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InshaAllah I’ll be participating in 3 emergency appeals for the #Rohingya over the next 2 weeks. Please give what you can through a trusted organization of your choice.

October 20 in Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/124262294902046/?ref=br_rs

October 21 in Plano:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1535877963141760/?ref=br_rs&acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

October 28 in Irving:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1392392960856072/?ref=br_rs&acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D www.hhrd.org/burma

Deserted: Living without a Home
Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Date: Saturday October 28th
Time: 7pm

Speakers: Imam Siraj Wahhaj
Sh. Yaser Birjas
Sh. Omer Suleiman

Venue: Four Points by Sheraton
DFW North
1580 Point West Blvd. Coppell TX 75019

Ticket: $25/person, $75/family (family of 5- any additional member to buy individual ticket)

* free babysitting

Tickets can be purchased online at

https://hhrd.org/buyTickets?eventid=152

Contact:
Koukab Saba: 951-275-7006
Kenneth Misurella: 817-939-6291
Rehan Ahmed: 914-621-2000

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Our community is in need.

Some of us are suffering silently from depression and anxiety. Some haven’t learned the tools necessary to be happy. And many of us are suffering from the marriage crisis. I mean from all sides of the equation. But in specific, there is a crisis happening pre-marriage. People are getting played. Many people have no idea what to look for and which red flags to stay far away from. We are also entering marriage totally ill prepared!

Recently, I have started a series to try to address some of the pressing needs of our global community who do not always have access to local classes. Of course one of the challenges of any organization is to balance sustainability with accessibility. In other words, each organization needs to sustain itself financially, however we do not want to block access to those who can’t afford it.

To try to address this concern and due to popular demand, we have developed a discounted scholarship link for those in financial difficulty. This is an Amana (trust) which I leave to you. Below you can find the regular link along with a scholarship link for all seminars: “Finding Your Life Partner”, “Psychology of Happiness”, and “Depression and Anxiety” seminars.

Once you register, you will receive an automated email within 48-72 hrs with login instructions to give you access to the exclusive recordings, Q&A, as well as the private discussion groups. Once you login, you will have immediate access to be viewed anytime at your convenience:

You can reserve the course for yourself or for a friend or family member you know could benefit.

Those who wish to sponsor another student(s), can do so here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sponsorship-tickets-38796468281

Finding Your Life Partner: what to seek when you’re seeking:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-your-life-partner-what-to-seek-when-youre-seeking-tickets-38357454178

Scholarship–Finding Your Life Partner: what to seek when you’re seeking:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholarship-link-finding-your-life-partner-what-to-seek-when-youre-seeking-tickets-38401483872

Depression and Anxiety:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/depression-and-anxiety-spiritual-weakness-or-chemical-imbalance-tickets-38698163248

Scholarship–Depression and Anxiety:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholarship-depression-and-anxiety-spiritual-weakness-or-chemical-imbalance-tickets-38794879529

Psychology of Happiness:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-of-happiness-tickets-38301830807

Scholarship–Psychology of Happiness:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholarship-psychology-of-happiness-tickets-38795141312

When any friendship or relationship of yours suffers or strengthens, look at your deeds and realize that these also had an effect.

Our Prophet (salla Allah alayhi wa sallam) said, “I swear by the One in whose Hands is my soul, never do two people who love one another break that relationship except due to a sin that one of them did” [Reported by al-Bukhārī in his Adab al-Mufrad].

This applies to spouses, family and friends. Perfecting our worship of Allah blesses us in every aspect of our life; committing sins has the opposite effect, unless we repent. And of the greatest blessings and joys of life (and, conversely, potentially the greatest pains and source of grief in life) are our spouses, families and friends.

When one’s relations with all of these are good, one’s life is so much sweeter and easier. And when one strengthen’s one’s relationship with the Divine, He blesses all of those human relationships.

May Allah allows us to use each and every incentive to strengthen our bonds with Him!

Help the victims of the Vegas shootings below.

