13 Things I Like About Islam Revisited

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 around the corner, I'm considering old and new articles to share. This is an old one, but if a little good-natured interfaith understanding is all I share for 9/11, I will be content.Originally published September 10, 2010.13. AlgebraSo maybe I don't like algebra but I definitely respect it. Muslim scholars made significant contributions to mathematics. Well done!12. Cat StevensNow known as Yusuf Islam, this is an artist that has had a lot of … [Read more...]

A Brush with Boundary

“Lâ ilâha illallâh, wa Muḥammadur rasûlullâh.” The young hijabi woman said the words again in English, and I looked down the terraced auditorium desks to stare at the blank wall behind her. She said, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”She was a convert to Islam. The Muslim Students’ Association at the University of Chicago, the university I attend, was holding their annual Muslim Awareness week and I was sitting in on a panel discussion given by a diverse group … [Read more...]


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