Category Archives: Politics and History

Do Our Bodies Ache For Syria?


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

A bacterial infection, for example, on a wound, is usually localized with pain, redness, and swelling at the site.

However, even though the bacteria may be in your foot, you’ll probably still have a fever.  A fever will make your body hurt and make your mood go sour, and probably keep you in bed for a couple days. A fever is a sign that your body recognizes something “foreign”- something that’s not supposed to be there- so it cranks up the heat in an attempt to fry that little bug giving you trouble.

The Prophet (saw) uses an amazing metaphor for how a believer feels when another believer or group of believers is going through tough times:

Nu’man b. Bashir reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: “The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Number 6258)

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Kony 2012…What Did YOU decide?


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

“The next 27 minutes are an experiment.”

Thankfully, Kony 2012 is not this social experiment.

WARNING: This is not an article dissecting inconsistencies from the movie or an article of support for the campaign.  I’m hardly an expert and prefer not to talk about things I have no idea about, so I’ll leave that up to the experts…

Anyways, I watched Kony 2012 when it was around 15,000,000 views.  When I checked back 4 hours later, the video had 21,000,000 views (EDIT: Now 68,000,000).  That means the video is catching up to to “International Love” by Pitbull ft. Chris Brown (73,000,000 views)… but still has a long way to go to catch Justin Biebier’s– “Baby” (715,000,000 views).

I understand that this is a very small sample to make judgments, but it is a telltale sign of who actually has our ears.  The narrator himself speaks about the importance of involving popular celebrities in this campaign. After all, they do influence many people in making “informed” opinions.

And not surprisingly, that’s exactly what this “social experiment” is proving.

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Remembering a Hero: Malcolm X


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

Introduction

On Feb. 21, 1965, assassins charged the Audubon Ballroom in the Washington Heights district of NYC and shot an innocent man on stage.

Such was the end to the short life of Malcolm X.

Malcolm X- born Malcolm Little- was anything but “little.”  The impact he had while he was alive and continues to have after his death is a testament to the power of intelligence, sincerity, and purpose. Continue reading Remembering a Hero: Malcolm X