Ashura, a Muslim holiday amid the tinsel and candle lighting


Originally Published on the Hartfordfavs.com     It’s truly “beginning to look a lot like Christmas” not only for Christians but for believers of many faiths!   Although Christmas may not be observed similarly or even called the same throughout Christianity, Islam, or Judaism, its essence is certainly shared by all this time of year.   With Christmas and Hanukkah already...

Letter: Muslims would welcome interfaith dialogue


Originally Published on Thenorthwestern.com   I read with interest Mr. Lyle Conrad’s letter on December 3, in which he sought interfaith dialogue with local area Muslims. At the same time he attributed something to Islam which I, as a Muslim, wanted to clarify. Muslims consider Jesus to be a prophet like Moses, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and Muhammad and thus he is a highly revered, sacred and...