Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Schools and Islam

This article poses a good question. How is Islam presented in schools?

We Are The World

We defintely need to train more Muslims to interact with people of other faiths better.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Islam=Planet of the Arabs

Many people still believe that Islam is reflected in the Arab tribalistic behavior. We need to remind ourselves and others that not all Arabs are Muslims and that the Majority of Muslims are Not Arabs. I still have much love for my Arab brothers and sisters though.

Imam Siraj Wahaj

Imam Siraj Wahaj appears to be one of the voices of Muslim Americans and Islam in America. Along with other Imams like Hamza Yusef, Zaid Shakir, and a few others they offer our unique flavor of Islam. Yes there are different flavors of Islam. Look at how Islam in Gulf is different than North Africa, India, Turkey, Asia, and other parts of Africa. They are all valid, so our flavor would be no less valid. Takbeer!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another Headscarf Hub Bub

Another sister dealing with headscarf drama from the man!

El Haj Congressman Ellison

Congressman Ellison can now add El Haj to his list titles and accomplishments.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Islamic Schools

It feels my heart with joy to hear of new Islamic Schools being opened. However, it is very important that the schools emphasize the academic curriculum as much as the Islamic studies. Otherwise, the students will be at a disadvantage when they compete for jobs and scholarships.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I am not trying to gloat, but the writing is on the wall. It appears in the global banking crisis "Islamic Banks are largely isolated". I'm just saying.

Muslim Chaplin at the Home of the Blue Devils

This could not have been easy. Especially, in the bible belt.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Muslims Feeding the Needy

Normally, I dislike dialouges at Christmas time when other religions, especially Islam, are highlighted to show how much they have in common with Christianity & Christmas and how non-foreign they really are. This article does a decent job of show a balance image of Islam against the "see how much it is like Christianity" tone of the article.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Black Mosque of Las Vegas

I don't like the whole Black Mosque, Arab Mosque, Pakistani or Bosinian Mosque thing that goes on, but here is an interesting article.

Virtual Muslims

When you saw Virtual Muslims you probably thought of the Samir or Myriam the dresses like a Brent or Becky. That isn't the case. Some enterprising brothers and sisters have a created a Muslim version of Second Life.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Too Hot In The Kitchen

These four Putzes decided to name their band the "Muslims". What they didn't count on was all of the "complications" that come with being a Muslim in America. Then again they may have used it as a publicity stunt. Yeah, being a Muslim in this society isn't as easy as you thought!

New Day

Now that Mr. Obama is calling the shots, he says that he wants to reach out to the Muslim world. Cautiously optimistic.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sunni Shia Debate 2009

The article isn't in Time (the picture fit this post), but the article addresses some points that are lost to some Non-Muslims and Muslims alike.

No Respect for the Dead

Apparently some people have no line that they won't cross. The upside to this story is that this is something that they will have to truly account for in the grave or in the next life.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Extreme Makeover "Saudi Style"

Word on the street is that the area around the Kabaa is getting a makeover Saudi style; to include luxury hotels and skyscrapers. Is this really what was missing from the area around the Kabba?Luxury hotels and skyscrapers? Really??

Islam Trumps Everything Else

If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, then you know that one of my pet peeves is the mistreatment of women. Another pet peeve is the mistreatment of women and then trying to use Islam to justify it or following tribalistic customs that CAN NOT SUPER CEDE ISLAM. Rape and murder? I pose this question to anyone who believes in honor killings. Where is rape justified in the Qu'ran or hadeeth? Show me!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Everybody Loves Obama

Contrary to popular belief, Barack Obama is not a Muslim. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. He is who who is and that's fine. The problem is that I feel that any people especially Muslims are pinning their hopes and desires on someone who is not only not Muslim,b but goes out of his way to disassociate with Muslims. Give him time, then we will learn who he is as a person. he can be a descent person and not be Muslim. Give him time.

There is None Like the Qu'ran

Every few years a story like this pops up trying to shake or distort the foundations upon which Islam rests. These attempts (are in my humble opinion) an attempt to create an inconsistency in Islam, like those exist in other religions. The problem with this is twofold. Allah says in the Qu'ran itself that this is what people would try to do. 2-When you have people who lack the con textural nature of the written from the benefit of practicing Islam and obtain knowledge at least to that of one of the four Imams who headed the schools of thought, then they enter deficient of the requisite skills necessary to speak with any measure of insight beyond the superficial. Incidentally, that is who they will sway. Those with a superficial understanding of Islam and their ilk.

Friday, January 16, 2009

UN Polled in Muslims Countries

A poll of 7 predominately Muslim countries reveals what many think of the shadiest global organization U.N. For my two cents, I say that they are as weak as water and power within the organization is not distributed equatably

Muslim Comic Prospering

The Muslim comic "The 99" appears to be carving out a niche for itself.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Respecting the Vote

It seems that the Muslim Vote is finally gaining some respect. In Georgia anyway. Alhamdullah!

5 Fingering From Allah????

The fear in the face of this putz is because he and some of his compadres decided to use the collections box and various Islamic Centers as their personal ATM. Forget the fact that you are about to get some serious sessions of bullpen therapy, and learn why they call him ching-a-ling. You stole from Allah! From Allah!!! You should running to the door of Towbah like a Jamacian sprinter.

