What’s your reason?

The moon and star symbols were never used during the time of Rasulullah (SAW), nor during the time of the rightly guided caliphs thereafter, and not even for a few hundred years after the demise of Rasulullah (SAW). So what’s your excuse for using it? Because you found your forefathers doing so? Or because the [...]

The Crescent of Stupidity

Oh noooo….this is wrong on so many levels! Please, I’m begging every single one of you. Google it, Bing it, Yahoo it, or just pick up any old history text book that deals with Islamic history and the Ottoman Empire, and please please please pay attention to the fact that the crescent was adopted into [...]

Moderation of Purpose

On my way home from work today I was stuck in traffic for much longer than anticipated. It seemed certain that I would miss Asr salaah if I stayed on my route, so I took a detour and stopped at a mosque along the way. The mosque was embellished with the moon and star symbol [...]

On the Occasion of My Death

With all the news this week about deaths, and supposed deaths, affecting people I know and love, and people I thought I knew, it got me wondering what it is that I would want people to realise on the occasion of my death. So this would be my eulogy to me: Please remember that the [...]