Egypt – Children Who Don’t Exist

I saw this on UmmahWatch. It’s from AlJazeera English on YouTube. I can’t believe this happens over in Egypt. What I’m talking about is this haram marriage called Urfee marriage. Basically the couple says verbally they will marry each other. No mahr, no witness or anything. It’s not from the Qur’an and Sunnah. How the heck do they get away? It’s cuz of the jahil Egyptian society. Anyways check out the video:

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KFC ain’t ‘AK’ for all you ‘AK’ people

To those who don’t know what I mean when I say ‘AK’: basically it means all the Muslims that eat meat at McDonald’s, Burger King, etc. because of the verse in the Qur’an that says the meat of the people of the book (Ahlul Kitab) is permissible to eat (halal).

I think this video is solid evidence that KFC is not halal.

Check out there site: Kentuck Fried Cruelty

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on meat

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Terrorism the media doesn’t show you

I found this really good blog post about how people who are against abortion are terrorists but the media fails to realize this.

Why is it that the media and the government never calls the “pro-life” groups who plant bombs at women’s clinics what they are: terrorists?

Had that bomb been found outside a post office or a school, the headlines would have been hysterically running on about ZOMG TERRORISM TERRORISM IS AL QAEDA INVOLVED? And the right-wing warbloggers would be pissing their pants and hyperventilating about profiling Arabs and banning Muslims from public life and dhimmitude and how if they had been there, they’d have stopped it with their concealed carry and their extra-super special powers of righteousness, just like they saw in a movie once and BOMB IRAN! and 9/11 CHANGED EVERYTHING!!! but they still have better things to do than join the military, but they’ll be happy to go into the woods and hunt Russians and shout WOLVERINES!!

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Jin – Rain Rain Go Away (Virgina Tech Tribute)

I’m still a big hip hop head (astagfirAllah) so I found this pretty good song by the rapper Jin from New York. It’s a tribute song to to the Virginia Tech Tragedy. You might be wondering why I am posting so much about this incident. Well it has greatly affected me in numerous ways. That’s all I can say.

Contains Music.

Tribute for Waleed Shaalan to be sent to his family plan to print out all the tributes/comments posted for Br. Waleed and package them nicely to send to his family, as a small memorial.

Please continue post your comments/duas/thoughts on the tribute entry: Linked here. The cut-off date will be April 30 (Monday) by 5PM, at which point we will print all comments out that have been posted (you can continue to comment past that, but it may not go into the print-out what is to be delivered to the family).

Prof. Liviu Librescu and Waleed Shaalan: Both Heros, Different faiths, Both Martyrs

Prof. Liviu LibrescuProf Liviu Librescu’s heoric act:

According to media accounts quoting students, Mr. Librescu and the class heard shooting in a nearby room. The students said their professor blocked the door to prevent the gunman from entering while some students took cover underneath desks and others leaped out from windows. (Source: New York Times)

The professor saved all the students in that classroom because he blocked the door. He was a holocaust survivor and a Jewish Israeli citizen.

Waleed ShaalanWaleed Shaalan’s heroic act:

He was gunned down on Monday while he was studying in Norris Hall, but witnesses say he died a hero.

According to Randy Dymond, a civil engineering professor at Virginia Tech, Mr. Shaalan was in a classroom with another student when the gunman entered and opened fire.

Mr. Shaalan was badly wounded and lay beside the other student, who was not shot but played dead, as the gunman returned two times searching for signs of life. Just as the gunman noticed the student, Mr. Shaalan made a move to distract him, at which point he was shot a second time and died. The student believed that Mr. Shaalan purposefully distracted the shooter to save him, Mr. Dymond said. (Source: New York Times)

Waleed was a father of 1-year-old son and a husband for three years. He was a Muslim from Egypt.

Okay MR, what’s your point?

Both of these human beings sacrificed their own lives to save others who they probably didn’t even know that well. Waleed sacrificed his life for a non-Muslim. He was just studying when the shooter came in. The professor saved his entire class from the shooter. He didn’t think twice about doing it.

One Jew and one Muslim: both martyrs.
[A martyr is a person who is put to death or endures suffering because of a belief, principle or cause. Please see this comment for more clarification.]

“From God we came and unto Him we shall return.” (Qur’an)

May God give patience to the families and friends of all 33 deceased. May God bless them all.

Waleed Shaalan, VA Tech Shooting Victim.

Waleed ShaalanName: Waleed Shaalan
Sex: Male
Age: 32 years old
Height: 6’1
Major/degree: Civil Engineering/Phd
Marital Status: Married, 3 years with one child

Waleed Shaalan, 32 years old, first stepped onto the Virginia Tech campus in August 2006. An international student originally from Zagazig Egypt, with no family members in the United States, Waleed was quickly adopted as an essential member of the Blacksburg Muslim community. Among those mourning his death are his two roommates (Fahad Pasha and Irfan Waseem) to whom Waleed was their loving older brother, cook, academic and spiritual mentor.

Waleed initially began his PhD program in Egypt, but when Virginia Tech offered him an assistance-ship position, he chose to leave his original degree path and continue it in Blacksburg. Following in the footsteps of his father, Waleed was a dedicated and passionate student of Civil Engineering. Though he had a hectic schedule, juggling classes, PhD research and TA responsibilities, he always made time for the people around him. Waleed was known for his broad smile and wave that he gave everyone.

Waleed left behind Amira his wife of 3 years, and Khaled his one-year old son.

As we express our grief and sympathy for the families of all those directly affected by this senseless tragedy, we honor them through memory and reflection; and Waleed will always be smiling in our hearts.

MSA National Memorial Fund for Waleed’s Family

From Virginia Tech MSA:

Salaam, Inna Li Lah Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji3oon. Br. Waleed Shaalan has been confirmed to be amongst the victims of yesterday’s shootings. What is needed right now is a lot of Duaa for his wife and son, and his family. Incha Allah, we will soon update you on what how his body will be handled and his Janazah will take place. JAK Wasalaam ~The MSA~ (source)

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Sidi Omar H sat with his roomate, Fahad, and talked about Waleed:

I was just with brother Waleed and brother Fahad, Waleed’s room mate on Sunday. We talked for almost an hour. Waleed was a very funny brother and extremely nice.

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