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MY SAD ANNOUNCEMENT

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IT IS WITH GREAT SORROW THAT I ANNOUNCE THE PASSING YESTERDAY (DECEMBER 18, 
(2014)  OF MY WIFE OF   12 YEARS, SANAA  ABDUL-HALIM. SHE BATTLED CANCER FOR MORE 
THAN TWO YEARS.  MAY ALLAH FORGIVE HER EVERY SIN AND  HAVE MERCY ON HER, 
AMEEN. 
SHE WAS A  WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING WHO ENHANCED THE LIFE OF ALL  WHO MET 
HER, AND SHE  CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO THE BEAUTY OF OUR JAMAAT 
(CONGREGATION) AT THE MOSQUE  OF ISLAMIC BROTHERHOOD.   HER PASSING IS 
HUMANITY'S LOSS. MAY ALLAH FORGIVE HER SINS AND SHORTCOMINGS, MAGNIFY ALL OF 
HER GOOD DEEDS, HAVE INFINITE MERCY ON HER, FILL HER GRAVE WITH LIGHT AND 
REWARD HER  WITH PARADISE, AMEEN

"HANDS UP - DON'T SHOOT" Young Protestors Surrender and Fight Simultaneously

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As- Salaamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu (peace be unto you and the Mercy of Allah and His blessings)
Since the attack upon protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, the "hands up - don't shoot" gesture has become a symbol of national protest and defiance, especially amongst young people. This has generated different opinions in communities of Americans of African descent. The reason for this is not that there isn't wide-spread righteous indignation at the ongoing injustice of police brutality and use of excessive force resulting in the deaths of innocent, unarmed people, because there is that prevailing spirit in communities, nation-wide. What has generated the difference of opinion is the "hands-up" gesture itself.








On the Friday following the events at Ferguson, after Friday worship service at the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood (Harlem, New York), where I am the Imam, a number of worshippers joined me in an act of solidarity.



Our community elder, a Blac…