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August 21, 2011

Another Meaning of Life

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September 11, 2010

Divine Speech

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This is a fantastic lecture. It stresses on the point that the Quran is in itself a miraculous book in its linguistic structure. Although Quran does not contradict with science, it’s not a science book. It analyzes the element of speech and evaluates each element against the perception of the Quran from both Muslims and non-Muslims. You can find the second part on youtube.

August 14, 2010

Reading Arabic

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Through our life, we come with a handful of people who would love to learn Arabic. I thought the lecturer comes from an important angle being a non-native Arabic speaker. I have posted before a link to learning the Arabic alphabets. This a more conventional educational style. The speaker is enthusiastic and the lessons are well organized.

You can download the videos:

http://www.lqtoronto.com/videodl.html

Rest of material:

http://www.lqtoronto.com/downloads.html

You can also purchase the books and DVD set if interested from here:

http://www.lqtoronto.com/storeIN.html

To learn more about the instructor and his experience:

http://www.lqtoronto.com/about.html

August 8, 2010

America and Islam – The Interview

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From the daily show 08/05/2010, an interesting interview on American’s and Islam.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-august-5-2010/akbar-ahmed

The interview includes: the high level of respect that the US founding fathers had for Islam and the prophet of Islam, the sterotypes of Islam and Muslims (race and appearance).

October 17, 2009

Teaching Arabic ALphabets

A new style of teaching Arabic. It uses mnemonics to help the students remember the alphabets. While it’s different than the traditional way of teaching Arabic letters, it’s a noteworthy alternative especially for older students and new Muslims learning Arabic alphabets. You can buy the DVD from the link of their page.

He is Sheikh Yusuf Estes.

October 15, 2009

Islamic Flash

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An interactive flash-based user-friendly presentation covering the basic general information about Islam. Topics include: Goals of Islam, pillars of Islam, Muhammad, Jesus, Allah (God), and the Miraculous Quran. Hear wonderful spiritual audio while browsing through the wonderful soothing interface.

Very appropriate for new Muslims or non-Muslims who are interested in learning the basics of this faith. This is a free software and may be distributed freely, so please distribute with daawa intentions.

see http://www.islam-presentation.com/

October 9, 2009

Jesus in Christianity

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August 22, 2009

Ramadan Kareem

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Introduction to Ramadan

June 21, 2009

Inside Mekka

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Inside Mekka @ HULU

June 16, 2009

Muslim Women Freedom

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Some general notes:

1. I felt that what Asra Nomani was doing is truly undermining the Muslim woman’s intellect. To say, that if she cannot marry a non-Muslim man then she’s being forced and that she’s being belittled, is truly undermining in itself. Any Muslim woman would take offense to that. Asra was talking to the Muslim women in a condescending way saying: I feel for you, you’re oppressed, because you do not have the choice to marry a non-Muslim man! I was waiting for someone from the audience to say: Asra speak for yourself, we take offense to what you’re saying.

2. I liked the example of Sh. Yasir Al Qadhi where he says that the analogy is similar to a Muslim man saying that I can drink anything and therefore I can drink alcohol. Islam has rules.

3. Sh. Yasir Al Qadhi could have responded to the last question by saying that the consensus should have been done by people knowledgeable about Islam and not the people in the room. I felt that the answer could have been more satisfying to me.

4. The position of the Dr. Habash is weak. He is truly against the notion. Sheikh Yasir pointed this out in the debate. Maybe we could have stressed his position more by using his definition of Muslims. Instead of saying ‘Muslims’, we can say ‘people who believe in the prophet (p.b.u.h)’

5. It should be stressed more and more and more that women can make all the choices but they cannot marry a non-Muslim man while stressing on ‘having all the choices’.

6. I felt that the Dr. Thuraya was not very helpful to the discussion. She was indeed talking about Arab/Gulf women and she was pro marrying someone from your same background (way beyond religion) – that has extended the scope of the discussion. I feel that her presence extended the scope of the argument and weakened their position.

7. I felt Sh. Yasir stumbled twice. First, as he says when he dished out the question to the host (as he mentioned in his insider post) and second, when he was asked by Asra about what he would do if his daughter chooses to marry a non-Muslim man? I liked his answer but his body language seemed a little shaken (the question itself is inappropriate but she used it!).

8. I liked the opening of Sh. Yasir Al Qadhi. He is truly an eloquent and focused debater. I like him on my side. May Allah reward and bless him. An excellent example is when he said: I didn’t say you’re not a Muslim, I just said do not bring Islam into the discussion.

You can read the discussion and the insightful comments on muslimmatters.org

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