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Gary Meenaghan  on Friday, September 11, 2009

For many involved in basketball, Michael Jordan is God. But for former Houston Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon, Jordan has an altogether different meaning: it means home. And his God is Allah.

The 46-year-old Muslim’s “open and quiet life” in the Hashemite Kingdom is almost the antithesis of his years as arguably the best centre basketball has ever seen.

When the 6ft-10in Nigerian joined the Rockets in the 1984 NBA Draft from the University of Houston, he was the first pick – ahead of Jordan and Charles Barkley. Within a decade he had not only led his side to two successive championships, he also became the first player in NBA history to be simultaneously voted Most Valuable Player (MVP), Defensive Player of the Year and Finals MVP in a single season.
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Two Simple Reminders:

`Â’ishah tells us: “During the last ten nights of Ramadan, the Prophet (peace be upon him) would tighten his waist belt and spend the night in worship. He would also wake up his family.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (1920)]

Abû Hurayrah relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever spends Laylah al-Qadr in prayer, believing in Allah and seeking His reward, will be forgiven all of his past sins.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (1802) and Sahîh Muslim (760)]

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I spent almost the entire day on Saturday at the Gaylord National Convention Center at the Malaria Fundraiser hosted by Islamic Relief.  It was the largest fundraising event that I’ve ever been to aside from those done specifically during conventions and although the turnout wasnt as large as I had anticipated, the organization- from registration, program management, and speaker services- seemed to be handled very well, walhamdulillah.
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kinda sad……..

by Riad Abu Awad Riad Abu Awad – Mon Aug 31, 12:38 am ET
CAIRO (AFP) – Arabic television is counting on an explosion of Ramadan serials to restore losses from the global recession, but some concerned Muslims are scrambling to pull the faithful back to prayer during the holy month.

Around 60 serials hit the screens on more than 400 channels this month as producers have used bloated budgets and big names to lure advertisers during a fiercely competitive period for Arabic television dramas.

“Ramadan is the most attractive month for advertisers,” television critic Adel Abbas in Cairo told AFP, putting the ad budget — a good chunk of which is for fast-moving consumer goods — in Egypt at half a billion Egyptian pounds (100 million dollars) in Ramadan alone, 40 percent of the annual budget.
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