Sunday, April 20, 2008

Jews For Salaam by Imam Warith-Deen Umar

This book looks pretty good. I ordered it and Insha Allah will do a review on it after I've finished read it.
You can go to the following link where you can learn more about the book and read sample pages:


Anonymous said...

hey salaam sis, i came across your blog a few days ago and as a palestinian I must say i found it intriguing. i have a question, don't you think it kinda unrealistic to talk about closing the gaps between muslims and jews? i mean a lot of people from both faiths believe that the blood history dates back to the time of the prophet pbuh and any piece talks are in vain.. I know there are those who believe otherwise, but do they really have an influence?
(my first post didn't appear so i am guessing that maybe you have the moderate comments feature enabled, in case it is please ignore this one)

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Sis Anonymous:

Didn't receive the first comment, but am happy that this one came through!

Those who believe otherwise, do they have influence? Well, I think that if there are enough of us, we will have influence, Insha Allah. Many Muslims and Jews pray for peace. As you know, Jimmy Carter is over there now, and some think he's a nut. But the world needs more people like him. Nothing will ever change without dialogue.

I think of John Lennon's song "Imagine".

Songs, books, blogs, etc. Those for peace and dialogue need to keep talking.

Who, for example, ever thought there would be peace in Ireland between the Catholics and Protestants? It IS possible! We just have to keep at it. Allahu Alim - we may not see it in our lifetime, but we must try. We cannot stand back and do/say nothing.

It's not so much about the gap between Muslims and Jews, I think, but rather a gap exists between some Israelis and some Palestinians - all due to Zionism.

Stick around sis; I'm sure the Zionists will pick up this post through search engines. Alhamdulillah, they have been respectful so far, so I welcome their comments. They have interesting feedback and I welcome their voices.

Please visit here often :)

Anonymous said...

I wish that's the case, after all we are all humans and about time we start looking at each other as such.. I will keep visiting inshallah.

Avi said...

Safiyyah, I don't understand why you have left Judaism for another faith. It makes me so sad. I just want to cry when I think about your ancestors who (if you are Ashkenazit, as I am assuming) who gave their lives rather than convert to Xianity. I feel sorry for you, that you never had the chance the discover the richness of Torah and Judaism.

I have created a new blog ( dedicated to bringing lost Jews back to Judaism. It is mostly meant for those lost in Christianity but I hope that you will stop by. May the Pesach season bode a good time for you to reconnect with your heritage.

Kol Yisrael areivim ze laze. All of Israel are brothers to one another.

Your brother in Israel,


Happy Muslim Mama said...

Assalam-aliakam Sis Safiyyah,
what an interesting book, I read the first few pages. I'm looking forward to your review insh'Allah.

You're right about the Catholics and Protestants in Ireland. At the height of the troubles who would have thought it could ever be resolved, especially after so much hate and so many people died. But look now.

Sooner or later people will be sick of burying their children, and the will to end the animosity between Muslims and Jews may overcome.

Amina said...

book looks good...really amazing, you could say lot about for sure...ever though to write own memoirs? I am so amazed with your journey, and like most people would love to know more.

Big Sis said...

Salam wa alaykum sis,

I look forward to your review on this book and inshallah I will try to get a copy!