Monday, February 23, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

"Slumdog," which was shot in the streets and slums of Mumbai bagged eight golden statuettes in total and won Oscar race, including two award for music composer A.R. Rahamn(one for the song "Jai Ho" and the other for Best Score.)
A.R. Rahman is very famous in bollywood. He reverted to Islam from Hinduism in 1989 along with his sisters. Rasool Pookutty is also Muslim and worked as a sound engineer for slumdog, under the supervision of A.R. Rahman.

Two great Muslim child stars also contributed in the global success of movie.
The child actors, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 10, and Rubina Ali, 9, were flown to Los Angeles for the Oscar award ceremony. Irfan Khan, another muslim, was also acted the role of police inspector.

Here are some pictures of Azhar and Rubina. May Allah bless them, Aameen!

Azharuddin, Rubina

Rubina Ali

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Obama quotes Hadith during National Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama is telling the National Prayer Breakfast that even though faith too often has been used "as a tool to divide us from one another," there is no religion in the world that is based on hatred.

In his prepared remarks, President Obama quoted the prophetic tradition, or "hadith," which states: "None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself." That hadith may be found in Sahih Al-Bukhari, one of the most respected collections of the Prophet Muhammads(PBUH) statements and actions.

Here is the speech video,