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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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The woman in Islam.

The woman in Islam.

“Being a woman is a punishment by itself. There is no joy. There is no security. I don’t know why God found me an unnecessary person. I don’t know what…

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Healing from shame

Healing from shame

‘Daisy’ came from the Middle East to be married in a Western nation. Her husband and his family were abusive, and her husband ended up in jail. Although Daisy had…

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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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Trust: the reality of relationships across cultures

Trust: the reality of relationships across cultures

I’m thinking through two different aspects of trust at the moment. With a group of friends from our local neighbourhood who are are not believers my focus is how am…

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Trust: working with diaspora communities

Trust: working with diaspora communities

I’ve been thinking about trust... I have an interesting relationship with a Persian lady here on a bridging visa, with her husband and two teenage sons. She initially rang the…

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Trust

Trust

There’s a suggestion by some researchers that the more collectivist a society is, the less likely people are to trust someone who is not an insider to their group. That…

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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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Is trust a liminal space?

Is trust a liminal space?

How can our relationships with our Muslim friends, sisters and colleagues thrive and flourish? Can we understand the negotiations in these relationships, shaped by the necessity of building bridges across…

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