This is a now a very un-topical rant I wrote some years ago, on the 17th April 2014. Once it was out of my system I decided against posting it as my blood pressure had returned to normal and saner bloggers had expressed my feelings in calm, considered words without resorting to excessive exclamation marks. […]
Salams and Juma' Mubarak, I could say a lot about this video - that I've been waiting for someone like him to say something like this for longer than I care to recall. That it's an overdue wake-up call to the Ummah, especially those of us in the West...but I'll let the Shaykh do the … Continue reading Women’s rights in Islam? Enough talk! Walk the walk.
I spotted the 'Dine @ Mine' project and had to share. It's an excellent initiative that's reviving the sunnah of our beloved Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, to sit down and break bread, khubz or roti with your neighbours. You can offer to host an iftar and the organisers will put you in … Continue reading Fastin’, Feastin’, Sharin’
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oun. Indeed it is is to Allah we belong, and to Him is our return. I've just learnt that Hajji Ayman Ahwal has left this world for a better one. May Allah bless him, forgive him and grant him a place in His Garden. Hajji Ayman was an environmentalist, traveller, … Continue reading A great man of the Earth has departed from it
My energy levels are currently a little too low for actual thought (only 1 hour til Iftar). So instead I offer you some of Haroon Moghul's insightful and lovely deliberations: I’m standing about six rows back from the Imam, surrounded by mostly Afghan and Pakistani men, and during the very first cycle of the prayer, … Continue reading Ramadan Thoughts
Yes, the wee lil fishies in the sea. And how half of the fish caught in the North Sea are discarded - their limp corpses thrown back into the sea thanks to some very dodgy EU policies. Not to mention all the turtles and dolphins that die a horrible death tangled in purse seine nets … Continue reading Won’t somebody think of the fishes??
A sweet act of solidarity by Egyptians following a horrific attack on the Coptic community on New Year's Eve. I only wish I was optimistic enough to believe that a hate-bomber might hold respect for any human life - Muslim, Christian or even his own. But that doesn't take away from this bravery - well … Continue reading Sweet solidarity against hate in Egypt