Thursday, April 18, 2013

Boston this weekend

» First Annual Togetherness Conference With Keynote Speaker Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College

‘Disgraced,’ by Ayad Akhtar, With Aasif Mandvi - NYTimes.com

Pulitzer prize for drama 2013 won by Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced

Hasbuna Allah

Chicago flooding - chicagotribune.com

New article by Dr. Sherman A. Jackson

Islam: Between Old Fundamentalism, New Fundamentalism and Modern Sincerity | ALIM

Tim Wise: Terrorism and Privilege: Understanding the Power of Whiteness

Omid Safi:

Boston Marathon, Terrorism, and President Obama | What Would Muhammad Do?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pat Robertson On Boston Explosions: 'Don't Talk To Me About Religion Of Peace' (VIDEO) - The Huffington Post

Boston's Largest Mosque: 'We're Bostonians -- We Mourn With The City' - The Huffington Post

What Obama’s learned about talking about terror - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com

(A Synagogue and Pamela Geller)

Long Island Anti-Muslim Free Speech Rally Forsakes Press Freedom - The Daily Beast

New book

Black Star, Crescent Moon — University of Minnesota Press

NYT: Dr. King's Righteous Fury

Editorial

NYT: Bombs at the Boston Marathon

Islamophobia Conference

  April 19-20, 2013 - Home

Daily Kos :: Boston Marathon bombing: Evening summary

Monday, April 15, 2013

A brief history of terrorist attacks in Boston | FP Passport

Erik Rush: Kill All Muslims in Response to Boston Marathon Attack | Right Wing Watch

Boston

NYT: Explosions Reported at Site of

Excerpt from Light Without Fire: A Lesson In Daily Longing

Event with John Sexton on Baseball as a Road to God

New York University - Speakers on the Square Lecture

AHM's advice for the youth


If you are studying, especially religious subjects, you should read Imam al-Ghazali’s little book ‘O Youth’ (Ayyuha’l-Walad), in the excellent translation by the British Muslim scholar Tobias Mayer. He shows in very simple language how to study in a way that yields light, sincerity and blessing. My recent book Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions also tries to be uplifting for young people, dealing with modern political and intellectual questions in a hundred short sound bites. Other advice: don’t forget anything you have memorized of the Holy Qur’an, because that is to lose light after gaining it, and the presence of the Book of Allah in your heart will influence and strengthen everything you do, if you have a good intention. Try to empathise with others, and see their situation from their point of view, whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims. Treat everyone with the respect due to all descendents of our first father Adam (AS). Do not hate unbelievers, feel sorry for them, because in most cases their unbelief is the result of an ignorance which may be our fault as much as theirs. Know that the world is Allah’s gift, and that He needs nothing in return, and that your worship and gratitude are part of His gift to you. And if you realize how much He gives, and how little you deserve or do, you will never stop praising Him. He is the infinitely lovable, the overlooker of faults; the Gifter of all beauty, so we are surrounded by a banquet! The only rule is: have good table manners, and do not spoil your enjoyment by overindulgence! Muslims are here to party, giving hamd and shukr, and we remember that the Sahaba had the most beautiful smiles.
 -Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter) in this interview at The Blessed Hub

via Shaykh Faraz

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Abdal Hakim Murad on the Cambridge Muslim College

Q: Congratulations on entering your fifth year at the Cambridge Muslim College, what was your vision for the college and has this been fulfilled?

A: Our sense when we founded the college was that the first significant generation of British Muslims had the honour of building the mosques and now the time has come to work on the message being given in the mosques. Often listeners complain that our imams are not dealing with the real issues of modern British Muslim men and women, and especially the youth. Their culture is too different. So the College was created to produce a new generation of relevant Muslim leaders who really understand modernity, British culture, and the issues of the youth.
 Q: Do you have any further plans for the college?

A: The future is in Allah’s hands, but we are raising funds for a building to be constructed behind our main building in Cambridge, which will include more lecture facilities, rooms for scholars, and a larger prayer room, and also a central research library for British Muslims to come and use. That will enable us to realize our dream of launching a complete accredited BA degree programme in Islamic Studies, with up to eighty students studying on the site.

-Interview with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad 

Zawiyah Rosales 2013

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