August 2016

Je serai présent le 06 septembre à Bruxelles avec European Muslim Network EMN pour les conférences suivantes: “L’ Europe face à la radicalisation: de la nécessité d’un engagement commun!” et
“Pour un dijhad de la citoyenneté active!”
L’inscription est obligatoire via communication.emn@gmail.com

ATTENTION il ne reste plus que 120 places!!

Conférence EMN – L’ Europe face à la radicalisation: de la nécessité d’un engagement commun!

Conférence Publique

TRAVEL TO MASJID AL-AQSA IN THE WINTER BREAK!!

Join me in Jerusalem (Dec 24 – Jan 1) and pray in Masjid al-Aqsa.

Seven-day package that includes hotel stays and special tours to Petra, Dead Sea and other places.

Daily lectures; historical guided tours; great companionship!

Prices (including ticket from JFK) begin at $2895.
Land-only packages for those coming from Europe available as well.

For more details and to register, log on to:
http://www.darelsalam.com/yq/

As I embark on my journey to Hajj this year, I request the forgiveness and prayers of all of you. Last year was a Hajj journey like no other due to the tragedies that unfolded. Our hearts and minds remained focused as we immersed ourselves spiritually in the uncertainties of life that Abraham (peace be upon him) and his family had to encounter armed only with their certainty in God’s plan. I pray that this year will be a similar spiritual journey without the tragedies that unfolded last year.

May Allah allow accept the pilgrimage of all of those doing Hajj this year, those who wished to go but could not, and those who will immerse themselves in worship in the blessed ten days of Dhul Hijjah. Ameen


“Burkini” et chaussettes dans les sandales

“Le burkini ne cache pas seulement le corps des femmes, il cache aussi et surtout les saloperies de nos politiques.”
Guillaume Meurice en grande forme pour son retour dans Si tu écoutes, j’annule tout.

Be whole. And learn to accept people in wholes. As parents, we need to stop teaching our kids that being imperfect makes us bad people. Learning this, we spend our lives trying to pretend we’re perfect, living fake, fractured lives, terrified to make or admit a mistake, lest we get written off as unworthy.

As teachers, we need to stop telling people that only “bad people” and “bad Muslims” commit sins. And that to be a “good Muslim”, you must be perfect and sinless. This thinking is so dangerous and a powerful weapon of shaytan. It leads to temporary arrogance, and eventual despair (when we inevitably do mess up).

A “good Muslim” is someone who never stops trying to be better, who repents, who doesn’t lose hope because that hope is in something infinite (Allah’s mercy), not in something finite (our deeds).

–Originally posted Aug 31, 2014

Alhamdulillah Allah has blessed me to perform more than a dozen pilgrimages to His Sacred House.

Yet, every year, around this time, a strong sense of sadness and emptiness takes hold of me. Of course, I am happy for those who are able to go, and in some ways jealous for them and their opportunity to do good. And yet I am saddened that I will not be able to make it to the most sacred and holiest of rituals and lands.

It doesn’t help that because of social media and Facebook and WhatsApp, I am bombarded with images of friends and colleagues in the Holy Sites during these days :'(. But of course its nice to see everyone enjoying this time over there.

For those who are there or going: remember those less fortunate than you, and donate some of your precious time to all of us as you make dua for the Ummah.
And for those who are not going this year: remember that these ten days of Dhul Hijjah are the holiest of days, and we should fill them with worship and remembrance and charity and Quran and fasting.

Below is an extremely rare photo of one of the pre-modern doors of the Haram, before the Saudi expansion of the 1950. This structure was built by the Ottomans, based on Mamluk design.

Something is truly wrong with our sense of moral outrage when an athlete not standing for the national anthem provokes more anger in us than the continued systematic racism that black people still experience in this country.

“What should horrify Americans is not Kaepernick’s choice to remain seated during the national anthem, but that nearly 50 years after Ali was banned from boxing for his stance and Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s raised fists caused public ostracization and numerous death threats, we still need to call attention to the same racial inequities. Failure to fix this problem is what’s really un-American here.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/08/30/insulting-colin-kaepernick-says-more-about-our-patriotism-than-his/?utm_term=.d430c7a591e1

Abdul-Jabbar: Insulting Colin Kaepernick says more about our patriotism than his

The patriotism of athletes can take different forms.

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