Muslim

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Hong Kong braces for National Day protest

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Protesters demand Hong Kong leader to resign and for China to drop plans to select candidates for 2017 polls.
  • 中古車購入はお店選びから

    失敗しない!車の買い方講座
    yahyabirt-admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    あなたがクルマを探しているお店は公取協の会員店ですか? 会員証やステッカーがあるかどうかを確認してみましょう。 中古車は新車と違って1台1台全て品質が違います。 ですから、同じ車種でも値段は当然違ってきます。 中古車情報誌やチラシ広告、インターネット等にはいろんな情報が載っています。 あなたにピッタリのクルマを見つけて下さい。…
  • I found out the hard way why footy commentary is still a man's world

    Comment is free | The Guardian
    Erin Riley
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    After publishing a column on sexism and racism at the AFL grand final I received a torrent of death threats. My gender shouldnt disqualify me from writing about the game I love Continue reading...
  • American League Wild Card: Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals live!

    Blogposts | The Guardian
    David Lengel
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Winner faces the Los Angeles Angels in the ALDSJon Lester pitches for the As, James Shields for the RoyalsIts October tweet postseason thoughts to @lengeldavidOr email david.lengel.freelance@theguardian.comMLB postseason: share your photos with Guardian Witness 10.54pm ET 10.51pm ET Athletics 7-3 Royals, top 8thWade Davis is on in relief of Hererra, and is solid in the away eighth. Vogt pops out to center field, Norris grounds to short, Sogard whiffs on a knuckle curve. 10.48pm ET It occurs to me that I neglected to post the line of the starter, which I like to do. So here goes...5 IP 4 H 4 R…
  • I found out the hard way why footy commentary is still a man's world

    Comment is free | The Guardian
    Erin Riley
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    After publishing a column on sexism and racism at the AFL grand final I received a torrent of death threats. My gender shouldnt disqualify me from writing about the game I love Continue reading...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    失敗しない!車の買い方講座

  • 中古車購入はお店選びから

    yahyabirt-admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    あなたがクルマを探しているお店は公取協の会員店ですか? 会員証やステッカーがあるかどうかを確認してみましょう。 中古車は新車と違って1台1台全て品質が違います。 ですから、同じ車種でも値段は当然違ってきます。 中古車情報誌やチラシ広告、インターネット等にはいろんな情報が載っています。 あなたにピッタリのクルマを見つけて下さい。…
  • さぁ、納車

    yahyabirt-admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    1. 納車はできるだけ昼間にお願いし、 明るい中で しっかりと 車を確認しましょう。 2. 注文書と車をしっかり比較し、オプション等に 間違いがないかどうか、 細部にいたるまで 丁寧に確認しましょう。 3. 車検証は受け取りましたか? 記載内容に間違いはありませんか? 4. 保証書はありますか? 記入事項に間違いはありませんか? 保証は納車後も長く続く問題ですので、 特に念入りにチェックしましょう。
  • 付帯費用について

    yahyabirt-admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    車を買う時、使う時には必ず税金を納めなければなりません。 納めなければならない税金は、 1.自動車取得税、2.自動車重量税、3.自動車税 以上の3つです。 1. 自動車取得税 車を購入する際に納める税金で、購入する車の価格によって 納税額も 違ってきます。 自動車取得税の額は、 (車両本体価格 + 主要なオプション)×0.9の5% で計算します。 (詳しくは上の文字をクリック) 2. 自動車重量税 登録時に、車検期間分を払います。…
  • 契約にあたって

    yahyabirt-admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    約款を読もう! 「ヤッカン」・・・・聞き慣れない言葉ですが、車を契約する際にはとても重要なものです。 簡単に言ってしまえば「契約をする際の、あなたと販売店との間で交わす約束事」という意味です。 トラブルが起きて公取協に相談する人の多くは「約款なんて読んでいない」と言います。 あなたが買う車の契約なのですから、販売店との間の約束事は、事前にしっかり読んでおきましょう。 特に注意するべき点は ・…
  • 商談にあたって

    yahyabirt-admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    まずは担当者に目的、用途等を話してみましょう。 プロの目から見ると、更にいい車が見つかるかもしれません。 希望車種が決まったら、見積りを出してもらいましょう。 複数の車種やグレードを考えている場合は、それぞれの見積りを出してもらいましょう。 この時、税金や保険、諸費用等も見積りに入れておいてもらえば、「契約後に意外な出費が!」なんてこともなくなります。…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Blogposts | The Guardian

  • American League Wild Card: Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals live!

    David Lengel
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Winner faces the Los Angeles Angels in the ALDSJon Lester pitches for the As, James Shields for the RoyalsIts October tweet postseason thoughts to @lengeldavidOr email david.lengel.freelance@theguardian.comMLB postseason: share your photos with Guardian Witness 10.54pm ET 10.51pm ET Athletics 7-3 Royals, top 8thWade Davis is on in relief of Hererra, and is solid in the away eighth. Vogt pops out to center field, Norris grounds to short, Sogard whiffs on a knuckle curve. 10.48pm ET It occurs to me that I neglected to post the line of the starter, which I like to do. So here goes...5 IP 4 H 4 R…
  • National security laws passed by parliament politics live

    Gabrielle Chan
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    House of Representatives approves national security laws this morning as the implications of the Senate inquiry into the Newman government unfold. Follow it live ... 12.51pm AEST Attorney general George Brandis is talking about the need to be vigilant but unafraid in the current national security climate. You will remember that in the post 9/11 era, John Howards phrase was alert but not alarmed. Just the other day, Tony Abbott urged Australians to be aware but reassured.Discuss. 12.45pm AEST Foreign minister Julie Bishop has been hanging out with Thor. Not so much bilateral relations as other…
  • Hong Kong protests: pro-democracy rallies mix with National Day celebrations live

    Michael Safi in Sydney
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Thousands defy call to leave streetsMajor national holiday beginsPolice presence minimalAre you there? Submit to Guardian WitnessCatch up on our earlier live coverage 12.47pm AEST Hong Kongs stock market fell 1.4% yesterday on the back of five days of pro-democracy protests. Raymond Yeung, a senior economist with ANZ Bank in Hong Kong, told ABC Radio Nationals Breakfast program this morning that a protracted stalemate between the demonstrators and the government would have global ramifications. 12.31pm AEST CNN has this report on CY Leungs National Day address, which wrapped up at the Great…
  • Hong Kong protests: pro-democracy rallies remain as national holiday begins as it happened

    Matthew Weaver and Peter Walker in London and Tom McCarthy in New York
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Thousands defy call to leave streetsMajor national holiday beginsPolice presence minimalAre you there? Submit to Guardian WitnessRead the latest blog summary 11.22pm BST Were going to button up this live blog but will be launching a new blog from Australia shortly please visit our home page for updates. Heres a summary of where things stand: 10.49pm BST A police officer in Hong Kong was reported to have committed suicide overnight. Officials have announced a news conference to discuss the case.Police briefing about police suicide to begin in 50 minutes at North Point police station: police…
  • Later... with Jools Holland: Jamie T, Ali Campbell, Gorgon City, MNEK, Damien Rice and Future Islands - liveblog

    Paul Lester
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Its episode three of the new season of Later , with live performances, chat, and the cockneyest of all hosts 10.54pm BST Moment of the night? Thatll be Sam Herring, doing what we just saw him do. On a YouTube near you tomorrow. Already on Twitter. Good night. 10.48pm BST What did you all think? Classic Later right there, or a catastrophic lack of - what does reader Matt call it below? Ah yes, stardust. Insufficiently stardusty, was it, or just the right amount of charisma for you? 10.43pm BST Next weeks episode features the Manics, Jessie Ware and Ben Howard. Maybe not a classic one on paper,…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    An Indian Muslim's Blog: News, Views & Urdu Poetry Website

  • When person abusing your faith turns out to be a co-religionist: Social media's illusions and internet crimes

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    The person abuses your faith online, posts objectionable messages and shares photographs that are so inflammatory that it is not proper to describe them.You get angry and disturbed. You may write angry comments to him, argue, tell him to stop or shut up.But did you ever imagine that he also belongs to your own faith? And that he is still doing it because he had a purpose!May be, he has certain psychological issues or wants to defame someone and hence assumed a false identity.So he is using it to post objectionable things to defame that person. Did  you consider this option?And when you…
  • Online arguments on religion and right-wing twitter trolls' strategy: From secularism and democracy in Islamic countries to sweeping statements about Muslims

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    By IndscribeBefore penning my understanding of trolls and their 'strategy', just let me tell you a bit of background. On this blog, I have often sharply criticised certain Arab countries that have monarchies, and don't grant proper rights to women.There are many things in each and every country in this world that are condemnable--from corruption to communalism, age-old practices to mistreatment with women or other sections of society.If there are issues in my country, I can write over them as per my interest or understanding. I do write about my concerns with regard to my own country, more…
  • Hindus, Muslims, Christians join hands to celebrate Ganeshotsava in Mumbai

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    IndscribeIf you believe in communal harmony, you will find inter-religious harmony at every nook and corner in India.You will find innumerable examples among your friends, acquaintances and in your neighbourhood.It is not about Mumbai alone. In other cities too, it is a common sight, to see people participating in construction of tableaux.Similarly, if you don't believe in this idea, and somehow feel that there is eternal conflict between certain religions and their adherents, you will not be able to see this beautiful and syncretic culture, which has always thrived in India.See the…
  • The lost world of spy fiction in Urdu returns: Akram Allahabadi's detective novels are back for his fans

