Mullah Nasruddin was in a contemplative mood, drinking coffee with his friends. They found themselves pondering death and the legacy they would leave behind. "When you are lying wrapped in your shroud, with your friends and family mourning you, what would you like to hear them say about you?" asked a friend. "I would like … Continue reading Mullah Nasrudin and the Eulogy
I like those daft warnings you get on bags of peanuts. So I was rather tickled by the laundry instructions on my new ironing board cover. (Yes, I'm easily amused - don't judge me.)
Far too often you read or hear something so stunningly daft that it leaves you blinking and wondering what kind of vegetable this person was using in lieu of a brain that day. This week I offer you: "Heels show the humanity burkas lack" - Joan Smith in The Independent applauds a Romanian minister who … Continue reading Moronic Quote of the Week
Mr Boota is a seventh generation drummer who just can't help himself. I salute his dedication mash'Allah - I can barely wake myself up before dawn, never mind half my neighbourhood. I heard the traditional Ramadan drummers on a trip to Pakistan a few years ago. In the neighbourhood where I was staying the drummer … Continue reading And this month’s bravery award goes to… the Dawn Drummer of New York!
One of the attractions of Islam is the direct nature of a Muslim's relationship with God. Everyone has a direct line - you don't need to dial via a priest or saint. This little girl on Sunnipath takes that idea to the next level. 🙂 "SunniPath is the vanguard of combining religion and technology. A … Continue reading Direct Line to God
I came across something a little different. I wasn't sure what to expect of something calling itself British Muslim Song. I'm always a little cautious around English nasheed offerings because so many well-meaning creations are just bad translations with cringe-worthy lyrics. I'm sorry Sami Yusuf, you have a lovely voice and I'm sure you're a … Continue reading Song for the Seekers