So Purrdyy!

Ortaköy Mosque

Next on the agenda: Illeteracy!

Somali schools should stop using "un-Islamic" textbooks distributed by the United Nations, a spokesman for the Islamist group al-Shabab has said.

Now, aint that a female-dog?!

It's one thing being a war-lord, stripping yourself off any decent humanizing attributes but slapping a "لا إلة إلا اللة" head band on your damn head and claiming it all in the name of islam is appaling. Orphaning them, casting them out to starvation, forcing them to seek refuge anywhere but their own home and as if that wasn't enough, now you wanna take away their right to a decent education? Tryna break some record are we?

"I call upon all Somali parents not to send their youngsters to schools with curriculum supported by the UN agencies." said Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage



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''Perhaps we are all refugees from something, but I see now there is nothing to fear, that the world we hold onto, the lives we cherish, are a part of something greater, something more. When I look at my children I see it so clearly, that hope, that chance of life, and I know it's worth fighting for.''

- Sarah Jordan (Angelina Jolie) -

Sui. Generis.

Media WHORE of the year!

His imagined acceptance speech - cut short:

Thank you so much. Thank you.
*adjusts mic*

Let me begin by thanking my wife and kids for giving me the freedom - to frolic. It has been a dream of mine to one day achieve the honor of being on every cover of every magazine, every channel on radio and television and all the front pages of every newspaper. I want to thank Oprah, Ellen & Sally Jessy Raphael. I would also like to thank the artists without whose captivating hooks and fetching beats, I wouldn't be here tonight. And Israel for opposing Gaza at a crucial point in my career. Not to mention, the stylists and make-up artists that prep me before every interview. Finally, I'd like to thank generally the world for keeping tabs on me. Ideally, words cannot be enough to express my gratitude. The year has just begun.

Thank you.
*shuffles notes*

Now, if there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who wonders if dreams really do come true, who still questions the power of our media...

Tonight is your answer!
*long pause for cheers*

Thank you very much.


Hall of Famer!


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Not Cool!

The Last Sermon

  • Beware of the devil, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.
  • O People, it is true that you have certain rights over your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers. It is your right and they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste...
  • All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.
- Prophet Muhammed (SAWS) -

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

“Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.”

- Bruce Lee -

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Water Crisis

A catastrophic water shortage could prove an even bigger threat to mankind this century than soaring food prices and the relentless exhaustion of energy reserves, according to a panel of global experts at the Goldman Sachs "Top Five Risks" conference.

- Telegraph -

There is a water crisis today. But the crisis is not about having too little water to satisfy our needs. It is a crisis of managing water so badly that billions of people - and the environment - suffer badly." World Water Vision Report

- World Water Council -

The Quran says:

وَمَا أَصَابَكُمْ مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيَعْفُو عَنْ كَثِيرٍ

“And whatsoever of affliction which befalls on you is owing to that which your hands earned; and He pardons much.”

- (Surah Ash-Shura - 30) -

The Middle East region hit by the worst drought in modern times. Water scarcity is becoming a source of increasing conflict between countries in the Middle East and North Africa, leading analysts to predict an increase in future wars and billions of dollars in direct and indirect damage to the region’s economies.

The Qur’an also says:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ

"Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition "

-(Ar-Ra`d 13:11)-

*Tell your crew use the H2 in wise amounts*

Euphrates is drying up...

...& the battle has just begun!

Turkey, Iraq and Syria in water crisis summit

ISTANBUL, Turkey (CNN) -- Turkish, Iraqi and Syrian ministers met in Ankara on Thursday to discuss water shortages in the major Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which run through all three countries.

The Turkish government said rainfall over its part of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers plummeted by about 46 percent in the past three years.

It's official.

The Euphrates is drying up. Strangled by the water policies of Iraq’s neighbors, Turkey and Syria; a two-year drought; and years of misuse by Iraq and its farmers, the river is significantly smaller than it was just a few years ago.

