Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha

Overview In Arabic, Eid means festival and Adha means sacrifice. Eid al-Adha is the “Feast of Sacrifice” and is considered to be the holiest Islamic holiday of the year. It begins during the last month of the Islamic Calendar, on the 10th day of Duhl-Hijjah, at the...
Finding Inspiration In Our Differences…

Finding Inspiration In Our Differences…

  The year 2020 brought us a global pandemic. Social distancing has created fear and isolation among many people for many months. I’ve found hope in John Kiser’s transformational book The Monks of Tibhirine, an inspiring true story that was retold in the 2010...

From Music to History, This Teacher Does It All

This week our blog is hosting one of the 2019 Abdelkader Prize for Educators winners, Jennifer Larson from Decorah, IA. In this post, she will explain how she implemented Abdelkader into her lesson plans for her students and its impact on her classroom....

Emulating Emir Abdelkader’s Actions Today

Written by Reem Esseghir   The story of Emir Abdelkader is one of courage, humility, and justice. One of the greatest examples of justice seen in his lifetime is during the Emir’s time in Damascus, Syria in the late 1800s. During this time, the Christians of...

A Word From An Educator…

October 13, 2019 Christina Cone This week our blog is hosting one of the 2019 Abdelkader Prize for Educators winners, Christina Cone from New York. In this post, she will explain how she implemented Abdelkader into her lesson plans for her students and its impact on...

Tolerance: Drawing inspiration from the Emir in the modern world

“If you think God is what the different communities believe – the Muslims, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, polytheists, and others – He is that, but also more. If you think and believe what the prophets, saints, and angels profess – He is that, but He is still more....