Friday, August 31, 2012

Stalley “Last Day on the MT” feat. Rashad [Prod. Cardo]



The First Song of The Second Edition of Stalley’s Songs by Me, Stalley Series features Rashad on the Cardo-produced “Last Day on the Mountain [MT].”

Stalley’s debut album is coming soon! 
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Brother Ali - Mourning in America [Video]



This is the title track to Brother Ali's new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The first half of the album highlights and critiques the dire situation in which we live. The second half outlines the tremendous opportunity we have to re-imagine and reform our society. 

This song is an observation and a critique of our culture of death and murder. From actual war zones around the world to our own inner cities where this summer's death rates rival war zones. He also address's our national hypocrisy regarding violence. We have a zero tolerance policy of violence committed against us, but we're a lot more lenient and patient when it comes to the violence we commit. 

"A life is a life and a killer is a killer". -Brother Ali 

Pre-order Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color: http://bit.ly/NbZfxY

Album in stores 9/18. Produced by Jake One

Buy song on iTunes: http://bit.ly/PmIHSV

 Video directed by Todd Angkasuwan.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How to Create a Shitty Brand

I recently read an article on Fast Company, and while it’s about Best Buy and their big fail of a branding strategy, it also contained the diagram above, which is pretty poignant and just as relevant to huge companies as Best Buy as it is to little independent streetwear brands trying to find their place in the market. 

Take notes. 

via - Mashkulture

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Food and Liquor 2: Album Cover [BLACKOUT]

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Do not attempt to hit refresh on your browser. Lu literally goes all black everything on the cover of his 4th studio album. Pretty dark, unique and creativeFood & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album drops September 25, but you can pre-order it NOW with free shipping for all purchases.

Click HERE to pre-order through Amazon!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lupe Fiasco: Bitch Bad Video and Discussion on MTV !


 CheckOut Lu's Video For "Bitch Bad", Directed By Gil Green... it Also Has a  Website to Go With it ! Ha !

You Can Purchase The Song HERE...
 Below Lupe sat down with Sway, Frannie Kelley, Sophia Marie, DJ Envy, Nadeska Alexis, and Jamilah Lemieux to discuss the video and its message. They debate the power, or lack thereof, that the word bitch has within modern society.


They Spoke from Different Angles... Wish it Went Deeper into The Subject and Longer.



Lupe Also Spoke About His Interest in "Middle Eastern Politics" After Being Asked About it By LL Cool J...
Tell Me What You Think and Feel in The C Section [Comment Section] Below...
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lupe vs. Foolish - Heated Terrorism Debate [Interview]

Things got a little heated again when Lupe sat down with the “Coco, Foolish and Mr Chase in the Morning” show in Detroit. Discussing politics and terrorism.

Check The Other Part... Via - The LupEND Blog 
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Video: Lupe Fiasco talks Food & Liquor 2 W/ Kevin W. Reese [Part 1&2]



Lu had a convo with Kevin W. Reese of Hot 93.7. He talked about Food & Liquor 2 and what we can expect from the album [No "Booty Songs" on THIS one, Ha !].

Also talked about the content of his music, nutrition, health, obesity and much more...


TIS catches up with Lu for the 2nd time as he talks about the survival skills his father taught him, the batman shootings, how much power the President really has, Aliens, Ghosts and much more!

www.TRUTHISSCARY.com
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Lupe Fiasco Freestyle on Toca Tuesdays [Again]



Lupe Fiasco dropped by the Toca Tuesdays studio last week for his usual visit [AND KILLED IT AGAIN] and he gave us a freestyle off the top of the head.
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Lupe Fiasco on MTV's RapFix Live ! [VERY DEEP and INSPIRING!!!]


Lupe was on RapFix Live with Nature and Sway, and did one of the best interviews he has ever done. He thanked Nature for being one of the MC's that taught him how to rap, and also for providing the "Fiasco" part to his rap alias via a song off The Firm album.

