Posts filed under ‘Muslim Figures’

Safar 29 – Muslim Ambition + Muslim Activism + Following Islam into the 21st Century

Host: Omar (Mafro)

Discussion: Muslim Ambitions and Activism

Islamic Activism – Mazen Mokhtar (’til 35:00) [Youtube]

Thugs in the Masjid – Imam Abdulmalik [Youtube]

As an Ummah We need to Rise Up – Hamza Yusuf [Youtube]


Community News:

More than half of the recipients of the 2009 Ron Larkin Scholarship are Muslim: [PDF|]
The Scholarship is based on these students’ dedication to their community.
Ms. Loula Abib, registered in the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) program at the University of Ottawa. She divides her volunteer time between St. Vincent de Paul Hospital and the Lowertown Youth Centre.
Ms. Sagal Osman, is registered in the Bachelor of Arts (Law) program at Carleton University. Ms. Osman is involved in the community through her volunteer position as Community House Board Director at Britannia Woods Community House.
Mr. Samatar Yusuf, is registered in the Bachelor of Arts (Economics) program at Carleton University. Mr. Yusuf volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club, the Somali Unity Student Association at Carleton, and through his school and mosque tutors teen children in math and guidance.

Muslim Global News:

US officials visit Gaza
In what is certainly a hopeful turn of events, Senator John Kerry and Reps Keith Ellison and Brian Baird visited Gaza last week, the first US government officials to do so in more than three years. The three were by all accounts absolutely shocked by the devastation that they witnessed, and Reps Ellison and Baird, at least, have issued very strong statements. Rep. Baird’s statement is printed below.
He writes, for instance: “what went on here, and what is continuing to go on, is shocking and troubling beyond words.”
In an extraordinary interview with the BBC [LISTEN TO IT HERE | BBC], Rep. Ellison describes his impression in terms strongly critical of Israel, reporting:
“Devastation. Devastation and destruction of facilities that to my mind were not legitimate military targets in any sense of the term, for example the American International School of Gaza was hit, and it is not in a crowded densely packed area, it is kind of out in the middle of a field almost, and it is hard to see how it represented any sort of threat to anyone.”

These are all very hopeful signs. The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has put out an action alert asking (among other things) for people to thank Kerry, Baird and Ellison. [Article |]

Contact info:
Sen. John Kerry: 202-224-2742
Rep. Brian Baird: 202-225-3536
Rep. Keith Ellison: 202-225-4755


Not afraid to stand alone – Native Deen [Youtube]

Still Strong – Native Deen Feat. Outlandish [Youtube]

Be At The Top – Native Deen [Youtube] REMIX


An Israeli arrives at London’s Heathrow airport.

As he fills out the entry form, the immigration officer asks him:
The Israeli promptly replies: “No, no, just visiting!”

Your Moment of Zen Alhamdulillah for Islam!

Rays of Cake

Rays of Cake

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February 24, 2009 at 7:42 pm Leave a comment

Safar 15 – Islamic Black History

Host: Ahmed Khalil


As the title of today’s show suggests we’re going to talk about black history from an Islamic perspective. Before we delve into this we need to think about if this is something that merits a Muslim perspective. The reality is that not only did Islam teach us about equality of all human beings regardless of their colour, which would be merit enough to give this topic some dedicated air time. But also, unfortunately racism and prejudice is still very much a Jaahily relic that manifests itself in the attitudes, actions, and words of many Muslims until this day. This of course has nothing to do with what Islam teaches us. In fact the prophet peace be upon him would condone the racist statements that early Muslim converts would utter in reference to the first Muathin of the Muslims who was of East African Decent.

The History of Islam in Africa (by Sulayman Nyang):

How Islam Made it’s way to North America in modern history: 30% of African slaves were Muslim.

Here is a documentary narrated and hosted by Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick entitled Ethiopia an Islamic History.

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February 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

Safar 8 – Things You Can Do For Islam in 2009 + Getting on the right track to your goals + supporting Muslims: I’m not talking about the Shawarma place + Muslim creativity

HOST: Omar (Mafro) and Ahmed Khalil


Realize Our Goal in life:
Altaf Husain [|1:00-9:00]

6 Things You Can Do For Islam in 2009: [sound vision] One way to realise your goals and dreams is simply to write down your goals and revisit them regularly. Here’s a nice form and a spread sheet [Free Download] that will help making that easy.

[Small Deeds | Native Deen]

Support Muslims how are doing good around the world: IOL MUSLIM STARS VOTE for your Muslim Star.

