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Mr Film Hero made me think about my love

I wrote three short passages. His voice was distant, but cold and clear. “No.  Goodbye.” And the phone clicked. A horrifying wave of numbness washed over her. It paralyzed her. The fan creaked overhead, and the papers on her desk rustled lightly to its rhythm. They were dog-eared and worn-out by the eager touch of…

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Of Apostasy and Blasphemy in Islam

For the past few years, the apostasy and blasphemy laws in Muslim-majority countries have made a number of rounds in the media, feeding talk shows both abroad and at home with much sensationalism and debate, but little satisfying or reliable substance. The laws are projected to look barbaric, particularly via certain, recent and decidedly un-Islamic…

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Taking Responsibility

I received the following message, and while I didn’t confirm the message itself, I did confirm that the Imam of of Masjid ul Aqsa (Jerusalem) visited South Africa where Mufti Ibrahim Salaji is. In any case, it’s worth taking notice of. The Imaam of Musjidul Aqsa, Shaykh Ally Abbaasi, complained to Mufti Ebrahim Salajee about…