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beyondvictoriana:

Voting is now open for the 10th Annual Brass Crescent Awards!

The Brass Crescent Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors the best writers and thinkers of the emerging Muslim blogosphere (aka the Islamsphere). Nominations are taken from blog readers, who then vote for the winners.What are the Brass Crescent Awards? Created in 2004 by Aziz Poonawalla and Shahed Amanullah, the Brass Crescent Awards are named for the Story of the City of Brass in the Thousand and One Nights. Today, the Islamsphere is forging a new synthesis of Islam and modernity, and is the intellectual heir to the traditions of philosophy and learning that was once the hallmark of Islamic civilization - a heritage scarcely recognizable today in the Islamic world after a century’s ravages of colonialism, tyrants, and religious fundamentalism. We believe that Islam transcends history, and we are forging history anew for tomorrow’s Islam. These awards are a means to honor ourselves and celebrate our nascent community, and promote its growth.

Signal-boosting for friend of the blog Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmed, who has the honor of being nominated in 3 categorizes:




Best Blog
Islam and Science Fiction
Best Regional Blog
Islam in China
Best Twitter
@amuslimatluther
 

Muhamad Aurangzeb is a pretty rad dude you guys :D His work on Islam and Science Fiction is way underappreciated!

beyondvictoriana:

Voting is now open for the 10th Annual Brass Crescent Awards!

The Brass Crescent Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors the best writers and thinkers of the emerging Muslim blogosphere (aka the Islamsphere). Nominations are taken from blog readers, who then vote for the winners.

What are the Brass Crescent Awards? Created in 2004 by Aziz Poonawalla and Shahed Amanullah, the Brass Crescent Awards are named for the Story of the City of Brass in the Thousand and One Nights. Today, the Islamsphere is forging a new synthesis of Islam and modernity, and is the intellectual heir to the traditions of philosophy and learning that was once the hallmark of Islamic civilization - a heritage scarcely recognizable today in the Islamic world after a century’s ravages of colonialism, tyrants, and religious fundamentalism. We believe that Islam transcends history, and we are forging history anew for tomorrow’s Islam. These awards are a means to honor ourselves and celebrate our nascent community, and promote its growth.

Signal-boosting for friend of the blog Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmed, who has the honor of being nominated in 3 categorizes:

Best Regional Blog
Islam in China

Best Twitter

@amuslimatluther

 

Muhamad Aurangzeb is a pretty rad dude you guys :D His work on Islam and Science Fiction is way underappreciated!

witchsistah:

morgan-leigh:

dirtydirtychai:

mideastbymidwest:

Who the actual heck is this 12-year-old. 

This video’s been going viral but in case you haven’t seen it….

an Egyptian 12-year-old does a better job of explaining the Egyptian conflict & reasons behind it than the entire press corps combined. 

wow, what a brilliant kid. 

Holy shit.

This kid reminds me so much of somebody I knew growing up, who on one Halloween (when he was around this age, I think), stayed home and gave out pamphlets on communism to unsuspected suburbanites. He’s going to be secretly in charge of the country one day, I’m pretty sure.

But anyway: really, wow.

This kid and that kid from Chi protesting the school closings just need to hurry up and get together and form a world government.

reading material for those interested,

mohandasgandhi:

thalamtnafsee:

Tawhid

Islam and the Shi’ite creed

Shia-Sunni Dialogue

Inter-Religion Dialogue

[find more reading here]

This is a fantastic compilation of reading materials from the wonderful Delilah in response to a request for suggestions on helpful resources pertaining to Shi’a Islam - and she went above and beyond. Take advantage of what Delilah was good enough to compile for us and be sure to follow her because she’s the absolute best.

(Source: sarajevomoja, via yiyiyihuan-deactivated20130910)

thegoddamazon:

the-art-of-protest:

thereligionofpeace:


In hotels in Japan, if you’re a Muslim, they give you a prayer mat, a Qur’an and a map of the only mosque in Tokyo!


That’s the Most Thoughtful thing I saw all day. 

I have been to a lot of countries and I have never heard of anyone doing anything like this.
That just warmed my heart. Seriously.
Although when I spoke to one of the THREE Muslim Chaplains while in Chicago last year, they provided me with a Qu’ran and a “Muslim Travel Buddy” which is a foldable, plastic prayer mat that I can carry while underway.

thegoddamazon:

the-art-of-protest:

thereligionofpeace:

In hotels in Japan, if you’re a Muslim, they give you a prayer mat, a Qur’an and a map of the only mosque in Tokyo!

That’s the Most Thoughtful thing I saw all day. 

I have been to a lot of countries and I have never heard of anyone doing anything like this.

That just warmed my heart. Seriously.

Although when I spoke to one of the THREE Muslim Chaplains while in Chicago last year, they provided me with a Qu’ran and a “Muslim Travel Buddy” which is a foldable, plastic prayer mat that I can carry while underway.

(via snarkbender)

xshiromorix:

Just a reminder:

When Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) was travelling on the road with his cousin, Al-Fadl ibn Abbas, a woman stopped him to ask him a question.  The woman was very beautiful, and Al-Fadl couldn’t help but stare at her.

Seeing this, Prophet Muhammad reached out his hand and turned his cousin’s face away.

He didn’t tell the woman to cover her face.

He didn’t tell her to change her clothing.

He didn’t tell her that her appearance was too tempting or indecent.

He averted his cousin’s impolite stare.

(via lavienoire)

politicsofmylund:


bonjour-habibti:


walk-like-an-egyptian:


tomhiddlestonswife:


thatsfatty:


Karim and I aren’t engaged yet. So we can’t actually hold hands.
This is the substitute; Keeping it halal. 


ok i just died


well this is the cutest thing ever.


awww


OMGGG

politicsofmylund:

bonjour-habibti:

walk-like-an-egyptian:

tomhiddlestonswife:

thatsfatty:

Karim and I aren’t engaged yet. So we can’t actually hold hands.

This is the substitute; Keeping it halal. 

ok i just died

well this is the cutest thing ever.

awww

OMGGG

(via bananaleaves)