from Shane's Muslim Connect
Please see the special note at the bottom of today’s email regarding the end of this summer’s giving campaign.
Do you ever open Muslim Connect, make a face and wonder, “What’s he gonna ask me to do this week?” I’m sorry, but I sort of hope you do! Last week I asked you to trade away your whole life, move to Pakistan and take some friends with you. This week is a little easier.
I want you to laugh. Although you may also wince a bit, hopefully you’ll laugh.
My new favorite comic is called “Yes, I’m Hot in This.” It’s created by Huda Fahmy, a Muslim woman from Houston who grew up in Detroit. Huda describes it as, “A webcomic about the musings of a slightly sweaty Muslim-American woman.”
Yes, it’s culturally instructive. Surprisingly, it’s also hilarious. Huda draws the comics for both Muslims and non-Muslims, poking fun at both sets of people. Of course, humor is very personal, but Huda’s works for me. Both in the laughing and the stinging.
She shares more than once her displeasure at being asked where she’s from. I’ve challenged you and anyone who’ll slow down to listen to ask that very question. I still have much to learn!
We need to hear from Muslims what it’s like to be a Muslim. All the better when you can do that with a smile or a bit of a wince. If you have two moments, share a favorite in the comments.
For three weeks each summer, I invite the Muslim Connect tribe to help this effort go forward by giving a financial gift. Many have already taken this chance to say both “Thanks” and “Go get ‘em!” I'm very grateful for each gift.
If you’ve found value in Muslim Connect, I welcome you to join those who've given. When you do, you’ll get a copy of the brand new, “Ten Things Christians Should Know About Muslims” pdf. I’m crazy excited about the content and layout of this new piece. It’s designed to shake things up a bit and would look great in your church bulletin.
Click here to help Muslim Connect go forward and get the new “Ten Things” pdf. Thank you.