The Middle of Sha’baan: Brief Perspective

As the middle of Sha’baan approaches, let’s be mindful of a couple of things: There is a legitimate scholarly difference of opinion on the significance of the 15th night of this month. A wise approach is to leave it in the hands of the scholars, take the guidance of whom you trust, and maintain a[…]

MeemTip: Setup a Wifi-Bluetooth Network Bridge

Big problem Recently at a partnering firm’s office, my work laptop could not connect to the wifi network. Even bigger problem Out of at least 15 systems, my laptop was the only one that couldn’t connect to the wifi network. Context Being an IT Consultant means I rely on Internet access from wherever I am[…]

MeemTip: Why the Chromecast is Good for Business

When enterprises are on the hunt for new IT hardware, the list of preferred vendors seldom includes Google. And that’s perfectly fine, given that the Big G’s forte is still software (though more accurately, and increasingly, their software capabilities are enabling them to forge new pathways into other areas such as hardware). One such foray[…]

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A Renewed Perspective on our World

Sometimes we become so engrossed in our pursuit of personal endeavours that we lose sight of where we actually are in relation to the rest of the world. Or the rest of the galaxy. Or other galaxies. Or other [names of other distant cosmic entities] On a particularly starry night, my friend’s father (who is[…]

Business Cards – Ditch Them or Dig Them?

So things have been a bit quiet lately. I’ve recently taken up an IT Consultant role at Capital Technology Partners and can’t believe how much I missed the consulting game. The excitement of engaging with a broad range of clients, crafting a sales pitch in order to win project extensions (sans the usual consulting buzz words),[…]

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 casual clothing and sneakers …[…]

We’re going for Hajj!

UPDATE: 12/9/14 – Our passports, visas and plane tickets have arrived! Praise be to God. It has begun! My wife Fathima and I have applied to perform the Hajj pilgrimage this year. Our applications with Labbaik Travel have been accepted and we’re eagerly awaiting news of our visas for Saudi Arabia. Pending the arrival of[…]

Taking Decisive Action

As the blessed month of Ramadhan draws to a close, let us ask ourselves a relevant question: how do we bid this glorious month farewell? I have a few ideas: Firstly, celebrate success: remind ourselves of the good we have done this month and the impact it has had. Think of the extra good we had planned[…]

Divine Assistance is maximised when hearts are pure

Praise be to God, many of us have the ability and have responded, in as many practical ways as we can, to the crises in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Burma, Sri Lanka, Central African Republic, and other regions, with our prayers, protests, and charitable efforts. That ought to be the best we can do, right? It[…]

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 wa fatHun qareeb” – The[…]