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Two years ago I was attending a lectureby Shaykh Ibrahim Dremali at the Texas Dawah Convention.  If my memory serves me right, the lecture had to do with parents or family, and during the speech Shaykh Ibrahim began to speak about the blessing of health and while doing so, he became visibly emotional and teary.  At the moment I didnt understand why.  Now I do.
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This lecture is posted on Muslimmatters as well, but I wanted to post it again because I found a lot of benefit in it alhamdulillah.  For anyone who’s taken Light Upon Light or enjoys studying aqeedah, you’ll love it 🙂 (grab a pen and paper!)

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Lecture by Shaykh Jafar Idris:

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(tried to embed it….but failed, lol)

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A Black Imam Breaks Ground in Mecca

 

Published: April 10, 2009

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

TWO years ago, Sheik Adil Kalbani dreamed that he had become an imam at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city. (more…)

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See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil: The case of Ahmed Abu Ali

Paper delivered by Brian Evans, Amnesty International USA
AI-Reprieve Conference: The Global Struggle Against Torture: Guantánamo Bay, Bagram and beyond, 19-21 November 2005

I am going to speak about the case of Ahmed Abu Ali, a US citizen currently on trial in the United States on a variety of terrorism-related charges. This is an unusual case in the annals of the US outsourcing of torture in that it involves a US citizen detained and interrogated abroad (in this case in Saudi Arabia) and then brought back for trial in the US. [The case went to the jury on Friday, November 18, and a verdict could be issued at any time.] First, some background:
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This is the funniest comic ever (lol, I’m such a nerd)

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Few states in the world have as much blood on their hands as the state of Israel.  Even then, April 9th 1948 was a particularly tragic day for occupied Palestine as it showed early on the depths to which Israel was willing to go in its territorial ambition.  In what would go on to be known as the Dier Yassin Massacre, Israeli Defense Forces attacked a Palestinian settlement, killing civilians in their homes including men, women, and children.  Rather than recount the horrid details of this tragedy, I have pasted an excerpt from Righteous Victims by Benny Morris:
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