Have you used StumbleUpon or heard of it? I’ve been using for months now and it has greatly increased my traffic to my blog, alhamdulillah. They also have many different categories and topics, one of them includes Islam. This is a good opportunity to give a better picture of Islam to a younger audience worldwide that use StumbleUpon. It is also a great dawah tool. The only way it can work successful is if all Muslim Stumblers give a thumbs up for all the Muslim submitted content. For example if you like any of my posts or any other Muslim content online, you should give it a thumbs up and submit it to StumbleUpon. Egyptian Gumbo has written more about this. I highly recommend you to read it here.
On my blog you can click the “Share This” button at the bottom of every post and it will allow you to submit it to many of the social networking and news websites. StumbleUpon is one of them.
JEDDAH — The eastern city of Dammam is readying to host the first official film festival in Saudi Arabia, a conservative Gulf kingdom where cinema houses are non-existent.“The festival is a first step to introduce the Saudi cinema and promote a cinematic culture,” Ahmed al-Mulla, the chairman of the organizing committee, told IslamOnline.net.The five-day festival, to be inaugurated on May 20, is sponsored by the state-run Dammam Literary Club and underwritten by the Saudi Society of Arts and Culture.
This is good and bad. Good because we might get some really decent films about Muslim culture and Islamically themed films. Bad because it might end up to be the Arab version of Bollywood.
Also, Obama’s campaign confirmed yesterday that it is setting up a joint fund-raising committee with the Democratic National Committee, an arrangement that allows donors to write one check to be divided between the candidate and the national party, which can use its share to help the candidate. The contribution limit is $28,500, compared to $2,300 for the general election for donations directly to a candidate.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the final decision maker in selecting either Obama or Clinton to be the Democratic Presidential candidate. This joint fundraising committee is usually set up for the nominee. John McCain has one with the Republican party. Clinton has nothing. Actually, Clinton is in debt due to her campaign spending.
Pastor Roger Byrd of Jonesville Church of God put the sign up which reads “Obama Osama humm are they brothers?”
Pastor Byrd says the sign is not meant to be racial or political but rather to make people think. “His name is so close to Osama I have a feeling he might be Islamic therefore he doesn’t recognize Christ,” Pastor Byrd said.
This pastor needs to realize that Jesus (peace be upon him) is highly respected in Islam and Obama is clearly not a Muslim. He also needs to realize that Christian Arabs use Allah for God, because Allah is just Arabic for God.