2012 in review(https://seasonsali.wordpress.com)

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19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 70,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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We Need Help From Volunteers Just Like You

We Need Help From Volunteers Just Like You
Bismillah – Salam Alaykum,

Right now Yusuf Estes wants volunteers to show real Islam. This is what it is really all about.

We have something that needs more help from volunteers just like you. Here it is and all you have to do is cut & paste (and promote):

Bismillah – Salam alaykum,

Yusuf Estes asks us to join him and all of us to help give the correct image of our prophet, peace be upon him.

Will you join us? (I hope you said, YES)

OK Just copy and paste this in emails, Facebook, Twitter and make a campaign online to let people know:

Peace to all,

Please join us to show REAL MUHAMMAD movie (peace be upon him):


  • And stop the false movie!


    Just copy & paste these few words, put in emails, post on Facebook, Twitter & make a campaign:

    Google owns YouTube – Google Ad$ Make Money

    Tell everyone to Boycott Google Ads Until YouTube removes hate movie against Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    Simple? Yes! but it will work, God Willing.

    Jazakallah khair, May God increase you in all good, ameen.

    Yusuf Estes – director for Share Islam Project

    Show the Real Movie & Solve the Problem – And Boycott Google Ads (they own YouTube) until they do too!

    Finally – Islam TV in America on satellite TV (and Internet) for everyone!

    Tell everyone: Facebook, Twitter, Emails & Support now

    by mail from Share Islam contact@shareislam.com

  • Aliah University: Past and Present

    By TCN News,

    Students of Aliah University are divided on the issue of name of the historic educational institution. A section of the students, particularly those studying religious subjects, wants addition of Madarsa tag as was the case before it becoming a university. But another section of those learning modern, technical and professional courses opposes the demand on the premise that the word Madarsa sounds like a school besides carrying the risk of its students being discriminated by companies at the time of recruitment. They, however, are ready to accept a name on the pattern of Jamia Millia Islamia or Aligarh Muslim University.

    Before getting the status of university in 2007, it was Aliah Madarsa. The new status made it Aliah University (in English) and Jamia Aliah (in Urdu/Arabic). However, students protested and demanded continuation of the word Madarsa in its name. The Left Front in power then did not heed the demand, but Mamata Banejee in a bid to please Muslims promised the protestors that if she came to power she will fulfill their demand, and last week she did so acting on her promise, but this instigated another protest by a new section of the students. The students of professional and technical courses do not want Madarsa tag.

    This is the right time to look back at the 231-year-long journey of the institution which, never in its entire history, saw its name becoming an issue of debate, protest or demonstration. It was set up in 1780 as Mohammedan College of Calcutta, popularly known as Madrasah-i-Aliah or Calcutta Madrasah.

    Aliah University: A Historical Note

    Aliah University has with it the rich heritage of the 230-year old educational and cultural institution, Mohammedan College of Calcutta, popularly known as Madrasah-i-Aliah or Calcutta Madrasah, the first educational institution set up in India in 1780 by Warren Hestings, the then Governor General of India. Thus, one of the oldest centres of higher learning and culture, the institution is steeped in history. Many eminent scholars were associated with this institution as administrators, principals, teachers as well as students.

    The Aliah UniversityCalcutta Madrasah was upgraded to Calcutta Madrasah College and then to Aliah University by the Government of West Bengal through Aliah University Act XXVII of 2007 passed in West Bengal Legislative Assembly. Continue reading “Aliah University: Past and Present”

    The Musalman-Preservation of a Dream

    ‘முசல்மான் ‘ என்ற கையால் எழுதப்பட்ட செய்தித்தாள் 1927ஆண்டிலிருந்து சென்னையில் ..

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    The ‘Musalman’ is probably the last handwritten newspaper in the world. It has been published and read every day in South India’s Chennai since 1927 in almost the same form. In the shadow of the Wallajah Mosque in Chennai, a team of six die hard workers still put out this hand-penned paper. Four of them are katibs — writers dedicated to the ancient art of Urdu calligraphy. It’s tough for the die-hard artists of Urdu calligraphy. But the story we tell here is not just of their desperation and despair. The fact is, at the office of ‘The Musalman’, the oldest Urdu daily in India, no one has ever quit. They work till they pass on. This is the story we tell.