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    By IndscribeFor years, Akram Allahabadi's detective novels that were once a rage, had  become rarer to find.Finally, there is good news, as his family has decided to print his novels once again and bring them in public domain.The website AkramAllahabadi.com has also been put up for the fans of the late author who wrote spy fiction for well over three decades.Many today may not be aware about the magical world of Urdu detective fiction that was weaved by him.It was in the post-independence era (starting from 1952-53), when detective fiction in the sub-continent reached dizzy heights.Akram…
  • Misusing social media to spread communalism in the society: Messages on WhatsApp, Facebook inflaming passions, causing riots

    16 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    If the society is increasingly getting communalised and people belonging to different communities are turning into religious bigots, it should be a cause of alarm.Across India, 'objectionable' posts on Facebook or circulation of messages on WhatsApp are leading to communal tension and riots.In small towns, people come out on streets and mob resort to violence after seeing a post. We can no longer say that it is a transition phase for society and that people will get over it.First, it was Facebook, which was being misused to spread false messages and propaganda. Now, it is Whatsapp that is…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    chris allen

  • Article: The far right is changing but its anti-Islam message remains – The Conversation

    Chris Allen
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Another article of mine has been published today, again writing for The Conversation UK – an online collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that’s free to read and republish. Today’s piece relates to the suggestion last week by a senior government aide about the possibility of the far-right expanding both in […]
  • Article: A Personal Reflection on Islamophobia – European Day of Action Against Islamophobia & Religious Intolerance

    Chris Allen
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    To celebrate 2014’s European Day of Action Against Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance, I wrote this reflective piece that was published on the No Hate website, available here. I’ve also copied the piece below: A Personal Reflection on Islamophobia It is almost 15 years since I first began researching the phenomenon of Islamophobia. At the time, I […]
  • EXHIBITION: ‘Islamophobia – from pavement to parliament’ at Think Corner, Birmingham

    Chris Allen
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    Last week, on the 11th and 12th September 2014, I held an exhibition of my research from the past 15 years into the phenomenon of Islamophobia. Titled, “Islamophobia: from pavement to parliament” the exhibition was held at the University of Birmingham’s Think Corner pop-up space in the Pavilions Shopping Centre in Birmingham city centre. Over […]
  • RADIO: Extremism in Birmingham’s Schools, BBC Radio WM

    Chris Allen
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    Below is a recording of my appearance on BBC Radio WM’s breakfast show on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 during which time I chat with Pete Morgan about the shadow cast by the Operation Trojan Horse allegations in the light of the hearing of the Education Select Committee and the return of Birmingham’s schools for the new […]
  • ARTICLE: Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school – The Conversation

    Chris Allen
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    As school children from across the country return to schools, my latest article for The Conversation considers what impact the allegations and fallout from Operation Trojan Horse will have on Birmingham, its schools, its children and its communities. To read the article in full, click here. Below are the first few paragraphs: Shadow of extremism […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Islamophobia Watch

  • Tesco customer ‘absolutely furious’ that halal meat is advertised ‘in big letters’

    Bob Pitt
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Tesco has defended its policy on advertising Halal meat after an “appalled” Mickleover customer vowed never to shop there again. Sandra Hill, from Mickleover, wrote to the Derby Telegraph after going into a local store and finding Halal meat being advertised in “big letters”. Halal is essentially meat that Muslims are allowed to eat according to Islamic law. It must be prepared in certain way – involving a cut to the jugular vein and the animals must be healthy at the time of slaughter. Some consider the process controversial as it can involve slaughtering animals…
  • Michele Bachmann to Obama: Islam is the problem and you need to ‘declare war on it’

    Bob Pitt
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    At the 2014 Value Voters Summit, Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann (R) claimed that there is no such thing as “moderate” Islam, and that President Barack Obama failed the American people by deciding not to declare war on it. Speaking of her appointment to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, she claimed that she “had a front-row seat to a world set on fire,” she said, “from Islamic jihad. And what we’ve seen is one disaster after another for the Obama-Clinton policy team.” “In their fantasy world, being a smaller, diminished, less-powerful United…
  • Dead pig left outside French mosque

    Bob Pitt
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    The mosque at Pontarlier in Franche-Comté in eastern France was subjected to an attack on Monday, when a dead pig was left outside the building. Le Nouvel Observateur reported that Tahar Belhadj, president of the regional federation of the Great Mosque of Paris, had condemned this deliberate desecration of a place of worship and denounced the “chronic Islamophobia” at work in Franche-Comté. Mosques in the Franche-Comté capital of Besançon were repeatedly targeted with racist, fascist and Zionist graffiti last year – in February, August and November – and in December a…
  • Muslim leaders fear anti-Islam violence could escalate to Cronulla-style riot

    Bob Pitt
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    Mounting incidents of anti-Muslim violence in Sydney will ignite a Cronulla-style riot if authorities don’t step in to quell tensions, Muslim leaders have warned. Community members have begun keeping logs of Islamophobic incidents and say some people are resorting to vigilante-style justice in the wake of counter-terrorism raids in Sydney and the fatal shooting of a terror suspect in Melbourne. On Friday, police released CCTV footage of a man who they believe stormed into an Islamic school in Sydney’s south-west and threatened children with a knife the length of his forearm.
  • Police condemn anti-Islamic messages stuck on lampposts in Astley Bridge

    Bob Pitt
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Anti-Islamic messages stuck on lampposts in Astley Bridge have been condemned by police. Stickers penned with “Islam barbaric” and “Evil Islam” were posted on traffic lights and lampposts in Blackburn Road yesterday morning. An off-duty police officer spotted the labels on his way to work and had them removed immediately. Three messages were posted opposite the junction with Lawson Street and another in the small car park – behind the former Three Pigeons pub – in Blackburn Road. Police said “robust action” would be taken against anyone caught posting racist or offensive…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Afrocentric Muslimah

  • Muslim Guilt > Catholic Guilt

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:35 pm
    A few weeks ago Jennifer Lawrence’s boobs went viral because some ass decided that violating a woman’s privacy was fine. Because she’s a woman. In the aftermath of guys boasting of their single (or dual) handed orgies, Haji Mohamed Dawjee wrote in a Mail & Guardian column: “We live in a world where women must pay the price of being taken down a peg by a hacker or a this or that, for embracing their sexuality – whatever it is – or expressing their sexuality, in the very same way men do.”And I thought, wow, that’s optimistic. The idea that women actually do embrace…
  • Sliced sky

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    LordSave me from knowledgeThat cuts my world a thousand waysLike a frozen branch, a frozen skyFrom knowledge that turns me inside outUntil the last drop of my hot blood seeps into the bowels of an uncaring earthFrom knowledge that burnsLike fire-ants inside meBiting. Biting. Biting. It’s okay that I live a lieThat ‘us’ is more in my headThan it will ever be right hereIt’s okay that I feel lovedUnaloneRelevantThese are MY liesMy pretty liesLike rainbows that I  can feelOr laughter that I can tasteWithout my liesWhat have I But this, this thingInsideSo largeThis truthThat swallows…
  • Jammy Laughter

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    You load laughter behind pursed lipsAnd fire it at me Like feathersThat tickle the inside of my noseI giggle tooTasting your laughter, as it mingles with mineYour jammy laughter, sweet, with an edge of tartThere was a day when your laughter was sharpLike cheese, too matureIt bit. Your laughter even more than the accompanying wordsRemember the time your laughter was like chocolate?Dark and warm, slipping down my throatWarming me…all the way to my toes?And then there was the day your laughter was frothSpilling over the sides of a coffee cupPretty to look atTastelessToo soon goneI like to…
  • The Gratitude Challenge

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    If you’re a Facebooker you've probably stumbled across the Gratitude Challenge, if not participated in it yourself.It’s been interesting, reading how many different ways people can say: I’m thankful to be Alive.When the delightful Azra tagged me, I considered doing it. Then chickened out because I’m not in a very thankful space right now (shameful, I know). But now I’m ready. And instead of posting three things daily to Facebook, I’ve decided that this Gratitude Challenge deserves, at the very least, a blog post. So here goes:I’m really thankful for toilet paper.Ask…
  • Writivism Flash Fiction Resurrected

    Saaleha Bhamjee
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    I realise that lately my blog has seen a glut of opinion pieces. I've decided to remedy this, especially since I've just begun a rewrite (what I hope will be the last) of my novel. The process is...interesting, for want of a better word.This piece was my flash fiction submission for the Writivism project. It featured on Books Live as well as Deyu African. It's one of those pieces where I am reluctant to hear what was made of it. But I'm sure some of you will tell me, regardless.                           …
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Technology of the Heart

  • Temporary Autonomous Zone to Permanent Autonomous Zone and Surah al-Kahf

    Sadiq Alam
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    an imaginal portrait of the companions of the cave According to contemporary Islamic Scholar and expert in Islamic Eschatology Sheikh Imran Hosein, Surah al-Kahf, the 18th Chapter of the Quran is the quintessential Chapter to access the sacred knowledge of the later days or last age. This subject is known as 'Ilmu Akhir al-Zaman.While reflecting on the 18th Chapter of the Final Testament, the Qur'an called al-Kahf or the Cave, it becomes clear that there both the Temporary Autonomous Zone and Permanent Autonomous Zone are to be discovered in that brilliant…
  • This Being Unconditionally Grateful

    Sadiq Alam
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    ..1..You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth, nothing more.~ Morpheus to Neo in the movie MatrixHave We not shown man the two ways?But he has not attempted the way of ascent..~ The Quran 90:10,11Verily, We showed man the way, whether he be grateful or ungrateful - the choice is his.~ The Qur’an 76:3..2..thisbeingunconditionallygratefulisthe secretingredientsthatmakelife - thisbeing…
  • Who is Sheikh Imran Hosein? Top 10 Reasons Why We Should Listen to Sheikh Imran

