We are witnessing incredible and unbelievable moments in our nation, all over the world and yet we are failing to admit the cause.
Why dictators last for decades?
Why, in democracies, do people vote to elect individuals who are not fit for the job and do not stand for what the institution represents? Continue reading
Some progress has been made regarding including women as religious leaders. We see very successful women as ministers, rabbis, and maybe someday priests and.…Imams? Continue reading
Cover or not cover, that is what seems to be the question.
In 2018, the era of technology, great scientific achievements and useful research. Scientists are working on curing cancer, Alzheimer and Parkinson with CRISPR and other methods. While we invented the car of the future with auto pilot feature, walked on the moon almost fifty years ago and used DNA to solve criminal cases or determine ethnicity. Continue reading
A few days ago, last year a great interfaith event took place in Cairo to give hope to the whole world that peace and brotherhood are possible to accomplish:
Unfortunately, the misinterpretation of the holy scriptures in all religions creates laws that in many cases either favor men or are simply made by men. Out of a human natural feeling, whoever makes the law will make sure that the law fits the ego and the most comfortable social and political climate. For this reason, Muslim women feel that laws concerning, marriage, divorce, family homes, custody of their children, inheritance, polygamy and other family and social laws are very unfair to them. Continue reading
We are living a time during which hate is working on taking over our world and the only way we can fight hate is by using our knowledge. Violence is neither a solution nor the right response to hate. People or governments do not seem to understand that adopting the same method
It is very hard for an emancipated woman living by the state of the art to carve a way for herself or other women in a Muslim society or congregation even in the United States. Continue reading
Jerusalem is the most loved city in the world by the monotheists who all have a link with it and a reason to love it, but for the past three thousand years or more it has suffered so many wars and knew so many conflicts that it became also the most bloody environment the earth has seen and not always a happy place. It has been destroyed two times, besieged twenty three times, attached fifty-two times and captured forty-four times. It is sad but true; the battle for it is still going on, for thousands of years now. What is there in that piece of land that makes people kill and die for it? Definitely, a connection with God, the “local call” as they say. Every stone or handful of dust in Jerusalem has a religious history and a link to God through his numerous prophets who lived in Jerusalem or visited Jerusalem or died in Jerusalem. Continue reading
We have been witnessing in the past years, maybe since the tragic events of September eleven, the birth of an interfaith dialogue between Christians, Jews and Muslims. The Daughters of Abraham groups were created, mosques as well as synagogues and churches opened their doors to different faiths and started talking to each other. People’s hearts opened to others and to other faiths. Men and women from the three faiths look at it with admiration and a feeling of peace, but a lot are witnessing it for the first time.