The Silicon Valley Mosque of the (Near) Future

Image and Design by Oliver Ephgrave

Recently, The Islamic Monthly Magazine had a contest for people to describe what a Mosque, 50 years in the Future (in North America) would be like. I submitted a piece called "The Silicon Valley Mosque" which was one of the winning entries, although the judges thought my description was more for a mosque 20 years in the future, rather than 50. I don't have any spaceships or flying cars in my piece, so I guess they are right!:) Anyways, here is a portion of my piece. You can read my full … [Read more...]

Moon Wars: Should Muslims Adopt Moon Sighting to Establish Ramadan?

In the ongoing, never-ending debate about moon sighting versus caculations to determine the start (and end) of Ramadan (and other Islamic months and holidays), Irfan Rydhan argues for the motion to support moonsighting: “Muslims Should Adopt Moon sighting to Establish Ramadan.” Please read to the end, where you will find a link for the rebuttal (in support of scientific calculations).My Answer: Yes.Why? Simply Because the Qur’an and Hadith tell us to.  But at the same time there is … [Read more...]


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