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Why weren’t we as angry and vocal with the death of Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein

Why weren’t we as angry and vocal with the death of Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein

A young American Somali Muslim boy who led prayers at his local Mosque was hit by a car and ran over by a hateful murderer. His name was Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein. He died because he was a Muslim. He was fifteen years old and was the son of an assistant Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City. When he died he was leaving the mosque. This happened in December 2014, yet we were not as outraged as we were with the recent tragic deaths in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Why is that? More

While Many Were Talking About Abu Eesa This Was Happening

While Many Were Talking About Abu Eesa This Was Happening

Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah invited over 250 Muslim scholars and leaders from around the world for a meeting entitled “Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies” in Abu Dhabi. There were scholars from all different backgrounds: sunni, shia, salafi, sufi, etc. They came from all different parts of the world from Morocco to Afghanistan, from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia. Ed Husain wrote a good piece about it here:
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Science: The bikini gives women the power to change men’s perception of them to an object

And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed. (Quran: Surah 24, Ayah 31)

Where are the condemnations for these crimes from Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Atheists, etc.?

Where are the condemnations for these crimes from Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Atheists, etc.?

Often when a Muslim commits a criminal act is expected for all Muslim organizations, Muslim groups and Mosques to condemn the actions of the Muslim criminal. I find this really sad and dumb.  No Muslim is responsible for the criminal acts of another Muslim.  No Muslim should have to apologize for another Muslim’s criminal act. We still do it many times over and over. With the recent murder committed by two Muslims in the UK, every major Muslim organization issued statements condemning it. Popular Muslim figures released videos condemning it. Yet it is often stated by some, “where are the Muslim condemnations?”. So with that said, I am asking where are the condemnations for these crimes? More

Study: Happy people are busy and don’t watch much TV, depressed people are rushed, have free time and watch a lot of TV

Study: Happy people are busy and don’t watch much TV, depressed people are rushed, have free time and watch a lot of TV

University of Maryland Sociologist, John P. Robinson, conducted a study for over 40 years measuring the happiness of people based on time.  The results were fascinating.  He found that people who felt rushed were not happy. The happiest people never feel rush and they don’t have any free time. Those who have free time are unhappy.  He also found that those who watch a lot of TV are also unhappy.

This is very interesting because one would expect those who have free time would be happy, but it was the actual opposite.  This makes sense because happy people always have something to do and had a schedule but also were not rushed.  They had structure.  Whereas those who were depressed and not happy felt rushed, had free time, and watched more TV. The conclusion from the radio interview by John P. Robinson was “Don’t hurry, be happy.”

Source: WAMU Radio Interview

“Islam is evil. Muslims are terrorists. The Muslim world is violent and barbaric. There is no freedom in Islam.”

“Islam is evil. Muslims are terrorists. The Muslim world is violent and barbaric. There is no freedom in Islam.”

There is no compulsion in religion. The correct way (the truth) is clearly distinct from the falsehood, thus whoever disbelieves in the false deities and believes in God he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle, which shall not break off, and God is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Qur’an, Surah Baqarah, Ayah 256)

The statements in the title are a general summary of what many say when leaving Islam. Almost every person who leaves Islam that I have met and spoken to or heard their story they all cite the same general principle: “Islam and Muslims are horrible. Sunnis and Shia kill each other. They blow themselves up. They kill people for leaving Islam. They suppress their women. They don’t educate girls. They hate Jews and Christians. They wage Jihad wherever they go against anyone who doesn’t believe in Islam, etc.” and the list goes on.  I will share my personal thoughts on how I react to these statements.  I myself think about this and look at how some Muslims are.  I hope it benefits those who are having trouble dealing with Islam and thoughts on leaving Islam. More

Bill Gates, Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Bill Gates, Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Bill Gates sitting with Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf speaking to Bill Gates about Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, “You are trying to eliminate diseases of the body with vaccines and my teacher is trying to eliminate diseases of ignorance with the vaccines of ideas!”

Source: Nisar Ahmad’s Facebook Photo

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