Archive for December, 2009

Violence In the Name of God Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

December 29, 2009

From AlMaghrib Blog:

In a world where media dictates accepted behaviors and defines our use of terminology, there has never been a greater need to clear the fog on one of the most talked about phenomena of the century: Terrorism.

Waleed Basyouni, Vice President for AlMaghrib Institute, talks extensively in a thought-provoking lecture entitled: Violence in the Name of God. He touches on the dangers of extremism and sets a clear foundation on the parameters of taking arms from a Sunni Islamic perspective. This is a greatly needed lecture to set the tone for today’s population, educating and empowering both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.


IMAN Fundraising Luncheon Pictures

December 18, 2009

Photos by Savera Iftikhar

Pictures from “Fruits of Your Iman: The Grand Finale of the Grow Your Iman Fundraising Campaign” Luncheon.

(Can you spot Abu Noor Al-Irlandee in these pictures?)

Please donate to IMAN. Wealth is not decreased by sadaqa.

Depression in Black America

December 18, 2009

The Chicago Reporter here analyzes census data along with employment surveys to see which geographical areas in the nation have been hit hardest by the downturn in the economy. Looking at geographical areas the census creates called public use microdata areas (PUMAs) here are the Top 10 highest unemployment rates according to 2008 data. Unemployment in the Chicago area as a whole increased from six percent to ten percent between 2008 and 2009 so unemployment in these areas is surely much higher than even these numbers.

1. Detroit (Northeast) 28.5 percent unemployed
2. Chicago (Southside) 23.2
3. Detroit (West Side) 22.6
4. Cleveland (Northeast) 22.0
5. Detroit (Northeast) 21.6
6. St. Louis (North) 21.4
7. Chicago (West side) 20.9
8. Toledo (East, Southeast) 20.3
9. Detroit (Northeast) 19.9
10. Atlanta (west Central) 19.0

It is painfully ironic that the presidency of the first Blackamerican president upon whom so many people placed such great hope has coincided with a Depression in Black America.