We await the grand jury decision on whether Darren Wilson, the police officer who fired on and killed unarmed Michael Brown, will be indicted on criminal charges. Our Noble Prophet ﷺ said, “By Allah, if you have killed one man, it is as if you have killed all the people” (Sunan SaEid ibn Mansur 2776). While Michael Brown’s death is a deep tragedy in and of itself, the militarized response to the protests it sparked reflect racial disparities and long standing injustices in our society. As Muslims we should draw upon our strong tradition of standing with the most marginalized members of society.
Heavyweight boxing legend, 72, too ill to attend premiere of new documentary about his lifePhotograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters
By: Rory Carroll
Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s disease has advanced to the point he can barely speak or leave his Arizona home, according to a member of his family.
According to his younger brother, Rahman Ali, the 72-year-old former heavyweight world champion was too incapacitated to attend this week’s Hollywood premiere of a documentary about his life, I Am Ali.
Sign & share this petition asking President Barack Obama to speak up for #Rohingya when visiting Burma this November
Pls sign & share this petition asking President Barack Obama to speak up for #Rohingya when visiting Burma this November. http://wh.gov/lhW2j —- We need 90,000 people to sign this petition.
Let the President build on his own example when in his 2012 visit to Burma, he powerfully stated: “Rohingyas… hold within themselves the same dignity as you do, and I do” This policy is in spirit with the Congressional resolution 418, which you helped passed, calling for restoration of Rohingya citizenship.
By: Suhaib Webb
After greater thought and encouragement by brothers and sisters from different communities, I’ve decided to repost the post I took down about Nicki Minaj and Ferguson. Shame on me for cowering to isms who in the name of constructs foreign to our faith seek to insulate evil.
The post is found below. I would appreciate folks comments and thoughts – their critique. However, I will not tolerate harsh accusations against me or anyone who comments.
I’m concerned with attempts by some who obviously have no idea who I am or are familiar with my track record to label me something I’m not. That in itself demanded a repost. Folks who know me know that I see the arts as an important vehicle to souls. Hence we have #ArtMonday on this page. When the arts serve to corrupt and harm people, regardless of ethnic or cultural root, you can bet that I will be there to speak out. For that reason I gave a Khutba a little over a year ago on Breaking Bad.
As a father, and an Imam in a community, I pay attention to what is influencing folks around me and I speak for or against it. I do not look through the lenses of isms, but the lenses of the permissible and the impermissible.
A Palestinian-American teenager who was badly beaten by Israeli police is visiting Washington to speak to officials there.Tarik Abu Khdeir was arrested while he was on holiday in occupied East Jerusalem the day after his cousin was burnt to death in the city. An alleged video showing his brutal beating sparked international condemnation. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher met the teenager at his home in Tampa, Florida, before his trip to the US capital.
Celebrities around the world are speaking out about Israel’s horrific actions in Gaza. You can take action too. Click here to tell Barack Obama to stop helping Israel kill innocent civilians: http://jvp.org/obama Click here for a Facebook version: http://wefb.it/09F246