Author Archive: Shireen Qudosi

Shireen Qudosi is a Top 10 North American Muslim Reformer. She founded Qudosi Chronicles shortly after 9-11 when she noticed a widespread failure in honest conversations about Islam. Since it’s launch, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that has helped spark Muslim reform.

Shireen is half Pakistani, half Afghan and a Sufi American Muslim who feels strongly that Islam is fated for an evolutionary leap in consciousness. And that leap is necessary in order for a global world of people to take the next collective step in advancing human dignity and excellence.

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Why are Sufis Islam’s Most Deviant Heretics?

| April 9, 2013 | 4 Comments
Why are Sufis Islam’s Most Deviant Heretics?

For Sufis, there’s a thin veil between the world of man and the natural world, and it is our work to lift that veil. In that, we follow the Hermetic tradition of “as above, so below,” — something shared with Jewish mysticism. It’s our belief that the cosmic order of the heavens can be found in the smallest […]

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Why Some Muslims Don’t Celebrate Birthdays

| March 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
Why Some Muslims Don’t Celebrate Birthdays

  Some of the more fundamental types don’t celebrate birthdays with the justification that there’s no basis in Islam for it. Yet, I know plenty of the same group who celebrate the prophet’s birthday. Regardless, just because Quran didn’t explicitly speak on the subject, doesn’t mean birthdays should be crossed off. Anti-birthday types argue: “Even […]

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Why Nonsense is So Important

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Why Nonsense is So Important

A child brings many blessings, but one that isn’t really talked about that much is how a child enables us to be child-like again. I love madness, silliness, things that don’t make sense, and just having a good time doing things other people might question my sanity for. Before you, I didn’t really do those […]

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Flicking Angels

| December 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
Flicking Angels

I was about 8 years old when I first learned about the Islamic belief in two angels on our shoulders who make note of all our thoughts and acts. Scribes, they’re called – one noting all things good, and the other all things bad. I felt quite uncomfortable with this. I thought, “I’ve already got […]

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American Leadership Ten Years After 9/11

| September 10, 2011 | 2 Comments
American Leadership Ten Years After 9/11

Liberals may joke about people who live in the sticks – the truck driving, plaid wearing variety. The type that sit on their front porch chewing a blade of grass with a shotgun resting on their lap. They may be labeled as uncultured but they definitely cannot be labeled stupid. If you trespass with intent […]

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9-11 Ten Years Later: Where Liberal Media and Muslim Narratives Fail

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
9-11 Ten Years Later: Where Liberal Media and Muslim Narratives Fail

When watching G.I. Joe as a kid, I knew Cobra Commander was an inherent baddie. Of course, I was about 20 years too late for the propaganda to have any effect on me; the Cold War was long over. G.I. Joe would never survive today. And for that I feel a little at loss knowing […]

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Response to National Review’s Feature Article “Uncharitable: Zakat is Not About Charity, but Jihad”

| April 23, 2011 | 16 Comments

Response to National Review’s Feature Article “Uncharitable: Zakat is Not About Charity, but Jihad”   Dear National Review Editors, Your publication of Andrew C. McCarthy’s piece, “Uncharitable: Zakat is Not About Charity, but Jihad”, featured April 23, 2011, is a complete disappointment to your standing as a leading conservative publication, as well as to journalism […]

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Hate Comes to Orange County

| March 4, 2011 | 3 Comments
Hate Comes to Orange County

Anti-Muslim Protest in Yorba Linda Signals Growing Close-to-Home Hatred of Muslims ICNA Relief hosted a February 13, 2011 charity fundraising dinner in Yorba Linda, CA. ICNA (The Islamic Circle of North America) aimed to help raise money for women’s shelters and help relieve homelessness and hunger in the United States. The event was disrupted by […]

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Raheel Raza on “The Clash of Civilizations”

| January 12, 2011 | 2 Comments
Raheel Raza on “The Clash of Civilizations”

A recent evening with Raheel Raza, hosted by the Kehilla Academy in Los Angeles, opened the doors to a wonderful lecture on “The Clash of Civilizations” and lead to an interesting post lecture discussion with audience members. The “Clash of Civilizations” is a term made popular by the fateful events of September 11. And while […]

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D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero

| December 28, 2010 | 2 Comments
D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero

D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero In a defeating blow to comic book fans everywhere – who could before open the crisp colored pages of the newest issue and delve into a world far removed from politics and religion – D.C. Comics betrays a loyal audience by injecting a fat dripping […]

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Santa Banned From Minnesota Head Start Class to Avoid Offending Muslims

| December 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
Santa Banned From Minnesota Head Start Class to Avoid Offending Muslims

Santa Banned From Minnesota Head Start Class to Avoid Offending Muslims In yet another string of ridiculous measures designed to appease minorities, St. Peter’s has decided its Head Start classes won’t be getting a visit from Santa this year.  For the past four years, St. Peter’s seasonally employed Dennis Jackson to make half-hour appearances for […]

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The Arab Cocoon: Progress and Modernity in the Arab Societies

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Rating: 2/5 Stars Tarek Heggy’s The Arab Cocoon aims to examine the Arab mind and why the region is void of real progress and modernity. By evaluating the lack of modernity in Arab nations, Heggy poses key questions necessary for scholars and creative thinkers seeking to offer a remedy to an ongoing dilemma. Surprisingly, Heggy […]

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Ann Coulter: All Terrorists are Muslim

| November 20, 2010 | 0 Comments
Ann Coulter: All Terrorists are Muslim

In a recent interview with Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter goes on a rant about TSA security protocols.  While some of her points are valid, including one asking what extremes are we going to go to in order to identify a threat, there were other concerning comments that only support the growing hatred of all things […]

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Britz

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
Britz

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars A two part mini series airing on BBC in 2007, Britz takes on a divided plot line by telling the same story from two different points of view. One family, two siblings, and a completely unexpected turn of events. If you’re able to get a hold of this, I recommend checking it […]

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