Seriously, who steals from Allah???

New Rules To The Game

Not to perpetuate the innate paranoia that many Muslims already have, but here is part of the new policy that the FBI is reportedly applying to investigate Muslims that they consider suspect.

"The revised guidelines going into effect Monday will allow agents to use undercover sources to gather information, interview people without identifying themselves and spy on suspects without evidence of wrongdoing. "

Not that I have anything to hide, but this makes you want to go the masjid and stick to the three S' (Salaams, Salaat, and See you later). No conversations. You don't know what type of deal someone may be trying to work themselves through with the feds, and they could fabricate some thing on you for their benefit. If sounds paranoid, refer to the afore mentioned innate paranoia and to the fact that many "fellow Muslims" appear to have been doing this in Afghanistan and Iraq. So in the words of the Wu-Tang Clan, protect your neck!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Where Did They Pull This From?

Apparently, there is documentary that gives that impression that American Muslims are accepted in American society. I think that this is a severe misconception. We are hunted in the streets, but we are not truly accepted. Born or nationalized, Muslim Americans are often unfairly treated as unwelcome house guests that are relatives that you don't particularly care for.

A Smile and A Salaam

There seems to be some debate about how to greet a non-Muslim. I thought that this settles centuries ago. I have read various hadeeth concerning this topic, but because I can't quote them verbatim, I won't quote them. One thing that I defintely wouldn't recommend is to take advise from the guy in the article, whom I believe to be a non-Muslim.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Brother Michael?

Word on the street is that MJ has taken shahadah. Seriously! I know what you're thinking, but remember that Allah makes Muslims not men. I will leave it at that.

Yes! Seriously!


If Muslimeenas learned their rights given by Allah through the shariah, this would not be an issue. Fathers, teach your daughters their rights. I would also suggest working on your left hook. Last but not least, learn how to cook a boiling pot of grits. If he wants to act the fool, dump that pot of grits on him, and ask Allah for forgiveness. If you do that enough, he will learn to keep his hands to himself or gain a serious fear of grits!

Longtime Coming

I was not surprised to read this. I think that this is a long time coming. The last time that I checked thievery was not a laudable quality for Muslims. What is needed is one GOOD stomping out to end this Pirates of the Caribbean nonsense. ONE GOOD STOMPING!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Pain and Prejudice

Reading this story will probably anger you initially, but upon further contemplation the it becomes easier to understand his point of view. I felt this is largely a mechanism to deal with the death of his son who was on the USS Cole when it was attacked. The attackers were Muslim, so he equates attacking Islam/Muslims with avenging his son. This should be a lesson to all of us that our actions as Muslims not only reflect on ourselves and our familiies, but also the larger Muslim community. Also, we are suppose to try to avoid doing things which will cause them to speak recklessly about Allah (SWT), the Prophet (pbuh), and Islam.

Talking It Out

Sometimes talking it out can resolve a lot of tension. What we as an Ummah need to learn is the difference between talking, shouting, dialogue, debating, and arguing. We don't have to argue, but this shows that we don't have to be disagreeable either.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

You're Not Paranoid. You're Being Watched

The FBI have Arizona Muslims on lock! Whether they know it or not. Read this and be enlightened. It is a shame that you can't partake in activities that other Americans do for fear of being placed on a terrorist watch list and having your life turned upside down.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Monkey Business Going on in Henrico County

The short version. A muslim community grows. Buys land to build mosque. Land is mystreously rezoned to residential. Longer version. This is what the community in Richmond Virginia has been facing. I wonder if this is the standard reaction from the stop muslims from growing local government playbook? We as a community faced a very similar situation that dragged on for a long while. Allah is with the patient!

Top Islamic Websites

Here is a list of the top Islamic webistes.

President Bush Sucker Punches Saudi Arabia

I had to laugh when I read this. Not because I agree or disagree with it, but because of the context. President Bush gave a speech at an U.N. inter-faith event sponsored by his close buddies from Saudi Arabia, and promptly began condemning Saudi Arabia's outlawing of apostasy or people changing their religion. He said that it is a human right. I wonder if they saw this coming. I guess that there want be any other slow walks hand in hand into the sunset anytime soon.

Looking a little too jealous?

He is actually listening to him.

Got breath mints?
Now what part of the game is this?
This is getting a little too Ozish for me!

I have to agree that it is a human right. If it were not then I would be more difficult to convert to Islam. What I have found in practice is that people generally only like it when you convert to their religion (the Qu'ran refers to this), but it is to Allah that we all answer for ourselves!

This Doll is Freaking Non-Muslims Out

This doll has made the news because it is believed to say that "Islam is the Light!". Check the video here and judge for yourself. In all honesty, if I had a daughter and I bought her a doll that said some religious message other than an Islamic one, I'd be more than a little upset. I doubt that it would make the news though.

Shariah Banking Scares and Intrigues the West

The benefits of Shariah compliant banking are being to appeal to the West. They had to be near bankruptcy to admit it. What they fear is that it came from Islam. The problem may actually be that if the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was correct when he revealed this, then the rest of his revelation may be correct also.