= Muayyad Saleh Alsadi مؤيد صالح السعدي =
I'm a Muslim Mathematician from Jordan.
I'm the main developer of ojuba Linux (www.ojuba.org) a fedora-based Arabic-locale distribution that includes add-ons from livna
I'm a Linux user since 2002. Redhat Linux 8 was the first distribution that I installed on my PC at home and I still have CDs.
Later I used older versions like RHL 6.0 and 7. but not on my computer at home.
I come to know Linux when a brother named Osama Khayyat sent me Mandriva 9.0 as a gift even though I did not know him before.
I'm a big fedora/rpm fan, and I used to love Debian's richness of packages when I did not have internet connection, but I was never able to build a real .deb package.
== Contact ==
* '''Email''': [[MailTo(alsadi AT ojuba DOT org)]
* '''IRC''': alsadi
* '''Fedora Account''': alsadi
== Activities within Fedora ==
* I18n and l10n, specially for Arabic language (BiDi support)
* spinning fedora and making it easy to rebrand and remixed
* I have made very humble patches to anaconda's livecd-creator, firstboot, gnome-terminal, ...etc some were accepted and many are not good enough to be accepted
== favourite quotes ==
* O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). -- Quran V49:13
* Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? ... -- Quran V21:30
* And say: "The truth is from your Lord." Then whosoever wills, let him believe, and whosoever wills, let him disbelieve. Verily, We have prepared for the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers), a Fire whose walls will be surrounding them (disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh). (...) -- Quran V18:29
* "I wanted to know the best of one who holds today undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind... I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life." -- Mahatma Gandhi (in YOUNG INDIA)
* "It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy; for, in the mosque, when the call for prayer is sounded and worshippers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel side by side and proclaim: 'God Alone is Great'... I have been struck over and over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes man instinctively a brother." -- the poetess of India Sarojini Naidu (Ideals of Islam, vide Speeches & Writings, Madras, 1918, p. 169)
* "My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level." -- Michael H. Hart, (THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY, New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, page. 33.)
* "Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes. There is Muhammad the Prophet. There is Muhammad the Warrior; Muhammad the Businessman; Muhammad the Statesman; Muhammad the Orator; Muhammad the Reformer; Muhammad the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad the Protector of Slaves; Muhammad the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad the Judge; Muhammad the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these departments of human activities, he is alike a hero." -- K. S. Ramakrishna Rao (Hindu professor of Philosophy, in his booklet "Muhammad the Prophet of Islam")
* "I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, AND MAHOMET, AN APOSTLE OF GOD' is the simple and invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honor of the Prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtues; and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion." -- Edward Gibbon and Simon Ockley (History of the Saracen Empires, London, 1870, p. 54)
* "lf a man like Muhammed were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness." -- George Bernard Shaw
* The wind blows to the direction that opposes what the sailors want -- Almutanabi (915 - 965 AD)