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lying is a sin, but it'll probably make them happy

My father unexpectedly passed away last weekend from a heart attack. I am not religious. Part of my family, and most of our community of friends & extended family, are. Help me navigate the religious talk without either going on the defensive, or being complacent. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jul 20, 2011 - 8 answers

No skin? No sweat!

How can I keep cool while covering up? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on May 13, 2010 - 16 answers

What does (swt) stand for?

Recently, I left a job. One of the responses I got to my "goodbye" email was a beautiful and touching message I received from one long-time colleague, an American-born Muslim. In his email, he said "May Allah (swt) bless you and your family. I will keep you guys in my prayers." In this context, what does the (swt) stand for? And, what would be a culturally-appropriate response? [more inside]
posted by deadmessenger on Jul 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Good introductory books about Islam and Middle-Eastern geo-politics?

As a student of international relations, I'm trying to acquire a broad understanding of Islam and Middle-Eastern culture. I'm looking for a few books to read in my spare time that touch on these subjects. [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Apr 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Brokeback Desert

Help me convince the man I love that he doesn't have to marry someone else. [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Jan 18, 2008 - 61 answers

Is it considered a breach of protocol or courtesy to wear a thobe if you're not an Arab?

Is it considered a breach of protocol or courtesy to wear a thobe if you're not an Arab?
posted by arimathea on Jul 18, 2006 - 9 answers

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