    Sadiq Alam
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    .. We might teach him the interpretation (ta'weel) of events.~ The Qur'an, 12:21The writing is on the wall,if you can read the writing.~ Sheikh Imran HoseinSheikh Imran Nazar Hosein (born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942) is a contemporary Islamic scholar, thinker, philosopher and expert in Islamic Eschatology and International Monetary System. His knowledge in a number of subjects related to Islamic Eschatology is phenomenal and unparalleled in any time in Islamic history. He has for more than fifteen years been the lone voice crying in the wilderness now on the subject of Islamic…
  • Dr Fazlur Rahman Ansari - Portrait of an Outstanding Muslim Scholar

    Sadiq Alam
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    The scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets.The people of spiritual wisdom (hukama’)are the inheritors of the Prophets.~ Sacred Tradition“As matters stand in the Muslim world today, it is the decline of religious leadership from the Islamic standard in a serious measure that constitutes a major cause of its inability with regard to its emergence from the abyss into which it has been descending since some time. The remedy for the situation is obvious.” - Fazlur Rahman Ansari, ‘The Qur’anic Foundations and Structure of Muslim Society’.Dr Maulana Fazlur Rahman Ansari (1914-1974)…
  • Invitation of the Straight Way

    Sadiq Alam
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Often the self becomes stuck in a state of self-blame (al-nafs al-lawwama) imagining that the key to returning to the Unity is depriving oneself of things that gives it pleasure or relief.While on the one hand it is certainly true that things that give us pleasure or relief can become addictive and harmful when we habitually use them to avoid receiving certain of our experiences by taking a sip of unconditional gratitude to God; on the other hand, simply depriving ourselves of whatever gives us pleasure or relief is not going to heal us and return us to the Unity.Such deprivations, instead of…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    islamicate

  • State of Formation - Every Land is #Ferguson

    islamoyankee
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    State of Formation - Every Land is #Ferguson. There is a power in raising our hands for Ferguson. We do not raise our hands like the Illuminati or a Rockefella [sicknowledge]; we do not raise our hands to act out an NWA lyric; we do not even raise our hands in an “Allah Akbar.” Instead, we raise our hands in surrender. Our submission is to the police. The power in raising our hands is with the police. It’s not an act of agency, but a recognition of the value(lessness) of brown and black bodies. This submission to authoritarianism should concern us.
  • Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement - The Daily Beast

    islamoyankee
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement - The Daily Beast. Hussein Rashid, a professor at Hofstra University and an Islamic scholar, said these debates have been raging within the Muslim community, who are fragmented on what should be eaten. Other issues include whether stunning an animal before death is halal and the age-old debate on whether it’s okay to eat meat slaughtered by Jews and Christians.
  • Quoted: ISIS vs. mainstream Muslims: The media battle – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

    islamoyankee
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    ISIS vs. mainstream Muslims: The media battle – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs.Quoting Islam's holiest text to make that point was smart, said Hussein Rashid, a religion scholar at Hofstra University in New York. "ISIS violates every single tenet of this verse, so Barfi shows them to be ignorant," he said. "By using the Quran as the basis for debate he also demonstrates that ISIS does not actually base themselves in Muslim traditions, but in the language of hatred and rage." Likewise, Barfi's use of the phrase "debate with calm preachings" rings a particular…
  • Review: Sufi Comics - Rumi

    islamoyankee
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    I am a huge fan of Sufi Comics. I've been reading them for years, and appreciate their dedication to their craft, and the fact that they use the teachings of both Sufism and Shi'ism in their lessons. I was super excited when their first book came out, even though it was a collection of material they had already published on their blog. I bought several copies, and then several more when the color version came out. Their second book, The Wise Fool of Baghdad, was also a gem. They used the name Bahlool, but the figure they wrote about is known through the Muslim world under a variety of names,…
  • Tweeting the Qur'an #Quran #ttquran #Ramadan 2014/1435

    islamoyankee
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Traditionally, Muslims read the Qur'an in its entirety over this time, in a section a day. The Qur'an is split into thirty sections, called juz', and one section is read each night.  This year is the 6th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. To see how the call has (not) evolved, here are the first five call outs: 2009 Windsor Star Article 2010 (despite the title, which says 2011) 2011 USA Today Article 2012 2013 Storify (including press stories) The Background [from the 2009 post]  This year, I have been thinking it would be fun to tweet the Qur'an for Ramadan.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Muslim Thought

  • Cardiff UNIVERSITY Sayed Ammar Nakshawani PART 9 of 9

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Cardiff University AhlulBayt Society Lecture date: Saturday 21st March 2009 Sayed Ammar Nakshawani Related posts: Cardiff UNIVERSITY Sayed Ammar Nakshawani PART 1 of 9 Cardiff UNIVERSITY Sayed Ammar Nakshawani PART 3 of 9 Cardiff UNIVERSITY Sayed Ammar Nakshawani PART 4   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Cardiff UNIVERSITY Sayed Ammar Nakshawani PART 9 of 9 Related posts: Cardiff UNIVERSITY Sayed Ammar Nakshawani PART 1 of 9 Cardiff UNIVERSITY Sayed Ammar Nakshawani PART 3 of 9 Cardiff UNIVERSITY Sayed Ammar Nakshawani PART 4 of 9
  • Religion Islam & Conspiracies

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Once I have read the article which asked religious scholars of different Muslim sects, how would they define a Muslim? This report has been published and is available. Some of these scholars refused to answer the question saying that they   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Religion Islam & Conspiracies Related posts: Religion Islam & Conspiracies Differences Between “religion & Deen (islam)” Islam: the Most Rapidly Expanding Religion in Europe
  • In Zikr of Allah will your Heart find Peace

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    People in all walks of life are searching for happiness, peace and tranquillity. Muslim or non-Muslim, black or white, young or old, each and every person wants to be at peace. “Verily! Only in the Zikr of   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: In Zikr of Allah will your Heart find Peace Related posts: 7 Steps to Find a Muslim Wife ISLAM IS MY HEART HEART PULSATING, MESMERIZING FAJR ATHAN
  • Muslim Belief: Foundation, Sources & Principles p6 – Ali al-Timimi

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    In this very important lecture the basic foundations on what Islam is based on and the primary sources from which the Islamic rulings are derived including the very important principles of Islam are explained in a very clear and concise   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Muslim Belief: Foundation, Sources & Principles p6 – Ali al-Timimi Related posts: Muslim Belief: Foundation, Sources & Principles p3 – Ali al-Timimi Muslim Belief: Foundation, Sources & Principles p8 – Ali al-Timimi Muslim Belief: Foundation, Sources & Principles p6…
  • A Few Thoughts On the History of Hindi Bollywood Music

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    A Few Thoughts On the History of Hindi Bollywood Music Music is key part of our everyday life. Music also has a long, complex and captivating history. It may predate language, again extremely naturally predates the written word.visit here  ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: A Few Thoughts On the History of Hindi Bollywood Music Related posts: The Muslim 100: The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of the Most Influential Muslims in History Faith Freestyle- Muslim Belal- *no Music* Faith Matters: Music and Islam (English)
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Laila Lalami

  • New Mexico Readings

    Laila Lalami
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Thank you to all who came to my readings in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. I had a wonderful time talking about The Moor’s Account and enjoyed sharing anecdotes and stories. Now I’m getting ready to read in New Mexico, a state I’ve loved ever since my first visit, in the summer of 2010. First up is Albuquerque: September 22, 2014 7:00 PM Reading and Discussion Bookworks 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, New Mexico After that, I will be reading in Santa Fe: September 23, 2014 6:00 PM Reading and Discussion Collected Works Bookstore 202 Galisteo St. Santa Fe, New…
  • West Coast Tour

    Laila Lalami
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’m packing today for the West Coast portion of my book tour. If you happen to be in Seattle, Portland, or San Francisco, I would love to see you! In Seattle, I’ll be reading at the public library, a place I love both for its architecture and for the people who work in it. The event is co-sponsored by Elliott Bay Book Co., where the booksellers always have the best recommendations for what to read next. I had a wonderful time in Seattle when my previous novel, Secret Son, was a citywide read there, so I’m really looking forward to being back. September 16, 2014 7:00 PM…
  • Coming To A BookStore Near You

    Laila Lalami
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    My new novel, The Moor’s Account, comes out today. The journey from conception to publication has been long, but it has been wonderful in every way. I’m very proud of this book and I hope you enjoy reading it. I’m also thrilled to see that it has already received some notice. For instance, in its review, The New York Times called it “a fictional memoir told in a controlled voice that feels at once historical and contemporary.” The Los Angeles Times said it was a “rich novel (…) that muses on the ambiguous power of words to either tell the truth or…
  • The Fight in the Heart

    Laila Lalami
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    In trying to make sense of the injustice and the violence that has been unfolding in Ferguson for the last couple of weeks, I returned to James Baldwin’s essay “Notes of a Native Son,” and recommended it for NPR’s All Things Considered. It is early August. A black man is shot by a white policeman. And the effect on the community is of “a lit match in a tin of gasoline.” No, this is not Ferguson, Mo. This was Harlem in August 1943, a period that James Baldwin writes about in the essay that gives its title to his seminal collection, Notes of a Native Son. You…
  • The Moor’s Account Book Tour

    Laila Lalami
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Book tours sound very glamorous, but they usually go like this: you wake up at an ungodly hour, you hope that your cab is on time, you hope that your flight is on time, you hope that your seat mate isn’t a sociopath, you hope that your hotel room is ready when you get there, you hope not to get lost on your way to the bookstore. All that hoping can be stressful. So why go on tour? Because after a few years of writing a novel, it’s very enjoyable to talk to readers about it. I have the most amazing readers. Once, at a reading in Los Angeles, a woman told me she had driven three…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    askMuslims.com

  • There is another option as to why your prayers for...