[Allah Knows | Zain Bhikha & Dawud Wharnsby Ali]

Support Muslim Papers, Writers, Artists, Photographers, Bloggers, Film Producers, and of course Radio:
Native Deen:

The Muslim Film Festival: (MFF) is dedicated to supporting established and emerging filmmakers worldwide. We provide a platform to share their artistic expressions by screening works that celebrates the diversity and mosaic of Muslim culture.
With a focus on dynamic, visionary independent cinema, MFF aims to bring communities together to support these artists and unite in celebration. MFF believes in the talent, support, development, celebration, preservation and network of Muslim independent filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, video producers, television, digital media and visual artists.
Festival programs foster pride and creativity in the community; strengthens the Muslim identity; provides a forum for diverse discussions; offers a unique venue for minority and marginalized independent artists; and encourages artists to present films/videos that reflect their culture. []

Nasheed: and

Muslim Photographers: We spoke with Br. Peter Sanders just over  a year ago about his experience with photography and had a few thoughts from him about this hobby/career. [Our interview with Peter Sanders|MP3]


Fisibilillah Discount: []

Your Moment of Zen Alhamdulillah for Islam!

US Army has the highest rate of suicide since Vietnam. []
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February 3, 2009 at 9:36 pm 1 comment

RAMADAN 9th – How to manage Ramadan + Virtues of Surat Al-Mulk + Umm Haraam Bint Malhaan

HOST: Ahmed Khalil

A Moment with the Qura’an:

– Surat Al-Mulk:

The Virtues of Surat Al-Mulk: (Tafseer after the post-break)
Imam Ahmad recorded from Abu Hurayrah that Allah’s Messenger said, (Verily, there is a chapter in the Qur’an which contains thirty Ayat that will intercede on behalf of its reciter until he is forgiven. (It is): (Blessed be He in Whose Hand is the dominion.))[Surat Al-Mulk] This Hadith was collected by At-Tirmidhi and the four Sunan Compilers. At-Tirmidhi said concerning it, “This is a Hasan Hadith.” At-Tabarani and Al-Hafiz Ad-Diya’ Al-Maqdisi both recorded from Anas that the Messenger of Allah said, (There is a chapter of the Qur’an that will argue on behalf of its reciter until it causes him to enter into Paradise. (It is): (Blessed be He in Whose Hand is the dominion.))

Ramadan Help:

– Managing Ramadan:
– Ramadan in the Middle of Everything! (

Stories of the Companions:
– Umm Haraam Bint Malhaan (A Nurse and Pioneer Sea Adventurer)

September 9, 2008 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

Muslim Character + Earth Hour + Easter

Host:Omar (GreenKufi)

EASTER – The Reality.
On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.

Christians believe according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion, is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter.
Sheikh Ahmed Deedat (rahimahu Allah) travelled around the world for 40 years trying to educate Christians on Islam. When he was in Australia he gave a lecture on the Islamic viewpoint of Easter.
There he used the bible to argue the death of Jesus. Ahmed Deedat quoted a verse from the chapter of Mathew to claim Jesus’ only prophecy of what was going to happen to him. In this verse we read the Jews mockingly say to Jesus, “‘Master, we would like to see a sign from thee’. But he (Jesus) answered and said unto them ‘An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the Prophet Jonah; for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, So shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
Here is an excerpt from this very interesting lecture where Sheikh Ahmed Deedat explains this example of Jonah:
Easter a Muslim Viewpoint (5/14): [Youtube] (START @: 2:55)
continue till Easter a Muslim Viewpoint (6/14): [Youtube] (END @: 3:00)

Earth Hour – March 29th.
To see what Islam has to say about the environment click here!
Earth Hour is an international event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour on the evening of March 29th at 8PM local time to promote electricity conservation and thus lower carbon emissions.
It is promoted by
World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (WWF), an environmental lobby group, and the Sydney Morning Herald.

As of 24 March, over 11,900 businesses and 188,000 individuals had indicated their intention to participate at

Earth Hour 2008 will include the following “partner cities”.
Aalborg, Denmark, Aarhus, Denmark, Adelaide, Australia, Atlanta, United States, Saginaw, United States, Bangkok, Thailand, Brisbane, Australia, Canberra, Australia, Chicago, United States, Christchurch, New Zealand, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dubai, UAEDublin, Ireland, Lautoka, Fiji, Manila, Philippines, Melbourne, Australia, Miami, United States, Montreal, Canada, Odense, Denmark, Ottawa, Canada, Perth, Australia, Phoenix, United States, San Francisco, United States, Suva, Fiji, Sydney, Australia, Tel Aviv, Israel, Toronto, Canada, Vancouver, Canada, Exeter, England


Outlandish- “When Angels Lower Their Wings” (NEW NASHEED)
Noor – “All for You“: (GOOD SONG) NEW
Outlandish: “Keep it Halal“: (NEW)
Iman – “Just Remember“: (NEW NASHEED)
Native Deen – “Not Afraid to Stand Alone“: (AWESOME)
786 “Dua“:
Hamza Robertson & Sami Yusuf “The Mountain“:
Hamza Robertson “Every Day” (NEW)


Muslim Character at Work: [Ummah Films]

March 25, 2008 at 2:31 pm 1 comment

February 12, 2008 (Black History and Valentines Origins)

Host: Omar (GreenKufi)

Assalamu alikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

InshAllah all of you are doing well, are in good health and in an increasing state of iman.

