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"
As much as I talk about traveling, I have yet to leave the country. This is sad for me to say because I am so intrigued by the world and all of the places I could have passionately traveled too throughout the past few years, besides good ole Ohio. With the amount of trips I […]Read more "A City Built From Tourism"
I am the type of person that has always wanted to travel, ever since I was old enough to understand how amazing the world truly is. Coming to college was the perfect opportunity for me to jump on all these ambitions of mine. From the time I have spent in college I have realized that […]Read more "The Power of the Past: Sunni vs. Shia"
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"
Depending on where you live, the sun is either a huge threat or one of the most amazing attributes this world has to offer. Often times we underestimate how powerful it can be until we can visually see the astonishing developments it can help create. For areas within the desert it can seem as if […]Read more "A New Wave of Innovation"
Female Genital Mutilation On Monday, October 29th, Reza Aslan took an interesting spin on the issue of Female Genital Mutilation when going against the comedian Bill Maher’s perspective of violence and oppression against women. Maher stated that this is a problem in “Muslim countries” that occurs in extreme forms. According to Aslan, the argument was […]Read more "Are We Painting Everyone With the Same Brush?"
“What we see is filtered” Violence. Unfortunately, this is a term that can easily be applied to the current situations going on in the Middle East. Recently, media has continuously talked about ISIS and all the spiraling violence that follows it. These issues will continue to remain at the forefront of world affairs as long […]Read more "A Hidden War"