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Alhamdulillah, last Saturday I was fortunate enough to attend a program at Georgetown University put together by an organization named Global Deaf Muslims.  The program was intended to raise awareness concerning the plight of our deaf muslim community, ranging from a lack of services within our community catering to their needs to the difficulties they face in society.
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Ibn Rajab, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: “Loving the Prophet is inextricably linked to loving Allaah; Indeed Allaah has combined them in the Qur’aan and warned those who give precedence to anything such as relatives, wealth, land or anything else. Allaah says (that which translates as):

“Say, [O Muhammad], ‘If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein your fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allaah and His Messenger and Jihaad [i.e., striving] in His cause, then wait until Allaah executes His command. And Allaah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.'” (At-Tawbah: 24).

Insha’Allah Shaykh Abdul Bary Yahya will be giving a seminar on the life of the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam this weekend.  If you havent registered yet, do so at the following link: CLASS

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Interesting commentary from the cousin of Muzammil Hassan’s ex-wife…

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Did we ever bother to know Muzzammil?

Muzzammil Hassan, the owner and CEO of Bridges TV has been arrested
for beheading his wife, Aasiya Zubair.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajaiun, indeed everything belongs to
Allah (God) and to Him we will return.
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By Imam Mohamed Hagmagid Ali
Executive Director, ADAMS Center
Vice-President, The Islamic Society of North America

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is saddened and shocked by the news of the loss of one of our respected sisters, Aasiya Hassan whose life was taken violently. To God we belong and to Him we return (Qur’an 2:156).
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A very touching story about an Iraqi Teen named Saba Abdullah who was seriously injured in Iraq.  You can read the details of the story and watch a video about the incident at the following link:

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/Iraqi_Teen_Treated_at_Shepherd_Center_021209

Please remember the sister and her family in your duas.

The sister’s family is paying out of pocket for treatment. To make a donation to her therapy, checks should be made payable to Saba’s Fund and can be sent to:

20718 Riptide Square, Potomac Falls VA 20165

Donations can also be made through this website: http://www.directaidiraq.org/sabas-story/#more-390

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I got this email on one of the email lists I’m on…

This article was sent to Debbie Ducro, an American-Jewish journalist with the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. She published it, and was fired the next day.
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Your Rizq….

Just a general reflection I’ve had over the past few months, particularly in light of the current economic crisis, is how little we control our own wealth.  As a kid, whenever I needed money or wanted to get something, it seemed like the limiting factor was always my parents willingness to give me it.  I would request (sometimes beg, lol), and sometimes I’d get what I wanted while other times I didnt.
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