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Dthul Hijja 25 – Remember Our Heading + Beating a Dead Duck + Today’s Word: Condone + Pageant Brain Fatigue Syndrome
Host: Mafro (GreenKufi)
Al-Qari’Ah Ch. 101:
Surat At-takathur Ch. 102:
What’s coming up in the future, insha’Allah, with Baba Ali and a little bit about boyfriend/girlfriend problems.
No, I’m not beating a dead horse to death with a stick. I’m beating a dead, lame duck to death with a shoe. Last week we
shoed showed you the video where the Iraqi Journalist Muntadhir Al-Zaidi threw his shoes at the soon to retire president of the US.
Now, you probably have also heard about all the action that’s being taken to free this guy from custody, since many argue he only did what everyone in the US and the rest of the world wanted to do. We’ll here’s an idea… in solidarity with Muntadhir Al-Zaidi this facebook group has an interesting idea. They are encouraging people, who wished they could do what Al-Zaidi did,to send a pair of their old shoes to the basting duck. They even include the address. Unfortunately there may not be enough time to reach him in time for the holiday and his boot from office.
From one of our listeners and visitors of Slam Ottawa, [viewfromsaudi.blogspot.com] comes a beautiful poem about the journey of a lifetime.
One for below my arm as I prepare for this journey,
Journeying to places of utmost significance,
for me, billions,
Symbols of Piety, Faith.
Not sure what I’ll find —
But it must and should be sabr —
Looking at your heart,
the mirror is one’s actions
in the crowds,
sweaty, agitated, rushed & euphoric
Desperate, grateful, hopeful
I am but a tiny speck and yet my faults loom large
as I prepare to journey
to the centre of the world
to face my heart
and make it shine.
Your Moment of
Zen “Alhamdulillah for Islam!”
You probably have heard of last years top videos where the blonde “US Amaerican” Miss South Carolina 2007 “everywhere like such as and” made a mockery of herself on live television. Now, as Muslims we do not discriminate against any one group based on their ethnicity, religion, race, or the colour of their hair. So, I do not condone anyone who makes fun of blondes and generalizes that they are all “dumb”. It’s just not True. BUT! Recent evidence does show us that Miss South Carolina suffers from not blondeness, but form sever post Pageant Brain Fatigue Syndrome and it affects most women who participate in pageants. In a more recent case, it seems to have affected another Pageant participant; Miss Pakistan, Natasha Paracha. She recently, with all cool and calm, condoned the Mumbai Attacks in an interview with Anna Coren.
Now, just in case any other pageant participants may be reading this post, allow me to edumacate you please:
con·done [kuhn-dohn] : to regard or treat (something bad or blameworthy) as acceptable, forgivable, or harmless.
1. to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, etc).
2. to pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse.
Poor Pakistan. Your self-proclaimed ambassador may be causing more tensions than easing them. She wants all Pakistanis to condone these attacks. It also seems like whatever it is that Natasha has may have infected Anna Coren, since she made no attempt to correct her guest, or at least inquire about her views and her call to Her Nation to condone these attacks. “On a Global Sphere”.
Gatineau Mosque is arranging a fundraising dinner for their upcoming installment. DO NOT miss this event which will take place on December 27 in Ottawa. Click on the flyer to see the details.
Sh. Mokhtar Maghraoui in Ottawa
Presented by Living Islam Retreat and Zawiyah Productions in sponsorship with: Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), MSA Carleton, Muslim Youth of Ottawa (MYO) and Ottawa Muslim Association (OMA)
*** Please note location change for workshop below***
Workshop Registration: Click Here
Community Lecture: The Ultimate Journey: Searching for Happiness
When: Wednesday, December 24th 7:00 p.m.
Location: Travelodge Hotel & Convention Centre [directions] (admission fee: 5$)
Workshop: Ihsaan: “to worship Allah as though you see Him”
Thursday, December 25th 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Ukranian Banquet Hall
1000 Byron Avenue [directions | pdf Map] (admission fee: 5$, register: Click Here)
Friday, December 26th 12:30 p.m.
Location: Ottawa Main Mosque
When less is more, and more is less.
“what has he found the one who loses You,
what has he lost, the one who finds You..”
