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Archive for the month “November, 2007”

Quotations: You never find…

You never find yourself until you face the truth. – Pearl Bailey

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Islamic Quotations: Who is a hypocrite?

Who is a hypocrite? Those who talk of Islam but does not labor.
Huzaifa (ra)

Sheikh Sudais Recites Surah Al Jathiya

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The Muslim World’s Hope and Ours

From Townhall

By Mona Charen
Friday, September 7, 2007

He’s handsome, young and a devout Muslim. He is also his country’s leading pop star. But would it surprise you to learn that one of his songs, a tune that topped the charts, is called “Warriors of Love”?

Ahmad Dhani, Indonesia’s counterpart to Justin Timberlake, has called his song a “musical fatwa against religious extremism and violence.” The lyrics are derived from the Koran and Hadith. (Sample: “If hatred has already poisoned you/Against those . . . who worship differently/ Then evil has already gripped your soul/ Then evil’s got you in its damning embrace.”)

Dhani is a soldier in the culture war within Islam. With 190 million people, Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim country — but its religious culture is far more tolerant and humane than that of Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim lands.

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Sheikh Hamza Yusuf: Creed of Imam Al Tahawi Parts 1-6

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Selections from Hadiths: On the Day of Resurrection…

Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Messenger said, “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah the Exalted will say: ‘Where are those who have mutual love for the sake of My Glory? Today I shall shelter them in My Shade when there is no shade but Mine.”’ ( Muslim )

Islamic Quotations: If you are not content…

If you are not content with Allah, can you expect Him to be content with you?
Yahya ibn Muadh

Selections from Hadiths: You possess two such qualities…

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: Allah’s Messenger said to Ashaj Abdul-Qasis, “You possess two such qualities as Allah loves. These are clemency and tolerance.” (Muslim)

Growing Up in America: Local Muslim Girls Discuss Their Lives and Aspirations

From South Bend Tribune

MARIEM QAMRUZZAMAN
Tribune Staff Writer

SOUTH BEND — In terms of academics, Serene Ibrahim, 20, resembles other college students. She has set her sights on a major, nursing, taking inspiration from her aunt, a nurse, and her favorite TV shows, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “ER.” She also plans on graduating after finishing four years of studies, in 2009, from Indiana University South Bend.

Serene, however, has never attended a typical college party, and probably never will.

But that’s all right with her.

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Sheikh Hamza Yusuf – Changing the Tide: Islam in America

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