Abstract Thought

Today, I’m grateful for abstract thought, without which, we’d be pale shadows of the servants of Allah we are today, and that He gave to us to aid in our role as the Vicegerent for the rest of His creation.

If Allah didn’t want us dreaming, imagining, wondering, pondering, and otherwise using the big brains He gave us, He wouldn’t have given us the faculties He granted. Alhamdulillah.

I might think too much, sometimes, but Alhamdulillah I think!

Eating my words, and some good food too

A couple of weeks ago, regarding Muslims in the West, I wrote:

If I can stress one thing, let me be clear: there is no plot. There are 1.5 million Muslims, or so, in the world; there are several hundred thousand in DFW. If we all got together, we could do some great things, but the same could be said for amateur and hack photographers, people with blogs, people who like grilled cheese sandwiches. If all the VW Golf drivers got together, we could ___________. But ain’t none of us going to get together on anything. My neighbors, the 50 or so houses, can’t even throw a block party, and we walk to the mosque for prayer together 5 times a day.

I wonder if some of the neighbors read that, maybe, and decided to prove me wrong, because last Sunday morning, we threw exactly that (a block party), with barely a week of planning. It was fun. And yum. And it the generosity my neighbors displayed with one another illustrates nicely my last reminder. Alhamdulillah, and may Allah reward them in this life and the next, ameen.
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