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Wa Salaam
******************A Muslim-American Journal******************
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What Do You Get When You Cross Latinos and Islam?
2011-01-09 15:23:00
Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in America. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the US. What do you get when you combine Latinos and Islam? New York City in particular has a strong Latino and Hispanic influence. Said differently, they’re everywhere! I recently came across an interview with photographer, Eirini Vourloumis. James Estrin of the ...
More About: Religion , United States , Culture
2010 in review
2011-01-02 15:38:00
The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter? reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was ...
More About: Review , Blogging , Statistics
Muslim Cemetery Becomes Lesson on Tolerance
2010-12-14 06:20:00
After being thrust into national spotlight for "islamaphobia" residents in small town in upstate New York seek to bring the community together. AP's Bonny Ghosh reports. (Dec. 13)
More About: Video , News , Youtube , Muslim
The Myth of Self Reinvention
2010-12-11 17:16:00
"Self-reinvention is merely self-deception."
Here Is A Method Making Religious Conversion Easier On Everyone
2010-10-26 10:00:00
There has been a media-fire on the interwebs concerning a recent religious conversion. Ordinarily, converting to a different religion is pretty normal stuff that we’ll find from time-to-time between our long-term relationships. It’s the kind of thing we see over the years with a few good friends and scattered family members. It’s normal. However, when ...
More About: News , Religion , Islam , Converts , Op-Ed
Ariel Hyatt?s ?Blog Challenge?
2010-10-22 13:00:00
It was just about this time two years ago my father and I were working on a project as co-writers; co-producers and partners in his own album project. I was writing most of the backing tracks, especially the rhythm parts and string arrangements, while he was writing, developing and improvising the lead melodies. He and ...
More About: Business , Music , Blog , Cyber , Challenge
Renaissance Man, SEYFETT?N Releases Debut Album
2010-10-20 06:26:00
Finally! I’m releasing my debut album, an EP titled ‘Harlem Renaissance’, internationally on January 6, 2011. It is currently available as digital download only in the US, UK and parts of Europe. The album is four carefully selected tracks, leading-off with every manic New Yorker’s anthem, I Wanna Go Upstate and eventually slowing things down with the dark ...
More About: News , Music , Press Release , David Bowie , Rumi
Indignant McCarthy Refuses Apology
2010-10-17 09:58:00
“Local filmmaker Jessica Vecchione — the creative force behind the award-winning documentary Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns — has produced an extraordinary short documentary on the ugly battle over a tiny Sufi cemetery that, in the past few weeks, made the little town of Sidney the focus of a maelstrom of unwelcome attention. In the movie, which you can watch ...
More About: Video , Politics , New York , Blogs , Upstate
Why Philadelphia Men Wear Beards
2010-10-16 16:15:00
Filed under: Culture , Video Tagged: Beard, Islam , Men , Philadelphia
Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam @ TED
2010-10-15 04:39:00
Filed under: Art, Religion , World Tagged: Islam , Naif Al-Mutawa, New York , Psychology
Hans Hass: We Want [Sidney] Town Board To Admit Mistake
2010-10-01 05:54:00
    FB6DTKGP2ZEK My name is Hans Hass. I?m a member of the Sufi Muslim community center in Sidney Center that has been in the news lately. Most likely some of you have seen some things in the news or on T.V. If you haven?t, you can click on the links below. Unfortunately, Sidney has gotten ...
More About: News , New York , Muslims , Board , Carthy
Stephen Colbert Wants To ?Keep Fear Alive? At My Brother?s Expense
2010-09-30 08:01:00
“The residents of Sidney New York want the ?living? Muslims to dig up the dead and buried Muslims and get them outta there?.. Because they?re Muslim carcasses. They may become zombies, or worse. Vampires.” (Stephen Colbert , The Colbert Report) I like a good joke as much as anyone, however this was hard for me to ...
More About: Video , News
MSNBC: Keith Olberman Nominates Bob McCarthy, ?The Worst Person In the Worl
2010-09-28 07:33:00
For more on the story see Huffington Post article. Please feel free to send Mr. McCarthy a polite note expressing your concerns. Sidney Town Supervisor (Bob McCarthy) Mailing Address: Robert McCarthy 41 Wood Road Sidney, NY 13838 Cell Phone: 607-237-3155 Filed under: News , Video Tagged: Bob McCarthy, Keith Olberman, MSNBC, Muslims , New York
Huffington Post: Tiny Upstate New York Town Wants Local Muslims to Dig Up T
2010-09-27 16:39:00
Grave site for Amir Celoski and Yunus Iqbal Front Page on Huffington Post bach/tiny-upstate-new-york-tow_b_739832.h tml A town in upstate New York is trying to force a local Muslim religious community to dig up a small cemetery on its property and never bury anyone there again because it says it’s illegal. “What we would not want is ...
More About: News , Politics , Muslims
What Everybody Ought To Know About the Quran
2010-09-26 14:38:00
Muslims believe the Qur’an is unique and the sole example of its kind. We believe the Qur’an is eternal and a miracle of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Peace and Blessings be upon him, his family and his Companions). We believe that all people, all nations and all believers have been endowed with the responsibility ...
More About: Religion , History , Quran , Muslims , Belief
The Difference Between Worship and Respect
2009-10-14 17:24:00
BismillaharRahmanirRahim Selam alaykum. I wanted to post a very special sohbet from our Grand Shaykh, Maulana Nazim. (Mawlana Shaykh standing) O our Lord! Forgive us and we are saying also a`udhu billahi min ash Shaytani ‘r rajeem, running away from bad sounds, from Satan and its tricks and traps. Keep ourselves. I am ashaming to ask this from ...
