A Facebook status that caught my eye:

entarteten: middleeasternpoetry: ‎2-3 million people go to Mecca for Hajj every year, 19 million people visited the Shrine of Imam al Hussain (as) in Karbala this year. What does that tell you? That people find Imam al Hussain (as) more important than the Holy Ka’ba? No. It tells us that Iraq, a war torn country,…

*sigh*

Question: What is the ruling on following one of the four madhhabs in all cases and situations?

nowandthehereafter: Praise be to Allaah, and blessings and peace be upon His Messenger and his family and companions.  Firstly: the four madhhabs are named after the four imams – Imam Abu Haneefah, Imam Maalik, Imam al-Shaafa’i and Imam Ahmad.  Secondly: These imams learned fiqh (jurisprudence) from the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and they are mujtahideen in…

earth-coordinates: Gazing Apostles… (by Trapac) This is an interesting view of the Lion’s Head and Twelve Apostles mountains in Cape Town. This photo looks like it was taken from Signal Hill, also known as Lion’s Rump. Here’s an alternate view to give it perspective. The below photo (not a very good one) I took in…

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. — C.S. Lewis This is more insightful than it appeared at first glance. My a-ha moment for the day.

tranquil-heart: <3 I hate seeing pictures like this. It makes me yearn painfully for that which has proven to be elusive all my life so far. Simple wholesome beauty wrapped in modesty.