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December 5, 2005 10:25 PM   Subscribe

Maniac Muslim: Making Muslims look cool since 1984. A humorous look at all things Muslims, by Muslims, and for Muslims (and you), such as Annoying Quirks Of Masjid Uncles, Your Guide to Islamic Conferences, and Muslim Chat Lingo. The impetus for the sight can be found here.
posted by Falconetti (25 comments total)

 
I love websights.
posted by null terminated at 10:47 PM on December 5, 2005


Oh shit. I meant "sight" as in "this website is quite a sight.
posted by Falconetti at 10:52 PM on December 5, 2005


"
posted by Falconetti at 10:52 PM on December 5, 2005


:-) Sorry for being a jerk. The site's really cool.
posted by null terminated at 10:53 PM on December 5, 2005


Gold.
posted by NewBornHippy at 11:13 PM on December 5, 2005


The online muslim marriage bit is the best.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:38 PM on December 5, 2005


salamzzzz
posted by ori at 12:01 AM on December 6, 2005


Actually a pretty great site and a good FPP. The writing is a bit Jeff K but the innocent enthusiasm of the webmaster is pretty infectious.
posted by ori at 12:07 AM on December 6, 2005


I had hoped it was gonna be a halal conversion of Matthew Smith's classic game.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:08 AM on December 6, 2005


The online marriage is the best fo' sho, dawg.
posted by five fresh fish at 12:10 AM on December 6, 2005


ROFL.
posted by Firas at 12:20 AM on December 6, 2005 [1 favorite]


haha that marriage was a riot.
posted by nightchrome at 12:29 AM on December 6, 2005


From the open house day at the mosque:

When it was time to organize small groups of tours, chaos broke loose. It’s natural for the non-Muslim visitors to be inquisitive and ask questions. It’s NOT natural for the tour guides to treat it like some fanatical debate.

“Hi there…my name is Susan. I was just curious as to why women pray in the back?”
“WHAT? DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD PRAY SIDE BY SIDE LIKE SOME SUPERMARKET?”
“No it’s just that-”
“PROVE TO ME THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD. PROVE IT NOW. NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE DOES IT SAY THE TRINITY EXISTS.”
“Actually I’m Jewish and-”
“ISRAELI THIEVES. FREE PALESTINE”
“I’m actually against the occupa-”
“THIS TOUR IS OVER”


Great site. Really funny and I think I even *gasp* learned something.
:D
posted by kosher_jenny at 12:33 AM on December 6, 2005


Huh, "marriage" and "fuck" must come from the same root in Arabic, since "fuck" is "niqeh" (or so I was told when learning Arabic). You learn something new every day!
posted by Pseudoephedrine at 12:36 AM on December 6, 2005


*groans and shudders* Must.... repel... Bevets.....
posted by malusmoriendumest at 4:03 AM on December 6, 2005


Incidentally, I lost the game. Blame Bevets.
posted by malusmoriendumest at 4:13 AM on December 6, 2005


Don't miss the Hogwarts Muslim Students Association!

Note: Astaghfirullah (or ASTAGIFRULLAH as seen at Hogwarts; literally "I ask Allah for ghafr 'pardon, forgiveness'") is often used to ward off a compliment or, as by Abdul Wahab here, to separate oneself from another's bad behavior.
posted by languagehat at 5:53 AM on December 6, 2005


I know Hamzah personally. Funny guy.

Maniac Muslim grew out of a number of sources..

The foremost sources of inspiration were the estimable Maddox (which is seen in some of his "harsher" work in his previous site, the brown times) and the onion. Also of influence was Islamica News, who pioneered the witty muslim t-shirt. Also, of course, Azhar Usman. Allah (swt) made him funny indeed.
posted by Mossy at 6:58 AM on December 6, 2005


As an aside, my favourite is indeed the online nikkah. I'm sure I know who that imam is too ;)
posted by Mossy at 6:59 AM on December 6, 2005


This is great. As interesting and informative as it is funny.


posted by koeselitz at 9:05 AM on December 6, 2005




Hmmm..

Let's all hope for unity.
posted by Mossy at 9:10 AM on December 6, 2005


Very sympathetic.
But why has his face been blanked out
from the about Hamzah page and does he refuse to mention his whereabouts on the about Hamzah page?

I surely hope that a bit of muslim fun does not lead to threats from angry muslim hardliners....
posted by jouke at 9:46 AM on December 6, 2005


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

reminiscence reminiscence lol
posted by zouhair at 10:40 AM on December 6, 2005


Ha! Reminds me of the LiveJournal community Islam Like Whoa, which was about Islam but treated like a fandom.

Their Prophet Of The Week series was pretty good and funny writing.
posted by divabat at 1:04 PM on December 6, 2005


Uh, whoops, link not working...

Islam Like Whoa
posted by divabat at 1:05 PM on December 6, 2005


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