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ISNA – Before it gets going

ISNA – Before it gets going

After having gone to bed at about 1.30am on the day of arrival, we were up at 5.00am! I think we were still on UK time (10.00am). After praying Fajr, I couldn’t go to sleep and felt OK. The other boys (Aftab and Zeshan) were up too. After breakfast we headed for the convention centre. Although we were in Chicago we were actually on the outskirts of the city and downtown Chicago (that’s the city centre to us Brits) was…

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Going to America (to ISNA)

Going to America (to ISNA)

I went off to ISNA in Chicago with Aftab Malik and Zeshan Zafar. Not having been to the USA before, I was quite apprehensive at the prospect of being hassled by Immigration, Customs, the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, CIA , Department of Justice, Secret Service and the American people. Having read about the USA and watched films about its treatment of Muslims, however, I was pleasantly surprised. Although the flight was not particularly great, it seemed like the journey…

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Chillin’ in Glasgow

Chillin’ in Glasgow

as-salamu ‘alaykum, I forgot to mention the chill out session that myself, Aftab Malik [Amal Press], Waheed Rasheed of Alhambra Productions, Haider Ali [Roots Distribution, official distributor of Alhambra Productions’ material], Nabeel Turner [official tour photographer for Shaykh Hamza] had with Omar Tufail of Deen Port and his brothers Usman and Ali. It was nice just to lounge about relax and chat, discuss, exchange ideas, drink tea, shoot pool etc. Usman took some video footage of the discussions some of…

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