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Video: UMICH Students Walk-out at Ishmael Khaldi’s talk

Ishmael Khaldi, adviser to Avigdor Lieberman (Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs), was invited to speak at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor Campus.

Here is what happened!

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Local Imam rejects hateful study on American mosques

By Aftab Borka
Special to The Oakland Press

A local imam and the executive director of Council of American-Islamic Relations in Southfield has rejected a recent study that says more than 80 percent of mosques in America promote moderate to severe violence.

The report is a bunch of rubbish” said Dawud Walid of CAIR about the study Continue reading

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Ann Arbor is awesome and so are Ann Arborites

A place is great only because of the people, and that is the reason Ann Arbor is awesome.

By Umer Sultan

Courtesy: Joe Braun Photography

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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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Indeed the role of women in Islam is misunderstood by Many! *Especially by Muslims themselves

Why its about Men? Men doing this and Men doing that! No let me correct myself. Why its about Muslim Men? Muslim Men doing this and Muslim Men doing that! Why its about Muslim Men oppressing Muslim Women? Why its about Muslim Men segregating Muslim Women?
Why some people being Muslims want to portray it as a Gender issue? Why they measure Islam on the weights of the Secular Western Tradition? Why these “Progressive” Muslims or “Feminist” Muslims fail to see that the Muslim Women wants to pray separate! Muslim Women do not want men to Continue reading

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Join Eid al-Adha Celebration Dinner @ Eastern Michigan on Nov 20th

Ypsilanti, MI—Join the Muslim Student Association at the Eastern Michigan University in its community wide dinner celebrating Eid al-Adha on Saturday, November 20th. Imams from Ann Arbor and Canton will speak on the meaning behind Eid al-Adha along with a stand up performance by renowned comedian Baba Ali (see flyer below).

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Pakistan in crisis after the natural disaster that is worst than Haiti and Tsunami- Update1

Pakistan is facing the worst crisis of its history after Monsoon Rains submerged one-fifth of the country under water.

A mother carries her children through floodwater in Muzaffargarh

By Umer Sultan.

This is Part 2, read Part 1 here.

With about 2,000 dead and estimated 20 Million people affected, more than 3.5 million children are at risk for waterborne diseases, according to the UN officials.

Unless the world responds immediately, more and more of the 3.5 million children affected by the floods will be at risk of Continue reading

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Islamophobia Rising! Heck Wake-up!!!

By Umer Sultan

Source: gainesville.com

Islamophobia is rising at a very alarming rate in the West and in particular the United States. Niqab bans and Minaret bans in Europe aside, and ignore recent ‘Draw Muhammad Day‘ campaign, there are news and events that do not make it to the global scale or even national level. That, however, does not mean that it can be ignored.

Allow me to provide you with these links. Dates might not be the exact day of incident as I got it from the earliest mentioning online site. Sit tight, hold your hearts for the time has come to keep your naive minds aside:-

Dan Finelli Ad: (on May 5th 2010) Mr Dan Finelli is a Florida Republican, new to the field of Politics. He is running for the 8th District seat and he ran 3 ‘bold’ actually racist and Islamophobe campaign ads. Showing brown person as a terrorist and a white man as a peaceful person! Mr. Finelli showed his ignorance by refusing to acknowledge that the suicide plane attack on an IRS facility in Texas, the shooting of Pentagon guards and the Christian militia plot to kill police officers (arrested in Michigan) were by “Whites.” DON”T STOP here! There is more below!!!

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Extremist Attacks Are Not Rooted In Religion

BY DAWUD WALID

Recent attempted extremist attacks with international connections should prompt us to take a deeper look at root motives instead of simplistically faulting religion.

The tired cries of the un-nuanced, such as former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani stating that President Barack Obama is complicit in the recent failed Times Square attack because he fails to use the nomenclature “Islamic terrorism” to define such attacks, plays no constructive role in making our nation safer. Moreover, the Giuliani-type discourse misses a clear yet painful point. Many of these criminal acts are direct blowback in response to our foreign policy missteps.

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May 15: Michigan Mosque Open House day declared by the Governor Granholm of Michigan

The Governor Jennifer Granholm of the US state of Michigan, has declared May 15 as the Michigan Mosque Open House day to recognize and appreciate the presence and diversity that that Michigan Muslims bring to the state and the talents that this diverse community contributes. 

“‘The state of Michigan is proud of its cultural diversity and welcomes the opportunity to recognize our Muslim neighbors for their commitment to leadership, dedication to knowledge, and for their rich and fascinating heritage.

Muslims are part of the diverse fabric of the state of Michigan, contributing much to our state with their talents and hard work. I encourage the citizens of this state to learn more about the history of our Muslim residents and their many contributions to our state.” said the Governor.

The MI Mosque Open House day is organized by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan (CIOM). All the mosques in the state will be open for anyone. The citizens of Michigan and the organizations are invited to pay visit to the community Masjid (Mosque) and learn about the Muslims, their religion and culture. The certificate of tribute by the Governor Granholm can be seen at the very end.

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