If you think you’ve seen the wildest New Year’s eve parties already, read this for a take on the dark side of South African culture in one of the crime hotspots of the country. Insanity rules!

New Year’s Eve in Hillbrow, South Africa

New Year, Same Life

Tomorrow is just another Sunday that follows a Saturday, the same way it has since the day I was born. And I believe it’s been happening for a long time before that as well. Whether I call it the 1st of January, or the 29th of February, it will still be the day that follows…

Madhabs…why?

honeststrangers: “Rasulullah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Make things easy! And do not make them complicated! Be cheerful! And do not be repulsive.”” — Bukhari (via oneislam) This hadith echoes the thoughts in my head right now. Whenever I find myself delayed in the performance of my dhuhr salaah, I have to fight the…

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

akhirah: Tens of thousands give inspiring pledge to Allah in Homs, Syria  (Transcript)  We swear by Allah, the Magnificent, we will not be silent over the blood of our martyrs… We swear by Allah, the Magnificent…We swear by Allah, the Magnificent…We swear by Allah, the Magnificent, that we will protect our women, our children, our…

The most difficult struggle is the one against hypocrisy, for it is the struggle against the cunning who use the stupid as their weapon. Allamah Tabatabai (ra)