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MuslimMatters: The Book! & Sunday Open Thread 3/11/2009

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Imagine: A collection of articles from MuslimMatters.org, polished to gleaming perfection and in print format! Easy to read, easy to access, and best of all, easy to share – and available at your local Islamic bookstore/ library/ centre/ Masjid. This is our dream. A dream which we pray will be realized sometime in the near future – but we need YOUR help.

The Vision:

MuslimMatters: The Intellectual Traditions, Social Ethics, and Cultural Challenges of Muslim Life… The Book

Keep supporting MuslimMatters for the sake of Allah

Alhamdulillah, we're at over 850 supporters. Help us get to 900 supporters this month. All it takes is a small gift from a reader like you to keep us going, for just $2 / month.

The Prophet (SAW) has taught us the best of deeds are those that done consistently, even if they are small. Click here to support MuslimMatters with a monthly donation of $2 per month. Set it and collect blessings from Allah (swt) for the khayr you're supporting without thinking about it.

A collection of articles and essays from the popular website MuslimMatters.org, featuring writers such as Sheikhs Yasir Qadhi, Yaser Birjas, and Tawfique Choudhury. Addressing relevant issues faced by Muslims in the West. Spanning all spheres of Muslim life, from inspiration and spirituality, personal development and social struggles, social commentary and practical solutions, education and academia. Both serious and light-hearted; challenging cultural norms while emphasizing the Sunnah.

The First Step:

As with anything else, we need two things: man (and woman :) ) power, and commitment. This is where YOU come in. Although MM staff will be involved in the project, we still won’t have the ability to handle it all on our own. So, if you really care about MM, if you really care about sharing the khair, and you want to do your part to help spread beneficial Islamic knowledge – then you can help us achieve this goal, bi ithnillaah.

We need a team of 5 – 7 volunteers, who can dedicate at least a couple hours a week to helping the Book Project organizers complete each and every step. Punctuality and professionalism is a must. An eye for editing and business is also greatly desired.

Realize that this is a serious undertaking, and needs patience, perseverence, and passion. It is definitely a long-term project and requires dedication, but insha’Allah the results in both this world and the Hereafter will be worth it.

With all that said and done, if you still feel that you can be a valuable part of this project, then contact us at: anonymouse@muslimmatters.org for more information and confirmation of your participation.

Keep supporting MuslimMatters for the sake of Allah

Alhamdulillah, we're at over 850 supporters. Help us get to 900 supporters this month. All it takes is a small gift from a reader like you to keep us going, for just $2 / month.

The Prophet (SAW) has taught us the best of deeds are those that done consistently, even if they are small. Click here to support MuslimMatters with a monthly donation of $2 per month. Set it and collect blessings from Allah (swt) for the khayr you're supporting without thinking about it.

Zainab bint Younus (AnonyMouse) is a Canadian Muslim woman who writes on Muslim women's issues, gender related injustice in the Muslim community, and Muslim women in Islamic history. She holds a diploma in Islamic Studies from Arees University, a diploma in History of Female Scholarship from Cambridge Islamic College, and has spent the last fifteen years involved in grassroots da'wah. She was also an original founder of MuslimMatters.org.

17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Ibn Mikdad

    March 15, 2009 at 7:56 AM

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu,

    Sounds like a good idea; if it proves to be successful, maybe you should consider issuing it as a kind of journal on a annual or a semi-annual basis.

    Wassalaam

  2. Amad

    March 15, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    salam Ibn Mikdad… if we get solid volunteers, the sky is the limit inshallah…
    This is a great opportunity to be part of dawah when the book reaches many people who need some of the knowledge on these pages…

    May Allah purify our intentions and make this a successful endeavor!

  3. Dawud Israel

    March 15, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Cool, ma sha Allah.

  4. Amatullah

    March 15, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Assalamu Alykum

    MashAllah, sounds great! I’d like to help out, if distance doesn’t matter.

    BarakAllahu Feek

  5. Amatullah

    March 15, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Assalamu Alykum

    Brother, why not add more authors?

  6. Ibn Abu Aisha

    March 15, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    @Amatullah – Assalamu Alaikum Ya Ukhti, AnonyMouse is a Sister : )

    May Allah grant abundant Barakah in this Project and make this a source of Benefit for everyone and Ameen to Brother Amad’s Du’a.

  7. mm

    March 15, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    anyone can join as a volunteer.. location is no obstacle inshalah.

  8. Amad

    March 15, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Good news (maybe):
    Pakistan’s Chief Justice restored:
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  9. stranger

    March 15, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Great idea, may Allah help to see it through inshallah.

  10. abu abdAllah Tariq Ahmed

    March 16, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    @open-thread audience and boycoytters of evil-everywhere

    we’ve seen quite a few discussions of whether and how to boycott Israel, companies that may or may not be doing business with Israel, the Danes, etc.

    but how many of you are aware that the Zionists are actively seeking to lift a boycott that they see as having limited the rights of Israeli Jews? “huh? someone’s boycotting Israel and actually got their attention? a boycott is working?” yes. read this: http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/15/to-boycott-or-not-to-boycott-that-is-the-question/ — there are many paragraphs of tripe about what is or is not neoliberalism. do not let any of that flak stop you from scrolling down to where the author actually gives quote after quote from the leaders of the boycott.

    wonder what the author conveniently glosses over?

    that the Israelis treatment of Palestinian academics (because the author could give a damn about the treatment of other human beings) is itself the very kind of evil that he alleges has been done to Israeli academics by those outside Israel. in fact, the boycott of Israel’s academics and universities should only be stepped up.

    it was not the Palestinians who deliberately bombed universities with heavy munitions, who regularly deny visas to academics and scholarship-recipients to study abroad, who starve women and children without regard for the affect on future generations’ capacity for learning or growth.

    subhanAllah. the Israelis do deserve different than what they have now — i agree with him to that extent. may Allah decimate the Israelis. may their universities, academics, and students become dust. may their schools be silent. may their men and women live in constant fear. and may they find hell on earth without respite until they end their inhumanity towards the Palestinians.

  11. Amad

    March 17, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    If anyone wrote to anonymouse, pls bear with her for the reply, as she is doing Umrah these days, may Allah accept from her.

  12. Umm Ismael

    March 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Asslam u alaikum wr wb
    Can we apply online? Or is one needed physically? I am a mother of a 2 yr old in Pakistan. I can dosomething online but nothing more :( Can I be of service in anyway?

    • Amad

      March 17, 2009 at 4:47 PM

      Umm Ismael, absolutely. No physical availability needed. In fact, folks may be a bit surprised to know that the even the authors have never met all the other authors.

      All online help… in the comfort of your house. Crying babies no problem :)

  13. Amad

    March 19, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    So, why isn’t the world media recoiling at this extremist’s comments?

    Varun Ghandi threatened to chop the hands of Indian Muslims and send them to Pakistan

    Source: Dawn

    I guess he is just a hindu fanatic, which makes him less dangerous than Muslim fanatics. Totally common sense.

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  16. Hyatt

    December 4, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    Assalamualikum,
    Did this book come out yet? Or is it still being worked on?

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