An Update on the Break-in Attempt

Around 9 PM, another cop knocked on my door. My neighbor had finally returned home and found my note taped to her door. Her parents were there as well. The cops took my statement and information again and this time at least told me to keep the photos in case they found or find theContinue reading “An Update on the Break-in Attempt”

Faith and Unity: The ‘Ummah’ as the New Kinship Group

The Quran and prayer beads. In approximately 610 CE, a man named Muhammad ibn Abdallah went to a cave in the hills above Mecca to meditate, as he was accustomed to do. There, he had a powerful religious experience and began reciting verses of what would become known as the Quran, the holy book ofContinue reading “Faith and Unity: The ‘Ummah’ as the New Kinship Group”