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.

Connect with me:

  1. Twitter – SaadYo
  2. Facebook – Saad
  3. Email – Saad@chillyoislamyo.com


49 Responses to ABOUT SAAD

  1. American Muslim August 10, 2007 at 12:01 am #

    Well put introduction to yourself.

  2. Lalla Mona August 17, 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    ur name rhymes :)

    Great site I really enjoy it, keep it up.

    and jazaka Allahu khairan

  3. Tabish August 21, 2007 at 12:05 pm #

    W'sup SAAD?! Salaams.

    HAHA, I remember taking that picture! I'm glad out of all the pics you could've chosen, you liked mine the best :)

  4. Saad August 21, 2007 at 1:22 pm #

    Yea Yea, You the Man….

  5. Linz August 30, 2007 at 2:18 am #

    I love the title of ur site..and I really like the way u r showing Islam…



  6. Emad August 31, 2007 at 7:01 am #

    IIIIIII Looooovvvvvvvveeeeeeee Thiisssssssssssss Pllllaaaaaaaaaaacccccceeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ….good job Saad may Allah reward you for everyone that benefits from the info =)

  7. Saad August 31, 2007 at 6:53 pm #

    Jazakullah brother Emad….Inshallah Allah SWT help all of us benefit from the Quran and Sunnah!

    • Miya February 15, 2014 at 7:50 am #

      You have to be a special kind of poesrn to be able to run a daycare. To have to take care of others peoples children, dealing with different poesrnalities and different parents day in and out. Not just anyone can do what you do and I think you will be right at home with your career choice.

  8. Haji Love September 4, 2007 at 10:18 am #

    Salams ,

  9. Haji Love September 4, 2007 at 10:20 am #


    Have just joined your site

    Inshallah Allah (SWT) SWT help all of us benefit from the Quran and Sunnah!

  10. Saad September 5, 2007 at 2:18 pm #

    wasalaam haji love, enjoy your stay inshallah!

  11. FAHAD September 13, 2007 at 1:36 pm #


    • Kaycee February 15, 2014 at 12:58 am #

      At last! Something clear I can unsnrdtaed. Thanks!

  12. amirah September 13, 2007 at 8:52 pm #

    hey i just reverted to islam a few weeks ago an di absolutely love your site

    • faizal September 13, 2011 at 3:22 am #

      welcome to islam amirah..

  13. Emad Hussain Syed September 20, 2007 at 8:13 am #

    This is an answer for those brothers who miraculously happen to find out BEFORE they even know me or meet me that i drive a Mister Softee truck and ask me this question with the utmost eye glowing amazement, leg shaking excitement and hair pulling curiousity …How does it feel to be Mr Softee??

    well for all you anonymous fans ..here's the answer:

    So im drivin my Mr Softee truck on a Saturday afternoon and I slow down for this man who’s waving for ice-cream …but as I get closer and stop the truck im dazed and amazed to find this ridiculously dressed guy even tho it isn't halloween yet but anyhow he happens to be a real live pirate and suddenly i have a feeling he hadn't stopped me for ice cream …but C'MON a pirate in Brooklyn?!!?!? ..ehh what the hell, a customer is a customer so I open the window ..unfortunately I noticed that this pirate had a miniature pirate ship steering wheel sticking out of his fly but nonetheless I asked him hey pirate you have cash?? ..so the pirate says Aaaarrr I left me Louis Vuitton wallet back on me ship …but I be carryin me this measly bag of gold …so I told him listen captain, the cone costs two bags of gold but since you seem like a cool cat ill let u slide this time (oh yea ..and after that day I took a permanent vacation) ..anyway so I asked him What can I get ya? ..the pirate motioned his hook at the picture and said Aaaarrrrr gimmi a swirled cone with them sprinkles and a waffle cone for me parrot!! …I said no problem captain but YOU DO know that you have a little steering wheel sticking out of yur fly right?? …the pirate laughed aarrr arrrr aarrr arrrrr and said ..this be a wheel boy which steers me nuts for the rated Aaaarrrr action with me mermaids!!

    ….well, there you have it

    anyway next time we meet we can have a NON-ICECREAM related conversation inshAllah =)

  14. Sumra October 29, 2007 at 12:19 pm #

    Wowwww Mashallah Saad! I'm so proud of you for creating such a helpful website! Keep it up mah brotha from another motha =]

  15. iamcrazy November 8, 2007 at 5:53 pm #

    Aaah i like the chill attitude.

