Archive for April, 2009

Fautimah Chappelle Embraces Islam

Felicia “Fautimah” Chappelle accepts Islam One of my blood brothers, Abdullah (William Chappelle) is visiting with his Muslim friend. At the time Abdullah and I are adults sharing a small two bedroom apartment. The year is 1995.   During this time in my life I am returning to the Midwest having outgrown the pleasures of […]

Posted by CDADawah On April - 22 - 2009

What Is Islam?

Islam teaches that the path to spiritual development is open to all. Any individual who searches the One Creator can seek nearness to God through sincere and earnest worship; it is central to establishing a relationship with the Almighty. This positive message for humanity fills hearts with hope and courage.

Posted by CDADawah On April - 22 - 2009

Malcolm X

Introduction: Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family’s eight children. His father, Earl Little, was an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. Earl’s civil rights activism prompted death threats from the […]

Posted by CDADawah On April - 22 - 2009

Muhammad Ali

Interview with Muhammad Ali: Two hours from Chicago, Barrien Spring is a small village of about 2,000 people. The road leading to Muhammad Ali’s house ends there. Al Capone once owned this 88 acre Michigan farm. The MacDonald on the Interstate 94 exit to his home has his signed gloves hanging there.   Ali speaks […]

Posted by CDADawah On April - 22 - 2009

Fautimah Amin comes to Islam

I never believed in worshipping anyone except for God. Even as a child, the concept that we should worship Father, Son and Holy Ghost bothered me deeply. I could not understand why the son and the holy ghost should be worshipped… didn’t they worship God, too?   As I grew, I was indoctrinated into Western […]

Posted by CDADawah On April - 23 - 2009

Hollywood to Hajj

One of the millions of people making the pilgrimmage to Mecca was Omar Regan, a Hollywood actor who appeared as a double for Chris Tucker in the film Rush Hour 2. Al Jazeera’s Sami Zeidan reports from Saudi Arabia where he tracks down the comedic actor and talks to Regan about his journey from Hollywood […]

Posted by CDADawah On April - 22 - 2009

Yvonne K. Seon

Yvonne K. Seon holds a doctor’s in Divinity and was the first African American woman ordained minister for the Unitarian Church. She explains her story of how she came to Islam.

Posted by CDADawah On April - 22 - 2009

Donald Flood’s story of embracing Islam

Gathering the Initial Pieces of ‘the Purpose of Life Puzzle’ I once thought my upbringing offered an excellent way of life, especially since I felt satisfied both mentally and physically. As a young man, I lived the life of an average American who had a rather hedonistic lifestyle; I was fond of music, a festive […]

Posted by CDADawah On April - 23 - 2009

Napoleon: A Thug’s Life

In the mid 90’s, the rap scene was dominated by Tupac Shakur and his “Outlawz”. For the first time, former Outlaw Napoleon’s story is available in high quality on DVD.

Posted by CDADawah On April - 23 - 2009

William Chappelle

William tells the story of how his brother Dave Chappelle, his mother, his sister, his father, and other members of the family came to the realization that “there’s no God except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

Posted by CDADawah On April - 23 - 2009

Shaykh Khalid Amin

“The Dawah Doctor” Shaykh Khalid Amin at CDA’s annual Dawah conference “Dawah In The West 3: Stop the Violence!” explores the causes of violence and discusses it’s cures through family values and piety!

Posted by CDADawah On April - 23 - 2009

Charlie & Sedar Chappelle

Religion & Ehtics Newsweekly feature story: Charlie & Sedar. Boyhood friends grow up together, and although they have different faiths, still manage to be good friends.

Posted by CDADawah On April - 23 - 2009