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    There is another option as to why your prayers for Gaza are not being answered. It's an option that I don't think you have considered. http://unravelingislam.com/blog/?p=252
  • This information is very interesting, I really enj...

    30 May 2014 | 2:10 am
    This information is very interesting, I really enjoyed, I would like get more information about this, because is very beautiful, thanks for sharing!photo masking
  • Nice, Thanks.

    29 May 2014 | 12:47 am
    Nice, Thanks.
  • Yes we do believe in all authentic ahadith of the ...

    10 Feb 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Yes we do believe in all authentic ahadith of the prophet peace be upon him. The most authentic opinion is that it all happens within 40-45 days not three periods of 40 days and God knows best. There is a science to understanding hadith and the basis to that is knowing Arabic. Hence no English speaker can adequately interpret alhadith. Secondly one must scritly analyze the chain of narrators which passed on the hadith. Not all ahadith are authentic and some can not be taken as truths unless the chain of narrators are properly authenticated. For the proper analysis of the hadith in question,…
  • Madam, it was referring to the believe of Christia...

    16 Jan 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Madam, it was referring to the believe of Christians and not Muslims, I recommend you read that paragraph again, you misunderstood it.Peace.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    City of Brass

  • Hussein Abdullah gets a penalty for doing sajda in the endzone on Monday Night Football

    Aziz Poonawalla
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    https://twitter.com/NFL_Memes/status/516788936996573184 As a (very) recent convert to the joy of American Football, I am fascinated by the penalty issued to Kansas City Chiefs' safety Hussein Abdullah for performing a sajda (prayer prostration) of thanks after an epic 39-yard pick-six on Patriots' QB Tom Brady. Public prayers by Christian players such as Tim Tebow have been celebrated, but despite the...Read the full post here »
  • the NFL, concussions, and domestic abuse #WhyIStayed #WhyILeft

    Aziz Poonawalla
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    A lot of my friends who aren't into football have remarked upon my newfound interest in football as being somewhat out-of-character (true, at first glance, but i'll address that later) and also critiqued the sport for all its attendant social problems. Of those, the two main ones are domestic abuse by players and concussion injuries. Concussion injuries are nothing to take lightly. I have not done nearly enough...Read the full post here »
  • 13 years after 9-11

    Aziz Poonawalla
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    I honestly don't have much left to say that I have not said already. But it is worth at least remarking on this, the anniversary of the attacks, that the global challenges facing the world today have almost nothing to...Read the full post here »
  • Saudis propose to relocate the Prophet’s (saw) tomb from Masjid al-Nabawi

    Aziz Poonawalla
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    The above photo of the Mecca clock tower, or as I like to call it, "Big Bin", was during my hajj a few years ago. It is part of my general observations of the "Meccahattan"-ization of the holiest place in Islam, the way that the...Read the full post here »
  • Post-Ramadan reflections

    Aziz Poonawalla
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Welcome back, readers :) My apologies for being so AWOL from blogging. This past Ramadan I had genuinely been able to ramp up my ibadat and one of the ways I achieved that was by letting go of digital distractions. A month later, the spiritual boost appears to have faded enough that I am reverting back to my old habits :) This Ramadan was incredibly insightful for me. Some of the things I did fervent dua for actually came to pass, which reinforces my faith in a tangible...Read the full post here »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Darvish

  • Puerto Diablo – A Tale of Good and Evil

    darvish
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Salaam and Greetings of Peace: In 1972, I wrote a novella entitled Puerto Diablo, which I came across recently and decided to publish as an Ebook.  It is now live on Amazon and Google Play, and is only $0.99. That’s right, only 99 cents.  Please buy a copy and let me know what you think. Click HERE to read a sample and purchase it. – Amazon Kindle Edition Click HERE to read a sample and purchase it. – Google Play In the river town of Puerto Diablo, somewhere at the end of South America, a tall stranger arrives to threaten the peace of the natives, the villagers, the local…
  • Prayer of ibn al-Arabi

    darvish
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Salaam and Greetings of Peace: Purify my soul from doubt and bad character, from misfortune and negligence. Bestow upon me true servanthood, that I may be obedient to You in all my states. - Ibn al-Arabi Prayer in Cairo, by Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904) Ya Haqq!Filed under: Islam, Spirituality & Religion, Sufi, Sufism Tagged: Prayer in Cairo painting by Jean-Leon Gerome, Prayer of ibn al-Arabi
  • Poetry Reading – The Horseman

    darvish
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Note: The original poem can be found HERE. Ya Haqq!Filed under: My Poetry, Uncategorized Tagged: The Horseman poem by Irving Karchmar
  • I am a fountain, You are my water

    darvish
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    I am a fountain, You are my water. I flow from You to You. I am an eye, You are my light, I look from You to You. You are neither my right nor my left. You are my foot and my arm as well. I am a traveler, You are my road. I go from You to You. –Zeynep Hatun, 15th Century   Filed under: Books & writing, Spirituality & Religion, Sufi, Sufism Tagged: poetry by Zeynep Hatun, Zeynep Hatun 15th Century
  • The Sufi Message

    darvish
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Salaam and Greetings of Peace: The Sufi message is the echo of the same divine message which has always come and will always come to enlighten humanity. It is not a new religion; it is the same message which is being given to humanity. It is the continuation of the same ancient religion which has always existed and will always exist, a religion which belongs to all teachers and all the scriptures. It is the continuation of all the great religions which have come at various times; and it is a Unification of them all, which was the desire of all the Prophets. - Inayat Khan  Ya Haqq! Filed…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    nicolecunningham.ch

  • Feminism is not against Islam, and not all feminists are cat ladies, or why “Good Brothers” are “Nice Guys”

    Nicole Cunningham
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A lot of Muslim men recently have gone on feminist-hating binges, and it is starting to get old with me. You’re all invited to my wedding with Pablito.   A few brief  thoughts on what “good Muslim brothers” and “nice guys” have in common when it comes to getting married/laid: there is a fundamental problem with how they view women, a pathology normal women pick up subconsciously (e.g. women not being good enough, having fixed ideas on how good women should be, expecting women to be grateful for basic respect and common courtesy). Saying you honor and respect women and…
  • Happy Ramadan, y’all

    Nicole Cunningham
    14 Jul 2013 | 1:48 am
    I haven’t written here but I have written at Aquila Style and at Muslimah Media Watch.  I do have some posts here in the pipeline so stay tuned. Tagged: Ramadan
  • Quick thoughts on Ramadan Prep

    Nicole Cunningham
    8 Jun 2013 | 2:18 am
    Some ongoing stomach problems made it hard for me to fast last year, and while my issues have gotten worse, I’m more optimistic about having a better Ramadan this year.  Every year I dole out some top food tips. Some of these may be repeats (it is my 14th Ramadan after all), some may not. Stop caffeine now if you haven’t already. Start tapering ASAP. Ramadan days are long this year and your headache plus the heat will be the absolute suck. Make sure going into Ramadan you are as hydrated as you can be. Here in Switzerland the days are going to be around 16 hours long. You need to…
  • Early Review of the Blackberry Z10

    Nicole Cunningham
    31 Mar 2013 | 2:07 pm
    In my company we have a few users, including myself, who have been using Blackberry Z10s for a couple of weeks. I’m sold and I think it is a solid work device, but first a little backstory. And full disclosure: I’m in charge of the cell phone fleet for around 30 people in a BYOD environment where Blackberry is an option as the IT department is willing to run the servers. I had had Blackberry phones as part of my old job’s fleet around 2006-2007 (I had a 7270, to give you an idea of the last time I actually used a Blackberry).  My first true smartphone was an iPhone 3.
  • Intras is the worst health insurance in Switzerland

    Nicole Cunningham
    20 Feb 2013 | 6:35 am
    If you are new to Switzerland and are looking at health insurance, do not go to Intras. They overcharge, they are not flexible, and just practice bad business. Enjoy.  Tagged: health insurance in Switzerland, intras
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dunner's

  • Speedrun: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    JDsg
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Don't have time to watch the original Star Wars? This one will be finished in a minute. (Warning: mild profanity.)
  • Monique Evans Embarrasses Herself

    JDsg
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Monique Evans, Miss Texas 2014, embarrassing herself at the Texas Rangers game.  Seriously, MLB needs to institute a few rules for people whom they're considering to throw the first pitch.  I'd suggest, at the very least, that the ball must cross the plate (we'll be generous and say anywhere between the two batters' boxes) and that the ball must not touch the ground before reaching the catcher (no bouncing the ball on the ground or rolling it, like Miss Evans did here - apparently she confused baseball with bowling).
  • Robin Williams on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

    JDsg
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:47 am
    This is a must–watch episode. Essentially, Williams stole the show within 10 seconds.
  • Jessie Ware - What You Won't Do For Love

    JDsg
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    I heard this cover of the Bobby Caldwell song What You Won't Do for Love on Internet radio yesterday. I'm not familiar with Jessie Ware's work, but I really like this version.
  • Alan Parsons - Fragile

    JDsg
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:20 am
    (Yeah, I know; I'm on a roll. Two days in a row.)I had heard about Alan's new song, Fragile, some time ago, but I only got to see this music video and hear the song for the first time last night. It's pretty good. Check it out!
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    G. Willow Wilson

