Mastika Saad, a hotel staff in Thailand’s Muslim majority province of Pattani, poses with a Christmas hat at the hotel lobby December 25, 2007.
Ok people, I am still here. Well kind of. My apologies for not replying earlier or not commenting on your blogs. I will be back soon. Anyway here is your dose of happy smiling Muslims. Enjoy!
Afghan refugees who are living in Pakistan greet each other as they come together to celebrate teh Eid a-Fitr holdiay, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. The Eid a-Fitr holiday marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Zubair)
Well you must be thinking that Aliana had been complaining that there are not many pictures of smiling Muslims out there in the media and yet day after day she had been putting such pictures on the web. Well guess what I have run out of such pictures and now I need your help in posting such pictures. So please if you know of any such pictures in the media then please either forward them to me to post them on your blog and I would love to link to your posts.
p.s: Aliana’s e-mail: alianamirza [hehe] gmail [haha] com
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Anousheh Ansari is the first Muslim women in space.
Lo and behol, on day 7 I bring you Thai Muslim children who are really happy and smiling in this picture. Also consider this your dose of cuteness for the day.
Image source: http://www.bazuki.com/tsunami/index.html
Here is Queen Rania again.
Jordan’s Queen Rania (L) shakes hands with a boy during her tour of the Sabha and Sobhiyeh towns in the Northern Badia region during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan September 20, 2007. REUTERS/Naser Ayoub (JORDAN)
Here is the third Muslim to (soon) go into space.
R-L: Members of the main international space crew, Malaysia’s first astronaut, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, American Peggy Whitson and Yury Malenchenko of Russia shake hands after a news conference in Star City outside Moscow. Shukor said on Thursday he hoped to fast aboard the International Space Station as he visits there in the holy month of Ramadan.(AFP/Maxim Marmur)
I am really sick and tired of seeing pictures of angry Muslims in the media. While I do agree that there are many Muslims out there who seriously need to take the chill pill or take anger management classes to say the least, it is also true that there are a lot of good Muslims out there who are genuinely happy and who love to laugh, smile and find happiness in helping others. So for at least for the duration of Ramadan I will be posting pictures of Muslim who are smiling or at least look cool. So here is a picture for day 1.
Jordanian boys smile as they receive a donated fast breaking meal at Takeyat Um Ali, a humanitarian service center which provides food for poor families, Amman, Jordan, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. The center provides more than 3500 meals every day during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)