Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi Twitter Hacked? (UPDATE: Tweet Removed)

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi Twitter Hacked? (UPDATE: Tweet Removed)

UPDATE: It appears the tweet has been removed alhamdulillah. Perhaps that Twitter account is not the official one of Shaykh Muhammad.

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I don’t know how I can explain such a tweet from Shaykh Muhammad except that someone hacked his account or someone is doing a really good job of impersonating him on Twitter.  I hope this is not his official account and I pray that he never said this.

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Link to the tweet on Twitter here.

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Abdul Mateen Chida: A Pioneer In Islamic Work and Entrepreneurship [Update: He has passed away]

Abdul Mateen Chida: A Pioneer In Islamic Work and Entrepreneurship [Update: He has passed away]

UPDATE:

Our dear elder brother Abdul Mateen Chida has passed away on Friday October 11, 2013. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon (From Allah we came and to Allah we shall return to). May Allah have mercy on him and forgive him.
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Current Vice President of ISNA, Azhar Azeez, posted this on his Facebook and I thought I’d share it on my blog since it’s such an amazing story of the history of Islam in America:
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Mohamed Soltan, American Citizen and Ohio State Grad, arrested in Egypt

Mohamed Soltan, American Citizen and Ohio State Grad, arrested in Egypt

I have recently learned that a friend, Mohamed Soltan, of some of my friends was attacked and arrested in Egypt for protesting against the Egyptian military coup. I have pasted their words with their permission. Mohamed Soltan has been an activist in Egypt calling for Democracy. You can see him on Twitter here and he was on ABC News doing an interview here.

From my friend Raef:

Mohamed Soltan, shot earlier by Egyptian security forces is now arrested by the bastards. They broke into the apartment and took him – as of now, no one knows where he is.

From my friend Ahmad Abuhamda:

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A Must Read – Sharif Aly: My Perspective on Egypt

A Must Read – Sharif Aly: My Perspective on Egypt

I have dear family and friends in Egypt who are surprised by my position on what is happening. Some random people on Twitter even cursed at me and called me horrible names for sharing news articles and voicing opinions that I believe are based on solid, trustworthy sources and eyewitness testimony. Keep in mind there are journalists from all across the world in the middle of the violence, capturing the actions as they happen and sharing them with the world.
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We’ve Seen Ta’leef Collective, now meet “MakeSpace”

We’ve seen the work of Ta’leef Collective in creating an inclusive place for Muslims, well now meet MakeSpace. This is a group of Muslims in the DC Metro area trying to create a center where Muslims can come and grow without the barrier of entries in other places.

The mission of MakeSpace is to serve as an inclusive, responsive and transparently-managed hub for the Washington Metropolitan area Muslim community, with a strong focus on youth and professionals, to grow spiritually, intellectually and professionally and to develop an American Muslim identity rooted in the values of balance and compassion through educational programs, civic engagement initiatives, community service projects and recreational activities with the aim of making the timeless message of Islam relevant to the lives of all community members.

Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda Will Be Travelling Less To Focus On Qalam Seminary Program

Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda Will Be Travelling Less To Focus On Qalam Seminary Program

AsSalamu Alaykum Everyone,

I want to thank Allah and acknowledge the support and love I have received from every community I have traveled to in the last few years. Your enthusiasm at the countless programs I have offered has kept me going and has inspired me to serve you in whatever way I can. I pray that Allah accepts all of our efforts spent in trying to get closer to him.

The friendships I have formed through my travel are priceless and I feel a constant closeness to so many, even if I get scarce opportunities to see you. I’m saying these things because Allah has brought me, with His immense blessings, to a point in my life where traveling the way that I have been is no longer possible. Beyond this Ramadan inshaAllah, you are going to find me traveling drastically less than I have been and that means I won’t be able to see many of you except on very limited occasions. Increasing family obligations coupled with the colossal task of getting the Qalam seminary off the ground this fall, I don’t have much choice in the matter.

Those of you that are familiar with my work know that my primary concern is to help revitalize your relationship with Allah. Whether it was Meaningful Prayer, Surah YaSeen, Accepted Supplication, I have tried to highlight a dimension of spirituality that I feel is greatly under addressed. For this reason I have decided to make the most of my limited travel opportunities in the coming year to teaching you one of the most powerful, direct, and effective ways of building a bond with your Master, Dua. ‘Dua Night’ will be offered a limited number of times throughout the country and I hope that you are able to make it out to one in a community near you. I won’t be able to honor requests for speaking engagements or to bring the class to particular locations, therefore I hope that you find the time and ability to join a program that may not be in your immediate vicinity.

JazakAllahu khayran.
WasSalamu Alaykum,
Abdul Nasir Jangda

For more info on Dua Night and to see upcoming programs go to:

http://bayyinah.com/duanight/

Reza Aslan Helps John Oliver Discover Jesus

John Oliver’s response is amazing. Watch the entire video and see how Reza Aslan uses a “seerah” style way of telling the story of Jesus (peace and blessings of God be upon him) to John Oliver. The best part is in the last part of the interview where John Oliver said he had a personal connection with the “day laborer” Jesus rather than the “touchdown” Jesus.

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