March 2016


Five times I asked ex-CIA director Michael Hayden whether he accepts waterboarding is torture. Five times he refused to answer me. Preview clip to watch and share (full interview airs Friday, 19.30GMT):

“Do you think [waterboarding] is torture?” – Mehdi Hasan asks former CIA Director Michael Hayden.

Watch the full episode: aje.io/pr2d

We’re about to close down registration…final few seats left for our Andalusia trip, May 14-22, 2016.

– Daily lectures covering the rise and fall of Muslim Spain.
– Benefits that we can derive from the history of Andalus.
– Stories of the Mudejars and Morsicos who remained under Christian rule.
– The response of contemporary ulama to the situation of Andalus.
– Knowledge, history, sightseeing, great company, what else do you want!?

This trip is PERFECT for college students and adults who’ve always wanted to learn about Muslim Spain.

Muslims living in Europe or other lands can also join this package (select land option only).

For further details, log on and register at:

http://www.darelsalam.com/yq

[~YQ Admin]

YQ Spain trip

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“A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake…Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life…”
–Elizabeth Gilbert

المؤتمر الدولي السنوي الرابع لمركز دراسات التشريع الإسلامي والأخلاق

المؤتمر الدولي السنوي الرابع لمركز دراسات التشريع الإسلامي والأخلاق

يعقد مركز دراسات التشريع الإسلامي والأخلاق مؤتمره الدولي السنوي الرابع يومي 2 و 3 أبريل 2016 بمدينة الدوحة في قط

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Dear Dallas people, in a few weeks we will be honored with the presence of the families of #ourthreewinners insha’Allah. I can’t tell you how important this event is. Both families are coming, including Suzanne Barakat from CA who has been a courageous spokesperson for our community. We really need to make sure we turn up in full capacity to keep these legacies alive. Please register immediately and help me spread the word as this is very personal to me. Jazakumullah khayr! This will be a very special night insha’Allah. Our Three Winners are Deah Barakat, Yusor and Razan Abu Salha. They were three inspiring, charismatic and altruistic individuals who lived for something beyond themselves. Through their drive to do something and help someone they volunteered regularly for several organizations, one of which was United Muslim Relief (UMR). Their efforts were key in establishing the UMR Triangle chapter which galvanized the Triangle community.

Buy your tickets now at umrelief.org/ourthreewinnersdfw

Deah and Yusor’s dental missions, Razan’s feeding the homeless initiatives, educational programs and more will live on through the Our Three Winners Endowment. The mission is to build on the work that they did and continue the legacy of altruism and benevolence in a sustainable way. Proceeds from the endowment will go towards general humanitarian programs that inspired Our Three Winners including free dental services domestically and abroad and a variety of social services including feeling the homeless and education.

“Whenever I asked Razan where she was going, she would answer ‘UMR.’ And whenever I asked Razan where she was coming from, she would answer ‘UMR.’”

-Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha

We hope that, as it was in life, UMR continues to be a place frequented by the memories of Yusor, Deah, and Razan. For that reason, UMR has partnered with the families of Deah, Yusor, and Razan, to launch the “Our Three Winners Endowment” that was set up in the memory of their children.

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So, in the latest news, the French Minister for Women’s Affairs claimed that women who voluntarily don the hijab are just like Negro slaves who attempted to justify slavery upon themselves.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, an online petition was launched complaining against this minister…not for likening our hijabi sisters to slaves, but for the derogatory usage of the term ‘Negro’!!!

And so she apologized, but only for the term, and said she would stand by 100 % everything else she said.

Truly, we live in times predicted by our Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam), where morality and modesty are considered backwards, and indecency and nudity are considered progress and enlightenment.

What if an argument were to be made in the exact opposite vein? That people who feel they must show skin, and dress in a provocative manner, are themselves slaves to the ever-changing norms of society and to the false gods of fashion?

From a purely philosophical and intellectual standpoint, it’s a two-way street, and just as she wishes to argue that Muslims are brainwashed, one could just as easily argue that it is her ilk who are brainwashed.

Who will be the judge?
“Surely, the One who has created knows what is best. For indeed He is the Knower of Hidden Affairs, the One Aware of all” [Tabarak: 14].

Our Creator knows what is best for us, and in one aspect I do agree with this racist pompous supercilious patronizing xenophobe: all Muslims are indeed slaves, and we’re proud of it. We are all slaves unto Allah, and we humble ourselves before Him.

http://www.france24.com/en/20160330-french-minister-muslim-women-who-wear-veils-like-pro-slavery-negroes?dlvrit=66745

France 24 – French minister: Muslim women who wear veils like ‘negroes’ supporting slavery

France’s minister for women’s rights on Wednesday compared women who choose to wear conservative Islamic dress to the “American negroes” who once supported slavery, sparking anger and accusations of racism.

As you’ve likely gathered from recent news, I come from a passionate people. Our passion can make us fight hard to defend the defenseless, stand firm in what we believe in, give wholeheartedly to what we love…or hijack a plane to see an ex.
But, I digress.
With this passion comes a cost. See, the soldier will fight valiantly. The soldier will see many battles. But the soldier will also fall. Again and again and again. A soldier is covered in wounds. That become scars. But, those scars are openings for light. Growth. And then guidance for others.
With every fall, there must be a rise. But the soldier must keep getting back up. Every time. Again and again and again.
And the soldier must never, ever, stop.

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According to some scholars, Adam (as) first descended to India. Is that true?

In the last episode of the season focusing on creation before humanity settled the earth, we discuss how the earth was when Adam and Eve came to it. Insha’Allah we will continue the series after Ramadan with the next volume. Please share these 70 episodes in the mean time and get caught up!

Beginning and End is a series based on the book بداية و نهاية,. Sheikh Omar Suleiman goes through this entire text weekly to bring stories and reminders to …