Zawiyah Products will be available http://www.zawiyah.net
Lunch will be sold
Questions? contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Based in Troy, NY, Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui is one of the most
well-respected and renowned Muslim Scholars in North America.
Originally from Algeria, Shaykh Maghraoui earned his dual-doctorate in
Physics and Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and also
extensively studied several social sciences, including psychology and
philosophy. Shaykh Maghraoui has a rare mastery of the Islamic
Sciences, particularly Tazkiya (Islamic spirituality), Usul Al-Fiqh,
Objectives of Sharee’ah, Fiqh and Science and Islam. He is the founder of Zawiyah Productions and Islamic Zawiyah Educational Trust, (http://www.zawiyah.net/). He is an active participant of interfaith
dialogue in the Capital district of New York, but is best known for
his enlightening and thought-provoking retreats and seminars that
empower Muslims on their spiritual quest.
REVIVING THE ISLAMIC SPIRIT (R.I.S) – 2008
“Answer the call of the Messenger”
Friday – Sunday Dec. 26-28
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
TICKETS are sold at:
Alladin Bakery (Ottawa/Hull)
East: (613) 742-4244 or
Br. Sohayb Shahrouri 613-853-4772
$45 before Dec. 10
$50 after Dec. 10
Next Week on Salam Ottawa – insh’Allah:
We’ll look back at the year with Salam Ottawa.
We’ll talk about all the new and exciting things lined up for 2009.
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Host: Omar (Green Kufi)
— Tazkiyah Retreat From its rustic location in the Adirondack Mountains, the Tazkiyah Retreat offers an excellent opportunity for Muslims to experience a unique Islamic Retreat to purify one’s soul. Camp activities will comprise of teaching as well as practice. Sessions will cover what the ailments of the Nafs and Qalb (heart) are and how to change the state of these inner ailments from our hearts. Throughout the camp we will emphasize Ibadah with Fikr (contemplation & reflection) and Dhikr in accordance with the Sunnah. By this way we will connect with Allah’s creation and enjoy with spiritual focus the natural beauty that surrounds us. Other activities include hiking and canoeing. We will learn to feel the pleasure that comes with Taqwa (consciousness) of Allah through an enjoyable spiritual experience, Insha’ Allah. DATES: June 14th – June 25th, 2008 TEACHER: Sessions will be taught by Sh. Mokhtar Maghraoui. Click here for more information and to register: http://www.jannah.org/retreat and http://www.zawiyah.net/
— OTTAWA MUSLIM ASSOCIATION LIGHT UPON LIGHT: A Time to Reflect on our Book Given by: Sheikh Abdurrahman Al-Hejazy, the Deputy Imam of the Main Ottawa Mosque When: Every Friday after Maghrib prayer Where: At the Main Ottawa Mosque, 251 Northwestern Ave. Every Friday Let’s make our hearts and our Masjid GLOW!!!
— Good news for the Muslim Community from the Ottawa Muslim Cemetery The land for a cemetery is purchased and completely paid for. The city of Ottawa approval has been obtained. All of the required environmental and geological issues has been resolved. And Now the Ottawa Muslim Cemetery has obtained the last set of approval. That is, a license from the Province of Ontario to operate a cemetery. We would like to thank all those who helped to make this possible. The Muslim cemetery can be operational by the fall of this year provided that funding can be obtained to complete the work on the land. The land for the cemetery is located in the south end of the city about 25 minutes from the main mosque.
The only obstacle keeping the Muslim community to have its own independent cemetery is the funding to complete the project. The project now requires your generous support to build the infrastructure such as a road on the land, landscaping, and a small utility building.
You can help by donating and/or by making an advance payment on a plot. If each Muslim family makes an advance for one plot there will be sufficient funds to complete the final stage of the project. Stay tuned for further announcements on fundraising events for the cemetery.
You can contact the Ottawa Muslim Cemetery at 613-723-5911 or at info@.muslimcemetery.ca
Sheikh Muhammad Alshareef will be giving a new series: “Conversations in Paradise, Conversations in Hell” on the coming two consecutive Tuesdays: June 10 (TODAY) and June 17. The program will go from 7:30pm until 9:00pm on each Tuesday. Please arrive at least 15 minutes earlier.