The Difference between a Student of Knowledge and a Student of the Internet (via The Aqeedah and Manhaj of the Salaf-as-Saalih)

This article doesn’t imply that genuine knowledge can not be obtained from the internet. I think what it is speaking more about is the lack of adab or ikhlaq of those who are studying deen but for the wrong reasons. A lot of those people DO get most of their information from the internet but … Continue reading

Alhumdulilah: Story of an African King, his Thumb, and his Friend

Alhumdulilah-Story of an African King, his thumb, and his friend Not sure if this is a true story or not but it is widely told and holds a great lesson so I will post it here: There once was a king in Africa who enjoyed hunting.   He had a close friend, whom he grew up … Continue reading

Senseless

Last week a little around midnight I heard someone firing a gun in my neighborhood and I was pretty annoyed.  Why was I annoyed as opposed to scared out of my mind?  Well, because it’s wedding season, and around this time, the sound of gunshots is not too uncommon.  Men typically fire rounds of gunshots … Continue reading

Response to a Comment on Facebook

A colleague of mine on facebook responded to my post on Al-Fatiha: I’m pretty sure those who have gone astray are those who murder, rape, and show other kinds of cruelty to other humans and living beings. Not just those who don’t follow the Quran as it is written, which is what this entry seems … Continue reading

Reflections on Al-Fatiha

Al-Fatiha is also called “sab’a mathani”—seven oft-repeated verses. It is recited at least 17 times daily in the five obligatory prayers. But do we really pay attention when we are reciting this masterpiece?

Quake

The thing that terrified me the most, was not just the movement and the shaking, but the awful sound that accompanied it. A vibrating thrum that quickly became a cross between a scream and a roar.

Ten Ways to save money (and prevent Israaf) on your wedding

Also titled: How to not give your parents a heart attack when you tell them your wedding budget.

Ways You Can Raise Money for the Pakistan Flood Disaster

Sell your old gold –Gold is at a record high right now, so sell your unwanted gold now while you have the chance.  If you need the money, go ahead and keep the original cost of the jewelry, you will most likely have plenty extra on top to donate to the flood victims. Donate your … Continue reading

Goals for September

My plan to bring back my Arabic language skills and establish a homeschooling curriculum for my son.