We are now in the second quarter of the year 2009. Is it just us, or is this year going by fast? We ask Allah for help throughout the rest of it and until forever. Here are a few bits of recent interest.
- President Obama is making moves to strengthen activity in Afghanistan with help from NATO. While NATO seems to be giving support, there’s some speculation that the amount of troops they’ve hooked up is not what Obama was looking for.
- An Italian Magazine, Yalla Italia, is written specifically to narrow the gap betwen the Italian public and the Muslim citizens living there. With second-generation immigrant authors as writers and blog posts like “To wear or not to wear a burkini?”, Yalla Italia is trying to show a picture of integration and/or assimilation into Italian life without giving up Islamic practice. Read about it from a New York Times article or visit Yalla Italia’s blog (in Italian).
- Dr. Ann Holmes Redding, a priest of the Episcopal Church was deposed from her position upon accepting Islam. “The way I understand Jesus is compatible with Islam,” she said. “I was following Jesus and he led me into Islam.”
- The Chicago Bears aquire Jay Cutler as their new quarterback for the 2009 season! Chicagoans are going nuts over what is possible the best QB thing to happen to the Bears in decades while fans from other cities are challenging this acquisition as nothing to celebrate about. What do you think?
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.
Audio Article: Spiritual Prep For Hajj
Gender: Towards An Islamic Paradigm
Why American Muslims Should Celebrate A SCOTUS Victory For Christian Private Schools
The Joy Of Our Eyes: The Nature Of Marriage In Islam
A Call To Regulate The Muslim Charitable Sector
Spiritual Abuse In The Sufi Order Headed By Shaykh Nuh Keller
The Unsung Heroines Of Islamic History
The MM Recap: Islam And The LGBTQ+ Movement
Book Review: Islam And The Arab Revolutions
The Hajj 2022 Lottery Debacle: A Breakdown
Fatwa Regarding Transgenderism
Sectarianism And ‘The Lady Of Heaven’ Film I Yasir Qadhi
Small Deeds Massive Rewards : Light On The Tongue, Heavy On The Scales
Best Ramadan Ever: Sunnah of Eid
Small Deeds Massive Rewards : Pray When Everyone Is Asleep
MuslimMatters NewsLetter in Your Inbox
Sign up below to get started