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  1. Also, while I generally understand that most Ulama agree that the depiction of prophet Muhammad is Haram (and I trust their opinions, of course). I still find this article interesting: Reclaiming the prophet Muhammad. "Unlike in Sunni-Salafi spheres, in which recent responses to the Danish and Charlie Hebdo cartoons have largely comprised a flurry of obdurate injunctions, the response in Iran has been markedly different. Indeed, rather than shying away from or banning images of the Prophet, Iranian leaders, artists and filmmakers have harnessed the creative arts to recover and restore the image of Muhammad in the public domain. Such images serve as powerful reminders that there is no universally accepted ban on the figural arts in Islam and that traditions of prophetic representation still continue to flourish in Iran today. Above all, they highlight the fact that in Islamic lands there exist two diametrically opposed reactions to defamatory European cartoons: While some actors engage in censorship and suppression, others actively seek the promulgation of the Prophet Muhammad by reasserting the positive power of picture-making." http://www.newsweek.com/reclaiming-prophet-muhammad-iran-303526
  2. two or three years ago, an Arabic network made a wonderful TV show about Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (RA), and before that there was an Iranian production about the prophet Yusuf (PBUH), it was good too. Al Qardawi was one of the first people to say that it's ok to portray the Sahaba (but not the prophets or the wives of prophet Muhammad PBUH and some sahaba). The show, Omar, was produced after getting several scholars to approve of it, including AlQardawi, Abudllah Bin Bayye. The producers even formed a committee of scholars to review the script to ensure that the portrayal is as accurate as can be. The committee also included big names such as AlQardawi and Salman Al-Odeh. If you look through the Fatwas on Islamweb, a respectable website, regarding whether its Haram or Halal, they'll say it's Haram to portray the sahaba and the prophets. But what's really interesting for me is that the fatwas provided say it's Haram because they're worried that they won't be portrayed accurately, or that there might be harmful mistakes. So yes, there is a divide in opinions.
  3. Why in the world? To make it feel more authentic for your nerdy self? Imagine the prophet and his companions speaking Japanese. Bizarre
  4. Yeaaah. I have no idea who this actor is, but what a cool name, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Such a strong name. I would like to be called Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje if I knew how to pronounce the name
  5. Ok, so Barajoun, a UAE based firm, are producing an animation movie based on the story of Bilal Bin Rabah, and the trailer seems promising https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp_7Gdf2blE Anyone else as excited as I am?
  6. Thanks for the sentiment, but again, we're full of faults like everyone else, no better than anyone else. why is it Jihad? because of the daily struggles involved which (until recently) were specific to Palestine only (Now, I'll have to say that I feel like I'm living in heaven compared to our Syrian/Libyan/Iraqi brothers, or our borthers in Myanmar, for example. Why Palestine? Because the prophet (PBUH) said: "Behold, indeed the heart of the abode of the believers is Al-Sham" (Sham= Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine) "How blessed is Al-Sham! How blessed is Al-Sham!’ “And how is that, Oh Messenger of Allah?” People asked him. ‘Those angels of Allah have spread their wings over Al-Sham’, he answered.’ ‘The Prophets built Bait Al-Maqdis (Al Quds),’ Ibn Abbas added. ‘And the Prophets lived in it, and there is not an inch in Bait Al-Maqdis where a Prophet has not prayed or an Angel has not stood.’ (and many interpretations say that Bait Al-Maqdis doesn't refer to Jerusalem only, but the whole area surrounding it, this would include Palestine, and in some opinions, the entirety of the Levant). "Whoever from amongst you chooses one of the coasts of Al-Sham or Bait Al-Maqdis (Al-Quds) is in Jihad until the Day of Judgement.’ “A group from my Ummah are still knowledgeable about the truth, they are vanquishing their enemy, and those who disagree with them cannot harm them until Almighty Allah’s command comes to them. They are thus.” “O Messenger of Allah,” he was asked, “where are they?” “In and around Jerusalem,” Rasoolallah (saw) replied. I'm not sure how you guys find your Hadiths in English, but I've found those Hadiths from this page, and I believe they're authentic (after checking Arabic websites such as IslamWeb).
