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Coca-Cola Faith: Solutions for #HappyMuslims, #Mipsterz, and Future Muslim Commercials

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It's my personal belief that most of the discussions that have occurred on these videos have caused more harm than good. I emphasize here the discussions, and not the videos themselves because what I see from both sides are the same problems that plague our community during other controversial fiqh discussions. Read More »

How Mars Became Haram: A Guide to Freaky Fatwa News

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So there’s a fun new fatwa being covered in the international news, and it goes like this: Mars Is Haram. Read More »

Orwell’s Egypt

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Suffice it to say, this is the most depressing anniversary yet of the Egyptian uprising. Somehow, the country has managed in the last three years not only to make no societal progress, but to actually regress to a situation that in many ways is worse than the Mubarak-era status quo. A cursory rundown of recent events highlight the utter absurdity ... Read More »

5 Take-Aways for Muslim Fans of Breaking Bad

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 *This post contains major spoilers. If you don't want the ending or major plot points ruined, don't read this post.  **The videos linked to in this post may contain objectionable material. Follow them at your own risk.  ***To read an extended version of this post with embedded videos from Breaking Bad, please see the post on my personal blog at ... Read More »

Egypt’s Bloody Coup and Massacre: Struggle for Media Narrative and the Christian Copts as Pawns

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George Bush's “war on terror” continues to deliver. Even if the context is different, the slogan continues to haunt civilians, especially Muslims. But the latest chapter doesn't include an American army attacking a Muslim nation; rather Muslims who have branded their own as terrorists—people with whom they share heritage and race. The Egyptian interim government, led by American-trained Sissi,  is ... Read More »

Brasscrescent Awards 2013 | Last Days to Nominate Your Favorite Sites

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Assalama alaykum Readers, 'Īd Mubarak! The deadline for voting for the  10th Brasscrescent awards is August 8th, tomorrow. Please do submit your nominations here. Polls open Sunday, September 15 to Sunday, October 13, 2013. Give your favorite blog an 'Īd GIFT. Here are the categories from BCA: BEST GROUP BLOG: What multiple author blog in the Islamsphere has the best ... Read More »

30 Best Days 30 Juz 30 Quran Recitations

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Surah Fatiha | Ustadh Wisam Sharieff | US- AQLonline.com Surah Al Baqarah | Shaykh Al Zain Mohamad Ahmed | Sudan *childhood memories* Bonus: Surah Baqarah | Ustadh Hamza Abdigani | Somalia Surah Ale Imran | Shaykh Maher Mueaqly | Saudi Arabia | imām masjid Al Haram, Juz 4 | Shaykh Muḥammad Al Said Hussayn Jibrel | Egypt | leads Taraweeh ... Read More »

Is Media to Blame, Or is it Just a Case of Bad Parenting?

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By: Maher Budeir We often hear the phrases, “When I was your age…”, or “The youth these days are different” or, “It is all because of access to video games and other bad stuff on Facebook,” when we hear our elders speaking of the younger generation. But, is it really so? Is the current generation really worse off? Are the ... Read More »

NFL’s Abdullah Brothers Featured on NBC and CNN

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In case you haven't seen it yet, check out the Abdullah Brothers on NBC and CNN. These are groundbreaking segments in the sense that they're quite possibly the most positive pieces to air about Islam in such a primetime network spot. You can give your thanks to the Rock Center NBC crew on their Facebook or Twitter page. [HTML1] Visit ... Read More »

Does IDF (Israel) produce BBC and US News Headlines? Media & Gaza

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Consider the headlines that everyday Americans (and increasingly British) see in their papers and news outlets. Is it any wonder that the majority of casual-observing Americans may actually think that Palestine as Goliath and Israel as David in this conflict? Gaza: Palestinian boy 'killed by Israeli gunfire' (consider the quotation marks around this BBC headline) Four dead in Gaza Strip fighting (sounds like a ... Read More »

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