Please find below various links and quotes that I hope you find interesting. There are links to four articles about Islam and Muslims in America, as well as a link to a brilliant article about the history of Islam in Germany by the writer and historian Akbar Ahmed.
There is also a must-see 18 minute video from the TV program Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which covers the topic of refugees in Europe – hard-hitting satire that is difficult to refute.
- Articles about Islam and Muslims in America…
- Article about Islam and Muslims in Germany…
- Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – Migrants And Refugees
- Be careful of laughing at others for perhaps Allah may forgive their ignorance and not your arrogance. – Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
- Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it true?’ At the second gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it necessary?’ At the third gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it kind?’ – Sufi proverb
- Character is what a man is in the dark. – Dwight L Moody
- Don’t say ‘Hello’, instead say ‘As–salaam–alaikum’. Don’t say ‘Okay’, instead say ‘Insha–Allah’. Don’t say ‘Wow’, instead say ‘Subhan–Allah’. Don’t say ‘Great’, instead say ‘Masha–Allah’. Don’t say ‘I am fine’, instead say ‘Alhamdu–lillah’. Don’t say ‘Thanks’, instead say ‘Jazak–Allah–khair’. – Anon
- Everyone who loses somebody wants revenge on someone. On God if they can’t find anyone else. But in Africa, in Mantobo, the Ku believe that the only way to end grief is to save a life. If someone is murdered, a year of mourning ends with a ritual that we call the drowning-man trial. There’s an all-night party beside the river. At dawn, the killer is put in a boat, he’s taken out in the water, and he’s dropped. He’s bound so that he cannot swim. The family of the dead then has to make a choice. They can let him drown, or they can swim out and save him. The Ku believe that if the family lets the killer drown, they’ll have justice but spend the rest of their lives in mourning. But if they save him, if they admit that life isn’t always just, that very act can take away their sorrow. Vengeance is a lazy form of grief. – from the movie The Interpreter (2005)
- I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. – Susan B Anthony