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American TV Show actually says something good about Islam

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: General
  • Date: Sep 5,2008 | 08:44 AM

A snip from a tv show, Sleeper Cell. The person tells the truth about some Islamic learnings, and not what you see on the news these days. Inshallah more and more will follow the true Islam in the years to come.

Pretty good.


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  • 15 Responses for "American TV Show actually says something good about Islam"

    1. Kearns September 5th, 2008 at 9:15 am

      Ugh. So dramatic. And what’s with the chairs? And who quotes Qur’an like that? And what’s with the guy with the curly mustache? Of course if I knew who any of the main characters in the show were, perhaps this would make more sense…

      It’s better, but this is still pretty far from reality.

    2. anon September 5th, 2008 at 9:23 am

      this is so old, but good though

    3. Abdullah September 5th, 2008 at 11:27 am

      Imam Ali = True Warrior, that was deep man!

    4. H. Ahmed September 5th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

      I saw this show back when it first came out on SHowtime. Although i have many reservations about it, and some of its messages, and especially a lot of its content, i did enjoy the show.

      http://www.hahmed.com/blog/2006/12/19/sleeper-cell/

    5. Cookies September 5th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

      Hmm… isn’t that the guy from Native Deen? The one with the little teeny weeny beard and white kufi…

    6. Abu Sufyan September 6th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

      LOL.

      The quotation of a fabricated hadith at the end is hilarious. If you want to claim that rasoolullah saw said that ‘greater jihad’ line then produce the isnad.

      You won’t be able to.

      Too much whirling, not enough reading.

    7. Usman Akhtar September 6th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

      @ Abu Sufyan

      Alhamdulillah, at least the right perspective is seen on tv for once, and whether or not the hadith is fabricated is one thing, but im pretty sure the story of Ali RA was completely true. So an attempt was made with the intention show the truth of islam, and i think that’s the big picture that we should all try to appreciate.

    8. Abu Sufyan September 6th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

      Salaam Alaykum Usman

      Please if you are addressing me, do so like a muslim.

      Now, up until 45 secs the speaker is actually spot on and this was the same argument put forth by Shaykh Abdullah Azzam rahimahullah; the problem in our hearts is weakness [wahin] because we have forgotten the obligation of jihad feesabilillah.

      better video released today (2 parts. streaming)

      http://www.megavideo.com/?v=TQ894VEU (1)
      http://www.megavideo.com/?v=4VTFMPXQ (2)

    9. Ayoub September 7th, 2008 at 5:55 am

      what up with the muslim brother that gets up and throws his kufi on the floor with anger???

    10. Dawud Israel September 7th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

      MR: You do know this show contains nudity, sex and lots of cussing?

    11. MR September 7th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

      @Dawud – No I didn’t know that. I am not asking people to watch the show, I’m just saying they are getting a little bit better in portraying Islam and Muslims.

    12. AS September 8th, 2008 at 8:16 am

      It is amazing to me how “weak” hadiths are more strongly preserved than mainly any other historic and current teachings (of any kind, ie. more than just islamic)… yet Muslims now a days are so easily ready to dismiss it.

      Perhaps I’m mistaken on this whole subject, so does anyone have additional information on “weak” hadiths? ie. what exactly makes it weak? Was their one narrator in a chain who perhaps wasn’t known as trustworhty? Was their only one witness to the hadith? Please, any information would be helpful!

    13. Abu Sufyan September 8th, 2008 at 9:21 am

      Assalaamu Alaykum and ramadan mubarak, AS.

      A hadith is judged by a muhadith as weak by an incomplete isnad or contradiction of al-Qur’an. Having one witness to the hadith doesn’t make it weak, infact it makes it stronger. Think of the ahadith supplied by Aisha ra and other ahl ulbayt. In the case of the notorious line ‘returned from the lesser jihad…..’ that’s not a weak hadith – It’s a fabricated hadith. Another fabricated hadith is the one that “the ink of the scholar is worth more than the blood of the martyr.” There is absolutely no isnad for either hadith, you won’t find them in ANY book of ahadith. Ask any alim about them and they’ll tell you – fake.

    14. Believer1984 September 15th, 2008 at 2:35 am

      Yup seen this few months ago and even have it on my youtube channel.

      Masha-Allah !

    15. Farishta September 15th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

      The weak hadiths you were talking about:

      Some troops came back from an expedition and went to see the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa-Sallam. He said: “You have come for the best, from the smaller jihad (al-jihad al-asghar) to the greater jihad (al-jihad al-akbar).” Someone said, “What is the greater jihad?” He said: “The servant’s struggle against his lust”(mujahadat al-`abdi hawah).

      “The Prophet upon him and his Family and Companions blessings and peace returned from one his expeditions and said: “You have come for the best. You have come from the smaller jihad to the greater jihad.” They said, “What is the greater jihad, Messenger of Allah?” He said: “The servant’s struggle against his lust.”

      A stronger hadith:

      The Prophet also said, upon him peace: The strong one is not the one who overcomes people, the strong one is he who overcomes his nafs [ego]. Al-Haythami declared it authentic in Majma` al-Zawa’id.

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