Monday, 25 October 2010

Lauren Booth Converts to Islam

According to the Guardian (24 October 2010), Tony Blair's sister-in-law, Lauren Booth has converted to Islam:

"Journalist and broadcaster Lauren Booth, 43 – Cherie Blair's sister – now wears a hijab whenever she leaves her home, prays five times a day and visits her local mosque whenever she can.

She decided to become a Muslim six weeks ago after visiting the shrine of Fatima al-Masumeh in the city of Qom.

"It was a Tuesday evening and I sat down and felt this shot of spiritual morphine, just absolute bliss and joy," she said in an interview today.

When she returned to Britain, she decided to convert immediately."

Read the full article here.

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Lauren Booth: I'm now a Muslim. Why all the shock and horror? (Guardian, 3 November 2010)

Friday, 22 October 2010

PBS Documentary: Muhammad

A beautiful documentary created for PBS by Michael Schwarz of Kikim Media and Michael Wolfe and Alex Kronemer of Unity Productions Foundation. Includes interviews with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Karen Armstrong.