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Islam and Magic

from Shane's Muslim Connect

magicIf your life depended on it, could you pin Burkina Faso on a map of the world? Me neither. Life is so fragile. But I do know its capital is Ouagadougou (because it’s fun to say) and as of yesterday, I now have a friend from there. Although Sama’s family has been Christian for generations, he lives among Muslims. He told me around half of Burkina Faso is Muslim, but not the kind we usually think of. He said they’ve blended their former animism (the belief in supernatural powers that organize and animate the material universe) with more recent Islam. According to the BBC, the country gets along pretty nicely this way. 

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What’s Up With the Scary Headscarves?

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Seven Hopes for Muslims and Us in 2018

7hopesfrom Shane's Muslim Connect

The sun broke pink and orange and beautiful over the plains and onto our mountain here in southern Colorado this morning. It was stunning. As I look out past our homestead to the expanse of the world and inward to my heart, there is much that is beautiful and much that is not. Can I share seven things I pray we’ll see in 2018, among Muslims and in our own hearts? 

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"Mom-ing" as a Muslim

from Shane's Muslim Connect

When you think of Muslims, you probably tend to think of men rather than women. And when you think of Muslim women, your thoughts may go to burkas and oppression. (A topic for another day. . .or several!) You might not right away think of moms! 

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Who are the Sufis?

from Shane's Muslim Connect

sufisOver 300 Sufi Muslims lost their lives this weekend because other Muslims think they’re doing it wrong. 

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