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      Michael Muhammad Knight

      Michael Muhammad Knight

      Michael Muhammad Knight is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction.

      By Michael Muhammad Knight Oct 8, 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 8, 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 Feb 13, 2013

      Lifting Up My Skirt

      Last week, after I wrote on "Lift Up Your Skirt," Lord Jamar's homophobic diss track against Kanye West, Five Percenters started bombing me on Facebook and Twitter. Over the course of being harassed by internet gods, I faced the notion that I am exiled fr…

      By Michael Muhammad Knight Feb 13, 2013