He also reveals that the creative process of some songs may be halted in order for him to read a book and become more knowledgeable on the particular subject. He says that process was applied to his next single "Lamborghini Angels", then spits some of the lyrics off the track:
With her eyes to the ceiling and a needle in her brain, She looks back into the crowd, wipes the blood and then explains, How she slipped from this existence to the realm of the deranged, "She'll be coming.." must be halted to reverse what she became, From the looseness of her tongue to the pollution of her aims, To do nothing is barbaric, the solution is humane, You must destory the mind and hopefully retrain, Torture out the wildness and replace it with the tame, Blank slate, when she recovers she won't even know her name, Perfect wife and perfect lover, no resistance, no complaints, May God bless the science if it's cure for the insane, Knew that she shouldn't go to school, but she thought that that should change...
Most importantly, watch as Sway plays a six year old clip of himself and Lupe touring Chicago for an episode of MTV's: My Block. When the video was over, Lupe was in tears because some of the people in the clip have already passed away. He goes on to say that watching the video made him feel helpless because even six years later, nothing has changed about his neighborhood and he knows that some of the kids won't make it out of there.
For people outside of the U.S, HERE is an alternate link to that portion of the interview.


More Via - The LupEND Blog
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Lupe Fiasco Hot97 Freestyle [Funk Flex]



Lu visited Hot 97 and spit a freestyle over the Artifacts "Wrong Side Of The Tracks"...

Check The Entire Sitdown Here... Via - The LupEND Blog !
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Hustle Simmons & Lupe Fiasco Interview



Hustle Sits down with Lupe Fiasco & discusses various things, ranging from Lupe's first Hip Hop influence, Ramadhan, his new album [Food & Liquor 2], his charity foundation & much more....

This Interview [The Things He Spoke on and Dropping Knowledge] is one of The reasons I really APPRECIATE Lu !
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lupe Fiasco - Lamorghini Angels [Audio]

Previously I Showed You The CoverWork/Artwork For This... Now Here's The Audio ! ! !


Lu Dropped Lamborghini Angels, His 3rd IMPRESSIVE Single From Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album [Part 1], on The 14th of August [During Ramadhan, So I'm Just Now Listening to it, as I Don't Listen To Music During Ramadhan].

Download it on iTunes NOW !!!

Produced by Mr. Inkredible.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Eid Mubarak [2012], By @Calligrafist !

Today is The OFFICIAL Ending of Ramadhan, Which is Celebrated With a Festival Called "Eid"...

This is My Annual Artwork Dedicated to Eid, Entitled: Eid Mubarak !

All Art Work Done By Calligrafist

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Ramadhan is Coming to an End !!!

Peace,
Sadly Ramadhan is Coming to an End !
...

Allah has blessed us to live to see another Holy Month, we must ask ourselves what have we done to show gratitude and appreciation to him for this month and the many many more blessings he has bestowed upon us.

So As we approach the end of the Blessed Month of Ramadhan--a special time for seeking Allah's mercy and forgiveness--I urge you and myself to continue to take advantage of this opportunity by spending these last few days and nights in doing those deeds that will earn the greatest reward.  As we continue to pray for, hope for and expect Allah's mercy...let us also pray for Allah's mercy on the less fortunate...wherever they are.
  

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said - "Visit the sick, feed the hungry, and free the captive."
  


May Allah (swt) accept your fasting and prayers 
 and reward all your  good deeds.

We must also keep in mind, as Imam Khalid Latif mentioned in the last post "Carrying on the lessons of Ramadhan"... 

"If this Ramadan you learned you can live without an addiction or substance, don't go back to it. If you found yourself volunteering or doing service work, keep doing it. If you got accustomed to giving in charity, keep giving it. If you invited people to your homes, keep bringing people together. If you frequented the mosque, keep going. If you took the time to sit and reflect, to tend to your needs and take care of your heart, to reconcile the past so that your future would be brighter, then keep it up. Ramadan is a special time, but there are ways to carry it with you. You will be the one that decides if it gets left behind."

Allah's Messenger [Peace Be Upon Him] and Islam Teaches Us That, if we are blessed to 
see a Ramadhan and we do not receive Allah forgiveness at the end of it, we are SURELY losers !!! Ramadhan is here so we can be winners, not losers, so lets take full advantage of the remaining days and buckle down !