  • Read For Pixels 2014: Google Hangout

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read For Pixels 2014: Google Hangout: Tonight! 7PM PST! Live on Google Hangouts! Click title link for deets.
  • Save The Internet

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Save The Internet: The internet is my workplace. It’s my water cooler, my think tank, my tee totaling happy hour. I have a direct, daily interest in preserving net neutrality—and I imagine you do too. So please take a moment and click the title link—signing the petition takes mere moments, and calling your representatives takes only a few minutes more.
  • Reddit AMA for The Pixel Project tomorrow

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Reddit AMA for The Pixel Project tomorrow: Yes, I—and several other brave souls, err, authors—will be venturing deep into the bowels of the Books SubReddit tomorrow for an AMA in support of The Pixel Project, an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit. Come one, come all. I’ll be dropping in throughout the day.
  • Stranger Genius Awards: Lit Showcase Reminder

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Stranger Genius Awards: Lit Showcase Reminder: Seattle! Just a reminder—in 2 weeks, I’ll be reading, confessing, telling amusing anecdotes, possibly crying, possibly dancing live on stage as part of the Stranger Genius Awards’ Literature Showcase at the Frye. Paul Constant is hosting. Click the title link to purchase your tickets!
  • Schedule Update

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    So I owe you guys an apology—several weeks ago, I decided I was going to have to skip SDCC this year (it’s the last 4 days of Ramadan, work and childcare schedules didn’t mesh, etc…the perils of celebrating off-season holidays and parenting small children). I told the organizers, but failed to inform YOU ALL! As a mea culpa, I am making this offer to those of you who were hoping to have stuff signed in San Diego: send whatever it was (up to 4 books per person) to Zanadu Comics here in Seattle, and I will sign it and send it back to you. (Via USPS media mail, unless you…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Indigo Jo Blogs »

  • Niqab in Camden: where are the Muslim voices?

    Matthew Smith
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    The niqab is not just a fashion statement | @guardianletters | World news | The Guardian These two letters appeared in today’s Guardian in response to an article in yesterday’s edition by Gaby Hinsliff, a former politics editor at the Observer, which argued that people who wear unusual or disapproved-of clothing, including niqaab, should not be denied an education even if banning niqaab could be justified in other contexts. The second letter raises the issue that the veil could make it difficult for deaf fellow students or teachers to interact with this girl; the first is just the…
  • ITV’s soft focus on learning disability crisis

    Matthew Smith
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    Last Thursday ITV broadcast a 24-minute programme titled Against the Odds, which supposedly revealed “the reality of life for people with learning disabilities in the UK, with many experiencing harassment and violence and just 6.4% in paid work”, as part of its Tonight strand. They interviewed several families, including the parents of a boy with Down’s syndrome who had faced the suggestion that they abort him, a young woman who had participated in equestrian and running events at the Special Olympics, a man who had been the victim of public harassment when trying to live…
  • The UK is not the USSR, nor an abusive relationship

    Matthew Smith
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Recently I’ve seen some quite preposterous commentary on the Scottish independence referendum, which is taking place as I type this. I have heard that the turnout for this has been higher than at any recent general election, which shows what happens when voters think voting will make a difference. Social media seems to favour Yes, but a fairly large proportion of the population do not have access to it, or just don’t use it. Craig Murray, the former ambassador to Uzbekistan, published an article on his blog, based on a conversation he had with a Polish friend who had changed his…
  • There will be FUD

    Matthew Smith
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In under a week as of this writing, the Scottish independence referendum will have been held and the votes will either have been counted, or will be in the process. Last Sunday in the Observer, Will Hutton proposed a constitutional settlement to save the union: a wholesale change to the British constitution, giving each of the constituent nations an assembly of its own, including England, the replacement of the House of Lords with a “House of Britain” representing the nations and regions, and greater autonomy for cities and towns. The major parties have already promised to…
  • Ice buckets and cruelty

    Matthew Smith
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    I’m sure everyone has heard of the “ice-bucket challenge”, in which someone is filmed having a bucket of freezing water poured over their head in response to donations to a charity, usually one dedicated to Motor Neurone Disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or, in the USA, Lou Gehrig’s Disease after a baseball player from the 1930s who died of it aged 37. Various complaints have been raised about it, including that it’s a waste of water (see image right), that many people aren’t donating at all or don’t really understand what…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Laughing Muslim

  • stereotypes

    Edward Ott
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    http://www.upworthy.com/13-hilarious-images-to-help-you-see-just-how-silly-stereotypes-really-are-lw2-5d?c=ufb1
  • To Fight Pam Geller, Join Our Comedy Jihad at the MTA

    Edward Ott
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/23/to-fight-pam-geller-join-our-comedy-jihad-at-the-mta.htmlPamela Geller is back! For the lucky ones who don’t know who she is, here’s a quick primer on Pam before I tell you about her current crusade of hate. (And before I make my plea for your help!)http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/23/to-fight-pam-geller-join-our-comedy-jihad-at-the-mta.html
  • father and son

    Edward Ott
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Somewhere in the Muslim world......Abdulrahman-"Baba I want to be an actor."Baba-"Son it is pronounced doctor"
  • 29 May 2014 | 9:27 am

    Edward Ott
    29 May 2014 | 9:27 am
    http://superhanallah.tumblr.com/image/86015683863
  • Hummus News

    Edward Ott
    10 Feb 2014 | 7:31 am
    http://www.thehummusnews.com/New “iBribe” App Makes Waves In Middle Eastern Tech MarketAjman, UAE (8:00 A.M. GMT)— The Middle-Eastern tech world is buzzing about a new app designed to connect government officials directly with their constituents more effectively this morning. The…http://www.thehummusnews.com/
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MasudBlog

  • KRM, Dubai Based thinktank, launches revamped website

    Mas'ud Ahmed Khan
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    From the website http://www.kalamresearch.com: Kalam Research and Media (KRM) is dedicated to the renewal of Islamic theology, or as it is known in the Islamic scholarly tradition, the science of Kalam. We continue to build a serious network of leading institutions and scholars to allow them to engage and collaborate on this scholarly enterprise. We also believe that this effort can only be done in dialogue with philosophy and science and within an interfaith context. KRM has built solid collaborative intellectual networks with other religious communities and wider secular intellectual…
  • Alchemiya online TV Channel

    Mas'ud Ahmed Khan
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Dear family, friends and acquaintances, About two or so years I ago, I conducted a survey on Muslim TV opinions and habits and many of you took it and gave us your valuable feedback and opinions. This was for a project that I was working on with my dear friend Navid Akhtar called Alchemiya TV. Many of you know Navid, for those that don’t he is an established and successful media figure having been trained by the BBC and has produced many programmes for both radio and TV. He also set up and ran his own media company called Gazelle Media. You may also remember the Channel 4 series,…
  • Pizza Express Update: response from head office

    Mas'ud Ahmed Khan
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    Just as I suspected, the Pizza Express procurement of halal chicken is not to extend their customer base, but is a decision made upon issues of quality and economics…. Dear Masud Thank you for your enquiry. Please accept my apologies that it has taken some time to respond to you. I understand that you would like to know about the chicken we serve in our restaurants and I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with a little more information about this subject. When looking to source ingredients for our dishes, the quality and safety of these ingredients remain our number one…
  • Pizza Express Halal Chicken?

    Mas'ud Ahmed Khan
    7 May 2014 | 5:41 am
    There are news stories circulating about Pizza Express using halal chicken in their restaurants. This does not make Pizza Express halal chicken pizzas automatically safe to eat by default. Muslims must exercise caution. The mere fact that Pizza Express is not advertising itself as a halal eating outlet should warrant caution. This move is not to extend their customer base. Halal chicken is cheaper and usually better quality than its non-halal counter-part, and this move, I believe, is based on a supply chain decision and not on a marketing one. I called their head office and asked them to let…
  • Denigration of enemies

    Mas'ud Ahmed Khan
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:49 pm
    I saw an “anti Israel” post on someone’s Facebook timeline. It was a cartoon of someone stepping in dog poop and saying “aww, I stepped in dog poop”, the next picture in the sequence shows the bottom of the shoe with the aforementioned poop and the word “Israel” on it. Now, I’m all for anti Israel posts, but not pathetic denigratory stuff like this. I left the following comment: “I’m sorry but this is asinine. When you indulge in abusiveness like this you’ve lost. Don’t forget Israel was a name given to Yaqub (Jacob)…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    muslim-a-day

