Friday, June 29, 2007

One million homeless in Pakistan

[Something you probably won't catch on FOX or CNN except for maybe 15 seconds air time which would promptly be preceded by a Paris Hilton interview or the like. Either way, may Allah give these people ease and open the hearts of the Pakistani people to go help their brothers and sisters.I would also like to note that this is a taaaad bit more important than the British Knighting Rushdie...]

One million homeless in Pakistan
Chiade O'Shea
Friday June 29, 2007

A Pakistani boy uses an inner tube as a flotation aid to cross a

flooded street in Lahore. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan struggled to provide disaster relief to one million people left homeless by Cyclone Yemyin today, as bad weather continued to ground many military rescue helicopters and aid planes.

Pakistan's normally arid Baluchistan province was the worst affected by the tropical storm, which has killed 500 people across south Asia this week, with some districts receiving four times their annual rainfall in 24 hours.

"It is almost impossible to move around by road and many of our choppers and aircraft can't fly because of the wind and rain," said Major General Waheed Arshad, spokesman for the Pakistani military.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

VIDEO: Sh. Hamza on The Creed of Imam Tahawi


I watched this last night and was astonished once again at Sh. Hamza’s bountiful insight on Islam. The topic of creed has become very controversial amongst many circles come 2007, to the point where you have the younger generation excommunicating and labeling Muslims as deviants due to their narrow understandings. In order to deter fitnah and unite on common ground, Sh. Hamza has recently released The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi. The talk below is from an interview done on the Islam Channel from a few days ago that EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH. I personally loved it and found it well worth my time.

“The important thing is to not increase your creed, but to increase your faith…”

Part 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lJlZeb_tdnY&mode=related&search=

Part 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=6SE4_f7FyIU&mode=related&search=

Part 3: http://youtube.com/watch?v=h8xm9ndF_Yw&mode=related&search=

Part 4: http://youtube.com/watch?v=bWnV0XVoMS8&mode=related&search=

Part 5: http://youtube.com/watch?v=gBQhrxYeNGU&mode=related&search=

Part 6: http://youtube.com/watch?v=y3kyRCwYydo&mode=related&search=

Also, Mufti Abdur Rahman Ibn Yusuf will eventually be releasing Imam Tahawi's creed with commentary by al-Midani. But sooner than later Al-Fiqh Al-Akbar which is related to Imam Abu Hanifa with commentary by Allama al-Maghnisawi should be hitting. So keep an eye out for both of these on www.whitethreadpress.com Insh’Allah.