Monday, November 13, 2006

Questions

1. Do men who kill themselves for Allah get 40 virgins?
2. What does Islam say about homosexuality?

Funny. Last Thursday was one of the few times I have felt productive in the sense of Islamic work since arriving in San Francisco back in August.

I received an email looking for volunteers to help out with a field trip some students were taking to the Jones Street Mosque (interesting mosque, 5 minute walk from UC Hastings). I responded expressing interest.

So, after Torts I headed to the mosque. I prayed Zuhr and then went downstairs to the Community Room where the kids were. Sevim was at the front of the room talking to them, so I quietly took a seat in one of the empty chairs at the back of the room. That was short lived. She spotted me a few minutes later and called me up, before heading off to take a well deserved break. There I was, all by myself in front of 80+ high school freshmen. All of a sudden I wished I still taught Sunday School, I hadn't worked with a similar age group since March 2005.

The kids were visiting from a high school in Berkeley. And the portion of the program I was facilitating: an informal Q&A session. Reference the opening of this post for questions 1 & 5, respectively.

. . . Alhamdulillah. . .

4 comments:

Qamar said...

okkk...id like to know who is responsible for your randomness today. is that a personal quote ms. billo?

Bean said...

um wait did you ask those questions randomly? do you have a response?

Rafiq said...

salaam.
when did you start blogging?
smooth

Affad Shaikh said...

wait how did you respond, i dont care about the randomness, you should have a response...some crazy, i told them to jump of a cliff sorta response. Gosh kill the best of the story why dont you!