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US Economy is no longer #1

The U.S. economy lost the title of “world’s biggest” to the euro zone this week as the value of the dollar slumped in currency markets.

I have blogged about the economy a few times (here, here, here and here) over the past several months. Many people say, “Oh it will bounce back, this is normal.” I’m sorry, this is not normal and it’s going to take a lot of hard work to bounce back. Me personally, I see this as a punishment from Allah (swt) to America for all their oppression around the world. For us, who are living in America, well we’re going to have to save and utilize our funds in the most efficient manner, unless the next President re-structures the mortgage faulting disaster.

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I have to give a lot of respect to Sh. Muhammad Alshareef for coming up with this idea. He turned his halaqah at the local Masjid into an online mini-series calling the releases “episodes” just like the typical TV show. Genious! More scholars should do this. Weekly episodes of various “online shows” discussing any and all aspects of Islam. This mini-series is called Perished Nations which is about the history of Islam and prior nations. I haven’t listened to it all, but from what I have listened to it is amazing, mashaAllah! For all those traditional-minded pro-tasawwuf brothers and sisters, have no fear, there is no difference of opinion when it comes to this history. At least I hope so!

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Perished Nations

with Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef

InshaAllah, you can watch it like how you watch Heroes, Lost, The Wire, [insert favorite TV show here] etc.


Second Muslim Elected To Congress!

Indiana voters on Tuesday elected a Muslim to Congress, only the second of that faith chosen in U.S. history.

Andre Carson, grandson of the late Democrat Rep. Julia Carson, was elected to serve the balance of her term in the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election.

She died in December 2007, after serving 11 years in the heavily Democratic district.

The younger Carson, 33, a member of the Indianapolis City Council who converted to Islam about a decade ago, will serve out the remainder of his grandmother’s term through calendar 2008. He beat Republican Jon Elrod and a third party candidate with 52 percent of the vote to 44 percent for Elrod.

The first and only other Muslim member of the U.S. Congress is Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, also a Democrat, who is in his first term.

Alhamdulillah!  This is very good news.  I posted about Andre Carson a while back talking about how he might be the second Muslim in Congress.  Well guess what!  He was elected!  Now we have two Muslims in Congress: Keith Ellison (at ISNA 2007) and Andre Carson.  InshaAllah many more to come!

Shout out to Adam for letting me know.

Source


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“Hip Hop saved My life, But Islam Saved My Soul”

He’s like the mini Umar Lee. May Allah (swt) continue to guide him and bless him. Ameen! I found this video via Chill Yo Islam Yo.


Google Health

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: Technology
  • Date: Mar 9,2008 | 11:31 PM

Google Health aims to solve an urgent need that dovetails with our overall mission of organizing patient information and making it accessible and useful. Through our health offering, our users will be empowered to collect, store, and manage their own medical records online.

Google is trying to take over the healthcare industry now! Read more about it here.

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  • America gave Israel $30,000,000,000 this year while…

    63,000 Americans lost their jobs (largest drop since 2003 – 5 years).

    …millions of Americans can’t afford their mortgage payments.

    …Bush vetoed 5-billion a year for American children‘s health insurance.

    So in other words, giving Israel money to terrorize Palestinians is worth more than Americans losing jobs, Americans losing their homes and taking care of American children.


    Texas: Obama, 98 Delegates – Clinton, 95 Delegates

    Who really won Texas now Billary Clinton?

    Clinton won the primary with 51 percent of the popular vote to Obama’s 48 percent. Those results earned her 65 delegates to Obama’s 61 delegates.

    But wait! There is more:

    The state Democratic Party estimates that Obama will come out ahead: 37 pledged delegated to Clinton’s 30 delegates. But the official tally of the Texas caucus won’t be ready for months.

    So there you have it. Even if Clinton on the primary, she lost the Caucasus.

    Source: NPR


    Orphan Run

    Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an:

    “…if anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind…”
    Surah 5, Verse 32.

    Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

    “The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a Mujahid (warrior) who fights for Allah’s Cause, or like him who performs prayers all the night and fasts all the day.” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 64, Number 265)

    The Orphan Run stated off as a Muslim initiative, but alhamdulillah many non-muslims are also taking part in it since there is no such platform to help orphans. Orphan Run could be the next big thing which spins all over North America inshaAllah and having an Orphan Run in mutliple cities across.

    I think this is a great initiative.  To learn more about this organization and to start it up in your area check out their website here.  There will be an Orphan Run on Saturday March 29 in Mississauga, Ontario.


    Barack Obama said:

    As president of the United States, I will directly address the people of the Muslim world to make it clear that the United States is not at war with Islam, that our enemy is al-Qaeda and its tactical and ideological affiliates, and that our struggle is shared. In this speech, I will make it clear that the United States rejects torture — without equivocation, and will close Guantanamo. I will make it clear that the United States stands ready to support those who reject violence with closer security cooperation; an agenda of hope — backed by increased foreign assistance — to support justice, development and democracy in the Muslim world; and a new program of outreach to strengthen ties between the American people and people in Muslim countries. I will also make it clear that we will expect greater cooperation from Muslim countries; and that the United States will always stand for basic human rights — including the rights of women — and reject the scourge of anti-Semitism. Simply put, I will say that we are on the side of the aspirations of all peace-loving Muslims, and together we must build a new spirit of partnership to combat terrorists who threaten our common security.

    Source: Washington Post

    Everyone in Ohio and Texas go and vote for Obama! If you live in Ohio, click here to find out where to vote. If you live in Texas, click here to find out where to vote.


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