Tag Archives: Islam

Nidaa Badwan

Nidaa Badwan is a Palestinian artist from Gaza. In November 2013, she was harassed by some Hamas officers when she was working with some youth in an arts program and was questioned about why she was hanging out with males and why she … Continue reading

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Mawlid and Rumi

Today is the day celebrated as the birth of Muhammad (born 1,444 years ago), a holiday known as Mawlid, observed on the 12th day of the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabi al-awwal. Celebrations, often more like carnivals in … Continue reading

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A thousand blessings and a thousand mercies

Today JB discovered a mystery fruit growing where the beans, cucumbers, and sunflowers are growing. Neither of us remember planting anything else there. We do have acorn squash growing everywhere throughout the yard, because we had a rotten (but organic) … Continue reading

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