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About hindtrospectives

Hindtrospectives about Islam in the West, Muslims in general, minorities in democratic societies, interfaith stuff, pop culture (vamps, celebs, literature) and figure skating.

A community in Ramadan, a family for Eid

Last Sunday, an estimated 15,000-20,000 people piled into Toyota Park, the home of our local MLS soccer team, to celebrate Eid, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In the wake of recent attacks against … Continue reading

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Linksies 8/7/12

In These United States Hate crimes always have a logic Army veteran identified as WI shooter Joplin mosque razed in second fire Under attack as Muslims in the US Romney and the GOP’s” Muslim strategy” Faith, civic engagement and 2012 … Continue reading

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Linksies 7/30/12

In These United States Bachmann’s blatant Muslim fear-mongering Orwellian word of the day: pre-violent Half of Americans don’t know Obama’s religion “Bachmann Affair” against Abedin is a wake-up call How a 911 caller outed NYPD Muslim surveillance A Muslim Republican … Continue reading

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Hey I just came here to pray and this is crazy, but is there space for me?

I’d like to share with you a story from the reign of Umar, the second Caliph of Islam (may God be pleased with him) which carries powerful lessons today. One of the wives of Umar bin Al-Khattab used to offer … Continue reading

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Linksies 7/24/12

In these United States Bachmann vs. Abedin Ellison refutes infiltration claims McCain comes to Abedin’s defense GOP’s anti-Muslim culture of conspiracy A Muslim community tarred again Justice Department files suit to allow mosque to open Bachmann, Bacon and the Muslim … Continue reading

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Ramadansies 7/20/12

Narratives Ramadan FAQ How Muslims around the world celebrate Film shows women emerging in Islam How to compete in the Olympics in Ramadan Things get sticky before Ramadan What’s halal to you is kosher with me   Staying Healthy Ramadan … Continue reading

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Welcoming Ramadan

The Muslim day begins at night. Following a lunar calendar means that we welcome the new day when the sun sets. This year Ramadan, for those who follow calculations, will begin after sunset on Thursday July 19. I plan to … Continue reading

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