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The world lost a great man this week. I was honored to have met him, if ever so briefly.
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"I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him, and who helped as many people as he could. As a man who stood up for his beliefs no matter what. As a man who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love. And if all that's too much, then I guess I'd settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and a champion of his people. And I wouldn't even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was." ---Muhammad Ali
On Oct. 2, 1980, Larry Holmes humiliated Muhammad Ali in a matchup billed as “The Last Hurrah.” Though the 38-year-old Ali had flunked a pre-fight neur ...
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My wife is the sweetest, warmest person you'll ever meet.  Recently she was interviewed by NPR and KPCC for being a victim of road rage, stalking, verbal abuse, threats, and intimidation... all because of what she looks like:

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/12/09/56120/after-san-bernardino-shooting-muslim-women-in-hija/

On the flip side my buddy in San Bernardino has been serving the public through his non-profit for years, and is suddenly getting a lot of well-deserved attention albeit because of his race, religion, and Middle Eastern name:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-muslim-fundraise-20151208-story.html

Thanks for reading.  I rarely call attention to my faith or ethnicity, but I do so today to promote understanding.  We live in dark times indeed if fear and suspicion govern the way we live and interact with one another.
Some say they've felt singled out for their head scarves, and fear unwanted attention as photos of female shooter Tashfeen Malik circulate in the media.
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If by some accident your public library were to shut down, chances are that this book could be reconstructed entirely from memory by a resident of YOUR city within hours... and the same scenario could be repeated in every major city in the world today!  

And now, according to radiocarbon testing, the pages below have been established to date back to within 15 years of its source.  

"We have without doubt sent down this message; and We will certainly guard it from corruption." [The Holy Quran 15:9]
Radiocarbon analysis shows that a Quran manuscript held by the University of Birmingham, England, was written close to the time of the Prophet Mohammed.
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The California water crisis: who's using up our water? http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/californias-drought-whos-really-using-all-the-water/
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Here is message to those who commit violence in the name of religion.
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Parents, we are not in control! A child could be raised by Pharaoh and be righteous enough to be a prophet like Moses; or be raised by a prophet of God and be completely corrupt like Joseph's brothers or Noah's son. It is God's mercy that we are not judged by our successes or failures, but by the process of nurturing we provide. Do your best --- urge your children every day to be honorable --- but leave the rest to God.
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Here is the single most profound Islamic lecture I've heard all year! It helps provide a roadmap and framework for how to approach modern controversies and resolve contemporary issues. I personally feel it is a "must listen" for the faithful who have been disheartened by the realities of Middle Eastern society, as well as for all contentious and forward thinking Muslims.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nouman-ali-khan/id593432991?mt=2&i=367758360
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It appears these words of the Prophet Muhammad were intended for the Muslims of our era, "Let the upright from every generation carry this message (of Islam) forward, in order to prevent its distortion by extremists, its manipulation by con artists, and its misinterpretation by the ignorant." [Reported by as sound by Shaykh Saleem al-Hilaalee in Hujjat Allah al-Balighah, 1:335].

God almighty, protect us and our neighbors from the sincerity of the ignorant, the conscientiousness of the foolhardy, and the perversions of the disturbed among us.

I am ashamed that I can only advise our mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters --- who bear the brunt of so much hate, are unjustly yelled at and bullied today --- to pray as our beloved teacher taught us to each time he left the house,  "O my Lord, I seek your protection from leading others astray and from falling into error, from wronging others and from being wronged, from being ignorant towards others and from being treated in an ignorant fashion. ('Allaahumma inni a‘oothu bika an adhilla aw udhall, aw azill aw uzall, aw athlim aw uthlam, aw ajhal aw yujhal ‘alayy.') [On the authority of Abu Daawood, An-Nasaa'i, At-Tirmithi, and Ibn Maajah; as narrated by Abu Daawood]
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3 hours well spent!  Here is a comprehensive history of slavery and human trafficking, including debt slavery, statutory or labor-induced slavery, abduction and kidnapping, and forced marriages.  Covers slavery in ancient Babylonia and Rome; slave uprisings; as well as moral points of view from Islam (primarily), Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.  Also covers racial dimensions, brutality, the children of concubinage, and legal freedom vs. the challenge of re-integrating the downtrodden back into society.  Finally touches on touches on modern manifestations of slavery, sweat shops, and ISIS.

Certainly not your typical religious studies class.  It really made me think about faith-based approaches to tackling this worldwide problem.
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The stereotypical view about welfare is that government programs providing food and income are for the jobless poor who either can’t work or won’t work. A UC Berkeley report issued today proves otherwise. Many of those who rely on welfare do, in fact, work, but the poverty-level wages their employers pay forces workers and their families to rely on government assistance. #poverty
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What happens when we hate others based on how they look; without knowing who they are.
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