I greet you, invoking God’s peace and blessings upon you:
Friday’s are special for me because at the ISBCC I get to see the fabric of our community. One of my favorites is seeing our security staff early in the morning, smiling and greeting everyone who walks in. Br. Muhammad Ubai always asks me, “Did you get that 5 mile jog in today, brother Imam?” Second, but close, is getting hugs from Sr. Malika’s granddaughters, whose smiles bring so much light to my office.
*When I say marriage problem in this post I mean the problem of finding someone to marry.
Contrary to what many believe including myself (before this post), there is no Muslim marriage problem in America, Canada and the Western world. It’s a marriage problem. What do I mean? I mean it’s not exclusive to Muslims. The entire definition and status of marriage has dramatically changed. The economic and social factors surrounding marriage has also changed. Marriage was in many ways an economic vehicle to help communities grow and allow them to prosper. Now marriage is more or less a religious institution to maintain moral values. More
From CAIR Chicago:
On August 16, 2012, a Palestinian American man went to pay respects to his deceased father at Evergreen Cemetery and was horrified to see anti-Muslim hate graffiti on a number of Muslim graves. Evergreen Cemetery is home to at least 500 Muslim graves. Cemetery officials and the police have been notified. The cemetery is located at 3401 West 87th Street, Evergreen Park, IL 60805.
Of all the attributes of Ramadan, patience is one of them. We are patient during the day when we have no food. We are patient in night when we sleep less and pray more. Now we have to be patient with the onslaught of hate crimes and the increase in Islamophobia by our ignorant American neighbors.
Dates are when the incident occurred:
Khutbah I gave in Ramadan of how we as Muslims are eating too much during Ramadan when we break our fast causing us to gain weight and further increase obesity amongst the ummah.
May Allah (swt) make this project successful.
My personal thoughts is that youth in the Muslim world do not have the same love and inspiration for Islam the way Muslim youth of the non-Muslim world do. The Muslim youth of the entire world are all into the same things whether it’s sports, music, movies and the general pop culture. The Muslim scholars of the West like Imam Suhaib Webb, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi and many others have the oration skills and connection with not just the youth in the West but the youth in the East as well. I believe this is one way to help them by sending these types of scholars over there to teach them about Islam and balancing the modernity and identity.