At Gun Point

A few hours ago I had just come back from playing my weekly basketball game (I’m part of the South Asian Basketball League – Basketballers team). I was with some close friends of mine, MoSin, Ohmz, Kingheer, Brighton Beach Waqas and TallDarknKhansome. We randomly started to talk about the Kings Park Psychiatric Center on Long Island. MoSin and TallDarknKhansome had already been there with Shakin Shadhili (formerly known as Contemplating Chishti) and N Veed. They boasted of how scary it was and they did research online and read about how the place was haunted and infested with drug addicts, homeless people and other weird stories…

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Every First Generation Muslim Needs To Read This

If you were born in this country (but your parents were not) or moved to this country when you were a young child then you need to read this. Why? We may have heard the history of Islam in America from our parents, elders or Muslims who migrated to this country. We haven’t heard it from a Black Muslim who was born and raised here. Imam Zaid and Imam Siraj always stress the importance of looking at what the Black people in general had gone through to get where they are today, so this is why it is important especially for us, immigrant children, to learn from personal stories and historical facts. Abdur-Rahman Muhammad wrote a 5-part series entitled “Why Blackamericans Muslims don’t stand for justice” which highlights the Black Muslims history, the immigrant Muslims history and in general Islam’s history in America. I recommend everyone to take some time and read it, inshaAllah, becuase it is helpful to learn from the past in order to improve the future.

Why Blackamericans Muslims don’t stand for justice: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Muslim Contractor Builds Jewish Temple

MashaAllah! This is more proof that Muslims are not the way Islam haters say we are.

Boston Jew and West Bank Muslim Build a Temple, and Bridges, in Arkansas

Muslim Builds Jewish Temple
By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN
Published: October 6, 2007

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

Just before the school year started in August 1971, Bill Feldman steered his Volvo amid the pickup trucks and horse trailers of small-town Arkansas, bound for his first job as a math professor. He was coming to the Bible Belt as a Jew reared in a Boston suburb, a scholar educated in Canada and Europe. To ease the culture shock, an uncle had given him three jars of kosher pickles for the trip.

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The Empire State Building is doing Eid on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Empire State Building on Eid

NEW YORK (AFP) – New York’s iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said.

“This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah,” according to a statement.

Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month, is expected to be celebrated in New York from Friday, depending on when the new moon is sighted, and the city’s tallest skyscraper will remain green until Sunday.

Source: Yahoo News via HAhmed.com

MTV Banned Ads

For the first time (at least to me) MTV has advertised something positive, halal and healthy for young people. Too bad the US governmnet banned them. Why? I don’t really know. You know how our government is. Probably because the 3 pictures had the 9/11 scene on them. I loved the ads. It makes you think about the real problems of the world. Thank you MTV for making them!

MTV Banned Ad about Poverty MTV Banned Ad about Hunger MTV Banned Ad about HIV

If anyone finds the video, let me know. Thanks!