Archive for December, 2008

Science & Islam on BBC4

// December 31st, 2008 // 10 Comments » // Blog

blue_circle_blueprintThe first episode of a new three-part documentary on Science and Islam comes out next Monday, 5th January 2009, on BBC4, at 9pm (if you miss it, catch it on BBC iPlayer):

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

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Protest Photos

// December 30th, 2008 // 2 Comments » // Photos

Photos taken at a public demonstration against the bombing of Gaza, held outside the Israeli embassy in London.

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Introductory & Question Signs

// December 26th, 2008 // 2 Comments » // Blog

Two more new signing videos are now LIVE:

Introductory signs:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=A3pkfu6DMic&fmt=22

Question words:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2_OnZhNaJtM&fmt=22

Something to keep you busy during the holiday season.

The final video on Islamic Signs will be released next week, God willing.

Men, Takest Thou A Tip From Romeo

// December 24th, 2008 // 13 Comments » // Blog

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Did my heart love till now?
Forswear it, sight.
For I ne'er saw true beauty till
this night.

Act 1, Scene 5, Romeo & Juliet, William Shakespeare.

Speakest thou such sweet words to thine blushing bride on her wedding night, to win Juliet's tender heart for all eternity.

Just a suggestion.

An Evening in East London

// December 21st, 2008 // 9 Comments » // Photos

SimSim and I went on a little 'adventure' last night in our efforts to find an ice rink in East London.

First, we went on the bus towards Stratford – the future home of the 2012 Olympics, inshā’Allāh. On the way, we got stuck in traffic on Green Street, one of the main districts for S.E. Asian shopping in London. However, it is also the home of West Ham United football ground; so Saturday nights tend to bring out the footie fans.

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Piccadilly Circus by Night

// December 19th, 2008 // 8 Comments » // Photos

After visiting the Apple Store on Regent Street again this afternoon, I walked down to Piccadilly Circus to snap a few pics for you guys.

The iconic neon signs on the corner of Piccadilly Circus

The iconic neon signs on the corner of Piccadilly Circus


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Learn to Sign Numbers in BSL

// December 18th, 2008 // 2 Comments » // Blog

New SignLabs.org video is out, alhamdulillah! I embedded the HD version below, so please be a bit patient while it loads. Three more new vids to come over the next few weeks, inshā’Allāh… stay tuned.

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For Organica

// December 14th, 2008 // 6 Comments » // Photos

A view of Oxford Street, from the Tottenham Court Road intersection

A view of Oxford Street, from the Tottenham Court Road intersection (click to enlarge)

Regent Street: Day vs Night

// December 11th, 2008 // 12 Comments » // Photos

Some photos that I took during my travels to Central London today.

As a side, if someone had mugged me on my way home (yes, I have strange thoughts like that) they would have done very well. In my coat pockets I had the following:

  • two mobile phones
  • an iPod Touch
  • £250 in cash
  • a Canon digicam, that cost around £150 at the time of purchase

I was also carrying a laptop bag containing the MacBook that set me back £900 earlier this year, and my purse – but that only contained £15.

Anyway… Alhamdulillah, I was not mugged, and I am now in the relative safety of my own living room. Still, I can't help wondering how silly I was for carrying all that stuff around. It couldn't really be helped though…

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Community Relations Debate

// December 10th, 2008 // 1 Comment » // Blog

This short transcript of a debate in the House of Lords, titled, “Community Relations: Muslims” is worth a read. The fact that such a matter is being discussed openly, at high levels, says a lot in itself.

Some highlights:

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