This month of Ramadhan is a month of Quran, that doesn't mean when the month is gone so is the Quran we read and time we took out EVERY day to read it ! One of the many goals of Ramadhan is to use it as a stepping stone for the rest of the year... so don't drop the ball ! 

In Islam we have a value that is called ihsan, which is derived from a root that denotes beauty, and can be translated with that understanding in a lot of different ways. Its definition is given to us by the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, when he says 

"(Ihsan) is to worship God as if you can see Him. Because you understand although you cannot see Him, that He can see you."

This is to motivate us to strive to do our best no matter what the situation is and not be lax in doing so. To honor the rights that the rest of creation has over us by reminding us that even if no other eyes are on us, the eyes of the Divine are always there. To beautify and perfect our actions and decisions, from the inward and outward, and perform each to the best of our ability. Islam does not teach us to take a quantified approach to our faith, rather it teaches us to take a qualified approach. It's not about how much you do, but how you do what you do. I would argue its also about doing things that you know you can do
.
Allah says this month is about attaining Taqwa [Fear and awareness of Allah]... have we done that ?

As many of us are completing the Quran we must also remember that the Dua [Supplication] at the completion of the Quran is ACCEPTED by Allah ! so don't be shy in asking, begging and crying before your lord for that which you need and desire, for he will SURELY grant it to you, in this life or the next !

In "Ending" this month is not only that we give up food, drink and base desires during the Day... this month is that we better ourselves as individuals, Muslims, Families, Communities and a Nation, lets take what we have learned during this month and translate it into our daily lives and that of those around us... be they Muslim or not. we should be examples for others... Good and Positive Examples !

May Allah Accept all of our Fasts and Actions during this HOLY month of Ramadhan and forgive us our sins [of every kind].

*Ameen*

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Khalid Latif: Carrying On The Lessons Of Ramadhan

This morning started in somewhat of a daze. Last night, our Islamic Center at NYU hosted a special all-night service for the 27th night of the month of Ramadan. By the time everyone left and I had cleaned up and gotten to bed, it was around 6 a.m. A few hours later I woke up suddenly, realizing I had not written this article yet, that I probably would be late for every meeting of the day, and the anxiety started to deepen when I reached out to my nightstand to grab my cell phone and it wasn't there. I rolled out of bed and started to think of where it could be. I checked the pockets of my jeans, threw everything off of my bed, under my bathroom sink and in the tub, but couldn't find it.
My sister, Aliya, had stayed over last night, so I asked her and my wife, Priya, if they could help me find it and they asked if I had looked in the clothes I wore the night before and started to look around with me. I then put on my shoes and went to the space where we had our service the night before to see if it was there. I came back to my apartment and started to flip over the sofa cushions, look in the kitchen cabinets, and in a lot of different places. I could sense anxiety creeping its way in and I couldn't understand why Aliya and Priya had stopped looking. I went back into my bedroom and picked up the jeans I had worn the night before and put my hands again in the pockets, but this time more deeply. And I found my phone.

What is it that kept me from reaching into my pocket fully the first time? I had full ability to do so, it would definitely have saved me a lot of wasted time, and the anxiety and stress from not knowing where my phone was wouldn't have come to be. But I didn't do that and then ended up running around foolishly for half an hour.

A lot of times we end up causing detriment to ourselves because we don't take the time to do things as best as we can. Sometimes our emotions get in the way. At other times, our focus is on getting things done, as opposed to doing things well. We get content with doing very little and our "trying" isn't actually trying at all, it's just scratching the surface of our potential. We also can really easily get away with it because the expectation isn't there that we would do more or try harder.

In Islam we have a value that is called ihsan, which is derived from a root that denotes beauty, and can be translated with that understanding in a lot of different ways. Its definition is given to us by the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, when he says 

"(Ihsan) is to worship God as if you can see Him. Because you understand although you cannot see Him, that He can see you.

