Category Archives: Talks -general

‘Fathima Knight in shining armour’!

Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you dear readers, A few weeks ago, I was greatly delighted to ‘attend’ online, the first commencement ceremony of Zaytuna college. Zaytuna (=Olive/Olive tree) college is North America’s first academic Muslim liberal arts college. I … Continue reading

Posted in Current affairs, Interfaith, Talks -general, Talks on Islam | 5 Comments

Introducing Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Dear readers, Assalamu alaikum, peace be upon you all, February has rushed past and it is already close to the middle of March. I am amazed at the rapid passage of time, as I am sure most of you are … Continue reading

Posted in Current affairs, Talks -general, Talks on Islam | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Chess and Divine Decree

Assalamu alaikum (peace be with you) My dear readers, I am not sure I’ve talked about it before, but those who know me know I am an avid chess player. I’ve loved the game since a dear uncle taught it … Continue reading

Posted in Current affairs, Interfaith, Musings, Talks -general, Talks on Islam | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

‘A kind word is a charity’ – Prophet Muhammed (peace and salutations of God upon him)

Peace be with you all, I came across this beautiful short talk by Habib Al-Jifri, a great scholar and one of very noble birth, both his parents are descendents of Ali (Allah be pleased with him), the prophet’s couzin. You … Continue reading

Posted in Interfaith, Talks -general, Talks on Islam | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beauty

Watching a beautiful and soothing dance piece, one of the 12 tranditional ‘ballet’s or ‘vannam’ in Sri Lankan classical dance here is a little piece of poetry…it is rather a ‘kaviya’ or a poem that is sung according to a … Continue reading

Posted in Interfaith, Music, Musings, Talks -general, Talks on Islam | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facing Depression

You know in the Muslim world, where we are people of faith, we often don’t feel comfortable acknowledging that we too can get depressed. We feel admitting that is tantamount to admiting that our iman is weak. But it is … Continue reading

Posted in Interfaith, Talks -general, Talks on Islam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Reviving the Islamic Spirit …and the need for it

Alhamdulillah it is good to be back to writing again. Who ever thought my next post would be written laying on a bed in the same hotel I was staying at last year in Long Beach, California! More importantly, that … Continue reading

Posted in Current affairs, Interfaith, Music, Talks -general, Talks on Islam | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment