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The Camel’s Gratitude by Imam Afroz Ali (SeekersGuidance)

July 28, 2011


The Camel’s Gratitude by Imam Afroz Ali ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Gratitude: [grat-i-tood, -tyood]–noun; the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Some words, simple as it may sound, are not as simple in reality and (most) dictionaries just don’t suffice. ‘Gratitude’ is such a word. In fact, the subject of this essay is not […]

Don’t Call Me, I Won’t Call You (Via New York Times)

April 6, 2011


In an article recently published in the New York Times, Don’t Call Me, I Won’t Call You, Pamela Paul discusses our changing use of the telephone and the etiquette we have begun to adopt in relation to it. “Phone calls are rude. Intrusive. Awkward” Paul states, and quoting Judith Martin “Thank you for noticing something […]

Two Islamic Learning Organisations Join Forces (via SeekersGuidance)

April 4, 2011


Bismillah, A message to our students and supporters We are very pleased to announce that SeekersGuidance has entered into an official partnership with the Al-Ghazzali Centre. Our partnership unites two established organisations, with the same vision, values and aims, SeekersGuidance being based in North America and the Al-Ghazzali Centre being based in Australia. Together, we are […]

Why do we still prioritize like 5-year olds?

March 23, 2011


Why do we still prioritize like 5-year olds? I have found prioritizing a challenge for as long as I can remember. At around five years old, my parents decided to buy me the play baking set I had been asking for. Once we arrived at the store, the clerk advised that a small set was available, […]

Rep. Keith Ellison breaks down during hearing video

March 10, 2011


Rep. Keith Ellison breaks down during hearing Watch the video now:

The Journey Part 3

March 10, 2011


The Journey Part 3 By Michelle Yeung The same day, 2:30pm, Toronto, Canada. A man sits on the floor at the mosque and writes a long over-due letter to his younger sister. Asalamu alaikum my dear Fatima, I pray that this finds you in the best of health and spirits. Forgive me Fatima, forgive your […]

The Journey – Part 2 (fiction exploring Muslim identity)

March 9, 2011


The Journey – Part 2 By Michelle Yeung The same day. 1:30pm, Chicago, USA Two young men are sitting together in a coffee house, just discussing life. D: “I’m surprised we could even get a table at this time so quickly, this place is usually pretty packed on Friday afternoons. Alhamdulillah.” A: “Yeah, because people […]

The Journey – Part 1 (fiction exploring Muslim identity)

March 8, 2011


The Journey – Part 1 By Michelle Yeung A Friday in September, 2010. 7:30pm, London, England. A young woman boards a train on her commute from the office. Why does this this train always have to be so busy. Is that a seat? Oh is he going to take it. Ah, yes, gone. What is […]

The Oft-Forgiving – Poem by Imam Afroz Ali (via SeekersGuidance)

March 2, 2011


You forget and He forgives; You forget that He forgives. Look, forget is for getting; And, forgive is for giving. You get yet you forget That He forgives and He gives. You forget and do misdeeds; You forget that He Sees. He Sees yet He forgives; You do but He gives. You get yet you […]

Let’s Celebrate Mercy: Online Event Details

February 15, 2011


  Let’s Celebrate Mercy: Online Event Details     An Orphan’s Odyssey Muhammad: The Toddler, The Teen, The Tender Guide   A Global Celebration of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) Webcast Live to Viewers in 80 Countries   All You Need Is An Internet Connection to Join   Feb 15 | Feb 18 […]