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Windows into Islam 3

Windows into Islam 3

Windows into Islam The series of 6 blogs, “Windows into Islam”, are a compilation from many of my other writings and speaking on women who live under Islam, and the…

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Windows into Islam 2

Windows into Islam 2

The series of 6 blogs, “Windows into Islam”, are a compilation from many of my other writings and speaking on women who live under Islam, and the result of conversations…

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Protection and healing

Protection and healing

As we discussed lived Islam one colleague talked about her community, explaining that it is more Salafi/Wahhabi and so very strictly against 'folk-type practice'. She explained: ‘they don’t agree with…

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Knowing God is relational

Knowing God is relational

We think in terms of relating to God in terms of knowing him. It is such a foreign concept to my friends. And yet at the same time they express…

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Praying the Lord’s Prayer

Praying the Lord’s Prayer

I heard a beautiful story centred around the power of reciting God's words. A Muslim girl in our city was sent a text message by an ex-boyfriend, who was a…

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Explaining purity

Explaining purity

I brought up how the food laws were to help set God's people apart as a 'holy' people, and how they had the ritual of circumcision as a sign for…

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Practices of faith and menses

Practices of faith and menses

I asked my friend/language helper this afternoon about what she likes about Ramadan, especially the last 10 days and what they mean to her. She spoke about the multiplication of…

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Purity is a personal story

Purity is a personal story

My mental interaction on the topic of purity gave me another dimension to relate it with the shame and guilt. Let me take you to my childhood and have a…

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Supernatural experiences

Supernatural experiences

What are our experiences of the supernatural as we work with our friends? Whereas the rational scientific mind refutes such experiences, perhaps even labelling them hysteria, a number of us…

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She has done a beautiful thing

She has done a beautiful thing

A broken jar. Expensive perfume ‘wasted’. Rebuked and criticised. Affirmed. A messenger who will be remembered. Women’s acts of ministry, doing things in women’s ways, are often the subject of…

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