• This comic creator draws on our universal kinship
    Articles,  Blog

    This comic creator draws on our universal kinship

    I illustrate about my life in the hope that my images play some role in other people’s lives. My name is Thaakirah Jacobs and I am an artist. I tend to draw my life in a series of comics while tackling serious topics. My first memory of drawing was when I needed a release after my parents divorced. I’m inspired by my everyday life because what others may see as mundane, I draw inspiration from. There are many things that are difficult to speak about but bubble to the surface daily. I found that it is easier for people to engage and relate to my content rather than have those…

  • This Is Us: Episode 3 – Engin
    Articles,  Blog

    This Is Us: Episode 3 – Engin

    (serene music) [Engin] Last year, on my son’s ninth birthday, the whole family did the Tongariro Crossing. We had to walk for nine hours straight, but we loved it. We were all in awe. – [Engin] Okay, come on Attila. – [Ayla] Come on Attila. We also did the Coromandel Pinnacles and cycled around the lakes in Dargaville. Every year we choose a good place to camp and hike. – [Cem] GoPro, take a photo. – [Ayla] Is it on even? – [Engin] It’s on. – [Attila] GoPro, take a photo. – [Engin] Yeah, there you go, you heard it, right? (laughing) When my older son asks, “Why are we…

  • George Zimmerman Paints Confederate Flag To Prove He Loves America
    Articles,  Blog

    George Zimmerman Paints Confederate Flag To Prove He Loves America

    >>ANDY HALLINAN IS A GUN SHOP OWNER IN FLORIDA WHO DOES NOT WANT TO ALLOW ANY MUSLIM TO COME TO HIS ESTABLISHMENT. OF COURSE HE HAS TO DEAL WITH SOME LEGAL ISSUES BECAUSE OF THAT, BECAUSE YOU CANNOT REALLY DISCRIMINATE AS A BUSINESS OWNER. SO, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WANTS TO HELP HIM OUT. SO WHAT IS HE DOING? HE PLANS ON SELLING HIS LATEST PIECE OF ART, AND SPLITTING ANY PROFIT HE MAKES WITH HALLINAN. HIS LATEST PIECE OF ART IS A CONFEDERATE FLAG, SO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. HE IS REALLY A TALENTED ARTIST, I FEEL LIKE A FIRST GRADER MAY BE ABLE TO DO THAT, BUT ANYWAYS. HE…

  • Is Democracy Better Than Islamic Governance?
    Articles,  Blog

    Is Democracy Better Than Islamic Governance?

    Is democracy the ideal form of government? this is something that Muslims have to think about very carefully. we hear from our context in the modern day about how democracy is supposed to be the best form of government, the most just form of government, but this claim can create doubt for Muslims. why? because democracy is not something that is advocated explicitly within the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallaAllahu alayhi wa sallam. the Prophet didn’t establish a representational democracy in Medina The rightly guided caliphs didn’t establish a kind of democratic system with branches of government and so forth. so if this is the best form…

  • إعرف دستورهم | الأزهر The constitution on al-Azhar
    Articles,  Blog

    إعرف دستورهم | الأزهر The constitution on al-Azhar

    Ibrahim El Houdaiby, political researcher Article 4 of the Constitution – about Al-Azhar – poses a serious danger to religion in Egypt. This is because Al-Azhar is deemed to be the most important scholarly institution in the Muslim World. It is the institution that has safeguarded the cumulative scholarship of the Sunni branch of Islam. There is a serious problem when the article related to Al-Azhar is drafted in this way. Firstly, it states that the Shaikh Al-Azhar cannot be dismissed. If this means the state is unable to dismiss him, this is a positive thing. But when he cannot be dismissed by Al-Azhar itself, by the Senior Ulama, the…

  • إعرف دستورهم قبل ما يعلم عليك Their Constitution
    Articles,  Blog

    إعرف دستورهم قبل ما يعلم عليك Their Constitution

    Know the constitution of the Muslim Brotherhood before you get shot at with a shotgun, a 9mm or a machine gun. Know it before you get tortured, muzzled or sexually harassed. Reject the constitution before it leaves a mark on your body. Raise all flags of victory! Empower the revolution! Laugh! Don’t think too much! Fuck the Muslim Brotherhood! Fuck the military! Subtitles by the Amara.org community

  • The Constitution of Medina Ep 16
    Articles,  Blog

    The Constitution of Medina Ep 16

    The Prophet reached Quba, a suburb, in the outskirts of Yatrib. As soon as the news of his arrival spread through Yatrib, the people of Yatrib flocked in to greet the beloved Prophet with great merriment, and joy. In Quba, the Prophet laid down the foundation for the Quba Mosque. After staying in Quba for four nights, the Prophet set off towards his final destination in Yatrib. There he bought a piece of land, and built a mosque, known today as Masjid-e –Nawabi (meaning the Prophet’s Mosque). The Messenger of The God then laid down the constitution of Yatrib, later to be known as constitution of Medina. Some of the…