Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak everyone! May Allah (swt) bless you on this joyous day. Enjoy the food and the company with your families.

Stay tuned for the RIS post…

I am back!

I am back from Canada from the RIS Conference and RIS retreat. Alhamdulillah we arrived safely.

All I have to say is be prepared for the first post of next year! It’s going to be ground breaking! 😀

MR gone to RIS 2006

InshaAllah, MR along with Contemplating Chishti and Journey of a Traveler will be attending the 2006 Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference and Retreat in Toronto aka t dot, Canada. We will be in the presence of ‘ulema like Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Habib Ali, Shaykh Hamza, Imam Zaid, and others. Outlandish, A‘ashiq-al-Rasul and this Egyptian guy Ehab Tawfiq (don’t really know him, but supposedly he’s popular) will also be there to entertain the youngin’s and families.

Yes, I will take notes, pictures and videos. Everything, inshaAllah, will be up on the site.

The RIS Retreat program looks hot. You can check it outhere.

American Companies Sell Weapons to Various Groups in Iraq

This has to be the funniest thing I have heard in a while. The United States government has allowed security companies from America to do business in Iraq. It’s really smart for the companies because they can make a whole lot of profit from the market for weapons in Iraq: the various groups fighting the US army and the Iraqi government all needing guns. This is my source:

The detainee was Donald Vance, a 29-year-old Navy veteran from Chicago who went to Iraq as a security contractor. He wound up as a whistle-blower, passing information to the F.B.I. about suspicious activities at the Iraqi security firm where he worked, including what he said was possible illegal weapons trading.

I read about it indirectly in the New York Times, but they weren’t talking about this aspect, it was focusing on a few American detainees who were working for the security companies who exposed the illegal arms dealing between them and the various groups in Iraq. They were arrested because of this. Strange, I know.

Here is the full article:

Former U.S. Detainee in Iraq Recalls Torment
By Michael Moss

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Lupe Fiasco keeps it real

lupefiasco.jpgMuch respect to brother Lupe Fiasco. I was reading a short biography on his AOL music session and he said:

Lupe maintains a firm grip on all matters relating to his career, something that can be directly attributed to his complete abstinence from all forms of drugs and alcohol, in accordance with his Muslim faith.

“It seperates you from the pack,” he says of his drug-free lifestyle. “I’ve never drank alcohol a day in my life. I’ve never taken any form of drugs. I don’t go to clubs unless I have to. Even with my entourage — we’ll do a show at a club, they’ll take me to the hotel and go back [to the club]. But everyone has their vices. I have mine.”

Going to Hajj? Make dua for me!

hajj.jpgTo all those brothers and sisters who will be Hajj’in it up these coming weeks, I humbly request you to please make dua for me, my parents, my sister, my future wife and family, and all the Muslims around the world.

Also please make dua for all the Muslim students who are struggling to get good grades.

JazakumAllah khair. Thank you very much!

Please send this post to your friends and family that are going for hajj, inshaAllah!

Will Smith says “I want to go on the hajj to Mecca.”

willsmith.jpgInshaAllah my brother Will Smith, InshaAllah! I found this post on HAhmed.com which quotes a USA Today article saying,

“I want to go on the hajj to Mecca,” Smith says. “I don’t believe in religious separatism. I love people, and I don’t believe that the twin towers getting knocked down means all Muslims are bad.

“I was raised in a resurrection Baptist church in Philadelphia, and my grandmother was a devout member of the church. The things that I believe are 90% morally what I learned growing up. But the additions that Jada and I have made — we’ve traveled around the world.”

Source: For the Fresh Prince, films are family business