60 Minutes: Screening The TSA

http://www.tv.com/video/E8RAQVrTbuA5CFbOpPlvxgf5LIwNinBk/101/22529/screening-the-tsa?o=cbs&tag=;video;

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New Blog Alert

http://sidramushtaq.wordpress.com/
Don’t have time to think of much else.

Great Habib Ali Video

Closest Book

Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence as a comment HERE then repost these instructions in a note to your wall.
* Don’t dig for your favourite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here’s mine:

“But as Roverandom was still his enchanted size, he did not enjoy himself much there.”

Anyone want to take any guesses on which book/author?

Note: I cheated on this because those closest books to me were law school books.  That’s excusable.

Imam Zaid Shakir’s response to Front Page Magazine’s personal attack

Imam Zaid Shakir, may Allah bless him with the best in all realities and protect him, has issued the following statement:

“Although I do not expect propaganda organs like Front Page Magazine or Muslims Against the Sharia to be interested in the truth, I would expect that you would do a minimum amount of fact-checking. Contrary to what you print in your story “Horowitz Speech on Radical Islam Has Repercussions at Northwestern”, I was not a co-founder of Masjid Al-Islam in Oakland, California, nor have I ever been affiliated with that mosque. I was a co-founder of Masjid Al-Islam in New Haven, Connecticut. Our mosque was founded to serve, in the words of our motto as “a moral voice in the community.” The mosque has been and continues to be a source of spiritual guidance and social and economic services for a largely poor and an underserved inner-city community. A correction on your part, while not anticipated, would be appreciated.” – Imam Zaid Shakir

This statement is in response to Horowitz Speech on Radical Islam Has Repercussions at Northwestern published by FrontPage Magazine and and reposted by Muslims Against Sharia (where we originally found the story and shared it with our beloved Imam)

We humbly request all students and friends of Imam Zaid to link to this announcement (on your blogs, websites, social networks, etc.) to spread the word about this issue.

http://islamcrunch.com/archives/imam-zaid-shakirs-response-to-front-page-magazines-personal-attack/

Praise for Imam Ghazali’s book: Ihya Ulum al-Deen

I recently saw some very harsh attacks against Imam Ghazali’s Ihya.  One should note that the overwhelming majority of Islamic scholars have given their approve to the Ihya and those who rejected it were a very small group and did so mostly out of mistake and ignorance.

This is a poem written by Imam Haddad about the Ihya Continue reading

Ode to Shakeaspeare

Here’s a poem I wrote in my Sophomore year of High School.  The assignment was to write a poem according to the structure of a Shakespearean sonnet but we didn’t have to do the iambic pentameter.  Apparently, I was very facetious in high school.  It might be valuable to note that the last two lines are a reference to one of his sonnets (I think it was 603).  Enjoy.

Shakespeare: a wonderful man who did much
His poetry was so good it quite bored
He limited poetry and things like such
I wish he were killed by a Mongol horde.

For him, I’m limited on this satire
He has butchered poetry through the ages.
Why didn’t he die in the globe fire?!
He should have been stopped by some great sages.

Oh! I just loathe Shakespeare so very great
That his very name inspires much disgust
Shakespeare, it’s your poems I really hate
Why do people read your poems with lust?

Shakespeare’s poems may last through time as said
But they really stink from what I have read.