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I was born in a predominantly Christian city, Iligan City which is an hours drive to Marawi City – declared as the Islamic City of the South, Philippines. 1,332 more words


2 - The Shepherd and his flock

(June 7)

Meanwhile, half a world away, another older gentleman was also in a good mood…

(Again, you’re gonna just have to take my word on it as to how I know all this. 2,221 more words

Book 1

The relationship of Muslim scholars and money

Ishmael Abraham·Saturday, January 23, 2016

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Muslim scholars do not receive any taxes. In fact they are the poorest and the most altruistic volunteers in the world… 103 more words

Dialogues With Secularists/modernists

Did Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him use to laugh?

Ishmael Abraham·Sunday, January 24, 2016

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Although Hadith discourages excessive laughing like worldly people, but modest laughing is a blessed Sunnah.

Ishmael Abraham “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Allah laughs at the despair of His slaves although He soon changes it.’ I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, does the Lord laugh?’ He said: ‘Yes.’ I said: ‘We shall never be deprived of good by a Lord Who laughs.'” 254 more words

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First Muslim in Antarctica and the idolatry of Saint Andrew through saltire

Ishmael Abraham·Monday, January 25, 2016

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A SCOTTISH adventurer has become the first Muslim to ski to the South Pole after completing a gruelling endurance trek across the frozen wastes of Antarctica. 331 more words

Dialogues With Secularists/modernists

My message to Katherine Zoepf who was raised a Jehovah’s witness and who wrote a book about Muslim women ‘Excellent daughters’  

Ishmael Abraham·Monday, January 25, 2016

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Sister Katherine, before I introduce myself I want to thank you a lot for writing about Muslim women and allowing our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters to be better understood in the western world so that their perspectives are not based on xenophobic ignorance but at least on tolerant and informed dissent. 1,012 more words

Dialogues With Secularists/modernists