More About: Religion , God , Coffee , Heaven , Koran
Loving the Prophet, Blogging and Music
2009-04-17 17:49:00
Blogging! As some of you know, I am a musician of sorts, coming from a long line of musicians in my family. So I’ve started to make records again and will eventually write, arrange, produce and record a number of songs and some specifically for the readers of this blog. I’ve been blogging for some time ...
More About: Family , Music , Life , Children , God
Shaykh Abdul Kerim Leads Prayer At Washington Monument
2009-03-28 23:01:00
View more scenes from this momentous occasion at Posted in Events , Prayer, Religion , Video Tagged: Islam , Naqshbandi, Shaykh Abdul-Kerim, Washington D.C., Washington Monument
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2009-03-24 08:00:00
The History of the Turks The Turks came from Central Asia. They came from Erganakon. The Turks are the most rooted nation on the face of the earth. They are coming from the son of Nuh (aleyhi salam), the one that went to Central Asia. After they came out from the ship he went to Central Asia. Nuh (as) had three sons. Sam, Ham and Yafes. Yafes went to Central Asia, stayed there and children came from him. The Turkic nations are coming from the generations of Yafes. All Turks are coming from him. Course to teach imams about cohesion | The Guardian The one-year diploma in contextual Islamic studies and leadership is aimed at helping imams to be more responsive to the values and needs of British-born Muslims and better placed to deal with issues of cohesion, doctrinal radicalism and exclusion.
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Shaykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi Sohbet ? Mawlid 2009
2009-03-24 06:35:00
Posted in Religion Tagged: 2009, Islam , Mawlid, Muhammad , Prophet , Shaykh Abdul-Kerim, Sohbet, Sufism
Remembering Çanakkale (Dardanelles)
2009-03-19 20:30:00
Today we should remember those Muslims who fought hard to save and protect the Ottoman Sultan in March 1915. Just a few months before my very own grandfather was born, thousands of miles away there was a battle on famous straight separating Europe and Asia in an area known as Çanakkale. We are going to spend ...
More About: World War I , Religion , Turkey
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2009-03-19 08:00:00
Turkey warns US on Armenian genocide resolution - International Herald Tribune ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey's foreign minister says a resolution by the U.S. Congress calling killings by Ottoman Turks genocide could harm his country's efforts to improve ties with Armenia.
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2009-03-18 08:00:00
Creator wants to forgive His creatures, by Sheikh Abdul Kerim Kibrisi ... Today?s people have no shame, and they are not shy. They do everything openly. They say, ?I don?t care. I have no fear.? It?s not a matter of being afraid or not. A wrong action should be hidden, not announced. You shouldn?t have done it, but if you did, cover it, be discreet.
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An American Spiritual Tradition
2009-03-16 21:54:00
Marc Manley wrote an interesting blog post a few weeks back, where he asked the question, “[N]ow that Islam has arrived on America ?s shores, what will its spiritual tradition look like?” For me, there is a very easy answer: The Osmanli Naks-i’bendi Sufi Association. There is not much more to it. Really, for me its that simple. ...
More About: Religion , Lifestyle , Tradition , Blogs
Which One is A Holy Gathering?
2009-03-15 08:19:00
Gathering A Gathering B I keep getting these emails from a certain school in Queens. They are having classes at a reduced rate, mashaAllah! A few years back I invested in these  and other classes for myself and my family. If you are wondering the results well, lets just say that I would not be ...
More About: Religion , Islam , Education , Thoughts , Learning
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2009-03-15 08:00:00
Sheikh Maulana Nazim Awarded Highest Royal Title by Sultan in Malaysia "In celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridwan Malaysia, Sultan Aslan is presenting a medal to Haji Baha?uddin Adil Efendi. Baha?uddin Efendi is receiving the medal on behalf of his father, Sheikh Maulana Nazim el Hakkani el Kibrisi. This medal is only given to members of the Sultan?s family, meaning that Sheikh Maulana is a member of the royal family." -Yursil
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Shaykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi Sohbet ? March 2009
2009-03-15 07:40:00
Shaykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi Sohbet gives sohbet at the Osmanli Naksi-i’bendi Dergah for General Zikr on the Holy Month of Rabi?Awwal 1430 (March 2009). (Sydney Center , NY) “Shaykh Effendi is saying people are learning about Islam through the internet in Firawnic rooms. They discuss fatwas but they don?t know the basics of the religion. Muslims ...
More About: Video , Religion , Events , New York
Nasreddin Hoja and the Beggar
2009-03-02 02:46:00
One day Nasreddin Hoja repaired tiles on the roof of his house. While Nasreddin was working on the roof, a stranger knocked at the door. What do you want? Nasreddin Hoja shouted out. Come down, replied stranger, so I can tell you. Its important. Nasreddin Hoja had been working in the Sun all day but still he slowly ...
More About: Humor , Story , Beggar , Fable
2009-02-23 08:25:00
Selam alaykum. This blog has been around for a good number of years and I’ve received a good deal of comments over the years. Some good and some bad, the bad comments are partly the reason that I developed the comment policy. But over the past few months I have taken some time off of ...
More About: Life , Blogs , Comments
Sheikh Maulana w/ Mevlevi Hat
2009-02-23 08:04:00
(video courtesy of Selam alaykum. Yes its been a while and all is well alhamdulillah. I’m noticing that although I have not posted in several months readership has doubled subhanAllah! Thank you all for supporting this blog may Allah Almighty bless you and keep you all. Recently, I was looking for some videos to post and ...
More About: Video , Religion , Maulana , Sufism
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