30BIT30: Story Bridge Climb


My wife’s birthday was coming up, and I figured what better way to celebrate than to push her acrophobia to the limit. So I booked an adventure climb of the Story Bridge, Brisbane and surprised her with a forewarning that we had a very important event to attend … in … Continue reading

An Urgent Plea to Stop the Carnage


To our brothers and sisters in Palestine, Central African Republic, Congo, Kashmir, Xinjiang, Burma, and elsewhere, who are experiencing unspeakable atrocities of gross magnitude, our du’as are with you all each and every day for Allah’s continuous nusrah (assistance) to descend, in the way He Divinely decides. Remember, “Nasrun minAllahi … Continue reading

Ramadhaan Preparation – Spirituality through a Practical Lens

Ramadan Wordle

Right about now, the Web will be flooded with many articles extolling the virtues of preparing in advance for the blessed month of Ramadhaan. Yes, this is yet another one of those articles, but I’ve tried to give it a more spiritual focus. You see, I recently came across an … Continue reading

Al-Andalus: A Jewel of Magnificence

Looking into the Court Yard, Alhambra

We sometimes confine ourselves to a narrow definition of architectural magnificence that is framed within the context of modern examples architecture and technology. This is not entirely wrong, but it is severely limited in its scope to truly capture the beauty of an architectural endeavour born out of painstaking efforts … Continue reading

Watch “Look Up”, and then Look Up. Literally.

Take a few minutes to watch and listen to the above video. There are numerous lessons here, one of them being the apparent decline of society’s interest in real (physical) social interaction and environmental engagement. My understanding is that humans are social creatures and a significant portion of our lives … Continue reading

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World's Greatest Shave 2014

Join Queensland Muslims in raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation! OUR GOAL: $10,000 DONATE AT ANY TIME AT http://tiny.cc/qldmuslims The Muslim community of Queensland is proud to be participating in the World’s Greatest Shave for 2014, and I’m part of the team. According to the Leukaemia Foundation, more than 3200 … Continue reading

Musing #1: Beginning in the Middle

Beginning in the Middle

Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, may the peace of Allah be upon you. Welcome to my humble virtual abode. Take a seat, the coffee is brewing. (Your choices are gourmet or Turkish. Instant is a profanity.) Why is this the Beginning in the Middle? I first hopped online back in 1996 in Auckland, New … Continue reading