Pamela K. Taylor

Stories by Pamela K. Taylor

Blessed Personally, Professionally and Spiritually

Life is good. That about sums it up. There are many ways in which life can be good, and I … Continued

Words for the Week — on Life

I have always been touched by this affirmation that God does not burden us beyond what we can bear and … Continued

Falwell’s legacy

While it’s not nice to speak ill of the dead, I have to say that Jerry Falwell was one of … Continued

Words for the Week — Jesus in the Qur’an

In keeping with the theme of the week, here is the story of Jesus as found in the Qur’an. The … Continued

Words for the Week — Serving Others is Serving God

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah, who said that the Messenger of Allah said: Allah (mighty and sublime be He) … Continued

Don’t Second Guess God

It’s only natural to ask questions like why would God, especially a merciful, loving God, allow this or that horrible … Continued

Ignorance of the Faith, Tolerance for the Faithful

Ignorance about faiths other than Christianity runs deep in America. In fact, in my experience most people are ignorant about … Continued

words for the week — on adultery and forgiveness

Since the topic of adultery has come up on the thread with forgiveness, here are two examples of forgiveness in … Continued

Making Amends More than Lip Service

The other day, two of my children got into a fight. They called each other a few names, which led … Continued

Words for the Week — On Jihad

Given the topic, and the current popularity of equating Jihad with war, I thought it might be good to see … Continued

Terrorists Ignore Principles of Islam

Before I answer this week’s question, let me be very clear: This question is exceptionally offensive and borders on religious … Continued

Words for the Week– God’s Forgiveness

With the forum discussing what it means to apologize and to ask for forgiveness, I thought it would be timely … Continued

In Times of Tragedy

Muslims have a prayer they say when they hear of a death: inna lillahi, wa inna ilahi rajiun — To … Continued

Asking the Wrong Question

Before I answer this week’s question, let me be very clear: This question is exceptionally offensive and borders on religious … Continued

Words for the Week — Parents

As we’ve just returned from spring break with my parents, this selection from the 17th chapter of the Qur’an, Surah … Continued

Many Paths Lead to the Divine

As a believer, my fundamental aim is a life in resonance with the Divine, a life in concord with the … Continued

Words for the Week

I have decided that once a week, on Monday mornings, I’ll be posting selections from the Qur’an and the hadith … Continued

A Different View of Jesus

If the body of Jesus was located, without any doubt as to the identity, my opinions of Christianity would not … Continued

Mawlid un Nabi

Today is the birthday of Prophet Muhammad and also the anniversary of his death. Muslims all over the world celebrated … Continued

Double Standards, Misinformation, and Vitriol

The American media is falling down on the job when it comes to reporting on Muslim communities both here in … Continued