Fair criticism means looking beyond the faults and failings
By Fedwa Wazwaz
On October 22, The Minnesota Daily published my commentary “Islamo-Fascism a very racist concept.” On October 23 and 24, a couple of letters to the editor responded to my artcle. A common thread in the letters was the right to criticize Islam. Do people have a right to criticize Islam?
Let me begin by quoting a couple of lines of Islamic poetry:
“The eye of Love to every flaw is blind,
While the eye of hatred reveals all flaws.”
By Heba Abdel-Karim
Have you ever wondered why a newborn cries when he first sets eyes on our world?
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Conquering the beasts of time and desire
By Rawan Hamade
Many non-Muslims are interested in knowing why we fast during Ramadan and how it helps us try to improve ourselves. Unfortunately, many receive shallow answers that may not reach the underlying point. Some non-Muslims are hurriedly told that we fast merely to sympathize with the poor, which is absolutely true, but that does not define the limit of this month’s beauty. Ramadan is a blessed time for Muslims in which they should carry out one of the most important functions of a human: learning.