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3 years ago  ::  Jul 26, 2011 - 7:54AM #1
Andrewbowen
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Hello everyone,

My name is Andrew Bowen, creator of Project Conversion. Project Conversion is a year-long journey in which I adopt (as fully as possible) and immerse myself in one religion, each month, for all of 2011. The blog is featured here on BeliefNet.

Each month I ask for the help and involvment of those in each faith community. For August, I will belong to Islam and thus will participate during Ramadan. I invite you all to follow along my journey and to share your experiences as Muslims. Project Conversion also has a very warm and dynamic Facebook page where we talk about any and all issues/practices/beliefs within the faith. Your participation there would be awesome.

Thanks for giving me a few moments of your time. If you have any questions, please email me at abowen@projectconversion.com

Peace,

Andrew Bowen
www.projectconversion.com
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3 years ago  ::  Jul 31, 2011 - 3:10PM #2
BDboy
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I am encouraged to learn about your project. Sounds like fun to me.


I wish you all the best. If you need any information, feel free to ask.


 


I am going to offer you a link to a previous disucussions on basics of Islam, please click here to read about it.


 


Also You can read the following books.


 


Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America [Paperback]


Jeffrey Lang (Author)

 

 


Ramadan [Hardcover]


Suhaib Hamid Ghazi  (Author), Omar Rayyan (Illustrator)

 

May peace be unto you.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 31, 2011 - 8:28PM #3
Andrewbowen
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Thank you for commenting and the information about Islam! Hope to hear more from you soon.


Peace,


 


Andrew Bowen

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 31, 2011 - 9:24PM #4
UU_Monk
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I'll be doing Ramadan as well, to see what it has to teach.  


Blogging at unitarianramadan.blogsp​ot.com/ 


Thanks for sharing!


 - Evan 
Unitarian Universalist  

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 13, 2011 - 11:09AM #5
Ceren
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Andrew, are you going to Taraweeh prayers?


Also, there are some free online "Ramadan" courses done by great people (one of my favorites, Sh. Faraz Rabbani) that are short enough to not get you bored!


All the best and have a blessed Ramdan!


Ceren

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 14, 2011 - 12:57PM #6
Andrewbowen
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I am attending taraweeh when I can. Wonderful experience!

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 22, 2011 - 12:40AM #7
Ceren
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Aug 14, 2011 -- 12:57PM, Andrewbowen wrote:


I am attending taraweeh when I can. Wonderful experience!




I don't know if you know this, but there are different "styles" (qira'at)  of recitation with different rules. The most common is hafs.


So... 2 years ago in my mosque they hired an Imam that recited warsh... poor guy, everyone was "correcting" him while he was reciting while in reality he was very correctly reciting warsh! I think that by the third day they announced before taraweeh started that the Imam was reciting in warsh so then everyone shut up :)

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 22, 2011 - 10:53AM #8
Andrewbowen
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Thank you for that! I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in the process and ritual of things, that we forget that sincerity is the most important aspect.


Andrew Bowen

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