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Purity and the Islamic worldview

Purity and the Islamic worldview

Human cleanliness and purity in Islam reflects the nature of the world as created by Allah and the character of God who is pure. How the Qur'an begins is indicative…

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Windows into Islam 6

Windows into Islam 6

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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Windows into Islam 5

Windows into Islam 5

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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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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A Journey

A Journey

At first, my mind was closed. I was afraid and asked, Why did he give me birth? My heart was like a bomb blast. Day by day as I read,…

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Joining and belonging

Joining and belonging

I had gone with Ahmed to his Sufi group a couple of times, and this time there was an initiation rite for several new disciples. The initiation rites followed the…

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The imperative of faith is to trust God

The imperative of faith is to trust God

A recent conversation with a friend who is a Muslim left me wondering. As we shared stories of some of our life journeys since we had last seen each other,…

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Women who break the rules

Women who break the rules

I recently spent a week with a group of women who follow Jesus out of Islam, exploring women who break the rules. We looked at 5 women in the Bible,…

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Importance of a son

Importance of a son

(This blog is an excerpt from Vivienne Stacey’s book ‘Women in Islam’, published in 1995. It is used with permission from Interserve GBI.) Quoting from the unpublished manuscript of a…

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