Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Too Dangerous For Facebook

// October 16th, 2008 // 15 Comments » // Blog

So, umm… my iMuslim UK Facebook profile has been deactivated.

I was really dumb, and contacted the admins about a technical problem I was facing, and I guess when they looked at my profile, they happened to notice that iMuslim UK doesn't sound like a real name. Whoops.

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Killer Scarves: A Scientific Investigation into the Effects of Kaffiyeh Adornment

// June 6th, 2008 // 15 Comments » // Blog

Abstract: Contrary to previous findings, diligent scientific experimentation conducted by Dr iMuslim (PhD pending) of the London College of Fashion Accessories, has proven that the draping of a kaffiyeh onto one's person does not in fact induce any tendency towards engaging in terrorist activity.

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Kaffiyeh Day: What It’s Really All About

// June 4th, 2008 // 2 Comments » // Blog

Something I posted on MuslimMatters.org, that explains the event from a personal perspective. Btw, apologies if you're sick of me talking about this event… it'll all be over soon. ;)

I feel somewhat overwhelmed… I didn't realise this Kaffiyeh Day thing was going to be noticed by this many people! All good and success comes from God. But even with all the positive comments, I still wonder whether I did the right thing? Is this just a huge waste of time? Are things really going to change after Friday? Will the press even give two hoots about a bunch of Facebookers wearing kaffiyeh?

Press Release for Kaffiyeh Day

// June 4th, 2008 // 3 Comments » // Blog

If anyone can help me circulate the following to the relevant press (i.e., media that is not going to laugh at us!), then please leave me a comment. Thanks.


INTERNATIONAL “WEAR YOUR KAFFIYEH WITH PRIDE” DAY – Friday, June 6th – A response to the removal of the Dunkin' Donuts Ad & the derogatory stereotyping of Arabs and their culture.
Written on June 4th 2008

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International “Wear Your Kaffiyeh With Pride” Day

// June 1st, 2008 // 46 Comments » // Blog

HELP NEEDED: I need help circulating this press release about Kaffiyeh Day, especially to the US press. Please leave a comment at the end of the press release post if you can be of assistance.

UPDATE 1: Please change your Facebook profile pic on the 6th to either of the following – especially suitable for those who cannot get their hands on a kaffiyeh on time, but want to show their support. They also make great blog buttons! Click on the links below to be taken to the image, and right-click, save, to download it to your computer:

Click here to download one of five comic book hero designs by Shaikr.com:

Click here to download this design by PalestineOnlineStore.com:

UPDATE 2: I've also created a Flickr group, along the same lines as the event page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/kaffiyehday/

UPDATE 3: Someone contacted me suggesting that participants of the event should also make sure to contact DD and demand that they offer an apology. Contact details have been added at the bottom of this post.

UPDATE 4: I wrote an article explaining Kaffiyeh Day from a personal perspective for MuslimMatters.org – read it here.

UPDATE 5: I wrote a “scientific” paper based on the preliminary results of the Kaffiyeh Day study. :)

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Crossroads

// October 15th, 2007 // 11 Comments » // Blog

Right at this moment, as i type these words, i feel like i am going to explode with anticipation. It could be the effect of have two coffees in one day (i rarely have coffee, though i love it – i'm quite sensitive to it), but most likely, it is because i am at one of the most exciting, and hence, daunting, points in my entire life. I really cannot begin to explain how many things are about to change, potentially all at the same time within the next few months. I often have to make myself forget this fact, because when i remember – like just now – i become overwhelmed, and i have no idea what to do, other than whisper: Allāh, help!

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Seeking The Middle Ground

// September 10th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

[Warning: another entry inspired by Facebook!]

I recently joined a new group on Facebook, titled: “A Muslim dummies guide to British political parties and what their policies actually mean for Muslims“. The aim is – and i quote:

“A confused.com sort of comparison site for each of the parties in terms of where exactly they stand on specific issues compared to the others. If rumours of a snap autumn election are to be believed then we need to be paying much more attention to all the new policies appearing each week. It is getting quite tough to compare on many issues, so please help fill in the missing info so we can fairly show what each party is doing in specific areas of concern to us.”

I welcomed the creation of such a group. Even though i am not in a position to contribute much to the discussions, at present, i am all for learning new things, especially that which concern me as a British citizen. However, i do have one niggling worry in the back of my mind. Whenever Muslims start discussing politics, and especially party politics, it is almost guaranteed that the same old, fiery debate will kick in: to vote or not to vote? That is the question (apparently).

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You Know You’ve Worked Too Long In A Lab When

// September 7th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

Found a group of the same name on Facebook. From the list of 48, these are the ones i actually identified with (not sure whether to be happy that i'm not alone, or scared that the problem is so widespread!):

You know you've worked too long in a lab when…

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Urban Muslimah

// August 15th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

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I'm kind of addicted to the Graffiti app on Facebook. For the non-FBers, it's an application that allows you to draw Graffiti-esque art on your friend's wall. As graphics programs go, it's as sophisticated as MS Paint, but has the bonus feature of opacity options. OooOOooh. The above is something i drew on my own secret wall. It's the closest thing to creativity i can achieve these days!

If you want to see some real works of art created by talented Muslims, then check out my latest entry on Ijtema, titled: Discover Islamic Art

Crazy Ideas

// July 29th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

I've noticed that one of the great side-effects of being a major procrastinator, is all the random ideas that come into my head, that give me reasons not to do my work – and not all of them are that crazy, either, which is kinda cool! Māshā’Allāh.

I'm sure i'm not the only one who is in receipt of regular inspiration, so i created a Facebook group titled: Muslims: A Place For Your Crazy Ideas, to allow people to get feedback on their – well – crazy ideas!

I was inspired to create the group, because of a particularly crazy idea i had a while back. If i hadn't shared it with someone, i would never have been brave enough to act upon it, especially as it has nothing to do with Science. And thanks to this someone's own contacts, this idea may become a reality very soon, inshā’Allāh. Jazakallah to that someone: you know who you are! :D

Facebook groups are really weird. Very few of them seem to be a place of discussion, and networking, which drives me a little crazy. I think it's because FB does not allow users to subscribe to a group “feed” which would allow members to keep an eye on the latest activity. I actually wrote to the admin to suggest they implement this, but we'll see if they accept my crazy idea. Also, most Facebookers are lazy show-offs, IMO (not the people that i know, obviously – just a general observation!).

Anyway… join already!

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