A Muslim’s visit to a Christian Monastery

I wondered if there were any Christian monasteries in the Toronto area, so I googled to quench my curiosity.  Surprised to find one in Toronto, I went on the website for the Holy Cross Priory.  I had no idea what happened in monasteries, so I clicked on the prayer tab and was really intrigued by […]

near death experiences: lessons and revelations

Once in a while, God sends things our way that change us forever. The book The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot was one of those special divine gifts sent my way.  It greatly expanded my understanding of God, life, and death.  One of the concepts the author touched upon, was near death experiences or NDEs. […]

A Muslim visits a church “All life depends on all life”

What am I even doing?!  Am I crazy?  I felt a little nervous that morning, as I loaded my kids in the van and headed towards St. Cuthbert’s Anglican church.  I am a practicing Muslim, and I was about to sit through a Sunday service at a church, while my kids would be watched over […]

Islam: transforming your ego

Ever since I began my blog, I wondered which imam to contact for an interview.  I considered going to a local mosque to get some answers about the essence of Islam.  But each time I decided upon a mosque or an imam, something just wouldn’t fit.  I realized that I couldn’t just interview any imam.  […]

Love thy neighbour: Christianity 101

It was a chilly March Wednesday, as I ran across the parking lot at Sheridan College, my hands tightly gripping my toddler’s stroller handles.  He screamed and laughed with joy, as I bolted towards the main entrance, desperate to get away from the frigid cold air.  Walking in, I felt the immediate comfort of the […]

Tikkun Olam: Interview with Rabbi Tamar Grimm

By: Samra (admin) I paced around, then paused to look at the clock.  It read 1:35pm.  “Only 25 minutes to go,” I said to myself.  I decided to calm my nerves by calling on God using the prayer/meditation beads.  I called on Him by His various names in Arabic, such as The Light (An-Noor), The […]

The ‘Kindergarten’ Strategy

By Samra (admin) God loveth those who are kind. – The Table Spread 5:13 (Quran) Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 (Bible) “Love your neighbor as yourself, I am the Lord.” -Leviticus (Torah) Remember when we were all babies and loved being held by our […]