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Malcom X in 23 Quotes

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February 21 2015 marked 50 years since the assassination of outspoken African-American Muslim stalwart Malik al Shabazz. Malcolm X, as he was also known, was gunned down at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem in 1965 while preparing to give a speech.

As an NPR blog notes, Al Shabazz can be considered as one of the great public speakers of all-time.

And while Malcolm X may have had a natural leaning toward dramatic interpretation, for him public speaking was a learned skill. At the age of 21, he was a middle school dropout and prison inmate who, “didn’t know a verb from a house.” Three months shy of his 40th birthday, he was an international media presence, a voracious reader, tough debater and a leading proponent of black nationalism.”

Below we reproduce some of al Shabazz’s iconic words, many of which may still ring a poignant bell today.

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Gossip is a sin

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By: Mufti Ismail Menk

Allah says,”oh you who believe, be conscious of your maker and each one of you should look into what you have prepared for tomorrow“, what have you prepared in your books? What have you prepared in your deeds? What have you prepared in your accounts? To present to your Maker. When you are going to meet Him tomorrow.

What a powerful verse, Allah is telling us look at your book. What we do today? Shaytan makes us look at the books of others. Immediately were worried about that one, this one. You see, that one did this and this person committed that sin, and that one is rotten in the heart. And we start passing judgement. You know the hearts of the people. May Allah subhanahu wa taala safeguard us and protect us from this.
That is shaytan diverting us from this path of steadfastness. Steadfastness can not be achieved when you are engaged in the life of someone else. Cheating, deceiving. Backbiting, slandering, gossiping and so on. Allahu akbar

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Download a copy of the Qur’an, Hadiths and other Islamic literature

Source: standup4islam.wordpress.com

Here is the Qur’an available for download in different languages:

Qur’an – English Qur’an – English (smaller pdf) Qur’an – Albanian
Qur’an – Bosnian Qur’an – Brahui Qur’an – Chichewa
Qur’an – Chinese Qur’an – Filipino
Qur’an – French
Qur’an – German Qur’an – Greek Qur’an – Hausa
Qur’an – Indonesian Qur’an – Kazakh Qur’an – Korean
Qur’an – Macedonian
Qur’an – Malayalam
Qur’an – Nko
Qur’an – Persian Qur’an – Portuguese Qur’an – Romanian
Qur’an – Russian Qur’an – Sindhi
Qur’an – Somali
Qur’an – Spanish
Qur’an – Thai
Qur’an – Urdu
Qur’an – Vietnamese Qur’an – Yoruba  Qur’an – Tagalog


Tafsir Ibn Kathir all 10 volumes (Commentary of the Qur’an) – All 10 volumes
Tafsir Surat Al-Kahf (Ibn Kathir)
The Miracles of the Quran

Islamic Creed (Belief)

Commentary on The Creed of At-Tahawi Part 1
Commentary on The Creed of At-Tahawi Part 2
Commentary on The Creed of At-Tahawi Part 3
Commentary on The Creed of At-Tahawi Part 4
Ibn Taymiyyah Expounds on Islam

Pillars of Imaan

The World of the Angels
The World of the Noble Angels
Paradise and Hell

Hadith

Sahih Bukhari
Sahih Muslim
Sunan Abu Dawud

Sunan Ibn Majah
Sunan At-Tirmidhi
Sunan At-Tirmidhi (arabic)
Muwatta – Imam Malik
Riyad-us-Saliheen vol 1 and 2
An Introduction to the Science of Hadith
110 Hadith Qudsi
100 Fabricated Hadith
Fiqh-us-Sunnah
Fiqh-us-Sunnah: The Book of Hajj
Forty Hadith – Imam An-Nawawi

Prayer

Ahmad Ibn Hanbal’s Treatise on Prayer
Forgetfulness in the Prayer
A Description of the Prophet’s (pbuh) Wudhu
The Prophet’s (pbuh) Prayer Described (Abridged version)
The Prophet’s (pbuh) Prayer Described
Congregational Prayer
A Guide to Prayer in Islam

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WHY DID WE CHOOSE ISLAM? – FAMOUS REVERTS!

Why so many people are coming to Islam?

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Reverts share their experiences – Why Did We choose Islam?

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Islam’s coherent structure of moral teaching and practical life programme attracted me. It is a perfect work of architecture. All its parts complement each other: nothing is superfluous or lacking. – Muhammad Asad (Leopold Weiss)

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The Trews: Russell Brand – Can Fox Teach Your Child About ISIS? (Video)

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Manga and anime: Japan still treating children as sexual objects

Possessing child porn is now illegal in Japan – but depicting children as sexual objects in cartoons or animation isn’t.

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

The sale of pornographic materials is rampant in Japan. Go into any convenience store and you will find mainstream pornographic magazines sold alongside consumer publications; while a “for adults only” sign demarcates the violent, hardcore porn magazines. But it isn’t only adults whose bodies are on display: Underaged girls are routinely portrayed in suggestive ways – from teen pop groups posing in lingerie or pubescent children engaging in sexual acts in manga comic books.

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A Palestinian girl looking for her books under the rubble of her home after the bombing in Gaza (IMAGE)

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Book: Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation From The Past

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Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation From The Past covers the rise and fall of Islamic history from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the rise of modern nation states. Too often books on Islamic history only focus on the Middle East. This book covers all aspects of Islamic history, including Africa, Spain, India, China, Southeast Asia, and even American slavery! Inventions, scientists, and the history of Islamic studies is also highlighted. This book will be more than just a collection of facts and articles from the Lost Islamic History website; it will be a full and balanced history of the Muslim world.

The pre-order price is £12.99, and includes free shipping worldwide! It will be shipped out in May!

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Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia.

Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonisation of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets. The history of Islam and of the world’s Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day.


Firas Alkhateeb is an American researcher, writer and historian who specialises in the Islamic world. He completed his BA in history from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2010 and has since been teaching Islamic history at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. He founded and writes the website Lost Islamic History.

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The basement of Wisdom: History Lesson With Abu Salahudeen (Video)