Archive for September, 2018

Aždaha – European Muslim Dragons

Aždaha – European Muslim Dragons

Unique in the Bosnian Muslim slavic mythology are the stories of the ”Aždaha”, the snake like dragon creatures. The word Aždaha is derived from the Turkish/Persian word ejdehâ. The stories about the dragons were widespread in Bosnia before Islam took roots there as well. Motifs of the dragons and serpents can be found on the medieval Bosniak Stećak tombstones from[Read More…]

September 23, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
A Bosnian song – DŽEHVA

A Bosnian song – DŽEHVA

In his land, in solitude As soon as the bad dreams of the night pass You reap on your own, and tie your sheaves You cut off your blonde hair And today you realize You will not give your love to anyone else In your heart, in your dreams, you carry him You call upon your Hajrudin And he gazes[Read More…]

September 18, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
On White American Converts (1998)

On White American Converts (1998)

UNDATED _ Ismail Royer remembers the sunny fall afternoon seven years ago when a songbird heard in a suburban St. Louis park transformed him from a lapsed Catholic into a believing Muslim. Royer heard the sound that changed his life as he and a Muslim friend sat in Manchester Park engaged in yet another of their intense discussions about God.[Read More…]

September 10, 2018 0 comments Society
When Does a Human Fetus Become Human?

When Does a Human Fetus Become Human?

Do not sever the bonds of the womb.  – Qur’an 4:1 Do not kill your children from fear of poverty.  – Qur’an 17:31 On the Day when the one buried alive will be asked for what sin was she killed.  – Qur’an 81:8–9 Marry and be fruitful, for I will be proud of the multitudes of my community of believers on the Day[Read More…]

September 10, 2018 0 comments Faith
“The” European Muslims in Europe and America

“The” European Muslims in Europe and America

With the turmoil in the Muslim world and the rise of global terrorism there are many debates about “European Muslims”, “American Muslims”, and “Western Muslims”. These discussions come out as a pressure felt by western Muslims to distance themselves from terrorists; and also as a categorization between “good” Muslims and “bad” Muslims. Today we speak about the need of an[Read More…]

September 4, 2018 0 comments Society