02 September 2010
...it was the [Catholic] bishops of the United States who were largely instrumental in pushing forward the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.... American Muslims could exert a similar influence on the Islamic world and prove that it is indeed possible to live according to the ideals of the Quran in the United States. But they cannot do that if they are shunned as potential terrorists and feel constantly on the defensive. It is vital that Western people realize that Islam is not an alien creed but that this tradition is deeply in tune with their own ideals.
30 August 2010
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Back when I lived in Washington, D.C., I'd pray at the Islamic Center of Washington, and sometimes at the Indonesian embassy, where I learned the phrase "dalam bulan suci Ramadhan". But one mosque I'd never even heard about until a few days ago is Masjid Muhammad, the subject of an interesting profile on the 30 Mosques/30 States blog. It sounds like this mosque is a lot better integrated into the general Washington, D.C. community than the Islamic Center is. On the other hand, its congregation also faces more of the social problems that plague some parts of the city. It makes you think.
Anyhow, this is one mosque I'd love to visit on my next trip to D.C., in sha' Allah.
24 August 2010
15 November 2009
The most recent month (15 October to 14 November 2009):
This month, Notes on Religion received 759 visits.
Visitors came to Notes on Religion from every inhabited continent, alhamdu lillah. The largest number of visitors (24%) came from Italy (grazie!). The United States was next with almost 24%, while Canada came third with 16%. In sha' Allah, I'll quote all monetary amounts (if any are discussed) in euros along with Canadian dollars over the coming month.
Within Italy, the largest number of visitors (15%) came from Rome.
A plurality of visitors this past month (34%) were referred to Notes on Religion by Google. The most common Google search term that brought visitors to the blog was 'russian neo nazi beheading'.
The most popular browser this month was Internet Explorer (47%). 91% of the visitors were Windows users.
Since the founding of the blog (15 March 2007 to 14 November 2009):
The total number of visitors during these two years and eight months was 11,791. The average number of visitors was 12 per day.
The largest number of visitors (43%) came from the United States. The second-highest number (15%) came from Canada. The United Kingdom came third with 7%.
Within the US, the state with the largest number of visitors (14%) was California, while the city with the largest number (5%) was New York.
The majority of visitors (53%) was referred to the blog by Google. The most common search term entered by visitors who were referred to Notes on Religion by Google was 'russian neo nazi beheading'.
The most popular browser was Internet Explorer (47%). 90% of the visitors were Windows users.
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