Son of distributor of anti-Islam film “Fitna” accepts Islam

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Arnoud van Doorn’s son, Iskander Amien De Vrie, was one of the 37 people who converted to Islam during the Dubai International Peace Convention. The son of Arnoud van Doorn, the famous Dutch policy maker and distributor of an anti-Islam film “Fitna” that caused unrest in 2008, surprised the audiences at the three-day Dubai International Peace Convention by 
embracing Islam.

Arnoud’s son, Iskander Amien De Vrie, was one of the 37 people who converted to Islam during the convention. “I bear witness that there is no God to be worshipped but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his worshipper and last messenger,” said Iskander in his shahadah (testimony) to become a Muslim.

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Yasir Qadhi: Reflections on the hadith of 73 sects

One of the most oft-commented tradition of our ​Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that is echoed from the mimbars of every Masjid and the focus point of many conversations of our over-zealous youth is the following hadith:

“My Ummah will divide into seventy-three sects all of which except one will go to the Fire, and they (i.e. the Saved Sect) are those who are upon what I and My Companions are upon.”

Yet many questions arise. Are the majority of the Ummah misguided?! And is every ‘deviation’ automatically bound to the Fire of Hell? And which group is the Saved Sect? Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi answers these crucial questions and more, in this latest lecture.

New Eid stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service

Eid Stamp 2013

The U.S. Postal Service today announced the 2013 Eid Forever Stamp is being dedicated at the American Philatelic Society stamp show in Milwaukee, WI. Customers may purchase the Eid Forever stamp now at www.usps.com/stamps, or at 800-StAMP-24 (800-782-6724) for delivery by mail and at Post Offices nationwide.

The Postal Service issued its first Eid stamp, with gold calligraphy against a blue background, on September 1, 2001. A new Eid stamp with gold calligraphy against a reddish background debuted on August 12, 2011. All Eid stamps to date have featured the work of world-renowned calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya of Arlington, Virginia. Read the rest of this entry »