Muslims United for Las Vegas Victims | LaunchGood

#Muslims4LV In what has been called the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured. Families from across the country, and even outside of it, have lost their loved ones in this senseless and devastating act of violence. This is why a collective of American Muslim leaders and groups have united to raise funds for the victims’ families. Fundraising proceeds will firstly help with the immediate, short-term needs of the grieving families – including medical bills and funeral expenses. launchgood.com/vegas


With their lord now, Allah grant them highest rank in paradise, how amazing and inspirational people are around you, honour and cherish them – like and share : )

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَنْظُرُ إِلَى صُوَرِكُمْ وَأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَلَكِنْ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى قُلُوبِكُمْ وَأَعْمَالِكُمْ

Verily, Allah does not look at your appearance or wealth, but rather He looks at your hearts and actions.

Source: Sahih Muslim 2564

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“I Love you,” Jon Snow leads an emotional tribute to two remarkable children who died along with their whole family on the 22nd floor of Grenfell Tower. We cried a lot of tears making this video

“I Love you,” Jon Snow leads an emotional tribute to two remarkable children who died along with their whole family on the 22nd floor of Grenfell Tower. We cried a lot of tears making this video

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Join us for an event for the #Rohingya in a few weeks. Keep advocating for them, and keep on giving. Guest Speakers

– Keynote Speaker: Imam Omar Suleiman
– Motivational Speaker: Shaykh Abdulraouf Alkhawaldeh
– Shaykh Ramadan Elsabagh Qari
– Human Appeal Representative: Zaheer Khan, Head of Emergency Response Team
– Eyewitness Account: Mansoor Sakhiy, UMR Representative

You and your family are cordially invited to a Special Dinner with United Muslim Relief for an opportunity to provide food and assistance to Rohingya Muslims. Thousand of families and individuals are fleeing violence and currently without food or shelter. They are at a high risk of hunger and malnutrition crisis. Giving when there is little to give, that’s what makes us human!

Come and join us to help Rohingya Muslims.

For further details, and to RSVP please contact: Br. Essam Abdallah T:972-408-7227

Jazakum Allahu Khairan

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My last post, on #whiteprivilege, was shared by more people than almost any post on this page, and reached over 15 million people (and still rising). While the majority liked it, I received thousands of comments, emails and angry messages from people who were furious that I had, from their perspective, highlighted racial issues or secondary matters, and sidelined the gravity of the crime and the tragic loss of innocent life.

A sample of some of the comments: “You should be ashamed of yourself for taking about race,” “Stop politicizing this tragedy,” “How dare you discuss the shooter while the victims are still grieving,” and a few thousand other such comments.

I understand many of these comments are sincere, and coming from genuinely good people who feel that my remarks came off as insensitive.

Without attempting to sound sarcastic or harsh, allow me to ask: if the shooter had been a Muslim, do you think any of you, who are expressing so much anger, would have any ANY problem politicizing this issue? Those of you who are angry at me for mentioning his race, would you have not mentioned the race, or religion, or culture, or legal status, of an immigrant Muslim shooter?

Because of the shooter’s race, many of you can express outrage when his race, or religion, or legal status, is pointed out. Yet, had he not been of that race, then his race, and religion, and background, would have been the ONLY matters that you, and all news agencies, would have pointed out.

And that, dear readers, was the point of the post. #WhitePrivilege is not at all meant as an insult to people of any race. It’s meant to make us understand that there are two standards by which news is conveyed, and discussions take place.

And once again, my utmost sympathies to the families of those lost or hurt in that tragedy.

Of the many pictures from the event tonight, this one really touched me. Dr. Michael W. Waters and I spent the day organizing the event which brought together faith leaders, city officials, advocacy groups, and families who lost loved ones to gun violence. At the end of it, the Muslims gathered to pray our Maghrib prayer. I wasn’t aware until seeing this picture from the event page that Michael was watching our backs.

I spend a lot of time with this man, as does my wife with his wife, and my kids with his kids. Every time I need to pray, he watches my back. Every time we’re leaving a rally, he insists that I not walk to my car alone. Every time someone suspicious approaches, he steps up in front of him. I wanted to take the moment to just appreciate you publicly bro. Thank you for all that you do for me, my family, the community, and the city of Dallas.

#FaithForwardDallas

Dear Dallas, join us tonight as we #PrayforLasVegas at Thanks-Giving Square from 7-8 PM. There will be various government officials, faith leaders, and advocacy groups present. Spread the word. As we witnessed the worst mass shooting in American history last night, we call upon the residents of Dallas to pray for the victims and stand together reaffirming our commitment to ending gun violence.

