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A young Muslim teenager killed in the States. A Muslim killed in the U.K. and many have been seriously injured… So sad. Yet there are three main teachings we can draw out of these horrific events. First we are all equally exposed to violence and terrorist attacks and because we are all potential victims, we should avoid playing the victims one “civilisation” or religion against the other. Second, murderers are murderers before being Muslim, White, Black, Jew or Christian. We should avoid equating their acts with their origin, colour or religion. Third, we need to come together and be as brave as this iman who protected the murderer from hatred and delivered him to justice. This is where we need to stand together : while we hate terrorism we need to master our emotions and remain wise and true to our principles. We will prevail with our ethical stances not with arrogant power and blind retaliation.

Université d’été CILE – CIMEF Côte d’Ivoire du 11 août au 16 août 2017

Thème : l’Islam face aux Défis Contemporains – Comment rester fidèle à la Voie.

Malheureusement le quota est atteint pour les résidents africains, mais bonne nouvelle: il reste quelques places pour les résidents hors Afrique!

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Université d’été CILE – CIMEF Côte d’Ivoire du 11 août au 16 août 2017

Nous sommes heureux de vous

Université d’été CILE – CIMEF Côte d’Ivoire du 11 août au 16 août 2017

Thème : l’Islam face aux Défis Contemporains – Comment rester fidèle à la Voie.

Malheureusement le quota est atteint pour les résidents africains, mais bonne nouvelle: il reste quelques places pour les résidents hors Afrique!

Pour plus d’information et vous inscrire:
http://tariqramadan.com/events/universite-dete-cile-cimef-cote-divoire-du-11-aout-au-16-aout-2017/

Université d’été CILE – CIMEF Côte d’Ivoire du 11 août au 16 août 2017

CIMEF : l’Islam face aux Défis Contemporains – Comment rester fidèle à la Voie.

Malheureusement le quota est atteint pour les résidents africains, mais bonne nouvelle: il reste quelques places pour les résidents hors Afrique !

Pour plus d’information et vous inscrire:
http://tariqramadan.com/events/universite-dete-cile-cimef-cote-divoire-du-11-aout-au-16-aout-2017/

Université d’été CILE – CIMEF Côte d’Ivoire du 11 août au 16 août 2017


Dear South Africa,
This July I will be doing an exclusive tour of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban inshaAllah! Tickets to my events can only be found here, as unfortunately I will not be able to attend any other conferences:
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Dear South Africa,
This July I will be doing an exclusive tour of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban inshaAllah! Tickets to my events can only be found here, as unfortunately I will not be able to attend any other conferences:
http://www.alburujpress.com

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎‎) former Newcastle footballer passes away after a heart attack at such a young age may Allah make it easy for his friends and family and grant him the highest station in jannah Ameen, like many of us, his Lord made this his last Ramadan – all we take with us to the grave are our deeds, help yourself and me a little with a struggling little centre trying its best to change hearts and minds with the events happening in the world.

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Cheick Tiote: Former Newcastle United midfielder dies after collapsing in training

Ivory Coast and former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote dies aged 30 after collapsing while training in China.


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Yesterday’s City retreat Iftar function was a blessed function. Alhamdulillah.

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CIMEF : l’Islam face aux Défis Contemporains – Comment rester fidèle à la Voie.

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Université d’été CILE – CIMEF Côte d’Ivoire du 11 août au 16 août 2017

Nous sommes heureux de vous

Important to constantly reiterate the difference.

SHAUN KING: I’m not anti-police, I’m anti police brutality and corruption.

Next week is National Police Week. As you can imagine, I wasn’t invited to speak at any celebrations or events here in New York or anywhere else around the country. In the age of memes and pages of complex thoughts being squeezed into 140-character tweets, I have been pegged as a cop-hating liberal, but that’s simply not who I am. I’m not anti-police, I’m anti-police brutality and corruption. The difference is huge.

Like most people in America, I have police officers in my family. I have a private network that I’ve formed of dozens of cops across the country who serve as confidential informants on injustice in and around the departments they serve. They too hate the instances of brutality and corruption.

Last year I wrote a 25-part series on how we can solve the crisis of police brutality in America. Of the 25 solutions that I shared, at least 15 of them were explicitly pro-police ideas. If those 15 ideas had come from a conservative Trump voter, they’d be widely celebrated by police and their biggest supporters, but because they came from me, nothing like that ever happened.

I want police officers to receive serious tuition support to complete their college education.

I want police officers to receive serious, compassionate treatment for PTSD.

I want police officers to receive comprehensive drug and alcohol abuse treatment.

I want 911 to be completely overhauled so that police and other first responders receive comprehensive and accurate information on each call.

I want every police department in America to have robust mental health response teams that are dispatched to mental health emergencies.

I want police departments to reflect America’s ethnic, religious and gender diversity.

None of these ideas are offensive, and all of them could help to reduce police brutality in America. Even the solutions that I’ve presented that deal explicitly with holding bad cops accountable for their brutality and corruption should not be seen as anti-police ideas – quite the opposite. Nothing in the world is worse for the brand and reputation of America’s police departments than corruption and brutality that too often seems to be given a wink and nod from police unions and prosecutors alike. If it is true that every police department in America has a few bad apples, or even several bushels of bad apples, it would go a long way if the American public genuinely felt like departments were bending over backward to remove them from the force. It might happen here or there, but it’s certainly not the norm.

Over the past year, I’ve spoken more in the Dallas metropolitan area than any city other than my hometown. Each time I’ve spoken there, I’ve met with victims of police brutality from Dallas, Ft. Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding towns and communities. Each time I had mothers and fathers stare me in the face and cry real tears over their deep disappointment that the police officers who brutalized them or their loved ones simply weren’t being held accountable. Every single one of them sincerely thought that what had happened to them was so severe and flagrant that their case would be different and that these cops, unlike the cops in almost every case of brutality they had ever heard about, would actually be fired and prosecuted, but they each learned a painful lesson that the system simply isn’t built that way.

