The attack on Finsbury Park Mosque, the imam who has been hailed as a hero, fasting during a heatwave and more.
Monday saw a 47 year old father of four from Cardiff drive into a crowd of Muslims outside a London Mosque in a rented van. One person died and eleven were injured. The man who had interest in far right groups had recently voiced hatred for Muslims.
As the van driver was wrestled to the ground, the imam intervened to calm the situation.
Terrorist actions dominate the news. But daily life for many Muslims continues to be a struggle do to fasting for long hours in a heatwave. If fasting wasn't challenging enough, think of the estimated 148 million diabetic Muslims worldwide, according to the article, half of British diabetic Muslims fast. Guidelines for managing diabetes during Ramadan are available, other Muslim diabetics have come to the conclusion that Ramadan is about fasting from the fast.
Muslim women are also in the news this week. One article highlights the tradition of women only mosques in China.
According to the article women only mosques have come about through merging of the Chinese and Islamic traditions. The idea has come about through receiving the first Muslims in China as honoured guests and having a national culture of not barring women from public life.
Muslim women sporting pioneers have also been in the news. Dana Abdulkarim was teh first hijabi athlete to represent England- then teh first hijabi P.E. teacher. Salma Bi was teh first Muslim woman to play cricket for Worcestershire, Anisa Ansar plays cricket for both Hampshire and England.
Heroes, the hungry, Chinese, diabetic and athletic, it is clear there is no Muslim only many individual Muslims with their own interests, families and stories.
Could you be hospitable, share your interests and introduce them to your Father?