This week, on may 6th, Millions of Muslims around the world started observing the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar, that honors the time when god revealed to Prophet Muhammed through Angel Gabriel, the first verses of Quran. Ramadan is a festive month for Muslims , 30 days of Christmas. Where Muslims enjoy special traditions and immersed themselves in all night celebration. However, in the political climate of Islamophobic culture , and the rhetoric of demonizing Muslims and criminalizing Islam. In America, Muslim faith and practices are questioned and under the spotlight. . Observing Ramadan traditions, in Islamophobic America needs some adjustments and careful planning and to enjoy these Ramadan traditions and ritual in this tumultuous time without getting themselves in troubles, a Ramadan survival guide needs to be created, here are some unsolicited guideline to consider during some Ramadan traditions!
When a head of state issues a fatwa against an individual for speaking out, you have no chance. According to the dictionary a fatwa is “a legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader.” This is not just a religious or a Muslim thing and only in so called third world countries however, Obama issued lots of secular Fatwas against suspected terrorists, in the “kill list“, a list of people they need to be killed without any evidences or due process, just send the drones. Then we have now, Trump’s twitter video is another form of a secular fatwa – to end someone’s life either politically or literally.
We all remember thirty years ago, February 14, 1989, a fatwa was issued against Indian British writer, Salman Rushdie for writing a book, The Satanic Verses, as according to the Ayatollah it desecrated the Prophet and the Quran, and according to the fictional novel, some people (devil) said something (verses) to the Prophet other than Archangel Gabriel. The fatwa was issued by supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini.
MY INTERVIEW REP. Ilhan Omar was about 5 years ago, recently A lot of lies, and filth spreading about Rep. Ilhan Omar and my show… FoxNews and other right wing news outlets led the smear campaign, and now highly paid TV lawyer Guillain,
Here is the full interview uncut and uninterrupted..
All people of good faith and good will are invited to join the Muslim Coalition of ISAIAH and stand in solidarity with us as we mourn, reflect and fortify in the aftermath of tragedy, violence and terror that’s rocked our community.
The events in Christchurch, New Zealand have saken us. Now is the time for all Minnesotans to gather, pray, lament, and grow stronger together.
Journalist Ibrahim Hirsi, reflects on the reaction into the Somali American Community here in Minnesota..
BIO: Ibrahim Hirsi writes about immigrant communities and the politics and policies that affect them. He was previously a staff writer for MinnPost. For his reporting, he received the 2018 MLK Commitment to Service Award, which honors public servants who are making a difference in Minnesota. Ibrahim got his start in journalism covering business at the Minnesota Daily, the University of Minnesota’s student newspaper. He has also reported on issues concerning immigrant and communities of color for the Twin Cities Daily Planet and St. Cloud Times. Ibrahim is currently a PhD student in immigration history at the University of Minnesota, and contributes to The World through a collaboration with the Immigration History Research Center.