And fighting for the system to hold the worst cops accountable should never be seen as anti-police. That people like me, or thousands of others who simply want the very justice and fairness police swore an oath to uphold, are pigeonholed as hating cops is a sign of the times we are in. Nuanced dialogue seems to have died many moons ago.

If it was determined a certain brand of frozen broccoli had been exposed to a food-borne illness, would you call someone anti-vegetable if they advocated a recall?

If a car seat for infants was determined to be defective and unsafe, would you call someone anti-child or anti-car safety if they wanted that defective car seat removed from the marketplace?

If a school teacher was accused of sexually abusing children, would it be anti-teacher or anti-education to advocate that that teacher be removed from the school and held fully accountable for their despicable actions?

Of course not! I could go on and on. In this country, we demand accountability and safety with food, with products, and with virtually every type of job – but when we demand that same accountability with police, we’re pegged as hating cops. It’s preposterous.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-not-anti-police-anti-brutality-corruption-article-1.3150352

Last night, the program for Jordan Edwards with Shaun King, NAACP Pres. Cornell William Brooks, Stephen Green, Dr. Michael Waters, and so many other speakers as well as an audience of so many different people was profound.

But the reality check from Shaun hit hardest: Justice would be that the officer is charged for murder, but Jordan’s parents will never get their son back. Jordan’s brothers who witnessed that horrific incident and were also brutalized won’t forget what they saw and experienced. We need to organize in a way that stops more of this from happening. We need reform across the entire system, and Jeff Sessions isn’t scaring any of us. We can’t afford to be scared while more innocent people are senselessly killed by those that are supposed to protect them.

Attend the vigil tonight hosted by Insolidarity and Mothers Against Police Brutality: https://www.facebook.com/events/421627481534263/

Call the DA at: 214.653.3600 and the Chief at: 972.557.6000 and DEMAND justice.


In the struggle against Islamophobia, we cannot dismiss our Islamic heritage. Tariq Ramadan (official)

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“If I were in charge of choosing ‘International Woman’s Day’, I would have chosen the day that the Quran was revealed to our Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) in the Cave of Hira.

That day, when a strong, brave, intelligent man named Muhammad, rushed to have his fears calmed and his anxieties soothed…he rushed back to a woman.

That day when Muhammad ignored all of his people, and his friends, and all of mankind, in order to tell a woman that the Heavens had opened up to him.

That day when a woman calmed her husband down, and supported him, and encouraged him, and held his hand and took him to someone who would interpret the events of the day.

That day when she became the first to believe in him and his message, and promised to stand by his side, and opened up her own personal treasures to help him.

That day when she believed while everyone else rejected; when she comforted him while everyone else threatened; when she supported his mission when everyone else mocked.

That lady who never once in any manner betrayed him, and whose death caused him such grief that the entire year of her death is called ‘The Year of Sorrow’, and it was the will of Allah that he be consoled through the miracle of al-Isra wa-l-Mi’raj.

May Allah have mercy on our Mother Khadijah, the Mother of the Believers and the greatest role model of women, for all of us, for all of eternity.”

~ Adopted from a post on Shaykh Dr. Ali Sallabi’s Facebook page.

With the news of Ben Keita, the young man possibly having been lynched in Seattle, this event in Dallas tomorrow just became even more important. On March 3rd, 1910 Allen Brooks was taken from custody (pending a trial for a crime that had little evidence against him) and thrown out a second floor window in the Old Red Courthouse. He was later lynched at Main and Akard Street in Downtown Dallas. Dozens took part in this lynching and hundreds and hundreds looked on to this gruesome event.

Sankofa Coalition will be sharing the story of Allen Brooks on March 3rd, 2017 – 107 years after his lynching. The Rememberance will begin at 11 AM and include a re-telling of the events of the day and various interfaith prayers and liturgy.

The Sankofa Coalition believes we must look back to move forward. Many in and around Dallas knew nothing of this lynching, until Equal Justice Iniative released a report on lynchings and Allen Brooks’ story was highlighted in national reports in 2015.

This is not a protest, rally, or demonstration, but a call to remember. For more details, email us at sankofadfw@gmail.com.
#DayofRemembrance #AllenBrooks #SankofaDFW

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Poem by Hanan Issa
‘A Tale Of Mixed: Other (please specify)’

It explores the multifaceted aspects of identity while gently mocking the system of labelling people in application forms:

I am white: just like my mother and grandmother.
I am a Christian: when I go to church and learn Bible stories.
I am black with filthy black hands: said the neighbour whose kid didn’t like that I fought back.
I am Spanish: because it is easier to explain away my tan and curly hair.
I am Muslim: as my dad said so and when I learn it all makes sense.
I am Welsh: my grandmother ensures I remember that.
I am a Hijabi: when I am ready and feel free enough to be.
I am an Arab: because that’s what Muslims are supposedly and I like saying words like “ya3ni”.
I am a Terrorist: the news and bigots tell me so.
I am a wife and a mother: different kinds of love have found and enveloped me.
I am a poet: because it helps me breathe.
I am Me: but apparently that’s not enough so I’ll just say I am a tree.

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Hanan Issa – Writer. Poet. Spoken Word Artist

HANAN ISSA Writer. Poet. Spoken word artist. Writer. Poet. Spoken Word Artist. HANAN ISSA The female Muslim voice is constantly being suppressed. We need to stand up and take back our own narrative! Articles Poetry Spoken word Books Events TAKING BACK THE NARRATIVE! Sign up to the mailing list here…