Category Archives: Talks -general

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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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Generating real scholars and Zaytuna

Assalamu alaikum, peace to all. It’s been a while since I logged on here. Many life events came in the way…mashaAllah very happy ones :). However there have also been a bunch of posts in my head that have piled … Continue reading

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Another must share article, MashaAllah so true! called ‘why do people have to leave each other’

I read this on Imam Webb’s Virtual Mosque here and had to share it. MashaAllah so very well written and speaking of eternal and essential truths. Do please circulate this widely…perhaps there is someone who needs it as much as … Continue reading

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A muslim’s take on the disaster in Japan

I wanted to say a few things, not to air my views but because it needs to be said. And I say it first to myself. Recently I’ve read an article saying things to the nature that…the people of Japan … Continue reading

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Here is a gentle story on the life of this world

Assalamu alaikum, peace and the blessing of God upon all! It is hard to stop thinking of Japan. My thoughts and prayers for all the beautiful brave kind people there. May Allah make it easy for them. Knowing that prayer … Continue reading

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