We will be joined by various Government officials, faith leaders, and advocacy groups in tonight’s vigil.

Please join us tonight with your families and friends as we commit ourselves to a better future for our country.

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Do you know what #whiteprivilege is?

It is to murder over 50 people and injure 450, only to have authorities claim, within minutes and without any verification, that you are not a terrorist.

It is to commit the largest mass murder and shooting in recent American history, and be described as a ‘retired grandfather’.

It is to inflict pain and suffering on others, and not have to worry that a single person of your race, or religion, or your women and children, face any backlash for your crime.

It is to kill (or rape, or loot, or plunder, or colonize…) and get away with it without bringing up irrelevant issues like religion, Scripture, culture, theology or ideology. As of this writing, we still have no idea of the religion and beliefs of the killer.

It is, essentially, to consider any such incident to be a freak accident, and let life continue without changing any policies, or calling for national dialogues about laws on immigration, tolerance of others, gun ownership, cultural differences (such as dress codes), and the list goes on and on.

PS. This post in no way intends to trivialize the tragic loss of life. My sincerest condolences to the families of the victims in this horrible tragedy.

One of the things I’ve become increasingly worried about is the marriage crisis. And I mean from all sides of the equation. But in specific, there is a crisis happening pre-marriage. People are getting played. Many people have no idea what to look for and which red flags to stay far away from. We are also entering marriage totally ill prepared!

To try to address this, I have reopened access to another course on “Finding your life partner: what to seek when you’re seeking.”

This is part of a series I’ve done to try to address some of the pressing needs of our global community who do not always have access to local classes. Of course one of the challenges of any organization is to balance sustainability with accessibility. In other words, each organization needs to sustain itself financially, however we do not want to block access to those who can’t afford it.

To try to address this concern and due to popular demand, we have developed a discounted scholarship link for those in financial difficulty. This is an Amana (trust) which I leave to you. Below you can find the regular link along with a scholarship link for all seminars: “Finding Your Life Partner”, “Psychology of Happiness”, and “Depression and Anxiety” seminars.

Once you register, you will receive access to the exclusive recordings, Q&A, as well as the private discussion groups. You can reserve the course for yourself or for a friend or family member you know could benefit.

Keep in mind all links give you immediate access (after login) anytime at your convenience:

Finding Your Life Partner: what to seek when you’re seeking:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-your-life-partner-what-to-seek-when-youre-seeking-tickets-38357454178

Scholarship–Finding Your Life Partner: what to seek when you’re seeking:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholarship-link-finding-your-life-partner-what-to-seek-when-youre-seeking-tickets-38401483872

Depression and Anxiety:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/depression-and-anxiety-spiritual-weakness-or-chemical-imbalance-tickets-38194229970

Scholarship–Depression and Anxiety:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholarship-depression-and-anxiety-spiritual-weakness-or-chemical-imbalance-tickets-38210916881

Psychology of Happiness:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychology-of-happiness-tickets-38301830807

Scholarship–Psychology of Happiness:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholarship-psychology-of-happiness-tickets-38213491582

A sincere advice to everyone: If you want to truly lose yourself in something, let it be service. Service to your Creator in prayer, and service to the people, your family first, in charity. There is nothing that softens the heart and brings tranquility to the soul than exerting yourself physically to uplift others. Away from the shallowness of the material world and all it’s noise, that’s where you find fulfillment.

The only words you use in prayer are praise, and the only words you use in service are healing. That’s what you want to meet Allah with on the day of judgment.

While I am concerned about preserving the integrity of my work, family and reputation, I’m also genuinely concerned about the negative fallout of this unfortunate spiral on the larger community. I have a suggestion to those that feel there are victims whose rights we must stand up for. As I made clear in my statement I believe the interactions in question were based on mutual consent and there was no questionable intent behind them. If there are parties who feel otherwise and feel victimized, I am ready and willing to listen to them, be it though arbiters of their choice, attorneys and senior trusted members of the community. I understand the sentiment that people feel in that victims may be too afraid to come forward for many reasons but they have my word that they will be safe from public scrutiny.

I have never been given an opportunity to have these claims specifically brought to me and to respond to them in any attempt to resolve the matter. This is not about my reputation. This is to protect these alleged victims, my family and the ummah. If I am invited to such a meeting, I will not refuse.

