A gallery of photos by one of my favourite photographers, on the theme of one of my favourite things. Enjoy.
I thought I'd start a collection of 'Unexpected Muslims' - living or late, converts or born into the faith, whose lives challenge our preconceptions of what a Muslim ought to be. The collection will include people who've done something unexpected, unusual or outright eccentric with their lives - like deciding to become Muslim in 19th … Continue reading Unexpected Muslims – Lord Stanley the Brother Baron
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’
Ramadan Mubarak, and what a Ramadan it is this year. Eighteeeen hour fasts I tell ya! And it's sorting the fluffy lambs from the mountain sheep and no mistake. Some have fled for foreign shores, with shorter hours, but the rest of us stoics are keeping it together in these unusually sunny days. And d'you … Continue reading Ramadan Mubarak one and all!
You have done well in the contest of madness. You were brave in that holy war. You have all the honourable wounds of one who has tried to find love where the beautiful bird does not drink. May I speak to you like we are close and locked away together? Once I found a stray … Continue reading You were brave
The Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Do not consider any act of kindness insignificant, even meeting your brother with a cheerful face." Hadith Muslim
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