“We can eat from Ahlul Kitab (People of the Book)”

The people of the book do not slaughter their meat like this:

Share this with all our “AK” brothers and sisters, inshaAllah. The video was taken of a Hatchery in Iowa owned and operated by Hy-Line. You can read the full article on the Huffington Post.

It is also very said to see that many Muslim countries are distrubuting their meat such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Jordan and others. The full list can be seen here.

New Muslim Cool – Tonight on PBS – 10 PM EST (DCs WETA PBS not showing it, see post)

NEW MUSLIM COOL airs on PBS, Tuesday, June 23 @ 10 pm

Premiere Date: June 23, 2009

Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of drug dealing and street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he’s moved to Pittsburgh’s tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family and take his message of faith to other young people through hard-hitting hip-hop music. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and himself. New Muslim Cool takes viewers on Hamza’s ride through streets, slums and jail cells — following his spiritual journey to some surprising places in an America that never stops changing. Produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
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New Muslim Cool

“New Muslim Cool” follows the lives of Hamza Perez, a Puerto Rican American Muslim rapper (yes all rolled into one!), his family, and his community as they navigate the paths of religion, race, politics, and culture which intersect their lives in post-9/11 America. It is a moving story that showcases the rich diversity of Islam in America,
and which challenges many preconceived notions of what being Muslim in America means.

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Journey to Mecca: Story of Ibn Battuta – IMAX – Baltimore, MD – March 7 & 8

The First IMAX® movie about Islamic Civilization coming to Baltimore this weekend only!

Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta tells the epic story of Ibn Battuta, one of the greatest explorers of Islamic civilization, who leaves Morocco in 1325 and takes a famed journey 3,000 miles east to perform Hajj in the sacred city of Mecca. This big screen IMAX experience follows Ibn Battuta’s journey, zeroing in on the Hajj – the first and only time an IMAX camera has been admitted into the Grand Mosque in Mecca to capture an aerial view of the Hajj from a helicopter hovering 200 feet above Mecca.

With very limited screenings in the US and around the world, Journey to Mecca is coming to Baltimore this weekend only! This big screen IMAX movie, running approximately 45 minutes, will be shown at the Maryland Science Center’s IMAX theatres on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th at 3:20 pm both days.

Tickets can be purchased at the Science Center’s box office. To purchase tickets in advance, call 410-685-2370 or visit the Maryland Science Center’s website here:

The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230. The main telephone number is 410-685-2370. Website: http://www.mdsci.org/

You don’t want to miss this! Spread the word and bring family and friends! The success of these screenings will largely determine whether or not the Science Center agrees to show the film in the future.

For more information about Journey to Mecca, visit the film’s website: