Somewhere along the way we started going about Islam from the outside in, instead of the inside out

Yasmin Mogahed


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But I think in teaching Islam, there is a point where we went wrong. I think somewhere along the line, we turned Islam into a list of do's and don'ts into how Brahms and Halliwell's we teach our children about Hellfire before they can even pronounce a Rahman Rahim, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Sunday school becomes a place to teach you all the things that are haram to do and then all the punishments that you will be dealt when you do them. When someone converts, the very first thing that they're told is that now they need to change their name and stop celebrating Valentine's Day.

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Somewhere along the line, I think that we started going about Islam from the outside in instead of from the inside Out.