Ok, except I still haven't figured out how to give different posts on the same day a title of their own. But none the less, wow! I never expected to be able to do this especially not in the course of an afternoon. It is amazing what one can do with just a little knowledge. Of course, it goes without saying that more often than not, what one does is harmful rather than beneficial. For instance, the idiot "mullah" in Pakistan who was reported by the BBC
as saying that cooking in daylight hours during Ramadan is forbidden. Uh, how does he think millions of dinner are served every night minutes, if not seconds, after sunset if they weren't cooked during the day? Not only that, what source did he use to derive this tidbit of wisdom? Worst of all, he threatened to burn down the tents of the refugees and ruin the pots of the aid workers if the cooking did not stop. These poor souls have suffered enough, and now they have to suffer the rantings, and perhaps attacks, of a fool? I suppose we should give him the benefit of the doubt -- he just survived a horrific earthquake, he is probably under tremendous stress, and coping with survivors syndrome
On a more positive note, I'm please to see that folks in Tennessee are going to be opening an Islamic public library.
From a recent letter I received in my inbox:
My name is Abdoulrahman Kattih, I am the director of the Islamic Education and Services institute. We are getting ready to launch an Islamic Public Library and education center in Chattanooga, TN. Our aim is to help everyone in this area better understand Islam and its practices. The center will offer educational and social services to both Muslims and non Muslims, and the Library will include a range of materials about Islam for Muslims and non Muslims, adults and children, a desktop, and a small theatre room to watch movies and presentations about Islam. Some of the materials we are seeking are:
- Books about Islam and Muslims.
- Islamic DVDs and VHS.
- Islamic Children's books and crafts.
- Audio tapes and CD's.
- Islamic software for the computer.
We are seeking your help in fulfilling the library with books, If you can donate any books to our project we will be so grateful, if every person that gets this email send us 1 book/CD or DVD we will have a full library in no time. Or you can make a direct donation through paypal to (firstname.lastname@example.org). A receipt will be issued for any donations. If you wish to learn more about our organization, please visit our website at http://www.2discoverislam.com/.