Let’s allow for a theater free environment to examine all the evidence, cross examine it, discuss and debate it and then conclude. Let us get to the truth of this as I am weary of the way things have transpired. People knowledgeable in Islam should not be solving disputes through hearsay and a public spectacle. I am more than happy to defer to elders in our community as to how to move forward once fair process is given its due.

May Allah give us all sincerity, a commitment to justice and a desire to have our deeds motivated by the desire to do good and please only our Maker.

الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

السلام عليكم

I want to first thank those persons who have seen through the falseness of these allegations. Some individuals, unfortunately, have taken it upon themselves to pull matters out of my personal life, take them out of context, manipulate the facts and present a narrative using these distortions to fulfill their own agenda. It left a lot to the imagination so let me first state that I testify without hesitation or doubt that I have never used my public platform as a means to take advantage of anyone.

They also use the generic words ‘inappropriate interactions’ leading the imagination of a reader down the worst possible path. This itself is a grievous sin. The word used for slander is (ramy) in the Qur’an. It literally means to cast a stone. The crime isn’t that you come outright explicitly and say against someone that they’ve committed inappropriate acts. The crime is that you cast something in that direction and let the ripples carry their effect. This is what these people have done.

I have been speaking about the Book of Allah for nearly 20 years for one single motivation; I love this book and I love sharing what I learn about it. I have interacted with hundreds of thousands of individuals, men and women, young and old, around the world in person and done so with dignity. I would hope and pray that the countless people I did interact with in person of either gender will testify to the way I conducted myself with them, hoping for nothing more but a chance to earn their prayers. That’s where I have the most meaningful exchanges with the community. That is when people share their concerns and questions with me and there isn’t anything inappropriate about it. I’m sure the countless people that have been part of these exchanges will testify to that fact. I’d like to add that I’ve had female students at my own campus for years and no student ever has or ever will claim that I’ve been inappropriate in the least bit.

We all have things we have to repent for. I’m not a counselor and I’ve never claimed to be. I’m not an Imam and I’ve never claimed to be. I’m an avid and passionate student, teacher and lecturer with a focus on Allah’s book. I find it demeaning to have to speak about my personal life. I feel at some level though I don’t have a choice. I have been divorced for nearly two years. The circumstances of my divorce are one of the most difficult and painful experiences of my life. Many rumors surrounded that event and I chose to remain silent to protect my children more than anyone else. After the passage of some time I did in fact pursue remarriage with the help of my family. Along that process I communicated with a few prospects with my family’s knowledge and consent and that has been used, distorted and manipulated way out of proportion and turned into something it isn’t. All such communications took place between consenting adults and there was nothing malicious or predatory about them. I fail to see how such interaction can render anyone a victim. These communications took place for a dignified purpose. Yet these are the communications that are being alleged as predatory.

But when some individuals try to make it sound like one has to repent before Allah in a way that satisfies their delusional sense of self-righteousness, there’s a problem. Your taubah, for anything you may have done is between you and your Maker. As many in the community have said, if my actions are in fact a threat to the community, show evidence of that.

Lies are best told with a grain of truth. The people who accused me are not interested in clarification nor in rectifying the matter. They came to me with their minds made up. Their allegations as they have now themselves outlined, I explicitly reject and deny. I have been blackmailed, threatened, harassed and warned that if I was to give a single sermon, talk about a single ayah, post a single new video about the Qur’an or Islam, that they will go on a campaign to ensure I am painted as some sort of threat to the Muslim community.

My mission and sacrifice for two decades has been to help spread a better understanding of the Qur’an. With these threats, I was terrified at first that those years of service will be brought to ruin even if later these claims are proven false. Everyone’s attention will be on this non-sense and not the work and contribution that actually matters.

I deliberately avoided any public engagement for months thought their demands were that it stay the case for years. But recently evidence was discovered, only and only by the grace of Allah, that this was all part of a scheme. My employees discovered loads of explicit illegal activity that some of these individuals were involved in knowingly and others were just along for the ride at the expense of myself and my company. I decided to get legal help and protect my family, my employees, myself, and my work from them. I found evidence of explicit lying and deliberate exaggerations.

