Posts Tagged ‘Outsourcing’

Muslim Consumer Survey

// March 16th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

I was sent a request by the 1990 Trust to take part in a Muslim consumer survey. Below is the text from the e-mail. Although it specifically mentions the UK, i reckon the PoV of Muslims living as minorities in other Western countries (i.e., all you Canadians & Americans lurking out there) would be just as valid, inshā’Allāh. You don't need to give your name or age to take part.


Muslim Guy Shortage

// March 6th, 2007 // 17 Comments » // Blog

UPDATE, 15/03/2007:
Tonight's show is titled: Muslim Guy Shortage: Part II. Same time, same place.

When i saw this poster, i just HAD to advertise the show!

I've noticed in our Muslim communities that there are plenty of single, religious, educated, Muslim sisters, yet there is a great lack of like-minded brothers available for marriage. Thus, we have sisters in their late 20's and 30's who desire to get married but cannot find a suitable prospective.


Stay Out Of My Facebook!

// March 5th, 2007 // 6 Comments » // Blog

As a continuation of my recent entry on Facebook, i thought i would highlight this news story, which relates how information revealed via social networking sites, including blogs, can be used to commit identity fraud.

Based on this, i would suggest that bloggers avoid using their real names (at least, your full name), and remove other important details such as your age, DOB (this includes Zodiac sign), exact location, mother's maiden name and anything else which may be used to forge your identity.

This site also explains how personal details stored on Facebook may be used by third parties for dubious purposes. Thanks go to Faraz, for the heads up.

Thoughts on the "Science Delusion"

// February 13th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

In this month's videocast, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf critiques recent books by Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris that seem to unfairly compare the best of science with the worst of religion (coincidently, the “don't dis the animals” analogy pops up again!). The video is in mp4 format.

Other Zaytuna pod & video casts can be found here.

We are NOT nuns!

// February 10th, 2007 // 7 Comments » // Blog

“If you are a man and you see a woman in a headscarf, it doesn't mean that she rejects sex. It means she rejects sex with you.”

The West And The Veil: Think Again

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!

It CAN be done

// January 12th, 2007 // 7 Comments » // Blog

I must heartily thank Island Amazon for bringing to my attention the amazing village of Gaviotas via her blog (which is a very good read by the way; very deep, be careful you don't drown!). It is an idealist's dream-come-true! How can such a place exist in today's hectic world?

The following is the article i have copied and pasted from her entry. It's long, but worth reading.


What is ISLAM and Who are the MUSLIMS?

// November 27th, 2006 // 8 Comments » // Blog

IMHO an excellent article explaining the root philosophy of Islam in a clear, coherent manner, māshā’Allāh. Please read carefully, with thought.

Broadening the Scope of the Pope

// November 1st, 2006 // No Comments » // Blog

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf responds to controversial remarks by the Pope.

Watch video [Copyright, Zaytuna Institute 2006]

I only found this video podcast yesterday, so i hope it doesn't seem like i'm picking at old wounds! māshā’Allāh Shaykh Yusuf has impressed me yet again. May Allāh bless us all with patience and forbearance in these turbulent times.

A Ramadan Veiled in Hostility

// October 30th, 2006 // No Comments » // Blog

māshā’Allāh an excellent article written by Shaykh Riyad Nadwi, PhD, discussing the latest bout of media attention muslims have faced during the most sacred of months, Ramadaan.

Link to article