    Muslim students rank high at engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu

    By V.M. Khaleelur Rahman for TwoCircles.net,

    Chennai: Muslim students are among top 10 across trades at various engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu in 2009-2010. In the trade of B.E. Marine Engineering, Mohammad Naina Maricar S of Mohamed Sathak Engineering College and in B. Arch Aysha Khanam of MEASI Academy of Architecture have got top position. These colleges are attached to Anna University, Chennai.

    There are several dozen engineering colleges affiliated to Anna University. Due to 3.5% reservation to Muslims, the community students have been able to get admission in such colleges in high number, and with their hard work they are getting high ranks in their colleges.

    At various colleges, Muslim girls have outshined Muslim boys.

    The following is the list of Muslim students who secured University Ranks in the examinations conducted during April/May 2009 along with their percentage of marks, rank and the college where they studied. Continue reading “Muslim students rank high at engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu”

    Muslim representation reaches 20% in West Bengal Assembly

    By Zaidul Haque, TwoCircles.net,

    Kolkata: While the Left Front regime has got a humiliating defeat, the Muslim community has made good use of the rush of political parties to win Muslims heart in the just concluded assembly election in West Bengal. The Muslims will now constitute about 20% of the 294 seats of the state assembly. According to the assembly poll results announced yesterday, 59 Muslim candidates have got elected this time, 13 more from the 2006 poll. Among 59, there are 7 women, that is 5 more than the last assembly poll.

    A file picture of West Bengal Legislative Assembly. Photo by The Hindu.com

    After 35 years, Red Bengal has been changed into green. CPIM-led Left Front government has been thrown out by the people as they gave huge majority of 226 seats to the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance in the 294-seat Assembly. Central Railway Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee swept the Left bastion of West Bengal. The Left has got 61 seats (CPIM 40, CPI 2, All India Forward Block 11, Revolutionary Socialist Party 7 & Samajwadi Party 1).

    Continue reading “Muslim representation reaches 20% in West Bengal Assembly”

    Egyptian pharoah’s statue found in trash after two weeks

    By IANS,

    Cairo: A limestone statue of Egyptian pharoah Akhenaten, one of the eight artefacts stolen during the uprising that brought down president Hosni Mubarak, has been found in a trash heap two weeks after it was purloined and has been returned to Cairo’s national museum.

    The ministry of antiquities said Thursday that the limestone statue of King Akhenaten, father of boy King Tutankhamun, has been returned to the museum, after looters broke into the museum amid massive demonstrations that led to Mubarak’s ouster.

    The statue was returned by a professor at the American University in Cairo after one of his family members found it next to some trash, Xinhua reported.

    The statue was returned Wednesday night to an archaeological committee, which asserted the statue was intact, except for its other part, an offering table, which was found separately inside the museum.

    The committee also confirmed the authenticity of the statue.

    Tarek el-Awdi, director general of the Egyptian National Museum, said the seven-cm tall statue will be subject to a restoration process before it is displayed again.

    In another report, the ministry said several archaeological sites have been vandalised. The tomb of Hetep-Ka in Cairo’s Saqqara area was broken into and the false door was stolen along with objects stored in the tomb.

    Source : http://www.twocircles.net/2011feb17/egyptian_pharoahs_statue_found_trash_after_two_weeks.html

    End of an era: Hosni Mubarak forced out after 30-year rule

    Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) He survived six attempts on his life, but Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak finally quit Friday evening after a powerful people’s movement that saw millions take to the streets all over the country — an exit as tumultuous as his entry three decades ago when he succeeded Anwar el-Sadat, who was assassinated during a military parade in Cairo.

    Mubarak was seated next to Sadat when the shots rang out Oct 6, 1981. He survived, and barely eight days later on Oct 14, became president – a post that he clung to for the next 30 years.

    The nearly three-decade uninterrupted rule came crashing down Feb 11 in the political upheaval that began Jan 25 with thousands converging in Cairo to seek his ouster. It was the end of an era in the Arab world.

    The former air chief kept Egypt — a global tourist draw for the 4,000-year pyramids, the ruins of Luxor and the winding Nile — under stringent laws. The regime, however, failed to control the protesters who forced him out in an uprising that saw 150 people being killed as defiant protesters dug in their heels. Continue reading “End of an era: Hosni Mubarak forced out after 30-year rule”