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Knowing God

Knowing God

How do women living under Islam relate to God? As a Christian woman who views and understands her religious texts through her own modes of knowing, some would say (individualistic)…

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Are there other messages I am giving?

Are there other messages I am giving?

 The hand crafted silver jewellery was attractive, they caught my eye. I would like a pair of silver earrings to remind me of my time in Egypt. Which pair should…

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Jesus: a sign for Jews, Christians and Muslims

Jesus: a sign for Jews, Christians and Muslims

(This post comes from the writings of Vivienne Stacey. Vivienne was a pioneer thinker, researcher and writer who spent many years working in Pakistan and was a mentor to many…

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Muslim Spirituality

Muslim Spirituality

(This post comes from the writings of Vivienne Stacey. Vivienne was a pioneer thinker, researcher and writer who spent many years working in Pakistan and was a mentor to many…

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The Nearness of God – Muslim Women’s Perspective & A Response (2)

The Nearness of God – Muslim Women’s Perspective & A Response (2)

In the previous blog we considered the dilemma some Muslim women face as they experience God’s nearness and it either contrasts with their theology of God or proves painful. As…

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Dhikr: in the heart of faith

Dhikr: in the heart of faith

Constance Padwick, introducing her classic book Muslim Devotions, commented, “In Islam, as in any other faith, a stranger desiring not to remain a stranger could best feel the pulsing life…

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Remember God

Remember God

As I walked over the railway bridge in a Middle Eastern city, I glanced at the walls, where advertisements for local shops had been plastered. Over the posters, in crude…

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The Presence of God

The Presence of God

‘God is near us, God is in our heart’. This has been the surprising discovery of some of us as we seek to understand how our Muslim women friends experience…

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In their own words: revealing their hearts

In their own words: revealing their hearts

Before I had ever met any Muslims, I knew one particular thing about them: they do not have a personal relationship with God. I had read books, I talked to…

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