Why do we call Islam “Islam” instead of Muhammadanism?

We do not often question why things were given their particular names, because often they are of no significance… but today while browsing Wikipedia on pages about Baha’i faith, I came across a masters thesis written by a Canadian named Jonah Winters called Dying for God: Martyrdom in the Shii and Babi Religions. In the… Read More Why do we call Islam “Islam” instead of Muhammadanism?

The Saga of Frierk (alliterative verse)

Introduction: Thrust through fronded forests thrice Outside Utslag, Frierk fights Breaking beasts as cats to mice Skimming living from the ice! 1. A young king’s son Frierk was born Yet long before he learned to mourn His father, King, acquired scorn From jealous kin, his loyal-sworn. Frierk’s father’s body rode The quick’ning current of the… Read More The Saga of Frierk (alliterative verse)