Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Getchya Shukr on, Inglewood

Had to give a shout out to my humble servant/former Arabic teacher Dawood Ya-Sizzerl, probably the only Imam ever to pose nude in Madonna's sex book. No joke...his life story reads like a modern-day St. Hippo:

Born in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Imam Dawood is the Imam of Masjid Al Islam in New Haven. He left his studies at Southern Connecticut State University in International Relations and Foreign Diplomacy after being hired by Willhelmina Models of New York City in 1991. As a professional model, he worked in London, Paris, New York City, and Milan. In 1996, Imam Dawood embraced Islam during a modeling campaign in South Africa. From there he began his training in Islamic studies traveling to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India. In 1997, he moved to Syria where he formally studied the Arabic language and Islamic Sciences for four years at the Abu Nur Institute. Imam Dawood returned to New Haven in 2002 where he lives with his wife and children.

Now he's a fashion designer, catering to Muslims of taste as well as infidels with the hookup. Check out his original designs at I got a galabiyya from there, it looks straight pimp.

And yes, in case you were wondering, that's his neck on the homepage.


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