This is to motivate us to strive to do our best no matter what the situation is and not be lax in doing so. To honor the rights that the rest of creation has over us by reminding us that even if no other eyes are on us, the eyes of the Divine are always there. To beautify and perfect our actions and decisions, from the inward and outward, and perform each to the best of our ability. Islam does not teach us to take a quantified approach to our faith, rather it teaches us to take a qualified approach. It's not about how much you do, but how you do what you do. I would argue its also about doing things that you know you can do.

As we are in these last days of Ramadan, many of us who have been observing the month have probably learned things about ourselves and what we are capable of doing that we may not have known before. A few of us also would have known these things, but for whatever reason would decide not to carry on with them.

If this Ramadan you learned you can live without an addiction or substance, don't go back to it. If you found yourself volunteering or doing service work, keep doing it. If you got accustomed to giving in charity, keep giving it. If you invited people to your homes, keep bringing people together. If you frequented the mosque, keep going. If you took the time to sit and reflect, to tend to your needs and take care of your heart, to reconcile the past so that your future would be brighter, then keep it up. Ramadan is a special time, but there are ways to carry it with you. You will be the one that decides if it gets left behind.

Follow Imam Khalid Latif on Twitter: KLatif 
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Yasiin Bey [Mos Def] Louis Vuitton Commercials


Not a LV fan, but these Commercial are "SMOOOVE"...

Floating like a butterfly, stinging like a bee is Yasiin Bey, who was commissioned to narrate the words of The Iconic Muhammad Ali for Louis Vuitton and Ali’s new campaign.

                                                  Alternate ad below.


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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lupe Fiasco: Lamborghini Angels [ArtWork]

Artwork for Lu's Third Single From F&L2

"I see, diamond flooded demons, Lamborghini angels. Halos down with the doors flapping when they came through..."

- Lupe [Angels Remix]

Below is Alternative [Or "Official"] Artwork

 which will drop via iTunes next week, on August 14th. 

Lupe also issued a warning on Twitter:

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Night of Power [Laylatul Qadr]

Praise Be To The MOST HIGH !!!

We are in the LAST 10 Days and Nights of Ramadhan, Arguably the MOST rewarding and beneficial 10 Days of the Islamic year [Matter of Fact Any Year PERIOD].

so the question arises what makes these night the "greatest" ?

Below I "attempt" to explain...
Laylat al-Qadr [Arabic: لیلة القدر‎], variously rendered in English as the Night of Destiny, Night of Power, Night of Value, the Night of Decree or Night of Measures, is the anniversary of two very important dates in Islam that occurred in the month of Ramadhan. 

It is the anniversary of the night the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad [Peace Be Upon Him].

Laylat al-Qadr is the night when the Quran was first revealed. All Muslims believe that revelation of the Quran occurred in two phases, with the first phase being the revelation in its entirety on Laylat al-Qadr to the angel Jibrail [Gabriel] in the lowest heaven from Allah, and then the subsequent verse-by-verse revelation to the Prophet Muhammad by Jibrail [By the will of Allah]. The first Surah [Chapter] that was revealed was Surah Al-Alaq which is also commonly referred to as Surah Al-Iqra. 

Muslims are ENCOURAGED to worship as much as they can on this night. This night is also the night when Allah decides the destiny of EVERYONE.

Sunnah [Practice of the Prophet]

Muslims often pray extra prayers on this day, particularly the night prayer. We awake, pray with the hope that Allah [God] will give us anything that we may desire on this night. [Reading the Quran, Standing in Salaah [Prayer], Remembrance of Allah, Supplications, Etc.].

Those who can afford to devote their time in the remembrance of Allah stay in the Masjid [Mosque] for the final ten days of Ramadhan. This worship is called Iʿtikāf [retreat/seclusion]. They observe a fast during the day and occupy themselves with the remembrance of Allah, performing voluntary prayers and studying the Quran, day and night, apart from the obligatory prayers which they perform with the congregation. Food and other necessities of life are provided for them during their stay in the mosque. 

Devoting time to remember Allah, We also hope to receive divine favors and blessings connected with Laylatul-Qadr.

