Peace be with you all, My name is Saad Ahmad Rashad .
Well my friends added rashad at the end, in-case you haven’t noticed the whole name rhymes. I’m a Muslim brother from another mother who grew up in Brooklyn and has come across many experiences, and I thought maybe you Muslims and Non-Muslims would be interested in reading about my random views and topics.
I try my best to talk about issues which I feel need to be reflected upon to reform oneself, a reminder to myself first.
A little bit about me:
I’m currently 28 years old. I graduated in 2011 from Brooklyn college with a degree in business and marketing. I do plan on pursuing an M.B.A eventually.
Currently I’m in the Entrepreneur mode working on an advertising company I co-founded called Muslim Ad Network and concurrently building out the Chill Yo Islam Yo website + soon to come clothing line insha’Allah. And ultimately, I want to continue studying the official teachings of Islam.
As you may have noticed, I really love business and it motivates me even more that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S) was a successful businessman due to his honesty and ability to build solid relationships.
What is Chillyoislamyo.com?
The chill yo islam yo blog was started in late 2007 and alhumdulilah it’s still going. Before I used to be able to write articles very frequently, now it’s slowed down but it’s still active. I’m trying to evolve it by adding more writers to the chill yo islam yo team and that will allow for different perspectives and experiences to be shared insha’Allah so stay tuned!
The goal of chill yo islam yo is simple: If enough of us change we can perhaps change the world. I will try my best to put my thoughts and insights in a clear perspective driven by educated purposes so you and I can make positive moves in life.
We have a new generation of Youth coming and my goal is to help them not make the same mistakes I made, and more specifically the generation before.
Don’t worry my articles are clean like halal meat, there isn’t any attempt at trying to twist up the truth over here. Yes this is official tissue like a refugee whistle.
Why did I make this website?
In addition to what I’ve already mentioned. I just want to add some more points. (God Willing) my goal is to give people a better understanding of Islam by presenting it in a clean, and practical way.
Most of main articles as you’ll see in the “Real Halal Talk” section are geared towards personal development. From a demographics perspective, the target audience of my content are mostly Young Muslims from the west, but of course anyone can gain benefit if Allah wills it for them.
One of the main problems in the world is ignorance. As a writer, I feel I need to address certain issues that are often ignored or not presented in a appealing way to the Youth, who in fact have a attention span of 20 minutes! I hope to establish a need for them to visit this website, and entertain them without sacrificing my principles and ethical beliefs.
Meaning permissible to Islamic rules and give them the bridge them to the ideology of “chill yo Islam yo”, meaning if you come across anything ha’raam (evil, impermissible, forbidden) – not permissible in Islam, that ruins your moment, just say “Chill Yo Islam Yo”, and keep it moving like a smooth Muslim. ( Props to my boy Harris for the idea)
So now it’s time to write articles targeted towards those who are in need of spiritual and mental development. Closing remarks, hold strong to your faith and remember Allah (God Almighty). Be real with yourself, and most importantly choose your companions wisely, and be a leader. This isn’t no tom cruise movie, I believe in my mission, its not impossible, don’t get it twisted.
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