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Thursday, 04 January 2007



Masjid Al-Ansar is dahn Essex way, no?

ARGcomment: exactly! innit!

Fatima Barkatulla

Just something interesting. You know how a few months back on this blog, commentators were talking about how despite the negative media coverage of Islam, people were coming to Islam in crowds...well I forgot to mention that even events that seem to portray Muslims negatively often have a positive result for us. Remember that incident with the Home Secretary John Reed in East London? When an Afro-Carribbean brother heckled him and told him how dare he come to a Muslim area and lecture us when the government have been so unjust towards many of our brothers and sisters. Well, that got us negative press right, the press were asking ‘are there Muslim areas in the UK, where non-Muslims are not allowed?’

Well on the surface that seemed like pretty bad press for Muslims, but guess what I listened in on the next weekend after that: Geoff Schumann who is a black radio presenter on BBC London actually invited Umar Tait (from IPO Da’wah Tables) onto his show and had a whole hour of his show devoted to asking ‘why are so many black people turning to Islam’! It was brilliant Ma sha Allah. Schumann actually said that when he saw the news and newspapers and saw the brother Abu Ezzeddin shouting at John Reed, the only thing that went through his mind was: ‘That man, is an Afro-Carribean man. He is a black man who has converted to Islam. Why?' And he said that while he was driving around London, suddenly he kept noticing black Muslim converts everywhere!

ARGcomment: Yes, I listened to that show as well. It was good, mashallah!

Umm Ayub

Asalaamu alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh,

(I hope your dont mind me putting this in here..)
Alhamdulilah, Dr.Jimmy Jones is giving a talk tomorrow inshaAllah, its a two day intensive course on comparative religions at Al-Muntada, and thats Parsons Green, London!
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Dr.Jimmy Jones is also coming to London Met inshaAllah this Tuesday(15/03)
The topic is The trinity & Montheism inshaAllah.

Details are on this link:please copy and paste.



WAsalaamu alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh.

Hibaq Osman

I went to dr jimmy jones lecture on saturday the 10th march and found it amazing! it is a two-day course but unfortunatly couldnt make it to todays one . it was about world religions or something of that sort.i recomed to others to listen to this man when lecturing he has such depth in him even after coming from new york at 6. in the morning with his 13 yr old grandson .alhamdullillah

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