Tag Archives: ishmael

Burn Up the Old, Ring in the New

I have to say that I find the notion of religious sacrifice to be rather interesting. I don’t mean sacrifice in the broadest sense of simply giving up something you care about, but the offering of objects, animals, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Qiblahs and Bits

Reading this entry about Muhammad’s change in the direction Muslims should pray got me thinking about how this practice started in the first place, so I did a little bit of research (mostly on Wikipedia, admittedly). The idea of facing … Continue reading

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