    And what really made me laugh was the ''smooth muslim'' comment.

    If you got the time google 'smooth muslim'.. its youtube vid.. very bizarre..

    Anyhow back to this, MashAllah great work and keep it up Bruv.

  16. muhammad saad November 26, 2007 at 8:12 am #

    salam its very good i m with u and all muslim with us

  17. Knowledge Seeker December 12, 2007 at 4:45 am #

    Excellent site yo!

  18. Umm LOL Cats December 25, 2007 at 12:02 pm #

    I like the chill attitude. Its something that all of us Muslims can use.

  19. VeiledBeauty February 9, 2008 at 8:43 am #

    Wow, I love the title! It's so creative. And the blog is mindblowing, mashallah!

  20. Anonymous February 23, 2008 at 9:44 am #


  21. tariq March 12, 2008 at 11:54 pm #

    salaam, saad i probably never told u how much i love ur site. too much fun. m'shallah.

  22. Hubaiba January 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    Great website! I fell upon it during a google search and mistook it for something else. The name is great and helps attract many. Keep your postings going, mashalah they r very helpful n encouraging.

    ….Muslim youth needs information in their own words :)

  23. Shaikh Farhan September 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Chill Yo Islam Yo! You got an amazing blog title Bro! 😉

    (Yayy! That Rhymes! :P)


  24. Misribunch September 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Asslamualykum brother just wanted to let you know about a new islamic children show released from london so here goes…

    "The Misri Bunch" are a group of friends who help each other to learn about Allah, Islam and good morals. Series one concentrates on teaching the young viewers about the Creator (Allah All Mighty). The gang go through exciting stories which helps to explain who The Creator (Allah or God as referred by some) is, by going through His different names and attributes. By knowing Allah you will worship Him in the manner He deserves rather than worshiping false deities. This series was brought to you by Qadimoon Kids – Media dedicated to the Ummah. please visit http://www.misribunch.com for more info

  25. Community College Li September 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    U R awesome!! love your blog brother!

  26. Nora October 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    salam..well done saad!

    keep the daawah coming..

  27. Saad October 22, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    Alhumdulilah….Wa'salaam everyone! Thank you for your kind support…please keep me in your dua's.

  28. yemeni129 October 25, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    salaams i live in birmingham but my home country is yemen i went to saudia in august this year it was so beautiful that i wanted to stay there longer i am in secondary skool and i have maths exams please do dua's for me and inshallah i will do the same for you

  29. yemeni129 October 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    salaams, i am a arab, are you an arab Saad?

  30. :o) February 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Salam and peace,

    just wanted to say that I like your sunglasses in that picture… and also your website in general.

    haha :)

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  32. Rayi June 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Great blog! People who have strong religious value like yourself inspire me to seek guidance.
    Thank you :)

    Allahu Akbar

  33. Mariam Mababaya July 1, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    Masha-Allah. May Allah accept our good deeds and guide all Muslims to whatever Allah and His Messenger Muhammad (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) loves. Ameen.

  34. Mariam Mababaya July 1, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    I’ve just bookmarked your blog insha-Allah since I can’t ‘follow this blog’ on blogger (http://mababaya.blogspot.com)

    CTRL + D to bookmark this blog. Allahu A’lam.


    (only the truly good and pure souls are guided to Islam by Allah, while the evil souls are left astray and are made to dwell in Hell through continuous evildoing -unless Allah guides and wills to guide them to the only true religion Islam, religion of mercy from the Most Merciful One Above)

  35. Maliha September 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Saad, I’m sooo proud of you my boy!

  36. Tanjil Ahmed Ruhullah October 15, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    Assalamualaykum brother Saad. I was and am a sincere fan of your articles and today as I read about you I must proclaim that it is an immense pleasure to get to know you. May Allah preserve you. Please make dua for me.

  37. Hafsa October 28, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    Hey, hey Saad
    nice pic. Ooops, is that haram?
    anyhoo I love your approach and the whole ”Real halal talk”
    What you’re doing is amazing and you deserve much more users
    Peace 😀

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    May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds and forgive all our sins. Ameen.
    wasalaam :)

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