As brothers Husain and Hamza Abdullah continue to make headlines for fasting while preparing for their NFL season, a high school football team is gaining attention as well. “Fordson” is a feature-length documentary film that follows four star Muslim football players from a high school in Dearborn, Mich., as they prepare for their season during the month of Ramadan.
“Whether it is Western policy-makers seeking to protect themselves from Muslim extremists, humanitarian activists fighting to liberate silenced Muslims, or Muslims themselves responding to new paradigms faced in the 21st century, all are agreed that something within Islam needs to change. ”
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: It might be a little premature to rename it W-halal-e Foods, but Whole Foods Market has recently started carrying its first halal frozen meals. According to an email sent by Adnan Durrani, Chief Halal Officer (yes, you read that right!) of American Halal, the Saffron Road meals will be the first halal product on Whole Foods shelves.
IN THE NEWS: If you saw Yahoo.com today, safety Husain Abdullah might have crept onto your screen like he does in pass coverage. This time, he is bringing Islam positive coverage as he made it known that he will be fasting during the NFL Pre-Season and the beginning of the regular season on Sept. 9th when the Abdullah’s Vikings play the New Orleans Saints.
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: The Dating Dialogues is expected to generate important conversation about one of the most confusing issues of our time: how to interact with each other. With Muslims talking about sex and dating, assuredly there won’t be an absence of strong opinions.
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: “Through large-scale public events like Streets 2010, the Riyaadah, and the Islamic Games, Muslim Americans are sharing the best of their community with society at large, and celebrating in the process.”
The participation of Muslim Americans in community events, where they can express themselves and their culture, is very beneficial not only [...]
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: I once attended a talk by the motivational Muslim speaker and activist Amr Khaled, one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, during which he told me that to be an influential Muslim, first aspire to be a successful Muslim. But how do you define success? And where do you get it from? This inspirational and intriguing talk by Simon Sinek, posted this month, addresses these questions and examines how great leaders inspire action.
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: Muslim students from the University of Wisconsin in Madison led a small and commendable protest last week. The Athiests, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA!) student group drew stick figures of “Muhammad” in midst a week when some were provoking Muslims with drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: May 20 is now “Everybody Draw Al Gore Day.” Confused? By now, you’ve likely heard about the “South Park” episode that stirred up a bit of controversy for its portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad. Since then, a Seattle-based cartoonist created a fictional ad/poster called, “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” The idea caught on, but the cartoonist later said she wasn’t serious.
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: Amid all the pseudo-controversy surrounding the 200th episode of “South Park,” which featured the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume, playwright Wajahat Ali last week offered the most fitting of all responses I’ve seen so far from Muslims: a short and punchy satire called “East Park.” Published on Salon.com, this imagined script for South Park’s neighboring town features a great line up of characters, including KKKartman…
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: While some immigrant parents see security and value in choosing among a few ”safe” career paths, many of their children are branching out into a variety of fields and uncertain paths.
IN THE NEWS: There have been a lot of discussions among federal agencies since the beginning of the Obama administration on how best to protect the United States from a cyber attack. Many times, the fear of an attack is focused on countries that have become bases for extremism, but what gets lost in the conversation is that the worst type of attack doesn’t necessarily have to be the kind that causes an explosion.
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