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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Irum Sarfaraz

    April 6, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    The Islamic Center of Folsom in Folsom City, California is a highly respected institution of not only Folsom but also many surrounding Cities. It is known, among other things, for its awesome hifz program. However the city of Folsom, despite formal protests from the Muslim residents, has gone ahead to build a Dog Hotel right in front of the center. Everytime I think of this I get incensed. I wonder why the city, any city, would do this as intentionally as Folsom…..

  2. Uthman Effendi

    April 6, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Hhahahahhaaa… Now that’s so typical… Blogosphere, you virtual psychiatric clinic hehehe….

  3. Manas Shaikh

    April 6, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    A United Nations military observer sent e-mails home to Canada reporting that Israel was bombing schools and waging “a campaign of terror against the Lebanese people” shortly before he was killed by an Israeli bomb in Lebanon, said his widow.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/02/06/ot-von-kruedener-080206.html

  4. Dont be sad

    April 6, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Can anyone recognise this birdsong?

  5. AnonyMouse

    April 6, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Aaaaaaahahahahahaha, I love that comic…

  6. Yus from the Nati

    April 6, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    I work at a CAIR office now and it made me realize something…

    Your avg Muslim doesn’t know their city or the people inside it (Muslims & Non-Muslims)

    Everybody should join a “club” or “social group” or whatever else they call them joints to know the people around them, and so especially they can know you!

    this is all coming from a meeting I had with my representative’s office…that situation was a new/weird experience for me

    …she asked me why I didn’t shake her hand.

    Now she knows!

    I feel like this is a throwback Public Service Anouncement…

    “THE MORE YOU KNOW!”

  7. Dawud

    April 6, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Remember the Toronto18 Unfair Dealings?

    There is going to be a Bail Hearing for Saad Gaya one of the brothers who was arrested. Sisters and Brothers in the Toronto Area NEED TO SHOW UP TO THIS! If the judge sees strong community support they will cite this as a reason for his release. If Brother Saad is not released this time, he will not be coming out of jail until 2014!!

    How you can help:

    1) Show up at the court. This could be for one hour, two hours or three hours. Please contact us (see below) and let us know when you can come. You can also confirm on facebook event whether you are coming or not and we will then contact you.
    2) Forward this email to all whom you know.
    3) Tell others through word-of-mouth..
    4) If you cannot go, then find one person who can go.

    PLEASE SEE BELOW & READ CAREFULLY:
    Video dedicated to Saad Gaya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaqmi8_cKAk
    Frequently Asked Questions: http://toronto18.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=81&Itemid=54 Toronto 18
    Documentary to be updated on case (MUST SEE): http://www.youtube.com/user/UnfairDealing

    Please confirm your attendance at: info@toronto18.com
    Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=503549726&k=YYAXYW6RQ5VMXCAGXE54X
    For all other information: Please visit http://www.toronto18.com
    ***PLEASE NOTE: Bail dates are subject to change should the court decide another date. Please visit http://www.toronto18.com for all updates and any changes.***

  8. ibnabeeomar

    April 6, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    This week, a Muslim family in Ottawa lost their home in a fire. There were 7 children in the family, and as the mother tried to round them up to escape, the youngest, Khalid Ali, got confused and ran in the opposite direction. Baby Khalid did not make it out of the fire, he was 2 and a half years old. The father was at work, and checked in on his family that evening before the fire. This family has nothing left. They escaped with the clothing on their backs. Please donate anything you can for this family. The mother is in shock and is not able to speak or respond when spoken to. The father is trying to be strong for his 6 children.”

    http://khalidalifund.wordpress.com/donate-now/

    If you live outside Canada, you have the following options:

    1) Write a cheque payable to Khalid Ali Family Fund and mail it to the following address:

    Khalid Ali Family Fund
    TD Canada Trust
    Bank branch 0229, account number 5215301.
    Address: 1596 Bank Street, Ottawa ON, K1H 7Z5

    OR

    2) Donate via paypal account by visiting this site, set up by Qabeelat Nurayn

    “He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and he who finds relief for a hard-pressed person, Allah will make things easy for him on the Day of Resurrection; Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…” [Muslim]

    If anyone fulfils his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfil his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection…” [Bukhari and Muslim]

    Note: The funds goal from local students was $10,000 by April 20. update says over $9,000 raised already in less than 72 hours, Alhamdullilah. The new goal: $35,000, minimum.

  9. sincethestorm

    April 6, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    love it

  10. AU

    April 6, 2008 at 10:31 PM

  11. AbuAbdAllah

    April 8, 2008 at 2:58 AM

    bismillah. may Allah protect me from being “Dr. AbuAbdAllah and Mr. Summer Glau.” oh, and may He forgive me for all the times that has already happened…

  12. mcpagal

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    The Islamic Center of Folsom in Folsom City, California is a highly respected institution of not only Folsom but also many surrounding Cities. It is known, among other things, for its awesome hifz program. However the city of Folsom, despite formal protests from the Muslim residents, has gone ahead to build a Dog Hotel right in front of the center. Everytime I think of this I get incensed. I wonder why the city, any city, would do this as intentionally as Folsom…..

    Hey, a dog’s gotta stay where a dog’s gotta stay!

    I’m curious as to how this actually has any affect on the Muslims at the centre. They’ll have to see more dogs? Is it really that much of an issue?

  13. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Saad Gaya’s Bail Hearing has been adjourned until further notice.

    Tentativel scheduled for April 21st, 2008. Please visit/ subscribe on http://www.toronto18.com to discover further details.

    Also, Video Dedicated to Saad Gaya is as follows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmvavgQvYYU

    Thanks, Your support is needed and valued!

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