Category: Converts

On obscene generalisations

Last week a video circulated of a Canadian-based Somali imam making some ugly generalisations about African-American people, claiming that most of them were products of one-night stands and did not know who their fathers...

Christmas, converts and that fatwa

Just before last Christmas, the Egyptian Muslim scholar (currently Grand Mufti of Egypt), Ali Gomaa (or Ali Jumu’ah) replied to a question from someone whose mother had left Islam, as to whether he and...

BBC wants white female Muslims (again)

Wanted: Single White Female (Muslims) | iMuslim.tv The BBC issued an advert asking for “Caucasian” white Muslim women to contribute to a programme about their lives since 9/11. They say: The BBC World Service, Heart and...

Make them Muslim

“But You Have to Tell them” « Ginny’s Thoughts & Things Ginny on one of my pet hates about dealing with (some) born Muslims: those who think any convert can easily “make someone Muslim”,...

What’s in a Muslim name?

Did you change your name when you converted? I did what I suspect most did: adopted a Muslim name to use with my Muslim friends, and kept my old one to use with everyone...