Quick Facts for the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
who: built under Shah Abbas I (r. 1588-1629)
what: a mosque, but a formally unique mosque without minarets or a courtyard… 175 more words
We arrived mid-afternoon in Isfahan. Eve and I dropped our things in our room to begin exploring Isfahan. Our first stop was Naqsh-e Jahan Square. Though today better known as Meidan Emam, Imam’s Square, and formerly Shah Square, the square was first built by Safavid Shah Abbas I the Great with the name Naqsh-e Jahan, which translates to image of the world. 270 more words
Recently several mosques across the country received a threatening piece of hate speech, including the mosque in Ames. I’m not going to share it here because we all know what it says without reading the specifics, and I applaud the all other agencies that have chosen not to publish it. 171 more words
The United Methodist Church is reportedly implementing a statewide plan to revamp Texas churches into “virtual mosques” catering to incoming Muslim migrants.
The UMC, which has been criticized for perceived liberal drift in its theology, is preparing its congregations for Catholic-style “sanctuary” protections for migrants, including those with terrorist ties, according to an insider. 337 more words