Islam, like Christianity before it, must find some way of squaring its dogmas with the rules of liberal and secular society.
People assume we’re all radical.
Trying to survive as a young professional, I have learned qualities that are needed in order to endure the realities of a dog-eat-dog-world.
1. Seek God Any relationship that puts seeking God as a priority will find that it has an endurance and strength that is unmatched.
It’s really easy for us to complain about stupid things that don’t really matter.
My wife is constantly putting another man before me. He’s a lot older than I am, somehow always provides her comfort in her time of need, and continues to give her wisdom that surpasses anything I could possibly comprehend.
I had packaged up my sexuality for him to open on our wedding night, but he never did because it hadn’t ever belonged to him.
Masked and hooded, these men have made their intentions very clear.
Church, in a way, comes with prepackaged friends, and damn good ones. Members of your small group will listen to your plights, meet you for coffee, care about you endlessly, and pray for you nightly.
If you are a Christian, imagine this: you tell someone you are a Christian and go on to discover later that that person lost respect for you because of your religious beliefs and thinks you’re crazy, evil, and might be better off dead.