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« on: Oct 13, 2013 09:40 AM »


www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/10/being-muslim-in-las-vegas

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« Reply #1 on: Oct 28, 2013 03:30 AM »

I've got distant family down there and I was there for 2 months recently for a medical externship...will pass this article to them Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: Oct 28, 2013 04:10 PM »

Salams,

That's actually a really great article. I read the whole thing again! Very interesting profile on the Muslims there. Have to say I once knew a bro who worked as a card dealer in one of the casinos "because he had to" Roll Eyes But I'm sure that the vast majority are 'living in suburbia' like the article says. Many jobs, nice weather (even if hot), low taxes, good housing, it's easy to see how ppl are attracted. But... if you are a baker at a casino... very grey area there Sad Have to be careful I think.
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 29, 2013 07:02 AM »

Salam, as it is known to everyone that Vegas is known for some unethical and vulgar activities but there is another side of the face that represents true and moderate image of Muslims. I truly believe that they can be certainly called as pride of Ummah.
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 31, 2013 03:41 AM »

There are so many gray areas in many professions across the U.S. and many other countries. But mention Vegas and it kind of raises a brow if not an out and out no. I would move there for the weather alone.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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