Ramadan Talk

I was asked to write a text for an interreligious Iftar last week. That´s why it´s exceptionally in german. So this blog can be finally be called trilingual. (Maybe I could add some other languages…). It´s actually not the version I presented at that evening but closer to the original one. (The text was edited a few times to fit into the framework of the event.)

Warum fasten Muslime?
Eine vielgestellte Frage.
Eine Vielzahl von Antworten. … More Ramadan Talk

A Confrontation With Death

Loss is a part of life. People lose children, a spouse, a sibling, a relative or a friend. But looking at the regions where war and destructions rules and death could reach you every moment, from any direction many are losing their parents, their spouse, a lot of friends, their siblings, their relatives and their children. It´s a genocide. There have been many before. But it is spreading and the dimensions become bigger. It´s the death of humanity And I mean it like I say. Because what is happening right now primarily shows us one: It´s not long anymore until Yaumil Qiamah (the judgement day) is coming.
To use the winter break for something useful I went to the Juma´ah prayer with my parents after a long time. The topic of the Khutbah (the talk the Imam gives before the prayer) was the signs of Yaumil Qiamah coming closer considering the actual circumstances. … More A Confrontation With Death

Liburan silaturahim di tempat keluarga jerman

Papaku orang jerman mualaf. Dia satu2 nya dari keluarga jerman yg beragama Islam, mungkin bisa di bilang satu2nya yang beragama.

Jadi kami liburan di tempat Tante yang tinggal dekat Nordsee, laut utara jerman. Dia tinggal berdua bersama anak satu2nya, sepupu ku. Terutama kita mau berkunjung ke tempat mereka karena udah lama ga ketemu, sekitar 4 tahun.
Dan sebagai Muslim kita kan wajib untuk memperkuat tali silaturahmi, terutama dengan saudara walaupun mereka tidak Muslim. Dan ini pertama kali tante dan sepupu melihat Mama dan aku memakai hijab. … More Liburan silaturahim di tempat keluarga jerman