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Georgia Judge jails Muslim woman for refusing to take off her Hijab

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge ordered a Muslim woman arrested Tuesday for contempt of court for refusing to take off her head scarf at a security checkpoint.

The judge ordered Lisa Valentine, 40, to serve 10 days in jail, said police in Douglasville, a city of about 20,000 people on Atlanta’s west suburban outskirts.

Valentine violated a court policy that prohibits people from wearing any headgear in court, police said.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations urged federal authorities to investigate the incident as well as others in Georgia.

“I just felt stripped of my civil, my human rights,” Valentine told The Associated Press on Wednesday from her home, after she said she was unexpectedly released once CAIR got involved. Jail officials declined to say why she was freed.

Full article here.

What if she was a Christian nun or an Orthodox Jewish woman?


Warning: Contains foul language.


precious-provisions-food-clothing-fiqh-yasir-qadhiHave you ever heard this before:

“What is wrong with a Big Mac?
If it’s not pork, Alhamdulillah!!!”

or

“Don’t you know that’s haram? It has gelatin!”
“No brother, I called the company they said it ‘beef’ gelatin.”
“Really, does that mean the gelatin in Skittles is halal to eat?”

The above was taken from a short snippet of the class description that can be found here on the Al-Maghrib Institute website. Al-Maghrib really knows how to grab the readers attention. Most of the quotes above and on their website is exactly what I hear many times over and over in almost every discussion of eating zabihah vs. eating ahl-al-kitab or for short “ak”. I think this class is unique and ground breaking. It’s rare to relate the fiqh of food with the fiqh of clothing.

This class looks to be a tasty and fashionable ilm-filled weekend. Click here to register for the class.


Bush Shoe-Thrower Beaten Up Badly

Muntadar al-Zaidi has suffered a broken hand, broken ribs and internal bleeding, as well as an eye injury, his older brother, Dargham, told the BBC.

So that’s why Bush didn’t really care about it.  Our dear brother Muntadar al-Zaidi is not only a hero to the Muslims but to all of humanity.  Millions of humans around the world are proud of his shoe throwing experience.  May Allah (swt) protect him. Ameen!

Although many were disappointed it missed, but let’s face it, journalists are not quarterbacks. This calls for exporting the game of American football into the Middle East so that they can learn how to throw faster and stronger.  We need some Abdullah Manning’s and some Umar Brady’s!

Source: BBC News


Bush gets shoes thrown at him!

Bush has some excellent dodging skills.

The shoe-thrower, who was in a group of journalists, was wrestled to the ground and taken away. “This is the end,” shouted the man, later identified by the Associated Press as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.


I wrote a post a while ago saying how all Musilim marriage sites were wack because of their imitation of non-Muslim sites with a lack of how Islam defines how we find our spouses.  Baba Ali of Ummah Films has decided to create his own website geared towards this.  I feel this could be something good for the single and looking ummah.


Deen Tight – Hip Hop & Islam Documentary

Looks very interesting. Putting aside the fiqh issue of music, this community is probably the largest group with the American Muslim youth community. Even for those who don’t listen to a drop of music, you’ll here brothers droping “yo son” or “sup” or “what’s good homie” and all of these elements are pat of Hip Hop culture. Even the scholars have learned the lingo of the Hip Hop culuture in order to communicate to the youth such as Imam Suhaib Webb and Imam Abdul Malik.

Another aspect is that Hip Hop in the Muslim world is extremely popular and widely accepted. Even in the streets of Mecca. Whether it is good or bad, and whether it is halal or haram, Hip Hop culture is a dominating factor amongst Muslim youth. Even if you look at the young Muslims who are strict with their opinion on music and don’t listen to anything, you will see them listening to spoken-word poetry which is basically hip-hop/rap without the beat. You will find many institutes and organizations using non-instrumental music that contains beats from the hip-hop world (beat-boxing, etc.).

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I think this is an amazing idea.  Really innovative and if it really does go to the Obama government then we can bring about real serious change.  Basically how this works is any user who registers at Open For Questions can submit questions and vote yes or no to questions that are already submitted.  I did a quick search for the keyword “israel” and found a lot of positive questions that have a lot of “yes’s” that made me extremely happy.

I request everyone to share 2-3 minutes by registering for this site and submitting your questions as well as voting yes to the questions that matter to you most.  Especially the ones related to Islam, Muslims and the Muslim world.

Where the Obama haters at?


The photos of Mecca you don’t see on walls

Welcome to New Mecca City:

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An Iraqi rapper from Canada responded to Busta Rhyme’s Arab Money song with “The Real Arab Money“.  After he released it, Busta Rhymes called him personally and apologized for the misunderstanding with his intention regarding the Qur’anic verses in the remix.  It’s amazing how Busta reached out to a Muslim rapper who isn’t that popular or widely known but yet he was noticed by Busta who is extremely well known in the hip hop world.  I am actually happy that we have some Muslims in the Hip Hop world that still have love for this deen and are able to defend it.

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