  7. So basically you're saying that Palestinians (and pro-palestinians) need to quit victimizing Palestinians. I agree with that. I think this victim mentality is directly related to the pitiful Oslo treaty. Forms of Palestinian resistance: 1. Armed resistance: a revolution in 1929, another revolution in 1936, a supposed 'war' in 1948 and in 1967, an Intifida (uprising by Palestinian civilians) in 1987 and a second Intifada when the Israeli Prime Minister at the time entered Al-Aqsa mosque forcefully in 2000 and it lasted for five years. This list doesn't include any acts of resistance by Palestinian factions during this time, such as Fatah's targeting of Israeli soldiers prior to the 1990s, or Hamas. If you want to look for individuals search: Dalal Al-Moghrabi, Yahya Ayyash, Abdullah Al-Bargouthi, George Habash, Rasmieh Odeh. 2. Civil resistance: BDS movement was and still is a Palestinian demand. Living in the West Bank means that we're swarmed with Israeli products (again, thanks to the pitiful Oslo treaty) but a lot of us try our best to boycott as much as possible. Every year there are several artistic showcases to display our situation to the world, particularly in May on Israel's independence day-Our Nakba day. Civilian protests have taken place all over the country on numerous occasions, in some villages (Bilin and Nilin) this protests happen weekly, and people participate at the risk of being imprisoned and/or assaulted. Then there are the wonderful Aqsa-Morabiteen (Protectors of Al-Aqsa), who stay at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and stand up for any invasions by Israeli soldiers/Israeli right-wing 'civilians'/Israeli settlers. These morabiteen are usually young men and women who do this at great risk of being imprisoned, having their IDs confiscated, or being black-listed, and Israel goes on to accuse them of receiving money for doing what they do to defile their image. Also, hundreds and sometimes thousands of Palestinians (non-Jerusalemetes/People from the West Bank) March to Jerusalem whenever there are calls to protect the mosque. 3. The PA have tried and continue to try to gain recognition internationally, in return, Israel withholds our tax money and foreign donors cut their aid. We have tried to build a separate economy, we continue to try, and every time, some Political storm wipes it away.
  8. You romantic, you <3. Gotta admit , listening to intathirha is a secret pleasure of mine
  9. Well, umm. I dunnp about other girls, but if I tell a cousin that he's my favorite, then it's probably my 4 year old adorable cousin for the ones closer to my age, I use the words 'idiot' to signal my love for them. But then I do come from a long line of emotional retards
  10. ohhh, I see what you mean. Never thought of it that way. Well I think it depends on the context, I could call a guy 'brother' but mean it in the Islamic sense which doesn't suggest brother-zoning, but a mere polite way of addressing someone, and then I could call them 'brother' with venom and persistence; meaning, back off and know your bounds, that's definitely family-zoning
  11. Are you talking about cousins? Cuz having a crush on a cousin is a far more relevant issue that having a crush on a guy for a majority of Arabs (I can't speak for the wider Muslim context). That's when the sister/Brother-zoning happens .
  12. Wow. such an enlightening response, if only we had taken responsibility throughout these years. Since when has the 'it's not my problem' become a Muslim mentality instead of the Umma is 'One Body'? I feel like apologizing because we have 'stolen the show' . Here's a few points to consider: 1. Are you an expert on Palestinian history? No? I suggest you get a degree before talking about 'responsibility', sir. We have taken our fair share of responsibility even before the British mandate came to be. 2. Are you seriously suggesting the Palestinians kill their children? What gives you the authority to say that? What gives you the authority to suggest that what my people have done, and what we continue to do on daily basis is not enough? and the link you put for the Palestinian band Turabiyye, what does it represent? Palestinians taking responsibility? But we have done similar actions a million times with varying degrees of success, don't you know that? I'm all for productive suggestions about our situation. But yours aren't. We're not perfect, we ought to try harder, yes I am aware of that. But a mass exodus? How is that practical, realistic, or even human? you're dehumanizing an entire nation. Also, the mere act of living on this land is an act of Jihad, and you do not get to take that away. "On no soul does Allah place a burden more than it can bear", neither should you, brother. Edit: Also, Kudos to your wife, such a wise soul, made me forgive your upper-handed behavior.
  13. Owned them?! owned them?! you do realize that you're talking about human beings who went through almost 70 years of occupation, right? Le sigh. Muslims trying to be cool and 'anti-mainstream' is a disturbing sight. As for Boko Haram, I have to agree that for a lot of Muslims I know, feeling guilty and somewhat ashamed at these kind of actions has prevented us from taking a more proactive stance.
  14. I'm not sure what exactly we are discussing here. Does the friend-zone exist? Yes it does, I've used it a few times myself, most girls I know did. I've used it's on guys who try to flirt with me, which I don't appreciate, so I emphasize the word 'brother' when in fact I wanna slap them. But they're usually nice guys, so they take the hint. Did people friend zone me before? I don't think so. I have 4 to 6 guy friends as it is, why would I ruin a good thing and agonize myself by developing a crush on them? Also, what if it develops into non-Halal stuff? I'd rather crush on dead authors, much more emotionally gratifying But I did witness another phenomenon, guy colleagues and acquaintances are super nice when they're single, and dismissive or even down right rude when they're in a relationship. I've even developed a method for discovering a guy's marital status based on 1. Eye contact 2. attentiveness in listening to me 3. whether they say goodbye. It hasn't failed yet. Some guys are such lovely creatures
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