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Bismillah-irRahman-irRaheem. As salamu alaykum wa Rahmat Allahi wa Barakatuhu.

posted by abu abdAllah Tariq Ahmed

Coverage by Al Jazeera English of an affirmation by Muslim religious leaders in India…
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJK05g2j3Vs[/youtube]

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…and of South Africans not just present during the murderous attacks on Gaza, but actually serving in the IDF.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlyV-tUr3sw[/youtube]

A widow and her family, survivors of a man killed by Israel in Gaza in front of one of his own sons.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFUwyU5uJ38[/youtube]
This video highlights one of the reasons that American laws over charitable giving must be changed to allow humanitarian gifts free from the possibility of prosecution. It is the US government’s unprecedented war on charitable gifts that most threatens aid to innocent widows and orphans in the Muslim world, a world where US-led and US-proxy violence continues to destroy the lives of Muslim men, women, and children. The laws in the US governing charitable gifts have been under review, so please consider urging your legislators to protect donors who only desire to give a gift that could bring relief to the suffering of widows, orphans, the starving, and the sick.  One bill which would accomplish this and other laudable goals is H.R. 3845 sponsored by Congressman John Conyers.  Learn more about the bill and urge others to do so, too.

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Bismillah walhamdolillah. May Allah accept my repentance and yours. I am an attorney, a stepfather, a husband, a son, and a Muslim. Studying Islam is a means, reflecting what I have learned is a must, and to Allah is the inevitable return. If you would like my help, know that Allah is the source of all aid. If you would like to contact me, try tariqnisarahmed at Gmail, LinkedIn, Twitter, or add me as a friend on Facebook.

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8 Comments

  1. abu abdAllah Tariq Ahmed

    November 8, 2009 at 12:57 AM

    Jazak Allah khayr, Sister Mariam, for posting this great link yesterday!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hamdan-a-yousuf/death-of-a-detroit-imam-l_b_346633.html

    This is a fantastic article, mashaAllah, about the killing of Imam Luqman by the FBI in Detroit. The writer is too modest — mashaAllah, the article is well-written. And the picture that emerges about the Imam fills me with respect for him. May Allah accept the imam as a martyr from among His awliyaa. SubhanAllah, the words of the non-Muslims in the Imam’s neighborhood are among the strongest testimony: they killed a man who was known for feeding children.

    Think about that. Imam Luqman was not known by name, but he was known by his deeds, Rahmat Allah. And his deeds were not just selfless, he acted to meet the needs of his neighbors.

    As Muslims, we truly have a duty to our neighbors, be they Muslim or non-Muslim. Yet, we can get bogged down in so many things. Neglecting our neighbors, even our own families, because we have some project at work or elsewhere that “needs” our attention. And we may even believe strongly that that project serves some greater good. It may be noble. It may be the kind of project that others dream of doing.

    Who dreams of feeding his neighbors? Of being loved by his whole community for something like that?

    Perhaps we all should.

  2. Abu Rumaisa

    November 9, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Democracy Now! also has good shows. You should link some of them too!

  3. Abu Rumaisa

    November 12, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Jon Stewart Catches Sean Hannity Falsifying Footage To Make GOP Protest Appear Bigger
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/11/jon-stewart-catches-sean_n_353447.html

    Glenn Beck impersonation
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/06/jon-stewart-does-glenn-be_n_348129.html

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