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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
We as individuals need to seriously think about our lifestyle. What we consume, how we consume it, and how and where do we dispose it.
By Umer Sultan
Last week I wrote “Why Ann Arbor is so awesome” about how some people make conscious decision, and collectively it produces a good environment and a better place to live in.
There are however, many amongst us who live a care free life. Informed decision is many times absent because they don’t understand the consequences of their decisions and their actions.
A simple decision: Should you walk down a hall way and throw the plastic bottle in a recycling bin, or should you just throw it in the trash bin near you? The answer to this, in fact the very thought of this question defines your life style, and whether you make conscious decisions or not.
Based on the fact that ‘We are what we make ourselves to be’ it is easy to shape Continue reading
A place is great only because of the people, and that is the reason Ann Arbor is awesome.
By Umer Sultan
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).
Pakistan is facing the worst crisis of its history after Monsoon Rains submerged one-fifth of the country under water.
By Umer Sultan.
This is Part 2, read Part 1 here.
“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
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.
Alison Weir of ifamericansknew.org, will be coming to Ann Arbor.
Washtenaw Community College’s Muslim Students Association Presents:
“Islam vs. Extremism”
Speaker: Dawud Walid
– The Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations- MI
Join WCC-MSA as Dawud Walid discusses the roots of extremism and the middle ground.
Tuesday February 23rd, 2010
6pm – 8pm
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan,
Morris Lawrence Building, Room # 101.
Refreshments will be served.
Mark your calenders!
With the rise of anti-Muslim hate crimes, the spike in Islamophobia, and the ever so increasing ignorance and misunderstanding of Islam, it is essential to educate ourselves about Islam, the different types of extremism and the difference between Islam and extremism.