2017 - Anse's Blogs - Anse’s Blogs 2017

A Good Ending | Part 1

The Cherokee say, “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you...
2016 - Anse's Blogs

Sifting through the Mixed Messages: Gender Bias in Islamic Studies Curriculum Materials

Sifting through the Mixed Messages: Gender Bias in Islamic Studies Curriculum Materials Tamara L. Gray University of St. Thomas &...
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Gentle Friday

Hatred, evil, anger and fear; war, bombing, terrorism, and death; sometimes it feels overwhelming. But Thanksgiving brings our thoughts...
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Listen Up America!

Listen Up America! In a little house in Amsterdam seven people huddled. They were afraid for their lives and indeed only one will...
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Death of a Beloved Teacher and Scholar

To God we belong and it is to Him that we return… The blessed upbringer and expert legal scholar, al-Hajja Duriyya al-‘Ayta has...
2015 - Anse's Blogs

A Leader has a LAP

I am honored to speak in front of an audience of God Lovers. We are each a sign of the absolute truth of Divine goodness as we have all...
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Eulogy for Abu Salah

October 9th, 2015 It is not often that we are blessed with beautiful examples of what it means to be good. Coach Salah Abdul-Razacq...
2015 - Anse's Blogs

Adab: The Distinguishing Quality

I often wonder what might have been written about the Prophet ﷺ if he had visited Japan, Europe, or the indigenous peoples of the...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

All Things Dangerous and Beautiful

Softly it falls. Each flake silently floats down to earth and creates a blanket of crisp, clean, white softness. It warms the eyes and...
2012 - Anse's Blogs

A Good Ending | Part 4

Quran and Husn al Khitām: Our religion is unique in its Holy Book. We have a collection of pages that not only inform us about our Lord,...