Why I Am Against Getting Muslim Holidays Recognized On Public School Calendars

Why I Am Against Getting Muslim Holidays Recognized On Public School Calendars

I am Muslim. I am American. I am proud to be both. I am proud to be born in America and educated in the American public school system. One of the more positive memories of my younger days in school was being able to tell my friends and teachers I won’t be coming to school on Eid-ul-Adha and Eid-ul-Fitr. Even some of my friends would joke, “I’m also mooz-lum, I have that holiday too. I won’t be in school.” More

We Need More Shows Like MBC’s Omar

We Need More Shows Like MBC’s Omar

I recently finished watching the 30-part television series on the second Caliph of Islam, Amir-ul-Mumineen, Umar ibn al-Khattab.  I was hesitant in watching it as I was scared of their portrayal and representation of the sahaba.  After watching the entire series I am overwhelmed with joy, happiness, excitement and sadness all at the same time.  It was joyous seeing what I read in the seerah come to life.  It was happiness seeing hadith play right in front of me.  It was excitement to see the spread of Islam throughout Arabia and beyond.  It was sadness to see the deaths of the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and the Companions of the Prophet (may Allah be pleased with them all). More

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad Releases Nursery Rhyme Book for Children: “Montmorency’s Book of Rhymes”

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad Releases Nursery Rhyme Book for Children: “Montmorency’s Book of Rhymes”

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (T.J. Winter) has written a book called, “Montmorency’s Book of Rhymes” for children based on Islam. It’s selling for $22.95 at Kinza Acadmey and Firdous Books.

Join dear Montmorency as he indulges his sweet tooth, the Pasha of Salonica whose family fears for his health, Aisha Featherstone-Pugh who is having trouble with her ablutions, and the Masjid Mouse from Merry Lane who never forgets his prayers in a delightful collection of rhymes relayed in the style of the classics.

Using rich and vibrant language, T.J. Winter (Abdal Hakim Murad) transports us to a fabulous world of unforgettable characters while Anne Yvonne Gilbert brings the rhymes to life through her heartwarming illustrations, ensuring this book its place as a treasured classic for children.

A Kinza Press Publication

Source: Kinza Academy

Muslims help in rebuilding efforts in the aftermaths of the devastating Colorado floods

Muslims help in rebuilding efforts in the aftermaths of the devastating Colorado floods

A group of Muslim volunteers from ICNA relief have begun helping rebuild homes that were lost in the devastating Colorado floods.

ICNA Relief USA’s National Disaster Response Team members, Interfaith Partners, and over 100 volunteers help uninsured home owners in flooded Evans, CO.

Interfaith efforts were recognized in the visit from David Myers, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
ICNA Relief USA representing “Our Nation’s Muslim Response to Disaster”

Source: ICNA Relief

Here are some photos of them working:
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British singer, Ellie Goulding, releases Song for Syrian Children

It’s rare to find celebrities doing something about tragic events occurring in some parts of the Muslim world due to it’s complexities. I applaud and thank musical artist Ellie Goulding for making this song for the children of Syria in trying to raise funds through the Save the Children UK charity organization. This will shed light to a depressing and tragic event unfolding in Syria to a wider audience.

You can donate by buying the song on iTunes here or this link here.

Al-Shabab terrorist attack in Kenya has nothing to do with Islam and everything to do with War and Politics in Africa

Al-Shabab terrorist attack in Kenya has nothing to do with Islam and everything to do with War and Politics in Africa

There was a horrific attack in Kenya at a mall by the Al-Shabab rebel group in Somalia. Many people are misunderstanding this and seeing it as “violence in the name of Islam”, but sadly it is not about religion at all. This terrorist attack is tragic and is condemned by all those who yearn for peace, but we should not allow it to be means to attack an entire faith group.

The Shabab, an Islamist militant group based in Somalia, took responsibility for the attack, saying it was revenge for Kenya’s military operations in Somalia, which began nearly two years ago. “Kenya will not get peace unless they pull their military out of Somalia,” said Ali Mohamoud Rage, the Shabab’s spokesman, in a radio address. The Shabab also sent out a barrage of buoyant Twitter messages, bragging about the prowess of their fighters before Twitter abruptly suspended the account late Saturday. Later, a new one was set up.

(Source: New York Times)

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