Category Archives: Talks on Islam

Looking for Laylathul-Qadr

Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you all I promised to blog about Laylathul Qadr. Layl means night in Arabic and Qadr is a word hard to translate. It can mean; power, destiny, highly valued, decree,  among other meanings, when used … Continue reading

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‘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

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Being Environment-friendly is so rewarding!

- Here is a Big joy jot for Ramadan 6th -alleviates some of the sadness that Ramadan is going by so quickly  Being Environment-friendly is so rewarding!.  

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The honored guest has arrived! and my attempts to sight hilal ur-Ramadan

Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you! My dear readers, Ramadan Mubarak! (= congratulations on Ramadan/wishing you a blessed Ramadan/Happy Ramadan…any of these will work, again its a phrase hard to translate). Thanks and praise to Allah for the felicity to meet … Continue reading

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The honored guest is less than a ‘moon’ away!

I am interrupting my series on Spain because I must express my growing joy that the month of months is so close upon us. The month of Sha’ban began a few days ago with the new moon. The next new … Continue reading

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Mezquita de Cordoba

Dear readers, Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you, I cannot move to sharing other snippets from our rihla, without posting on the Mezquita de Cordoba. I had read and heard a great deal about it, and for me, it was … Continue reading

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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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A Reflection on Divine Love

A masterful article by one of the luminaries of Muslim scholarship in the modern age. Please do read. A Reflection on Divine Love.

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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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striving to worship God as though we see Him

Assalamu alaikum (peace be with you) This is a friday sermon (jumuah khutbah) delivered by one of our foremost scholars today. Sh. Mokhtar has an interesting background, having a PhD in engineering and physics in addition to his religious scholarly … Continue reading

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