Friday, May 28, 2010

"Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, they are with those whom Allah has favored..

According to a hadith narrated by the wife of the Prophet, 'Aishah, a man once came to the Prophet and said to him: "O Prophet of Allah, I love you more dearly than my wife and my children. When I am at home I remember you and immediately come to see you. When I remember that you and I will both die, I know that you will go to the Garden with the rest of the Prophets, while even if I can enter the Garden, I know that you will go to the Garden with the rest of the Prophets, I will not be able to see you!" On this occasion the Prophet did not answer at once, but waited, till this verse was revealed.

"Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, they are with those whom Allah has favored, of the Prophets, the utterly true, and the martyrs and the righteous. They are the best of company!” (4:69)

-The Majestic Qur'an, pg. 89, fn. 210.

Dawud Walid: Extremist attacks are not rooted in religion

http://www.freep.com/article/20100517/OPINION05/100514061/Extremist-attacks-are-not-rooted-in-religion

via Ammar

Al-Rawiya Foundation & Sakeenah Present: Women's Retreat - Mind, Body, & Spirit w/ Shaykh Abdallah Adhami and Ustadha Reima Yousif

http://www.alrawiya.org/2010_events.html

FREE Live Webcast of the ICNA-MAS Convention 2010

This weekend at http://www.icna.org/live/

Thanks Najeeb

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Malcolm X In London


http://www.life.com/image/52171319

via Walter

Heather Laird: Sex in the City turns blatantly ignorant

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-26018-SE-Michigan-Islamic-Examiner~y2010m5d27-Sex-in-the-City-turns-blatantly-ignorant

Ibn 'Abd al-Barr on the Virtue of Reading Books

http://attalib.blogspot.com/2010/03/virtue-of-reading-books.html

via Aziz

Andrew March: Who's Afraid of Tariq Ramadan?

http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=whos_afraid_of_tariq_ramadan

bookstore tour

I did a quick tour of the Barnes and Noble at Union Square this afternoon.

Highlight in books relating to Islam:

-I got to see Jonathan Brown's Hadith: An Introduction. It looked good. I hope to buy and read through one day iA.

-I was really excited to see this new book in what's really becoming my area of interest: A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order. Just published by Oxford University Press ma sha Allah.

Reza Aslan's How to Win a Cosmic War is now in paperback under the title Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization

In other news...:

Ayan Hirsi Ali has a new book Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations [featuring blurbs from Hitchens, Harris (and Bruce Brawer) and starts with a quote of praise from Richard Dawkins...]

as does Bernard Lewis Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East

I  also got to see Paul Berman's The Flight of the Intellectuals book (basically against Tariq Ramadan - see previous post) and this article in the American Prospect by Andrew March)

Shaykh Yasir: "Sex and the Ummah Series: The Hadith of Jabir"

http://muslimmatters.org/2010/05/27/sex-and-the-ummah-series-the-hadith-of-jabir/

Wajahat Ali on Salon: "Sex and the City 2's" stunning Muslim clich├ęs

http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/film_salon/index.html?story=/ent/movies/film_salon/2010/05/26/sex_and_the_city_cultural_tone_deafness

CNN "Ads on NYC buses target those wanting to leave Islam"

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/27/new.york.islam.ads/

via Aliya

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Imam Zaid: Congratulations To Our Recent Graduates

http://www.newislamicdirections.com/nid/articles/congratulations_to_our_recent_graduates/

via Sumaya

NYC bus ads asking 'Leaving Islam?' cause a stir

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/26/AR2010052603645.html

via Faiza

Jahiz on books :)

"The book is silent as long as you need silence, eloquent whenever you want discourse. He never interrupts you if you are engaged, but if you are lonely he is a good companion. He is a friend who never deceives or flatters you, and he is a companion who never grows tired of you."

-Al Jahiz, Muslim philosopher and man of literature, 8th century, Basra, Iraq

via Juan

Ex-Principal of Arabic School Won’t Sue City

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/26/nyregion/26principal.html

CNN: Interview with Khalid Latif

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/25/towards-a-younger-hipper-islam/

Politicians Rally Against Tea Party Bashing of World Trade Center Mosque

http://www.dnainfo.com/20100520/manhattan/politicians-rally-against-tea-party-bashing-of-world-trade-center-mosque

via Maheen and Moumita

Love in a Headscarf - Interview with Author Shelina Zahra

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&pagename=Zone-English-ArtCulture/ACELayout&cid=1235402635462

Por Que No Burqa? Written By Hamza Yusuf

http://www.sandalaproductions.com/Blog/12-por-que-no-burqa.aspx