming they are to everyone in their home, even if it’s a stranger. It seems that America has recently gotten a bad reputation for our hospitality and I wanted to see what the comparison would be like. […]Read more "Being a stranger in the Middle East is perfectly fine"
Growing up in America, I had never really understood other cultures around the world. I knew of other cultures but never took the time to address the key differences between life in America and other countries. Take the Middle East for example, I had always thought the region was some third-world territory that wasn’t worth […]Read more "The Gap Between Two Cultures"
The Pilgrimage For those of you who don’t know, Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and over two million Muslims make this pilgrimage annually. The pilgrimage slightly varies for different countries depending on the position and sighting of the moon (CNN). The trip to Mecca for Hajj is a special time […]Read more "Guided By Faith and Without Any Fears"