How I Could Just Kill a Goat!

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Recently, my wife and I had our first child, a baby boy we named Mustafa, on Nov. 20th, 2012. In the Islamic faith it is custom, but not a requirement to perform an Aqiqah or sacrifice of a goat(s) to thank God for the blessing of a new child in the family. In our tradition, 1 goat is sacrificed for a girl and 2 goats are sacrificed for a boy.  These are only the suggested minimums set by our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who lived during a time when female infants were buried alive by Non-Muslim … [Read more...]

Before You Blame Obama for the Problems in the Middle East – Read this Book!

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Recently I read Fawaz A. Gerges’ latest book, “Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment?” (2012). Gerges is a professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics & Political Science.  I must admit, that I was skeptical at first, and did not think there would be anything new, but after reading it, I was shocked to learn some of the insights on US foreign policy over the past almost 70 years since World War II.Gerges, who also serves as the director of the M … [Read more...]

The “Bat-Ramadan” Situation

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“Is that the new moon for Ramadan?…no wait…it’s the Bat Signal!”For movie geeks, the third and final film in director Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is opening up in theaters on July 20th, 2012 – which  coincidentally is the 1st day or night of Ramadan (depending on if you follow local moon sighting or not)!There has been much discussion online on whether or not young Muslims should go and watch the movie because of its unfortunate release during  R … [Read more...]

Round Table Discussion: Professional Muslim Women

Round Table Discussion: Professional Muslim Women

This Video Discussion is from "The Muslim Round Table Television" (MRT) Show, which I produced a few years back.This episode was guest hosted by Audrey Peard and features 3 professional American Muslim women (A Marketing Manager, Retired Nurse and a 6th Grade School Teacher).They have an interesting discussion on misconceptions and stereotypes of Muslim Women, as well as how they balance their work and family life.Check it out here: MRT: Professional Muslim … [Read more...]

Interview with Nazem Kadri with the Toronto Maple Leafs Professional Hockey Team

Here is a link to a Video interview with Toronto Maple Leaf Professional Hockey Player, Nazem Kadri, which I originally produced for ILLUME magazine:Interview with Toronto Maple Leafs Professional Hockey Player Nazem KadriNazem made his NHL debut on February 8, 2010 against the San Jose Sharks. His parents immigrated to Canada from the small town of Kferdenis in Lebanon. Kadri was born in October 1990 in London, Ontario in Canada. The professional hockey player started skating when he … [Read more...]

FBI Love (Sung to Tune of Drake’s “Crew Love”)

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FBI Love (Sung to the tune of Drake's "Crew Love")[Verse 1] Get your nose out of our masjid board What you bothering us for? There's a room full of Pakis What you following me for? This aint no damn terror plot So what you trying to entrap us for? Cause you think we gonna blow like a C4? Nah, sorry we cant afford to blow like a C4 Undercover agents keep the case going with their Fake ID's - throw em in the trash we going straight to the top and complaining to the President With a hand full of … [Read more...]


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