Category: RELIGION

From Decided, to Undecided, to Voting for Abdul El-Sayed

Politics is difficult for me to navigate, because I don’t like being beholden to a political template, political rhetoric, and I like to believe that human beings are multidimensional in that they do not fit nicely into categories. It’s ironic, because I am a psychiatrist, and we diagnose patients based on diagnostic criteria and categories. ...

Iraq’s Sacred Assemblies Part 2 by B. Nimri Aziz

Classrooms are not normally perceived as a backdrop for cultural exchange, a setting vital to preserving tradition. If they are not, what is an assembly of fourteen twenty-year olds doing, Iraqi in this case, engaged in analytical discourse in their college seminar room? They could be aspiring filmmakers, young writers critiquing a novel, journalism interns ...

​“Iraq’s Sacred Assemblies” Part 1

​ April 24, 2018 by Barbara Nimri Aziz, If there’s any argument against our excessive reliance on digital platforms to maintain social fabric, it is surely found inside Iraq today. Forced into long stays indoors, behind walls and gates, checked a dozen times between home, office and school, Iraqis have been confined to TV and ...

Multicultural Match

So, one day you meet this guy on Match.com.  He’s quiet.  He’s interesting.  He’s worldly and open minded.  Oh, and did I mention he’s gorgeous?  How is it possible this beautiful guy isn’t already snatched up?  And how is it possible that he’s smitten with you?  This is what I thought 13 years ago when ...

“Too Religious”

Discouragement from Muslims towards other Muslims practicing religion is common in Dearborn and overlooked often.

Missionary in Dearborn, Freedom of Speech or Proselytizing Children Without Parental Consent?

Missionary in Dearborn, Freedom of Speech or Proselytizing Children Without Parental Consent? Let us know in your comments below.

Dearborn Muslims Approach Summer with High Spirits and a Renewed State of Being

Most Dearborn schools have been out for about a week and some college spring classes have come to a close. The city celebrated the end of the Holy month of Ramadan and celebrated Eid Al-Fitr on Saturday for some and Sunday for others.

Dearborn Arabic Open Mic – Nisreen Faraj – We Judge – 4-12-17

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The Islamic Centers Scoop: Five Customs That Are Unique To Dearborn Mosques

Dearborn, Michigan is home to highest concentration of Arabs outside of the Middle East, as well as the greatest number of Islamic institutions in the Western world. These centers and organizations have been invaluable in serving the Muslim community and in keeping Islamic traditions alive and active. Muslims throughout the Americas and Europe have envied ...