  • New York Giants Agency That Is Free: March 2, 2009

    keith
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    There is no question that 2008 can be viewed as among the most depressing years ever. Together with the fall of the stock-market, the unbearable surge in gas prices, and the normal damage of media readers and television visitors, everywhere the U.S. (and subsequently the planet) economy turn, there’s more terrible news to be documented. To start with, the Newest England Patriots are 18-0, allow me to tell you. The NY Giants file is. Who also knows? Nobody pays focus on average teams. (It’s 13-6.) The new york giants tickets were referred to as one of many hottest clubs within the…
  • For Acquiring Show Tickets Strategies, Online

    keith
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    For soccer fanatics around the globe, UEFA 2012 closing is obviously among the largest events. You can expect best chairs premium 2012 Final seats available at fascinating costs! The action packed affair may be enjoyed at highest with online advance 2012 Champions league final tickets available at world class services! Hasselbeck seemed to set every one of his skills together last year. He’s a great arm, is exact, plays with discipline and it is a superb boss. He’s being a mentor about the industry, and it appears that each QB who uses time with mentor Mike Holmgren reaches his…
  • Energy Your BabyIs Passion With Nfl Football Wall Decals For Basketball

    keith
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    Pro football betting handicappers are just about set to write off the Dallas Cowboys as a significant NFL sports betting challenger for the playoffs this year. Pro football betting expectations continue to increase for the Giants as they have shown marked progress over last season’s weak NFL sports betting year. Brett Favre led the Vikings to a 2009 winning season, with 12 wins and 4 losses, and a second place finish in the NFC North division. But most importantly, he has led the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs. Favre will play his first playoff game as a Minnesota Viking against the…
  • Helpful Information To The Discount Cubicle

    keith
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Harbor View Gallery – New Artist Reception for Beverly Monk, superb artist. See http://exm.nr/frfODafor more information and images. Test campgrounds and state parks out. Canoeing , outdoor camping, swimming, kayaking, or climbing are only a the a lot of affordable and energetic items campsites and state areas present. A great deal of people did not understand nowadays that enjoying Broadway can even assist them conserve some of their bucks. This just means that experiencing life doesn’t desire a compromise of something which actually matters for your requirements. That is your…
  • Nfl Draft 2010: Seattle Seahawks Draft Breakdown

    keith
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    It only took Atlanta Falcons’ Head Coach Bobby Petrino 13 activities to appreciate coaching while in the NFL is different than teaching in university. And, despite on leftover with the Falcons promises he meant, Petrino has delivered to coach towards the faculty rates in the University of Illinois. The Raiders recovered the seahawks onside kick attempt. Stevie Brown was incorrectly called by them along by contact following the recovery taking away what must have been a landing. The Raiders were able when Sebastian Janikowski nailed a 49-yard field goal to get three factors.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    tabsir.net

  • WWJD after a touchdown

    dvarisco
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    Anyone who has watched NFL or NCAA football or listened to interviews with major football players will find a large amount of talking about Jesus. Tim Tebow, the Florida quarterback went so far as to inscribe Bible verses on his forehead. Jesus talk, like trash talk, is as much a part of the game as fighting in hockey. But heaven (and you know which one I mean) forbid if you have a Muslim name, pick off a pass by a Patriot like Tom Brady, scoot into the endzone and slide into a position that for literally three seconds looks like the Muslim prayer position. This happened to Kansas City Chiefs…
  • More on the Huthi conflict

    tabsir
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Al-Jazeera has been covering the Huthi conflict in Yemen. Here is one of their recent broadcasts.
  • Islamic Art Museum opens in Toronto

    tabsir
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:34 pm
    On September 14 the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada opened. Details below: The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada offers visitors a window into worlds unknown or unfamiliar: the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Islamic civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China. Its mission is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the contribution that Islamic civilizations have made to world heritage. Through education, research, and collaboration, the Museum will foster dialogue and promote tolerance and mutual understanding among people.
  • Syrian Kurdistan: the role of women in the battle against IS

    tabsir
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:26 pm
    by Antonella Vicini, Reset Doc, September 12, 2014 In the ‘Great Game’ developing in the Middle East and amidst constant changes in diplomatic equilibria, as well as the deployment of armed forces to try and stop ISIS’ advance, the only certainty for the moment is the role the Kurds have over time cut out for themselves and their mandate from the most important European countries and the United States. This concerns not only the often discussed Peshmerga, Iraqi Kurds who have rather effectively opposed the Islamic State’s penetration since the beginning of the summer, but also Syrian…
  • Here come the Huthis…

    tabsir
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Are the Houthis a symptom of regional mistrust? by Abdullah Hammidaddin, alarabiya.net, Saturday, 20 September 2014 Ten years ago this month Ali Saleh had ordered the field execution of Husayn al-Houthi. This was after a three-month war between government forces and Husayn’s supporters in a remote village in northern Yemen. At the time, Husayn’s supporters were few and I believe the matter could have ended there. But Saleh decided to push on and confront the rest of Husayn’s family who then reacted by picking up arms again. They ended up surviving five wars waged by the government.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Knocking From Inside

  • After Lines From Stafford’s “Citizen Here on Earth”

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Let me carry a bowa bow strung with psalms.Let me carry a quivera quiver of shafts of light.Let me fire arrows at my enemyarrows tipped with flowers.Let them return as raindrops.Available! High-Voltage Lines, Knocking from Inside
  • Unseen

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:06 pm
    tick of the clockdon’t look over your shoulder for thesweep of the handsthough you know it’s thereand it goes on without youif there really is a clockand not justan imagined soundlike the footsteps on the stairwhen you were afraid to lookand finally looked—there was nothing, not evena shadow sliding down the banisterjust a creaky step talkingto itselflike the strange noise in the carthat you couldn’t hear whenthe mechanic had the hood openlike th sound of surf miles from any oceanyou heard it in your sleep and wokeclutching at strands of dreamweedyou heard it in your sleep and…
  • Heat Lightning

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:06 pm
    The night is shatteredby heat lightning, soundless violence.Forks of brilliance spring from cloud to cloudwhile dryness hangs like curtains between.The night is shatteredwaiting for thunder to piece it back togetherfor darkness to stitch itself wholefor rain to dissolve the bright edges.The night holds its breathin jagged sepia.The night is shatteredby a stroke that doesn’t fall. Shatteredby the fear of a stroke.Tense restless airand leaves moving without reliefwaiting for thunder.The shattered night begs for rainlike a heart for tears.Available! High-Voltage Lines, Knocking from Inside
  • Low Light Villanelle

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    for the first time in many months i woke to low light overcastthere is no sun this morningsummer’s bones are grinningout of the tall dead grassfor the first time in many monthsbirds shrug their dull fall-plumaged shouldersshake off dust and look toward the souththere is no sun this morningand they know it’s almost timeto hit that road, invisible to human eyesfor the first time in many monthsthrough cumulus over the Siskiyousto wintering grounds by the great baythere is no sun this morningi feel the earth turn under my feetfeel the road’s vibration through my solesfor the first time in…
  • Salmon

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Tell me why they leaphigh against the water’s face, each onea single silver muscle, clenched like a brandished fist.They filled the Columbia oncefrom shore to shore, navigation hazard:legend said you could walkdryshod on their backs. Nowwe watch at windows on the fish ladder,celebrate each exhausted climber,each smolt that makes it safe to sea.Tell me why they leapin memory of something they know as home,or in defiance against gravity, downstream flowor their own dwindling returns?Available! High-Voltage Lines, Knocking from Inside
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Boxafella Publishing » Blog

  • Lost My Olive: Illustrated

    Kal Kurdi
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Wow! It has been a really busy time for us here! We’re working hard to bring you guys a variety of quality publications! With quality being our top concern, we like to edit, format, edit again, format some more… Tweak it until it’s perfect! Well, our dedication to the craft benefits our readers the most! K. K. Smithereens had chosen an artist to collaborate with. After hours of discussions and several poetry readings, artist Akachan Ningen had chosen 10 pieces that had spoken to her the loudest. It is with great pleasure that we offer you all Lost My Olive: Illustrated The…
  • Lost My Olive by K. K. Smithereens Released

    Kal Kurdi
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Aspiring poet and author, K. K. Smithereens, is announcing the publication of his first book, Lost My Olive. Published in association with Boxafella Publishing, Smithereens’ work revolves around his romantic passion for the girl he loves. Smithereens is a poet, a philosopher, a seeker of truth, and most importantly, nothing without his Olive. For a man who loves the idea of love itself, he had finally  met his match on one unsuspecting day. As fate would have it, their paths first crossed, but soon divided. K.K. Smithereens reveals in his writings the raw emotional struggles that had…
  • Preorder Your Print Copy Today!

    Kal Kurdi
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:06 am
    We’re excited to offer our customers the chance to preorder the print version of K. K. Smithereens’ debut title, Lost My Olive: Lost My Life Along With It. By preordering your book today, you guarantee yourself a copy of this amazing collection of heartfelt poems. We’re so amped about getting this book printed, we’re offering you guys a special $2 off the release price! That means if you order it now, you’ll get it for less! We’ll also throw in a FREE copy of K. K. Smithereens’ Lost My Olive in PDF format! What are you waiting for?! This deal…
  • Lost My Olive by K. K. Smithereens is Now on Sale!