Some of these individuals have used the word ‘verified’ to give credibility to their claims. Just because a number of people are ‘verifying’ something, doesn’t make it true. If that was the case, the accusation against our mother Aisha (RA) was circling the entire city of Madinah.

As for the ‘agreement’ that these individuals speak of that I’m no longer abiding by, perhaps I can offer some context. I tried to convince this group to allow for senior scholars and leaders from across the country to hear both sides and assist in civil fashion. They knew the presence of neutral parties would compromise their agenda so they threatened to not meet at all if anyone from the outside was allowed.

Deeply concerned that my whole life work will come to ruin, I was abiding by their demand to not speak in public or teach, I discovered that they continued to disparage me in the most vile of ways. While I was in Mecca for Umrah, they held public gatherings attempting to rip my character to shreds allowing me no opportunity to even defend myself. These people stand up for the rights of the community and want to protect the ummah? Where is Islam in the way they are conducting themselves in this case? I even met members of the community that attended and were disgusted by these gatherings.

They furthermore explicitly lied in writing to heads of organizations saying that I’ve been banned from speaking at major conventions. I spoke to the heads of those conventions asking them if that was the case and their lies were laid bare. One of this accusing group admitted to me multiple times and even in the presence of others that he was blackmailed to take part in this witch hunt. That if he didn’t they’d accuse him of colluding with me in some way.

The individual who posted these claims against me posed himself as a mediator and unfortunately he was anything but. He claims I’ve known him for twenty years. I’ve spoken to him in friendly ways no more than a couple of dozen times in that entire span. We don’t live in the same city. I’m cordial with him and until this disappointing turn of events, I know little to nothing about his family and he knows virtually nothing about mine. To claim he’s my friend of 20 years to insinuate that he knows my personal life is really far from the truth. A mediator isn’t supposed to be an instigator. Unfortunately in this post, I see nothing more than an attempt to seek the limelight through scandal. There have been sincere efforts by elders in the community and neutral parties to resolve these claims in a dignified fashion and his irresponsible and grossly inaccurate post did nothing more than to try and derail that process.

I appreciate the outpouring of support. You cannot imagine the pain and humiliation this has caused me and my family. I have sons and daughters, I have sisters and nieces. This public stunt could potentially traumatize them for the rest of their lives. Produce witnesses of explicit haram that one has committed and if not, then
فأولآءك عند الله هم الكاذبون
they, as far as Allah is concerned, are the liars.

Dignity is in the hands of Allah. I cannot control what anyone will think of me. The most noble people of the past had to face some of the worst humiliations imaginable. My mistakes, and Allah knows them just as He knows yours, I make taubah for as I have been.
To those that have chosen to try to tear my character to shreds before the eyes of millions, I suppose I’ll be thanking you on judgment day for taking the burden of my sins from me. What you have done is far worse in our religion than anything you could possibly have accused me of.
To my audience, I simply say this. I am a public figure and I have a personal life. I am imperfect. Like anyone, my personal life and its struggles are mine to bear. I don’t post daily updates of what I do with my kids or what dua my mom made for me or where I prayed fajr. I don’t need to prove that I’m a great dad or son or anything else. That is my personal life. I’ve never made it the stuff of social media except if I wanted to share some insight. My public life has to do with teaching Allah’s book. Sharing what inspires me, I will continue to do that. My solemn promise to you is that whether online or at some location that you might find me speaking, I will carry myself with the same dignity I always have and I will do my best to live these few breaths I have left on this earth trying to serve the book of Allah in a way that He may find pleasing.

I know why I do this and I know why Allah put a love in the hearts of people for my work. Its not because I’m a great speaker or scholar (I’m not a scholar and have never claimed to be), but its always been one thing; sincerity. If I’ve lost that I’ve lost everything. I’m going to continue to be who I am and will no longer entertain these claims and allegations because I have more important things to do with my life. I’m done being bullied and harassed.

Lastly to Allah, I declare that I am your imperfect slave who seeks forgiveness for sins known and unknown to myself and others. I know that You have honored me in this life in great part because of the du’as of my parents, those that I have sincerely tried to do good towards and benefit, my students and audience, and because I have tried to serve Your book. Your promise is that
ولن تجد من دونه ملتحدا

“You will not find a refuge besides It (the book).” So I turn to You as your beaten, humbled slave and beg You. Allow me to serve Your book and make that service a source of protection for me and any who come to it with genuine hearts. If I have Your protection YaRabb, I need nothing else.
I have not taken the sacred platform to teach the Qur’an and used it for lowly aims. Allah knows who I am and I am grateful to Him and to you for your du’as and support in this difficult time. I don’t wish this kind of onslaught on anyone, not even against those that are responsible for it against me.

