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Letter from Ismail Royer to a Brother (linking directly to the brother’s blog who received it)

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  1. BintMuhammed

    June 18, 2007 at 11:48 PM

    Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

    Not to relay it on this post, i dont knw if its just me, but im not being stimulated by any of the posts lately, I feel that the website is becoming really boring, sometimes i go days without checking in, and when i do not much has happened. What happened to the early days when you all were able to post great articles, lectures or just out of this world posts…i miss that. Anyone else feel the same or is it just me?

  2. AnonyMouse

    June 18, 2007 at 11:55 PM

    Wa ‘alaikumus-salaam wa rahamtullaahi wa barakaatu,

    Jazaakillahi khairan sister, for sharing your thoughts… we really appreciate the feedback. Insha’Allah, we’ll try to get more up soon (but it’s tough because we all have busy schedules these days).

    Take care, insha’Allah, and do drop us a line if you think there’s a certain topic or news item that we should write about!

  3. inexplicabletimelessness

    June 19, 2007 at 7:50 AM

    As salaamu alaikum

    MashaAllah I loved that letter from br. Ismail. It really encouraged me one step further to study sociology and other similar social sciences subjects/poly sci, when basically everyone around me is going into medicine/engineering :) (People never change?)

    About making the site more interesting, how about more Islamic articles? Everyone loved that article by Br. Abu Bakr about Eman so how about more heart softeners like that? Maybe the site is too political these days. :D

    wassalam and may Allah reward you all for the good work you do, ameen.

  4. Abu Bakr

    June 19, 2007 at 11:52 AM

    I have a whole lot going on now which is keeping me very busy for the time being (and I am moving to Houston next week, in sha Allah), but remember different people have different tastes and interests.

    Amad, for example, loves to keep up with the political stuff which, while boring, is important nonetheless for the (North) American Muslim community to keep up with.

    For me personally, (in spite of my political science degree), I’m not such a big fan of writing about politics. I would much rather be writing more heart-softening stuff but it is hard to find time.

  5. Amad

    June 19, 2007 at 12:38 PM

    ASA, I appreciate the sentiments expressed here… Even my wife says the same thing about having “too much politics”!

    Honestly though, if we tune ourselves out of our current situations, our organizational difficulties, the challenges that rising islamophobia is bringing about, we may be taken by complete surprise when this wave rides atop us. Sometimes it’s difficult to appreciate these matters when it is not directly touching us, but as Muslims, we need to rise above reactionary stances and be proactive and involved. We are in the land, as tariq ramadan asserts in his imp. book that we should all read, of dawah and of being witness. If we want to live here, and many of us do, then our responsibilities reach a level much higher than if we were back in the muslim lands. We have our civil rights, our civic duties, our social responsibilities, out islamic schooling, and so many other issues to worry about.

    So, let’s take charge of ourselves and of our communities before our adversaries take charge. Take interest in our affairs because those “others” already are.

  6. ibnabeeomar

    June 19, 2007 at 4:06 PM

    im working on another book review to be up soon inshallah :)

  7. konfused mom

    June 19, 2007 at 8:03 PM

    yes please inshallah more heart-softeners!! i miss the good old days of the site,seems like it isnt being updated that much etiher. may Allah grant u all tawfiq in waht your doing and barakah in your time so that you can all contribute again =)

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  9. Nisa

    May 2, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    As salamu alykum,
    It is good to see that Ismail Royer is no forgotten , May allah bless him and continue to guide
    him through out this life. I am so deeply connected to brother, Ismail at American University where I met him and was given a prayer rug, and then learned through the openess and instruction of proper salah. for a convert, I hold my experience and accepting Islam through
    this man. I would like to read this letter but I am unable to view it. In constant support of brother Ismail. a beautiful mind and an unforgettable brother in Islam….

  10. ummfatima

    May 14, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Thank you all so much for thinking about Br. Ismail I was just looking on website to see all Ismail’s work that he did for so many years I just come up by this website. Some people don’t likevto read about politics and they have ever right to not like it, but it is something that can happen to anybody and we should know more about it. I know Ismail will be happy to hear NISA stills remembers him for good that he did and thas all that he ever did good for others may ALLAH s.w.t.a. Rewords him on this life and next. Amin, and if anybody would like to know Ismail is doing good elahmdulillah.
    Sorry my English is not good. Thank you


  11. Amad

    May 14, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    salam Sister UmmFatima,
    It is good to hear from you. I cannot imagine how difficult this time must be for you. May Allah grant you more patience and unite you with your husband soon inshallah. Please do give us updates on your husband… there are many well-wishers out there.


  12. ummfatima

    June 24, 2008 at 10:18 PM

    Sellam Br. Amed

    Ismail ask me to sand you his article so you can post it but i have been having hurt time sanding it to you. Is at any other why i can sand it to you like email or other.


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