    Kal Kurdi
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Aspiring poet and author, K. K. Smithereens, is announcing the publication of his first book, Lost My Olive. Published in association with Boxafella Publishing, Smithereens’ work revolves around his romantic passion for the girl he loves. Smithereens is a poet, a philosopher, a seeker of truth, and most importantly, nothing without his Olive. For a man who loves the idea of love itself, he had finally  met his match on one unsuspecting day. As fate would have it, their paths first crossed, but soon divided. K.K. Smithereens reveals in his writings the raw emotional struggles that had…
  • More Publications Coming Soon

    Kal Kurdi
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    With the release of K.K. Smithereens’ first book, he’d like to assure everyone that he’s still hard at work! His debut title Lost My Olive will also be released in several other formats. Currently his book is only available in PDF and ePub formats. .mobi files are currently under development, and print will soon be on it’s way! Lost My Olive: Lost My Life Along With It is a poetry collection written by Smithereens. The poems were inspired by his love life, or lack thereof. Verses filled with sorrow, pain, and angst, the emotional message contained herein is very…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Abu Aardvark

  • Arab Uprisings Explained Tour hits DC

    abu aardvark
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    There's quite a lineup of events in Washington DC this week. If you're going to attend one event, and you can't get Nationals tickets, then it should be... Ab-Soul at the Fillmore on Sunday.  If you can't make that, then you should definitely go to... Big KRIT at the Howard on Friday.  Fortunately, you don't have to choose because neither one of those great shows conflicts with Friday's DC opening (and only) tour date for The Arab Uprisings Explained. While I can't promise innovative, heady lyrics from some of the best young rappers in the game at the…
  • What's up with those Houthis in Yemen?

    abu aardvark
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    The Yemen-based photojournalist Alex Potter posted this striking picture of Houthi fighters in Sanaa's Tahrir Square last week (follow all of her work here). The Houthi advance into Yemen was as shocking in its own way as was the Iraqi army's collapse against ISIS in Mosul. But just as in Iraq, the long-developing problems which might explain the surprising turn of events were well-known to those who had been paying attention.  The shortcomings of the National Dialogue process, the fracturing of Yemeni state institutions, and the rising power of both the Houthi and the southern…
  • The media and American fears of ISIS

    abu aardvark
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    How has media coverage affected American fears of ISIS? How did shifting the dominant frame from "Syria" to "ISIS" change attitudes towards military action?  Earlier this week I chatted with Brooke Gladstone of NPR's On the Media, which has always been one of my favorite programs. Here's the clip:
  • When Lupe Fiasco Met Tony Blair

    abu aardvark
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Yesterday I recorded a fascinating conversation with Columbia University's Hisham Aidi which touched upon some of the controversies surrounding the use of jazz and hip hop for U.S. public diplomacy (video of the conversation should be posted soon).  Aidi's book Rebel Music recounts the contentious history of cold war-era "jazz diplomacy" and traces the thread through to war on terror-era "hip hop public diplomacy."  In his book he recounts the intense controversies within the jazz and hip hop communities over participation in such efforts. How could…
  • What do Iranian women want from the Rouhani Presidency?

    abu aardvark
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    What do Iranian women want from the Rouhani Presidency?  Pretty much what most women want anywhere,  Norma Claire Moruzzi of the University of Illinois-Chicago, tells me in the latest installment of our POMEPS Conversation series.   I learned a lot from this conversation, especially about the changing demographics, education, job prospects and access to social services for Iranian women over the last few decades -- and the stunning decline in Iranian fertility rates. If you found it as interesting as I did, then don't miss my previous conversation with Kaveh Ehsani on Iranian…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    - Feed

  • NASDAQ Dubai-listed shares retreat slightly

    Gérard Al-Fil
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    The FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 Index closed 0.20 per cent higher at 4,626.40 on Tuesday, September 30. DP World lost 1.20 per cent to close at $20.75, while Emirates REIT fell back to $0.629, off by 0.16 per cent. Gérard Al-Fil
  • Qatar’s Ahli Bank seals $200 million syndicated loan

    Gérard Al-Fil
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    The QE 20 Index dipped 0.84 per cent to 13,782.31 points on Tuesday, September 2014. Just a few shares added value, with Ezdan Holding recording the biggest surge, up by 6.75 per cent to reach QAR21.34. Ahli Bank finished flat at QAR53.50. Earlier in the day, the lender said Ahli Bank Q.S.C. is pleased to […]
  • Dubai market property heavyweights lift gauge, Amanat announces IPO

    Gérard Al-Fil
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    The Dubai financial market (DFM) general index failed to recapture the 5,000 points on Tuesday, September 30, ending up by 0.14 per cent to 4,997 points. Emaar and Arabtec Holding (construction) surged by 0.90 and 2.70 per cent, respectively.  Union Properties finished the session with a day-gain of 1.42 per cent. Nineteen shares advanced, while […]
  • Yahoo faces moment of decision, again

    Philip Merrell
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    As Yahoo tries to figure out what to do after raising $6 billion from its stake in the Alibaba Group, a prominent hedge fund has emerged to offer some suggestions – including buying AOL.
  • Agthia shares idle, firm presents new CEO

    Gérard Al-Fil
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    The ADX general index added 0.287 per cent to hit 5,088.478 points on Tuesday, September 30. Agthia Group closed flat at AED6.50. Earlier in the day, it said that it has appointed Pakistani national, Iqbal Hamzah, as CEO, effective immediately. Hamzah has been group CFO and company secretary at Agthia since August 2006, and was […]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Jahane Rumi

  • I know how men in exile feed on dreams

    JahaneRumi
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    To the accompaniment of songs, poetry and history, Raza Rumi spent a bittersweet evening with fellow exiles exploring the state of his banishment “Our native soil draws all of us, by I know not what sweetness, and never allows us to forget.” ? Ovid I sat there, on a wooden deck with a motley crew […]
  • Negligence, the biggest disaster in Pakistan

    JahaneRumi
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    As if the ongoing political crisis was not enough, we are in the middle of a natural disaster, once again. As before, the state appears to be woefully unprepared. More than 23 districts in Punjab, 10 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and five in Gilgit-Baltistan have been affected by the September rains killing more than […]
  • The tragic floods in Kashmir and Jingoism

    JahaneRumi
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    [View the story "The tragic floods in Kashmir and Jingoism" on Storify]
  • Not being dead is a victory for Balochistan’s journalists

    JahaneRumi
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
        To say that Pakistani journalists are under attack is an understatement. They are lucky if not assailed or killed. Beyond the veneer of prime time television shows that many think constitutes ‘journalism’, there are thousands of media workers at risk. They are endangered and pressured by state agencies, political parties, militant networks and […]
  • 9/11 and Deluded Pakistanis

    JahaneRumi
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    [View the story "9/11 and Deluded Pakistanis" on Storify]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MuslimMatters.org

  • Hajj: A Culmination of a Lifetime’s Work

    Sh. Ahsan Hanif, PhD
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ḥajj is the journey of a lifetime. This popular statement has become somewhat of a cliché. There was a time when people would save for a lifetime to fulfil this dream and ambition, and for many it remained unrealised. This is still the case for people in many parts of the world. Along with this, for many people Ḥajj is not necessarily that turning point in life, not all people will necessarily become more religious post Ḥajj, and yet for others it is more a status symbol and a prestigious title; Ḥaji.[1] I do not mean by the above that people no longer value Ḥajj or take it…
  • MuslimKidsMatter | My Identity

    Nur Kose
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    My Identity by Madihah Hasan I write this post as a reminder to myself first and foremost and then to you as Allah SWT says, “And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers.” I am a Muslim. But what does that mean? What does it entail? Is it just a label? Is it just something that I've ticked on a personal form every once in while? Or is it my identity? Is it who I am? Does it make me? Living in a non-Muslim country can often cause us to forget our roots and our true identity. We may begin to lose it and forge a new one in order to conform to society's standards of…
  • Protection From All Evil

    Majed Mahmoud
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    As-salaamu alaykum, One of my great teachers, Shaykh Waleed Basyouni (may Allah protect him) and his friend were spending some time reading Qur'an over someone who was possessed with jinn. Subsequently, by the will of Allah, the brother who was possessed had been cured. As the three of them were walking, Shaykh Waleed suddenly said that he heard a lash, as if someone was struck with a whip, and the brother who had been possessed jumped a few steps forward. Shaykh Waleed immediately rushed to the brother and uncovered his back. He found a mark on his back due to the hit that he heard. (Note…
  • #10BestDays Show The Love | Dhul Hijjah Reminder

    Majed Mahmoud
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The post #10BestDays Show The Love | Dhul Hijjah Reminder appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
  • Umrah Rites in 7 Easy Steps

    Sh. Ahsan Hanif, PhD
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A short and basic Umrah Rites (Fiqh of Umrah) whiteboard-style animation consisting of 7 easy and digestible steps. The post Umrah Rites in 7 Easy Steps appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ArabCrunch... Arab Tech Arab Startups

  • Nina Curley Former Editor-in-Chief of Wamda & American Citizen Becomes Managing Director of Startup Accelerator Flat6lab Abu Dhabi

    Guest
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Egyptian Startups accelerator Flat6lab is expanding to Abu Dhabi, UAE after it expanded to Jeddah Saudi Arabia, and they hired Nina Curley the former editor in chief of American government backed Wamda the startups media platform and a VC firm at the same time. After starting her doctoral degree in neuroscience/psychology Nina moved to the Arab world around 2009 she start looking for a job in the entrepreneurial/media industry. As a starter she joined SYNTAX who  Abraaj Capital with the funding from the US government out sourced it upcoming entrepreneurial social platform project Wamda to…
  • Twitter Collaborates with the CIA in its Propaganda: Deletes the Accounts of Islamic State #ISIS Activists While Keeping Fake Accounts that Claim to be ISIS & Spread Lies

    Guest
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    When the Islamic State known back then as ISIS liberated around half of Iraq from American Iranian backed sectarian Shiat government in Iraq, Twitter started deleting ISIS official Twitter accounts, this comes when Obama ordered to send US military advisors to Iraq. But when Obama launched air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq which is an act of aggression against a state that did not do anything to the US and he promised to bomb the Syrian branch of ISIS and wage an all out war against ISIS with a aim of destroying it, Twitter started suspending thousands of Islamic State fans and…
  • Question Answering Engine Kngine Announces New Round of Investment from Samsung Open Innovation Center And Vodafone Ventures Egypt

    Gaith Saqer
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    Investment in the Question Answering Application Coincides with their Release of Kngine 3.0 Which Outperforms Others By a Factor of 3 Kngine announced today it has received a new round of investment from Samsung Open Innovation Center, USA, and Vodafone Ventures Egypt. The investment round aims to help Kngine further revolutionize the question answering and search technology industry which coincides with their release of its third and latest version.  Sawari Ventures, the Cairo-based venture capital firm, was the first entity to invest in Kngine on the belief that it would create a…
  • Saudi Mobile Operator Mobily Launches VC Fund Invest in Easy Taxi & Anghami

