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      Popping The Marks

      Michael Muhammad Knight has written eight fiction and nonfiction books.

      By Michael Muhammad Knight Oct 7, 2014

      Eid for Ishmael

      The central historical figure in both Eid al Adha and the hajj is Abraham. The Qur'an does not name the son marked for sacrifice, but Muslim interpretive tradition has favored Ishmael, rather than Isaac, the intended sacrifice in the Biblical version.

      By Michael Muhammad Knight Oct 7, 2014
      By Michael Muhammad Knight Jul 10, 2013

      Ramadan for the Unsure

      Now it's Ramadan, the month during which Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for 30 days and celebrate the revelation of the Qur'an. There are times when I can get into the mystery of god, yes. But I don't always place stock in the idea that my Qur'an provid…

      By Michael Muhammad Knight Jul 10, 2013
      By Michael Muhammad Knight Nov 13, 2012

      Queering the Qur’an

      Al-Kisa'i al-Kufi is the man who gave us one of the seven canonical readings of the Qur'an in Sunni Islam. He devoted his life to knowing and teaching the Qur'an. Along the way, he apparently fucked dudes. The lips that he used to recite divine scripture…

      By Michael Muhammad Knight Nov 13, 2012