Sacrifice in the twenty-first century

Yesterday was Eid-al-Adha ("Festival of the Sacrifice"), one of two major Muslim holidays during the year. It is meant to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham - the same Abraham of the Bible!) to sacrifice his son for God's sake. Of course, it was merely his willingness that was being tested, for his son… Continue reading Sacrifice in the twenty-first century

A journey of discovery into the world of cakes

Yay, it's Eid! I can eat again ;) What I love about Islam is that it's not an otherworldly religion. We are commanded to give charitably, to be hospitable to our neighbors, to always speak with gentleness, etc. And the month of Ramadan gives us the perfect opportunity to improve upon these virtues. But we… Continue reading A journey of discovery into the world of cakes