    Gaith Saqer
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Saudi telecom operator Mobily announced today “Mobily Ventures”, that is the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Mobily. Mobily Ventures invests in high-tech startup companies in the Telecommunication, Information Technology, Media and Entertainment industries. The focus will be on Early-Stage and Growth-Stage startups in areas including e-commerce & retail innovation, mobile financial services & payment, digital advertising, digital content & entertainment as well as IT & cloud services. As a strategic investor, the goal of Mobily Ventures is to build technological and…
  • Meet the 12 Startups that Just Started Acceleration at Jordan’s Oasis500

    Gaith Saqer
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    Jordanian startup accelerator Oasis500 is still active and investing and accelerating startups. Around last week 12 new companies started the process which takes about 3 month with an investment of around 15,000 USD here are the companies 1- 3D Mena 3Dmena.com is an online marketplace and community where you can buy and sell custom products with 3D Printing. 2- Engezni Engezni is a website and app that helps consumers order food online and discover new restaurants. 3- Gaugez Gaugez is an online resource for cars and motorcycles. It allows you to research and compare, find workshops and get…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Indian American Muslim Council

  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – September 29th, 2014

    newsdigest
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Categories: News DigestTags: communal clashes, Gujarat 2002, injustice towards Muslim youth, Jayalalitha jailed, Narendra Modi, religious tolerance, root cause of nation's problemsIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup Communal Harmony ‘Walk for harmony and love’ organized in Delhi on International peace day News Headlines Congressmen urge Obama to discuss religious tolerance with Modi Narendra Modi fans beat up TV anchor Rajdeep Sardesai at Madison Square Garden event Jail official asked me to cut beard, terror accused tells [...](Read more...)
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – September 22nd, 2014

    newsdigest
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Categories: News DigestTags: ABVP activists, Achhe Din, action on BJP MPs, Bajrang Dal activists, Jadavpur University, Kashmiri Pandits, PM's statement, RSS rewrites history, Vikram University V-CIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup Communal Harmony J-K floods: When waters rose, Muslims in Srinagar rescued Pandits News Headlines PM’s statement to please US, shed his communal image: UP Minister Achhe Din? cops who helped in fake encounters probe are shunted and charge-sheeted cops reinstated Ujjain: 13 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking [...](Read more...)
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – September 15th, 2014

    newsdigest
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Categories: News DigestTags: Fali S Nariman, Ghar Wapsi, Gujarat model, Hindu nationalist, Hindu Tradition Of Tolerance, Hindutva terrorist, Jai Hind, Jai Mata Di, Love Jihad, Modi Magic, Narendra Modi, Ram, Yogi AdityanathIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup Communal Harmony J&K floods: Hyderpora mosque a symbol of communal harmony News Headlines RSS bomb explodes prematurely, suspected Hindutva terrorist injured Election Commission orders hate speech FIR against Yogi Adityanath BJP leaders rake up ‘love jihad’ in U.P. poll campaign Hindu nationalist group seeks to…
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – September 8th, 2014

    newsdigest
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Categories: News DigestTags: Communal Riots, dalit-less Chennai, Intel Agencies, Love Jihad, Media trials, Muzaffarnagar riots, Saharanpur riots, scam, shredded govt files, Vadodara riotsIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup News Headlines Home ministry maintains secrecy over shredded govt files Hindu hardliners unrepentant a year after India riots ‘Cops framing Muslims for Vadodara riots’ Media trials: SC calls for norms on reporting, police briefing After Reconversion, Shivpuri Family Hints at Pressure From Hindu Groups, Foul Play by Police ‘Love [...](Read more...)
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – September 1st, 2014

    newsdigest
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Categories: News DigestTags: fake encounters, Fascism, Gujarat riots, Janmashtami, Love Jihad, media trial of terror blasts, Muzaffarnagar, priest held for rape, Yogi AdityanathIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup Communal Harmony Gujarat model of harmony: Water thicker than blood News Headlines Concerned over delay in Gujarat riots cases: SC ‘Reinstatement of Cops accused of fake encounters is clear indication that administration is helping them’ Caught on camera: BJP MP asks supporters to ‘convert 100 Muslim girls for 1 [...](Read more...)
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TwoCircles.net - Muslim World News

  • US slaps sanctions on two Pakistan terror groups for helping LeT

    IANS
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    By Arun Kumar, Washington: The US has targeted two Pakistan-based terrorist organisations and frozen the assets of their leaders for providing financial support to Lashkar-e -Taeba (LeT) held responsible for the Nov 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The action by the US treasury against the leader of Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HuM) and the LeT financial support networks came as India and US committed to make joint and concerted efforts to dismantle terrorist safe havens. A joint statement issued Tuesday after the first bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama…
  • IS forces closing in on Syrian-Kurdish town

    IANS
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Beirut: The Islamic State Sunni radical group advanced Tuesday on Kobani, the Syrian-Kurdish town on the Turkish border, and have come within two or three kilometres of the strategic town, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, said. The London-based NGO noted that the militant group is approaching from the city's eastern outskirts and said it has never before been so close to the town it has been trying to take in an offensive that began Sep 16. The president of the Kobani Defence and Protection Agency, Esmat Sheikh Hasan, said that Protection Units of the Kurdish People…
  • India, US to intensify cooperation on anti-terror fight: Modi

    IANS
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Washington: India and the US will work together on disrupting financial and tactical support for terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Jaish-e-Mohammed. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that both sides have "agreed on joint and concerted efforts, including dismantling of safe havens for terrorist and criminal networks". "India-US to work together on disrupting financial & tactical support for LeT, JeM, D-company and Haqqani network," his tweet said. "India-US decide to renew Framework Agreement for defence cooperation for a further 10 years," he said.
  • Israeli minister justifies decision against toppling Hamas

    IANS
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Jerusalem : Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday his country took the right decision to refraining from toppling the Hamas regime during the recent Gaza war. "It would have been a mistake to instruct the army to oust Hamas... all the cabinet ministers understood that it wasn't worth removing them from power," Ya'alon told a defence conference in Tel Aviv, according to an audio recording released by his office. The remarks sharply contradicted comments made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who, in his speech at the UN General Assembly Monday equated Hamas with the Islamic…
  • US slaps sanctions on Pakistan-based terror groups

    IANS
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    Washington : The US Tuesday targeted two terrorist groups based in Pakistan by slapping sanctions on their leader and financial supporters. The Department of Treasury branded Fazl-ur Rehman Khalil, the leader of Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HuM), and Muhammad Naeem Sheikh and Umair Naeem Sheikh, two alleged financial supporters of Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT), as specially designated global terrorists, Xinhua reported. Abdul Hameed Shahab-Ud-Din and Nia International, two businesses based in the Pakistani city of Lahore and owned respectively by the two Sheikhs, were blacklisted as well. As a result, their…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Indian Muslim Observer

  • EDITORIAL: India needs a stronger and free bureaucracy

    imoadmin
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    By Dr. Kamal Kumar Mahawar Media is abuzz with new stories and a sense of optimism and hope is very palpable all around us. I am however now old enough to remember many such cycles, which don’t finally deliver. There is no doubt that the new government seems to mean business and provides a fresh lease of breath after years of weak government (without a popular mandate) and a sense of policy paralysis. The talk of Gujarat model is everywhere but as somebody who has recently been to the city of Ahmedabad, I warn the ever optimistic Indians to think twice before replicating the model of…
  • 600 Students donate blood to celebrate World Pharmacists Day

    imoadmin
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz Hyderabad: To the young and healthy, it’s no loss. To the sick it is a hope of life, they say about blood donation. And yet, millions of people are dying every year around the globe, mainly due to inadequate availability of appropriate blood in the event of a demand. Mindful of the pathetic situation, 600 students and staff of the Sultan ul Uloom Education Society used the perfect eve of World Pharmacists Day to hotfoot registrations and voluntarily donate blood for a humanitarian cause at the Blood Donation Camp organized in collaboration with Red Cross. It clearly…
  • Deaths During Hajj: (In)Sincerity in Faith

    imoadmin
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal An Arab News media report said thirty-three Indians have died so far of illness or old-age ailments during the holy Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year. The majority of them have been buried in Makkah, according to Indian officials. Thousands of Indian Muslims go for Hajj every year and many people go almost every year as a regular tour, disregarding the life Prophet Muhammad (SAS) and the path of Heaven He showed to humanity. This year, about 360 flights have been operated to transport 136,020 pilgrims — 100,020 of them facilitated by the Indian Central…
  • Bangalore: Muslim Library turns 100

    imoadmin
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Muslim Library at Shivajinagar, houses more than 25,000 rare books and manuscripts. The only public library of its kind that has survived without government grants, NGO money or foreign funds. By Bharat A Patel Bangalore: It was a time when the final push for freedom from British rule was gaining momentum. Prose and poetry were motivating people to join the freedom movement and a small group of Muslim intellectuals in the city responded the best way they knew — by spreading knowledge. Determined not to seek funds from “outside”, the group gathered as much money as they could…
  • Engineering Students advised to compete with Collaboration: A K Khan

    imoadmin
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz Hyderabad: In his invigorating address to the freshers at the Commencement Day of Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau A. K. Khan advised the students to outperform the competition. But instead of competing among themselves, he encouraged the students to collaborate to multiply the learning experience and productivity. He pressed the students to be inquisitive, original and academically proficient to be successful in life, adding that such distinction wouldn’t be achievable without good social skills and…
 
Log in