-The Levy sisters and their father, Laurent Levy. Even though he is an atheist, he cannot help but admire their choice. (Le Parisien)
By Daniel Ben Simon
■■ THE VEIL OF TEARS ■■
Two sisters became captivated by Islam, and their French liberal, `Jewish-by-chance’ father has found himself having to face up to their religiosity and subsequent expulsion from school. The incident has provoked both private and national ferment.
■■ Quran wins the heart of US Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lang ■■
Dr. Jeffrey Lang is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas, one of the biggest universities in the United States. He started his religious journey on Jan 30, 1954, when he was born in a Roman Catholic family in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The first 18 years of his life were spent in Catholic schools, which left him with many unanswered questions about God and the Christian religion, Lang said, as he narrated his story of Islam.
“Like most kids back in the late 60s and early 70s, …
Ingrid Mattson is a professor of Isslamic Studie at Hartford Seminary.
She is Vice President of the Islamic Society of North America.
I spent a lot of time looking at art the year before I became a Muslim. Completing a degree in Philosophy and Fine Arts, I sat for hours in darkened classrooms where my professors projected pictures of great works of Western art on the wall. I worked in the archives for the Fine Arts department, preparing and cataloging slides. I gathered stacks of thick art history books every time I studied in the university library. I went to art museums in Toronto, Montreal and Chicago. That summer in Paris, “the summer I met Muslims” as I always think of it, I spent a whole day (the free day) each week in the Louvre.
What was I seeking in such an intense engagement with visual art? Perhaps some of the transcendence I felt as a child in the cool darkness of the Catholic Church I loved. In high school, I had lost my natural faith in God, and rarely thought about religion after that. In college, philosophy had brought me from Plato, through Descartes only to end at Existentialism-a barren outcome. At least art was …
New American movie insulting the greatest man in history , the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him ,
Those enemies of Islam lost all debates against muslims that is why they started an impolite war against Islam. 🙂
Come and make debates with muslims if you think that you are right ! why dont you dare trying ?!! I know why you cant.. 🙂
I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Qur’an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet Muhammad saw (Peace Be Upon Him) we will be successful.