Muslims relieved and bewildered after Albuqerque murders case arrest

A prayer vigil at the Islamic Center of New Mexico after the arrest of Muhammad Syed, a suspect in the recent murders of Muslim men in Albuquerque.“We’re all Sunni and Shia here,” Aldhilemi added, gesturing at the entire restaurant. “But this guy … he’s not Shia. He’s not Sunni. He’s like people who don’t have brains.”

Meanwhile, Albuquerque’s Muslim community – Sunnis and Shias alike – stood together again on the first Friday since Syed’s arrest, shoulder to shoulder, as the civic plaza reverberated with the weekly call to prayer. more: theguardian

 

How I Wrestled My Way to Islam

(22:46) It is not eyes that are blinded but blinded are the hearts which are within the breasts”…. the hearts …. blind” have been used in the metaphorical and not in the literal sense. Since the heart is regarded as the centre of mental and moral qualities, these words have been used to imply that their obduracy has inhibited them from feeling and acting rationally.