Date

Laylat al-Qadr is to be found in the last five odd nights of the 3rd of Ramadhan. There is no mention in the Quran as to when the specific date is, Laylat al-Qadar is to be "Searched For" on the last nights of Ramadhan on one of the odd nights, i.e. the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th night.

Religious importance

Quran

We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Value:
And what will explain to thee what the night of Value is?
The Night of Value is better than a thousand months.
Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah's permission, on every errand:
Peace!...This until the rise of dawn!
—Surah 97 [Al-Qadr]
The verses above regard the Night as better than one thousand months. The whole month of Ramadhan is a period of spiritual training wherein believers devote much of their time to fasting, praying, reciting the Quran, remembering God, and giving charity. However because of the revealed importance of this night, Muslims strive [give more effort] harder in the last ten days of Ramadhan since the Laylat al-Qadr could be one of the odd-numbered days in these last ten [the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th]. Normally, some Muslims from each community perform iʿtikāf in the Masjid [Mosque]: they remain in the Masjid for the last ten days of the month for prayers and recitation.

 The main Dua for Laylatul Qadr:

Aisha [Messengers Wife] said:
“I asked the Messenger of Allah: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?' He said:


                                اَللَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ ، تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي 


'Say: O Allah, You are all forgiving and You love to forgive, so forgive me.' 
"Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun
tuhibbul ‘afwa
fa’fu ‘annee"  

[Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi].


Gaining forgiveness on laylatul Qadr



Abu Huraira narrated that the Messenger said:
“Whoever stands [in prayer] in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” [Bukhari and Muslim].

We should sincerely repent for past and present sins with the intention of not repeating them again and ask of Allah to help us prevent ourselves from doing them again and ask Allah to perfect our characters and to help us improve ourselves in every way possible.

in Conclusion

Lets Take Advantage of These Last 10 Nights and Make a STRONG Effort to find Laylatul Qadr and Receive Allah's Blessings and Forgiveness.

 One should strive and do their utmost to gain the mercy of Allah especially in the odd numbered nights of the last ten days. If one leaves Ramadhan without gaining the mercy of Allah then surely they are the most unfortunate ones and are the biggest losers in this world and the next.

We should be very busy in Dua [supplication] as much as we can especially in the last 10 odd numbered.

Allah Almighty says in the Qur'an:

"When my servants ask you concerning me, [tell them] I am indeed close [to them]. I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me."
[2:186]

The place of dua is so high to Allah, that the Prophet [Peace Be Upon Him] had said:
"Nothing is more honorable to Allah the Most High than dua [Supplication]." [Sahih al-Jami` no.5268].

Almighty Allah also said:
"The most excellent worship is dua [Supplication]." [Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1133]

Therefore let us devote much of the night of Qadr in dua asking of Allah for his mercy and forgiveness.

Don't Forget To Pray For Me and I'll Pray For You !
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Khalid Latif: Prophet Muhammad, The Most Perfect Man

 Earlier this evening we broke fast with a small, yet quite unique, group of individuals that included Karen Armstrong, Lesley Hazleton and Her Highness Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. We went on from dinner to attend a private gathering hosted by Sheikha Mariam in which I, Karen and Lesley spoke about the concept of compassion and tolerance in Islam. It was most refreshing to be a part of a gathering that brought diverse voices together to speak positively not only about Islam, but also the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

More often than not, the only stories that get told about Muhammad these days in popular media are those that malign him. Even in the few instances where opportunities are presented to offer a different perspective, a barrage of negativity follows anything that is positive. Karen Armstrong and Lesley Hazleton represent two important voices for Islam, even though they are not Muslim. The manner in which they speak about Muhammad is remarkable. They've moved beyond the basic stereotypes that people feed into, done extensive research, and literally written books that speak about his life, his character, and his pursuit of compassion for all people.

