One year ago today, I proposed to my darling Farhana Ali. Alhamdulillah! Things went so quickly after that… We married in late August and it’s been happily ever after ever since. I am so blessed to be able to share my life with this wonderful woman. May Allah Azza wa Jall bless her for putting […]
…of Color aka: Red, White and Blue, (and Green, and Grey, and Orange, and Brown, and…) Alhamulillah. Happy 4th of July!* *For those of you in other countries, please ignore the patriotic stuff and just enjoy these pretty pictures and ponder the majesty and wonder of Allah’s creation.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Take a nap, for the Shayateen do not take naps.” (At-Tabarani, Al-Sahihah, no. 2647) Alhamdulillah! I needed that… After a wonderfully enjoyable (and delicious) iftar at Amma’s with a few other reverts and some friendly neighbors last night, I had a bit of trouble getting to […]
I didn’t expect to see any pollination going on today… after all, this neighborhood is very new, and I’ve not seen anything in the way of bees around. Imagine my surprise when I saw this little guy happily munching on this onion flower. Did you have any idea that wasps are competent pollinators? Who knew? […]
I intended to capture something of ayat 57 of Surat Ghafir, and in some ways I did, but I have some misgivings about this picture: The very idea of this picture, maybe not this picture, but the idea behind it, the way I decided to try and capture it, is contrived, overdone, unoriginal. Do we […]
It would be time for tea, but I’m fasting. Alhamdulillah!
Heading downstairs for the first Suhoor of this blessed month. Ramadan Mubarak!