I love video games, especially computer games. I also like games that require lots of thinking like StarCraft, WarCraft I,II, & II, Medieval II: Total War, Civilizaion 2, 3, & 4, etc. You get the point. I use to love playing Sim City as well, but I haven’t played it in years. Until now. Coming November 2007, a Sim City unlike no other. A Sim City where you control the society as well as the city. Meaning you choose the governmnet, the beliefs of the people, there freedoms, etc.
Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows you to create your own kinds of cities and shape their cultures and environments. Make your cities green or polluted, contemporary or futuristic, rural or urban. Create an artistic society or a police state, an industrial city or a spiritual community—or any society you want!
In other words, you can establish a digital Islamic state! Check out the preview here:
Things are really getting out of hand in Iraq. The US Army may now be supporting there enemies who are fighting Al-Qaeda. It’s like a three-way war now. Apparently, Al-Qaeda are going after the Muslim scholars in Iraq. SubhanAllah! May Allah (swt) protect the innocent.
I can’t take it! So much unity in the Muslim world, especially in the Blogosphere! Ahhh! Stop uniting! (sarcasm)
Apparently, MR received so much unity hits, the host started to cry and then went to sleep. In other words, my site was down for a couple hours last night due to the influx of hits to the previous unity post and Keith Ellison’s ISNA 2007 video.
Basically the pledge can be summarized into no condemning and “takfir’ing” of the different creeds, no attacks on scholars of different views from creed to fiqh to anything in Islam. In other words just love your Sunni brother and khalas! Imam Suhaib has added the list of scholars and activists who have signed it, so I’d like to make a list of all the Muslim bloggers around the world who endorse this pledge. Comment if your blog supports this pledge!
The story of the Pledge: How did it start?
There was a conference with a number of scholars in Wales in which Sh. Abdullah bin Bayyah was giving some lectures and presentations. After it was over the scholars including the above mentioned decided on what to do. The pledge idea came up and all the individual scholars thought of some points and it was compiled by Imam Zaid Shakir. It was then expanded with a mailing list and more scholars gave feedback and then it went public.
What you can do to help spread “The Sunni Unity Pledge”?
Alhamdulillah brothers and sisters who are participating in the 2nd Annual Online Qur’an Reading Competition, Phatwa Factory is interested in sponsoring it. We’re not sure what we’re going to do, but it will be along the lines that some of the participants will receive a free t-shirt of their choice. InshaAllah I’ll update you guys on what we decide.
If your not part of the contest but still want a shirt, then check out Phatwa Factory’s site and purchase a shirt.
MashaAllah, we need to contact these people and inform them about zakat and possible deeds that could give them countless blessings. Every single one of them is a billionaire! What’s surprising to me is that two of them are Russians and one is Indian. I’d think they’d all be from the Middle East. There goes that stereotype.