Ramadan is almost here, and by now, your local ulama and others might have started reminding you of the need to prepare early for it – so that you can start the month in full gear already (or at least better than starting from zero). But if you’ve been with the Early Bird series so… More Ramadan 2012: The Early Bird Challenge 4
A collection of a few shots from Masjid-al Haram in Makkah. (You can view the gallery by clicking, or for larger versions, right click the shot you want and open it in a new tab / window). Sources: Pictures 1,2, and 6 are from other people, but 3, 4, 5 are mine.
Poem read by the amazing Boonaa Mohammed, who recently graced our shores as part of the “Strangers Tour”. You can read the words and find more of his work at this link.
In solidarity with Toddles’ recent venture into the world of potty training,some of the Playtime Council decided to give the strange new plastic contraption a go as well. Click the first image to go through the slideshow – or just select the ones you want to see individually. For more adventures of the Playtime Council,… More The Playtime Council: Time to Potty
Previous parts: Introduction | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3| Part 4 The first 24 hours in Madinah made a huge impression on me and helped me realise why people love the place so much: it felt like the Prophet s.a.w.’s masjid was a piece of Jannah. Of course, quite literally, there… More Hajj Chronicles Part 5: A little piece of Heaven