Published December 15, 2009
Article , Contemporary Issues , Islam , Muslims , Society
Tags: american, american islam, community, convert, environment, Fiqh, Islam, jurisprudence, muslim
This is a pretty well written article by Dr. Musa Maguire on what people can mean when they say American Islam and how people view it, and in what respect it is being called ‘American’.
What is American Islam?
By Dr Musa Maguire
Director of Community Relations, MA’RUF
There is a lot of talk and enthusiasm these days about “American Islam”. As Muslim communities take root in the United States and confront unprecedented social, political, and cultural realities, we are faced with difficult decisions about how to define our identity and practice our faith in this land. Despite its popularity, however, the exact definition of American Islam remains unclear.
In this discussion, it is fair to say that there are two absolutes. Continue reading ‘What is American Islam? by Dr. Musa Maguire’
Published September 14, 2009
Community Events , Reminder , Society
Tags: charity, drive, fitr, halfdate, needy, poor, ramadan, sadaqa, zakat
Ramadan is almost over but not over. So use these last few days and give sadaqa for the sake of Allah. Half Date has some awesome Sadaqa drive that you can contribute to.
DateDrive of Ramadan 1430/Sept 2009
Alhamdulillah, this is the 2nd Ramadan for HalfDate. Last year, HalfDaters helped to raise over $20,000 and have completed several projects, see this article. This year, we will have a productivity race among supporters of different projects, because Ramadan is a month of productivity, not laziness.
So, this drive will include:
- A productivity training for you, click here
- Volunteer for this drive, just pick the days you want to volunteer, click here
- A productivity race among non-profit projects (each week only those projects that met certain goals will be advanced to the next round, the finalists will get special prize, inshaAllah)
Published October 30, 2008
Dawah , Islam , Muslims , Society , Uncategorized , Video
Tags: american, american muslim, Dawah, Islam, muslim, muslim american, outreach
asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah,
masha’Allah this has got to be one of the best da’wah/outreach videos I’ve seen.
So say you were in this situation and you do everything is man does, but after you’re done praying, people start coming up to you and talking. What do you say?
Another reason to take this course: How to Give Shahaada in Ten Minutes
I think every muslim that lives int he West needs to take this course and implement this in his life.
Published October 28, 2008
Islam , Muslims , Society , Video
Tags: adhaan, azan, madina. masjid, madinah, medina, medinah, nabawi, prophet, prophet's mosque
asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah,
One of the most popular posts on this blog is the picture story on Hajj back in 1953:
How was it Making the Hajj Pilgrimage back in 1953?
Now for something just as old, but this time in a video. This is video been posted around the net for a while. It has been dated by some as 1952-1953 or 1373 AH, but looks like 1373 AH corresponds to 1953/1954 depending on the exact time of that year. And if it’s correct date is 1952 or 1953 then the Hijri date would be anywhere between 1371-1373 AH.
Notice the high pitched voice of the person making the adhaan. Masha’Allah just beautiful.
Makes you want to walk down someone else’s memory lane.
asSalaam’alaykum wa Rahmatullah
Here is an awesome heartfelt article by popular Muslim comedian Azhar Usman on his thoughts about Black-American Muslims and the passing of Imam WD Muhammad.
I strongly recommend everyone to read this article.
This was sent to me by a friend and he first saw it here : http://rickshawdiaries.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/be-the-brothers-and-sisters/
The article is reproduced below. (please comment on above website)
Here is a picture story by SaqibSaab on the funeral of the Imam: http://www.saqibsaab.com/2008/09/12/thoughts-after-attending-the-janazah-of-imam-w-d-mohammed/
Continue reading ‘Be the Brothers and Sisters no one expects us to be……’
(Gruesome Picture. Do not proceed if you can’t stand bloody images!)
Published May 13, 2007
Community Events , Contemplate , Current Events , Dawah , Death , Friends , Grave , Heart Softener , Hereafter , Islam , Lecture , MSA , Muslims , Reminder , Society , Video , Youth
asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,
Mad props to Belal from LeechOn Films for recording and producing this and putting it up on YouTube. And not to forget the Rutgers MSA who put this event on back on March 24th. I don’t have to say much else but read this first and then of you haven’t watched the previous video, watch it. And then insha’Allah watch the following videos-
Part 1 -Opening Recittation
Part 2 – The Fitrah
Part 3 – Introduction
Part 4 – The Beginnings
Part 5 – Death Coming
Part 6 – Redemption
Part 7 – Sense
Part 8 – Destination