Archive for January, 2007


// January 31st, 2007 // 5 Comments » // Blog

A very short post, which may be deleted soon.

Spam is annoying enough, but what about spam in a foreign language?

I've been receiving random e-mails at my blog e-mail addy, written in, what i think is, Japanese.

If anyone can translate, here is a sample for you. I hope it's nothing too rude!


Dear Japanese spammers: Please stop wasting the internet, and target a more appropriate audience!

Forced Marriages & Multiculturalism

// January 31st, 2007 // 4 Comments » // Blog

I recently watched a BBC Hard Talk interview with Jasvinder Sanghera, founder of Karma Nivana, a S.E Asian women's project. In it, she outlined the very distressing tale of the traumatic events that took place in her youth, the implications of which continue to shape her adult life.

You can watch it here.

It just goes to show that forced marriages are a problem in many cultures, irrespective of religion. Isn't it strange that this inhumane practice is more prevalent in the immigrant communities of the U.K., than the countries from which these people originate?


Mac Elitism in Overdrive

// January 29th, 2007 // 2 Comments » // Blog

I was debating with myself whether to write a personal entry, or a political one.

Then i found this!

Cue Toy Story alien: “ooOOOoooOOooooh!”
Me want one…

War Knows No Kin

// January 27th, 2007 // 7 Comments » // Blog

Suicide bombers strike in Baghdad
Deadly battles shatter Gaza calm
Lebanon clashes fuel civil war fears

United we stand, divided we fall. Need i say any more?

One day we will wake up.
We will splash our sleep-filled eyes,
with the ice-cold water of reality.
Glancing in the bathroom mirror,
we will stare in horror,
as the true face of our worst enemy,
becomes apparent.


Happy New Year (again)!

// January 24th, 2007 // 5 Comments » // Blog

Last Saturday, i believe, was the first of Muharram, which is the first month of the Muslim, Hijri calendar.

Just a reminder…

Abu Hurayrah (may Allāh be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: 'The best of fasting after Ramadaan is fasting Allāh's month of Muharram.'” [reported by Muslim].

The best day to fast is the 10th, the day of Ashoorah. On this day, God released Moses and his people from the tyrannical grip of the Pharoah. Fasting this day will expiate the sins of the previous year [Muslim]. It is also encouraged to fast the 9th with it, as that was the will of Allāh's messenger (peace be upon him), but death prevented him from carrying out his wish.

May Allāh help us to become better Muslims with each passing moment, so that we may leave this world as pure as the day we entered it.

Marriage in Islam

// January 23rd, 2007 // 5 Comments » // Blog

One of the topics on my list, was marriage in Islam. I think one of the best ways to illustrate how beautiful this institution can be, is this video, by Sheikh Ahmad Shehab (hosted by Light Upon Light).

Compulsory viewing for all!

More Responses

// January 20th, 2007 // 3 Comments » // Blog

Firstly, apologies for the lack of response to various comments. My mind has been a little all over the place the last few days. I'm feeling a little wibbly (can't think of a better word), so it's best i don't work the grey cells too hard, lest they melt.

Secondly [a word i hate to use], (more…)

Dispatches: Undercover Mosques

// January 18th, 2007 // 13 Comments » // Blog

Some have described this programme as anti-Islam propaganda, others, as an exposé of the true face of Britain's mosques. You can judge for yourself.

In my previous post, i asked, “wouldn't it be great if Muslims were allowed to respond to this allegation, and have it broadcast to an equally wide audience?”. Well, my blog might not receive the ratings that Dispatches pulls in, but that's not going to stop me; blog-power, and all that.


Channel 4 Protest

// January 16th, 2007 // 15 Comments » // Blog

Today i read the following in the weekly e-mail from Islamic Events.


On 15th January Channel 4 Dispatches is planning to broadcast a
programme about the influence of Saudi Arabia on the spread of
terrorist activities. While there may be differences of opinion
within the Muslim community on certain issues it is unacceptable
to allow Channel 4 to capitalise on these differences in order
to attack basic Islamic principles.

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