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MANA 2008 Conference Interviews – Imam Johari and Altaf Husain

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Our coverage of 2nd Annual MANA (Muslim Alliance in North America) Conference 2008 continues. This time we have two interviews of MANA’s shura and Diwan members, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik and Br. Altaf Hussain. We have 6 or so more interviews that we’ll space out over the next 2-3 weeks. Enjoy and pay careful attention to the Imam!

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18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    assalamualaikum,

    he seems to be such a nice brother, at least in his speech and thought, why does imran khan refer him as pakistani terrorist?

  2. Bilal

    December 3, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Walaikumsalaam warahmatullah,

    lol! Ever since I first heard Br. Altaf Hussain (pictured above) speak at ICNA this past July, I’ve wanted to sympathize at him having the same name as a umm… a political figure Altaf Hussain in Pakistan.

  3. Yasir Qadhi

    December 3, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    I consider Altaf Hussain my ‘long lost twin brother’ :)

    I’ve been mistaken for him at quite a few conferences…

  4. Amad

    December 3, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    If the Pakistani-terrorist Altaf Hussain was 1/10 as nice and 1/10 as ethical 1/10 as sincere as the American Altaf Hussain, there would be cause for celebration!

    Br. Altaf Hussain should NOT be confused with Altaf Hussain, the exiled leader of MQM; trust me, those two are as different as clay and fire (in that order) ;)

  5. Amad

    December 3, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    You both (YQ and Altaf) look as alike to the BAMs as Imam Siraj and Imam Johari look alike to non-BAMs!

  6. aideh

    December 3, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Allahu Akbar, Imam Joharis words really hit home: “tell them: my brother were here before your brothers, before your mothers and fathers.” This is a really phenomenal interview. JazakomAllahu kheiran!

  7. aarij

    December 3, 2008 at 10:14 PM

    Very nice interviews. I like what MM is doing, ma sha Allah.

    On another note, we need Amad to do an interview. We want to hear your voice! :)

  8. Osman

    December 3, 2008 at 10:50 PM

    I hope you guys do this for TDC & RIS. Living where I do means I just get to hear tidbits about it. I would love to have videos/pics/articles about the event. (…and please do not release the videos 1 month later when all the buzz has died down).

  9. Arabian Mare

    December 3, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Aslamu-alaikum:
    what kind of blog is this??????????? i am getting bored in the marraige revolution blog……………
    are we going to be moderated on this blog as well?????? i hate being moderated all the time…………..moderated moderated moderated. huh.
    anyway i like the videos good idea…………..btw sharing different ideas. I just found out about this website recently. It seems interesting!!!!!!!!
    salam

  10. Amad

    December 3, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    Osman, inshallah, there are plans for TDC. None of us are going to RIS (because almost all of us are going to be down South).

    It’s all Saqib for TDC :)

  11. Al-Madrasi

    December 4, 2008 at 12:51 AM

    mashaAllah, I am moved by Iman Johari’s words, experienced and wise words…

  12. abu abdAllah, the Houstonian

    December 4, 2008 at 4:21 AM

    bismillah. mashaAllah! qadarAllahi wa maa shaa’a fa’ala. first i miss ilm quest (‘ilman tayyiban), now i miss MANA (amalan mutaqabbalan)! ya laytanee… inna lilaahi wa inna alayhi rajioon. Allahumma’-jurni fee museebatee wa ‘akhliflee khayran minhaa.

    seriously, it feels like a tragedy to miss such opportunities for goodness. so i pray Allah will give me better, inshaAllah. :)

    the advice and prayer of Imam Johari in the last minute and a half of that video is a must see! watch it again. i did. mashaAllah. and ameen to his duas.

  13. abu abdAllah, the Houstonian

    December 4, 2008 at 4:35 AM

    bismillah. maybe, i need to stop visiting MM. :) or maybe just on weekends. visit during the day, can’t get any work done. visit at night, can’t get much sleep: there’s too many good articles like this one!!!

  14. Yus from the Nati

    December 4, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Subhan’Allah, Imam Johari hit it on point about the “Gujurati Bubble”

    However, in my experience, most children of immigrants (that are born here) fall into the bubble…

    Kind of like going to NY and Chicago among other places. People still living in their tribal bubbles to hold on to comfortability.

  15. Yus from the Nati

    December 4, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Br. Altaf is a G.

  16. Amatullah

    December 4, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Abu AbdAllah, I think you mean Ilm Fest (or Ilm Summit?) : ) Ilm Quest is a CD company.

    Many ilms mashaAllah.

  17. Al-Madrasi

    December 5, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    bismillah. maybe, i need to stop visiting MM. or maybe just on weekends. visit during the day, can’t get any work done. visit at night, can’t get much sleep: there’s too many good articles like this one!!!

    Totally, I second this opinion.

  18. ibnabeeomar

    December 5, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    yeah amad man.. it sounds like you are a big cricket fan ;)

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