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American Muslim Life on Campus

I was interviewed by the Editor of the Student Union section of the Voice of America, Jessica Stahl, about the Muslim life on U.S. Colleges and Universities.

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Video: “The Prophet’s Smile” by Shaykh Yaser Birjas

This is the Friday lecture given by Shaykh Yaser Birjas at the Islamic Center of Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Please listen to it, and share it with others. He will be back at the Ann Arbor Mosque on Sunday December 12th, 2010.

The lecture was the introduction to the Seminar that he taught at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, arranged by the Qabeelah Ittehad, known as “The Prophet’s Smile.”

Note: This lecture is in English, just to mention this that traditionally an Islamic speech/lecture starts in Arabic in a particular format. So please wait a minute until the actual lecture starts in English 🙂

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Nov 2: How Muslims built a bar near a Masjid

By Abdul Malik Mujahid | SoundVision.com

Yesterday, I prayed in a Masjid where the leader announced that if you don’t vote you don’t exist. He explained that in his county, laws are being passed which will make it almost impossible for Muslims to build Masjids. The only way to counteract this is by voting.

After his speech, someone who was also listening shared with me how a bar was built in his neighborhood because of Muslim voter apathy. This was in an area with a Masjid.

It started like this: the Muslim community heard about the plan and 40 people decided to approach the alderman of that town for a hearing on this issue. Along with them, 10 others attended in support of the bar.

The alderman asked: “How many of you are citizens?” All of the Muslims except one raised their hands. All 10 of the proponents of the bar raised their hands.

The alderman then asked the Muslims how many of them were registered to vote. Out of the 40, only four raised their hands. When he asked the same of Continue reading

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