I would rather not speak about this again as it is a distraction from Allah’s book that is much more worthy of being spoken about.

Thanks for reading.
Your fellow believer,
Nouman Ali Khan

Absolutely devastating news. I barely know Usama Canon, but this hurt. I’ve had this in my own family before, and seen it with Steve Gleason in New Orleans a little closer than most observers.

May Allah be with you and your family akhi, and make this a means of purification for your sins. I pray that whatever time you have left on earth is made blessed for you and your family, and that you’re joined together for an even more blessed hereafter.

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Baton Rouge Arrest White Male For Killing 2 Black Men and Attempted Murder On A Black Family

And there it is.

After letting him go twice, Baton Rouge Police just arrested this man for targeting and killing Black folk across the city and for the attempted murder of someone else.

http://therougecollection.net/therouge/baton-rouge-arrest-white-male-for-killing-2-black-men-and-attempted-murder-on-a-black-family/


Ryan Harris, a Muslim Superbowl Champion. But so much more. Ryan is family and one of the best people I know. Hear him talk about what it means to be a #ConfidentMuslim in today’s world.

Ryan Harris built a successful 10 year career as an offensive tackle for the NFL, and became a Super Bowl Champion, while cherishing his identity as a Muslim. At this year’s #ConfidentMuslim session held at ISNA Chicago, Harris spoke about how to stay confident in your faith despite the obstacles and challenges you may face.

When a wronged person comes to you seeking help, don’t just help them, empower them. Show them that their oppressors are cowards that aren’t as invincible as they think. Show them that you will stand with them despite the consequences of doing so.

Whether it’s an abusive family member, corrupt religious figure, or an oppressive political authority, all power only belongs to One. Don’t worry about them, worry about Him.

Asalaam Alaykum my dear brothers & sisters – I only have 25 places on our first tour!

Sign up for this two day family get away in Northern France 🇫🇷 and learn about your history. You will visit 1st WW battle sites, graveyards & museums along the way with Anglia Tours amazingly experienced guides! Strengthen your knowledge of how 2.5 million Muslim soldiers fought during WW1 1914-18 hear about their bravery and amazing character.

Key Locations:

Notre Dame de Lorette
Musee Somme 1916
Ayette Indian and Chinese Cemetery
Necropole nationale Saint-Acheul
The South Africa (Delville Wood) National Memorial
Vimy Ridge
Neuve Chapelle Indian Memorial

Inbox me or email me now for more info. I will be coming along with you guys inshallah.

Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation – Anglia Tours

Anglia Tours is delighted to offer a breath-taking, thought-provoking journey through the battlefields of France focusing on The Muslim Experience in World War One. This fully-guided, two-day educational tour is the concept of the Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation, working in collaboration with Angl…

Not gonna lie. This made me cry so much…
Prisons come in many forms, and Allah is truly the Turner of states…

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/fashion/from-a-cairo-prison-to-a-poignant-wedding-for-mohamed-soltan.html?mwrsm=Facebook&referer=http://m.facebook.com/

From a Cairo Prison to a Poignant Wedding

From a Cairo Prison to a Poignant WeddingSHAREShare on FacebookPost on TwitterEmailLog in to SaveRead Laterhttps://nyti.ms/2xh4zirShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsappShare on Google PlusShare on RedditShareCancelThe bride and her close female family and friends watch from a platform as the groom and y…

When Mohamed Soltan was in prison, there were so many times that I thought he wouldn’t make it. The blessing of hugging him when he got out was surreal. It felt like we were meeting in the hereafter.

It was even a bigger blessing to perform his marriage with Habiba Shebita who helped run the campaign to free him.

May Allah bless your marriage in this life, and enter you into paradise together in the next. May he overwhelm your families with mercy and joy.

From a Cairo Prison to a Poignant Wedding

Mohamed Soltan, a human rights advocate who was imprisoned in Egypt and staged a hunger strike, marries Habiba Shebita, a longtime supporter.