Invoices / Receipts need a Royal Redesign!

Surely I can’t be the only one who sometimes loathes the illogical designs of some receipts/invoices. Granted, there are system limitations that force some companies to choose sub-optimal designs, but surely in this day and age, with technology invading every aspect of our lives, it can’t be that difficult to setup a simple invoice design[…]

Ramadhaan Preparation – Spirituality through a Practical Lens

Right about now, the Web will be flooded with many articles extolling the virtues of preparing in advance for the blessed month of Ramadhaan. No doubt, it is beneficial to impart – and internalise – advice that is both practically sound and spiritually uplifting. But what I think is equally importance is the continuous sharing of such[…]

Al-Andalus: A Jewel of Magnificence

We sometimes confine ourselves to a narrow definition of architectural magnificence that is framed within the context of modern examples of 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 to carefully balance knowledge,[…]

A Lesson from the Isra wal Mi’raj – Ascending to Greater Spiritual Heights

I recently attended a gathering at the Islamic Society of Algester to commemorate the Isra wal Mi’raj, or Night Journey and Ascension of The Cream of Creation, Prophet Muhammad, in whom abundant peace and salutations of Allah abide. I’ve provided an infographic that summarises the main aspects of this miraculous journey: Our respected Imam Abdul[…]

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 is shaped by the relationships[…]

MeemTip: See you in a Heartbleed

Yep, the title is deliberate. By now, news of the Internet Heartbleed bug is spreading all over the globe, and for good reason. In this inaugural edition of MeemTips, I’ll succinctly explain what it is, how it may affect you, and what to do about it. Here’s an infographic that helps tie together the main[…]

Musing #4: Gratitude in an Uncertain Work Environment

Recently, our company laid off a quarter of their employees. For some, perhaps they had already seen the writing on the wall and knew that it was just a matter of time. After all, we’re nearing the completion of a large gas project and the nature of such capital projects is that when you reach[…]

World's Greatest Shave 2014

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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 people are expected to be[…]

Musing #3: Some people need to smile

(I say these words of advice to myself before anyone else) I entered the lift today at work. There were two other people in the lift already, both staring at me as I entered. I smiled at both, as per my usual habit when entering a lift, but there were no smiles in return. Sure,[…]

Musing #2: So much to do, so little time … but why?

“So much to do, so little time …” This oft-repeated mantra is as much of a worry as it is a cliché. By this, I mean we always set new objectives at the beginning of each year to realign our focus with our future goals, and within a month or two, we find ourselves swamped[…]