To me, the Prophet Muhammad is someone to look up to. He embodies a sense of compassion and mercy towards others that is hard to find in much of the world today. Selflessness was the basis of his character as he sought to serve his Creator by serving creation. He sought to act justly with others but did not demand justice for himself. Even when he himself was being ridiculed and mocked by his people, when his companions were being boycotted, beaten and even killed, his prayers would include those who were causing the harm. A regular supplication that he would make was Allahuma-ghfirli qawmi, fa innahum laa ya'alamoon -- Oh my lord, forgive my people for indeed they do not understand. Here he is not seeking forgiveness for just Muslims, but for people in general. His compassion wasn't limited to his ummah, a Muslim nation, but to his qawm, his society-at large.

Even those who were his staunchest opponents bore issue mostly with his message, not he himself. His character was something that one in his time could not criticize. He was known as being trustworthy, honest, and always kept his promises. He smiled at people when he greeted them, and he greeted everyone from the young to the old, men and women, people who were of all races and ethnic backgrounds. He never would turn his back towards someone when speaking to them, and he spoke in such a way where no one walked away not understanding what he was trying to say.

"I wanted to know the best of the life of one who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind.... I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the second volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of that great life." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity." ~ Sir George Bernard Shaw

The audience tonight was moved by the words of Karen Armstrong and Lesley Hazleton. It was easy to see that these women had immense respect for the Prophet of Islam. A question was posed from the audience as to why they would go to the extant of writing books on his life. The response? Upon reading this man's life and learning what he actually was like, as opposed to what those who attack Islam would say, how could they not write these books? The importance of his life and the telling of his narrative as a man in pursuit of compassion and the well-being of those around him is something that needs to be shared and celebrated. I obviously have personal biases, but I am inspired by how this man embodied the values that he preached. He did not simply tell people to act compassionately, he himself was compassionate. None of the good things that are said of him really came from himself. He did not stand and say that he is honest, or trustworthy, or merciful. It was the people around him that attributed these characteristics to him, both his companions and friends, and those who were vehemently against him. No one could question his character. 

He was undeniably a good man.

For those who are not familiar with Lesley Hazleton or Karen Armstrong, I would encourage you to read their books and listen to their lectures.

A couple of their TED talks are below...

 

Follow Khalid Latif: Klatif
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Saturday, August 04, 2012

Ramadhan Reflection: First 15 Days

Sooo half of Ramadhan is gone and we are entering the second half, I want to share a couple reflections/thoughts/ from Ramadhan thus far...
 Man do these Africans feed me like I'm the skinniest child in the village... SHEEESH !!! [LOL]. You should see the amounts of food they give me, It's crazy. then they "try" to make me eat some "white, creamy, lumpy, porridge like substance... #pause, to break my fast, but that's a NO go ! the other day they gave me FIVE pieces of chicken, along with rice and lamb 0_O [They gotta chill], so yea I've gained weight !!! 

But do I waste anything... ??? Nope, it's Ramadhan and I refuse to waste food when there are less fortunate people out there.

One thing I LOVE about Africans is their good hearts... it's a beautiful thing... Very inviting People !


So far this has been an extremely excellent Ramadhan for me, learning new things about myself, strengthening my Quran [this is the BEST time for a Hafidh], and just clearing my mind/thoughts/head of all the smog and negativity that the past year has accumulated.


I have been gettin "NOOO" [AKA any] sleep ! *Rubs eyes Vigorously*

O and yea... I HATE being touched... everyone wants to hug and grab me, especially after I lead Taraweeh [Night Prayer], I guess as a means of saying "Good Job". It just annoys the **** out of me ! Shaking my hand is cool... Cuz I sorta have to, *Shrugs* Ha !

 
One thing that has been happening to me since the day before Ramadhan began is... EPIC Dreams !!! My dreams have been cinematic, descriptive, book/movie worthy... and to top it all off, I remember Everything. Look for some "writings" to come out of it.


All in all I'm truly thankful for this Ramadhan, one of my best [Last Year Was Better, but still have 15 days to go, so we will see]. Have been able to spend much more time with my Qur'an [which is always a plus, I've finished my personal Khatam (Complete Reading of The Quran) 2times, not including Taraweeh]. This is a time when I try my best to better myself in every way possible and I feel I'm on the right path Inshallah [God Willing].

Looking forward to the second half !


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