- Ancient buildings have emerged from the river bed in Iraq's western Anbar province as the Euphrates River dries up. -

- Cliffs that were once submerged now reveal pre-Christian tombs built into the rock face. -

Iraq is suffering one of the worst droughts in decades. While this is bad news for farmers, it is good news for archaeologists in the country.

"About a year ago when the waters started to recede, these artifacts began to show up. We began looking around the area, and we found clay jars and old bones, coins and even some gold jewelry," says fisherman Sa'ad Naji.

For now, he says, the looting is confined to mostly local people who don't know the value of what they've taken.

"The Hour will not come to pass before the river Euphrates dries up to unveil the mountain of gold, for which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of one hundred will die [in the fighting], and every man among them will say: 'Perhaps I may be the only one to remain alive'." (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)

- The Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) -

Too Cool...

Iri5 is an imaginative painter and sculptor who is driven by an incredible passion for self-expression through art. Her works are often noted for their unique and innovative style that focuses on recycling found materials, such as old cassettes and used books. Her use of such a variety of techniques and materials make her work an excellent choice for a wide range of projects and purposes.

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Here’s what Iri5 has to say about her work:

"I am an artist who specializes in using non traditional media… old books, cassettes, playing cards, magazines, credit cards… whatever I can find. It feels great to work with strange, older materials. Things that have a mind of their own. Most everything I use has been thrown away or donated at some point. Past its prime, like some of the finest things in the world."

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My Prophet (PBUH) the eyes of non-muslims

Mahatma Gandhi - Young India, 1924:

"I wanted to know the best of one who holds today's undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind....I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to this friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life."

Michael Hart - 'The 100, A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons In History,' New York, 1978:

"My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the secular and religious level. ...It is probable that the relative influence of Muhammad on Islam has been larger than the combined influence of Jesus Christ and St. Paul on Christianity. ...It is this unparalleled combination of secular and religious influence which I feel entitles Muhammad to be considered the most influential single figure in human history."

Alphonse de LaMartaine - 'Historie de la Turquie,' Paris, 1854:

"If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples, dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls."


Larry Kelson:
As long as people can change, the world can change.

Lucy Kelson:
Yeah, but what if people can't change?
Larry Kelson:
Well...let me put it this way. I'm sitting here eating a piece of cheesecake made entirely of soy. And I hate it. But I'm eating it.

- Two Weeks Notice -

The Call of Bilâl and the Tears of Al Shâm

It is reported that Bilâl (RA) never used to call the adhân for anyone after the death of Allâh’s Messenger (SAWS). He wanted to go for al-jihâd but Abû Bakr (RA) didn’t want him to go. So Bilâl said, “If you freed me [when I was a slave] for Allâh’s pleasure, then let me go.” So he went to Al-Shâm. When ‘Umar (RA) arrived in Al-Jâbiyah [during his Caliphate], the Muslims requested him to ask Bilâl to do the adhân for them, so ‘Umar asked him. He called the adhân one day, and never were as many people heard crying as on that day, as they remembered the Prophet (SAWS).

It is said that the adhân of the people of Al-Shâm was taken from this adhân.

- Al-Dhahabî, Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ`, in his biography of Bilâl b. Abî Rabâh. -


I've been watching this Syrian show as of late right and I don't usually watch Syrian or Lebanese series simply because I can't get used to the dialect - being raised in the Gulf (Khaleej) and all. Anyway the show's called Bab el-Hara and I always find myself admiring their Adhan (call to prayer) more than I would the khaleeji or egyptian versions. Guess there was a valid reason afterall.

Feminists doesn't always = "Lesbians"!

"Feminism is now pejorative in the mainstream because it is seen to represent a woman's renunciation of her femininity. It's an issue many women struggle with today - including female studio executives. After Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, women of my generation have not employed self-censorship, but rather we challenge the notion that being a feminist is in opposition to being feminine."

- Julia Stiles ( The Guardian) -

Ha-ha, thought that was clever!

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