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Child Labor in Bangladesh


When your at work or school or doing something and you feel the need to complain remember this picture and think of all our little brothers and sisters working in such terrible conditions just for a $1 a month.

May Allah grant them all jannatul-firdaus!  Ameen.

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Guantanemo Abuse Increases Since Obama Announces Its Closing

A detainee at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay is claiming he was tear gassed and beaten by guards.

In a phone call to Al Jazeera, Mohammad al-Qaraani said the abuse continued this year, after Barack Obama, the US president, took power.

One of the first promises Obama had made was to close down the controversial prison within one year, and to stop the abuse of detainees

Another video:

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  • Even when imprisoned the dawah never stops.

    Read about his story here.

    Fawakih Summer Intensive 2009

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    Frito Lay releases list of products with no Pork Enzymes

    • Author: MR
    • Filed under: Food, Halal
    • Date: Apr 13,2009 | 02:06 PM

    Enjoy and eat (but not during the day in Ramadan!):

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    A Black Imam Breaks Ground in Mecca
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

    TWO years ago, Sheik Adil Kalbani dreamed that he had become an imam at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.

    Waking up, he dismissed the dream as a temptation to vanity. Although he is known for his fine voice, Sheik Adil is black, and the son of a poor immigrant from the Persian Gulf. Leading prayers at the Grand Mosque is an extraordinary honor, usually reserved for pure-blooded Arabs from the Saudi heartland.

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    Here is a good article to further explain the video. Also MuslimMatters has a guest post from a Somali Canadian here.

    Google made a video with a special message to all Muslims

    • Author: MR
    • Filed under: Islam, Video
    • Date: Apr 10,2009 | 10:59 AM

    Click here to check it out.

    Update: Can’t believe how many people actually fell for it! I made this one. You can make your own too!

    This service is a promo for Google’s Lattitude which allows you to:

    • See where your friends are and what they are up to
    • Quickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone call
    • Control your location and who gets to see it

    Tune up your soul with Halal Tunes

    • Author: MR
    • Filed under: Islam, Quran
    • Date: Apr 9,2009 | 10:03 AM

    So I recently asked in a previous post about your favorite Quranic reciters, because I was working on a project. Well that project was called Halal Tunes.

    The changing meaning of ‘tunes’

    Before everyone screams “Haram! No such thing as halal tunes!”. I would like to say that music today has become religion for many including many Muslims. On top of this Apple has re-defined what tunes means with their iTunes application. On iTunes, you can get mp3s and mp4s of lectures, songs, podcasts, talks, comedy, movies, music videos and basically anything that can fit in the mp3 (audio) or mp4 (video) formats. All of these are part of the “tunes” category now.

    If people are “tuning” into these tunes, why not let them tune into the Qur’an too.

    So why Halal Tunes with Quran reciters when there are already hundreds of websites out?

    You are correct. There are many sites that I use to get Quranic mp3s to listen to, but one day I found myself wanting to listen to various different Quranic reciters and I realized that I couldn’t find a simple site that I could play any Surah from any reciter. I would have to download each mp3 file. I thought to myself, man why can’t there just be a site like Pandora or They have it for music, but not for the Qur’an. So out of my frustration in not finding a website of what I wanted, I decided to build it myself.

    Who would use Halal Tunes and why?

    If a person is at work, school, library, some cafe with wifi, at home or at their store/business and they want to listen to the Qur’an from any reciter without having to download, then they can just go to and it will already be ready for play.

    Thus I present to you

    I’m not a designer so don’t make fun of my styling and design skills. If anyone wants to make a nice logo, feel free to do it (for free) and send it to me. 😀

    Side note: After completing the site and sharing it with family and friends, I found out about another site that is similar, but didn’t have the same options as me. I still like mine better (bias of course).

    Anyways, I’m not really concerned with competing with any other site. I built Halal Tube out of my frustration in not finding lectures I wanted to listen to, and now I built out Halal Tunes out of my frustration of not being able to listen to the Qur’an in an easy format.

    Obama: Please get new advisors and experts on Islam and Muslims

    The US president began his visit to Turkey on Monday morning by laying a wreath at the tomb of the founder of modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, whose “vision and courage” he praised.

    Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is not a hero amongst the Muslim world. The majority of Muslims do not like him and what he did.
    Edit: For those who say Obama was complying with the Turkish law, look at what he said in his speech:

    This morning I had the privilege of visiting the tomb of the great founder of your Republic. I was deeply impressed by this beautiful memorial to a man who did so much to shape the course of history. But it is also clear that the greatest monument to Ataturk’s life is not something that can be cast in stone and marble. His greatest legacy is Turkey’s strong and secular democracy, and that is the work that this assembly carries on today.

    He didn’t need to mention it if he was just going to visit the the grave in order to comply with the law. Let’s be real, Obama will never want an Islamic state to arise anywhere. I still appreciate Obama’s plan of action in America. It’s just the foreign relations with the Muslim world has me very critical of his words and actions.

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