Khalid Hussain (khalid_hussain) wrote,
Khalid Hussain

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Subota 26 Džumade-l-uhra 1438

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Saturn

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Abraham

The Sun is in 4 Aries (in my 7th house) A triangle with wings. (Symbol for 5 Aries from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 23Aqu50 (in my 6th house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 26, The Genii (al-jinn), letter Bā, The Subtle (Al-Laṭīf)

Lunar phase: Balsamic - Release (phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: Daughter of Stones in the West - White Buffalo Woman

In the early morning, the Moon will enter Pisces (in my 6th house). In the late morning, the Moon will transit my natal Jupiter (in my 6th house). About 5 minutes before podne (zuhr), Mars will enter my 9th house. About an hour after ikindija ('asr), the Moon will transit my natal Chiron (in my 6th house).

Taught this past morning, went to a meeting. Left campus in time to go to džuma. During the khutba, the imam made mention of "LGBT" and "gej" for the first time since I had been there. I could only understand fragments of what he said, but let's just say I don't think he was announcing a new LGBT ministry for the youth of the mosque. ;-) I do recall, however, that he said something along the lines of, "To nije normalno. (That's not normal.)"

I wondered what might have triggered his addressing this topic. Afterward it occurred to me that a video and news story had circulated a couple of weeks ago about a Bosnian and Serbian man who had emigrated to the U.S. and who had gotten married in St. Louis. Perhaps this stirred up feelings of looming social disorder or whatever within the Bosnian-American community.

I have definitely endured worse mentions of GLBT issues at mosques, such as after the time that an LGBT Muslim contingent marched in San Francisco Pride for the first time in the summer of 2001. ("That's worse than murder: haraam, haraam, haraam!")

After džuma I exchanged greetings with a man that I had met at the Bosnian-American conference this past September. His greeting was, "How are you, buddy?" I found that amusing.



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