So, we are in the month of February, and you may have already noticed the big heart shaped chocolate boxes, and the influx of red roses, and teddy bears in your local malls, and stores. Yes, Valentines day is just around the corner. Sure, it may seem like an innocent occasion, but how many of you know where it originated from?

Lets hear from Abdullah Hakim Quick about where Valentines Day came from. (approx 6 mins)

So, inshAllah don’t get you involved in this as it can also lead to a lot of fitna.

Living in this society, sometimes it’s difficult to stand up for things you believe in such as not celebrating Valentines day and not being involved in it, but as Native Deen beautifully puts it in their song..Don’t Be Afraid to Stand Alone. (approx 5 mins)

February is most commonly for being Black History Month. Usually during this month a lot of Muslims remember El Hajj Malik El Shabbaz, widely known as Malcolm X for his remarkable story and social activism. MashAllah Malcolm X really brought the truth of Islam to light amongst many blacks and whites in America during the 1960s, and his story continues to inspire many till this day.

However, Malcolm X was not the first to introduce Islam to the blacks in America. Islam came to America long before Malcolm X, and as Muslims in North America we should really make dua for all those black slaves who brought the truth to this land.

Here’s a clip by Br. Sulayman Nyang from entitled The History of Islam in America: Columbus to Slavery (approx 15 min)

An excellent book about the first Muslims in America is by Abdullah Hakim Quick entitled “Deeper Roots.”

MashAllah just like our African brothers before us spread the knowledge and truth of Islam, we should continue their efforts and spread the message of Islam, which is one of the greatest responsibilities of Muslims in the west. Even if it’s through small deeds, the one thing to be mindful of is to ensure that our intentions are pure.

On that note here’s Native Deen’s Intentions followed by Small Deeds

NATIVE DEEN: Intentions (approx 5 mins)

NATIVE DEEN: Small Deeds (approx 4 mins)

Songs/Anasheed: Title – Artist- Album – Source (if public)
M-U-S-L-I-M – Native Deen (3:21)(Listen – mp3)

The Mountain – Hamza Robertson – Show Me (4:19)

You can’t take it with you – Wharnsby, Bhikha, Abdul Malik (4:10)

Oh Allah – Hamza Robertson


Funny: صوت صفير البلبل The Story of the famous poet “Al-Assma’ee” who wrote a poem that stumped the most tallented of linguists. Here is the Arabic Poem digitally remastered.


One Day Seminar “Muslims – Their Faith & Culture:
How to Give Culturally Competent & Spiritually Sensitive
Services to Muslims.”
8:00 am to 4:00 pm, February 21, 2008
Monterey Inn Resort
2259 Prince of Wales Drive Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2E 6Z8
Speakers Shahina Siddiqui & Aneesah Nadir _____________________________________________________
Business Planning Workshopsfor Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities Ottawa A series of free workshops from February to June 2008 Application deadline is Friday February 15th. The program starts the following week, February 21st in English and February 26th in French. All workshops will be held in the evening. There will be one workshop per month from February to June 2008, with opportunity for additional networking events. There are limited spaces for this program. To apply fill the application form. For more information please contact by emailing at or calling at 613-236-9300 ext. 304.
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 at 7:00pm
Where: At the Main Ottawa Mosque, 251 Northwestern Ave. ____________________________________________________
MAC Youth Learn – Under His Shade: Exploring the Names of Allah (swt) – Trailer
Description: This is the trialer for the new series that starts January 11th, 2008…
The first session features Al-Azhar Scholar Dr. Hadeer Abo El Nagah __________________________________________

Deeper Roots
Dr. Abdul Hakim Quick

February 12, 2008 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

November 27, 2007 Broadcast

Host: Ahmed Khalil

Audio Broadcast:
– Hamza Yusuf eloquently speaking on Jihad

Read Material:

– Explaining the terrorist

– Pakistan: The Meaning of a Moratorium

– Introduced Hamza Yusuf

– Is There a Muslim Lobby in the US?


– Sami Yusuf – Free

– Sami Yusuf – Ya Rasulullah

– Sami Yusuf – Hasbi Rabbi

– Sami Yusuf – Asmaa Allah

– Sami Yusuf – Supplication

November 27, 2007 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment



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