Tag: Islam

Muhammad Ali, larger than life

Muhammad Ali, larger than life

An unsurpassed legacy has reached its temporal conclusion.  The greatest sports figure and celebrity of the 20th century has passed.  Rather than mourn his death, we continue to celebrate his life and its many facets.   Rather than poorly retelling a complex life story, I […]

Female Sufis in the Medieval Period

Female Sufis in the Medieval Period

WOMAN WITH A SPRAY OF FLOWERS, ISFAHAN, IRAN, CA. 1595 Dr. Lloyd Ridgeon talks about the role of Sufi women in the medieval period. Ridgeone examines positive and negative portrayals of Sufi women in a wide range of texts. VIDEO: Female Sufis in the Medieval Period […]

On Images of The Prophet

On Images of The Prophet

The author explores images of the Prophet Muhammad through creating an historical and cultural timeline sourced from Islamic texts, book art, and paintings.  I post this as a point of interest and insight to learn, not for debate.   I am not a Muslim, I am not knowledgeable, […]

Photography by Hussain Khalaf

Photography by Hussain Khalaf

Outstanding work by Bahraini photographer Hussain Khalaf.                                     He is a freelance photographer whose work is on display, and for sale at 500px. Hussain Khalaf 500px hjmk / Hussain Khalaf

Eid Mubarak!!

Taqabbalallâhu minnâ wa minkum God accept from us and you It means “[May] God accept from us and you [our fasts and deeds]”. The Companions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad used to say to each this other when they met on Eid ul-Fitr. – wiki […]

when honesty is lost

when honesty is lost

Timeless wisdom found in the words of the Prophet Muhammad.  I personally expand it to remind me the mark found of the end in many important things.  I find the link to honesty profound. When asked, “When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?” The Prophet said, “When honesty […]

Ramadan Kareem, Generous Ramadan

Ramadan Kareem, Generous Ramadan

Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair!  May every year find you in good health! Ramaḍān,  in Islam, is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting. It begins and ends with the appearance of the new moon. Islamic tradition states that on the night of 27 Ramadan—the […]


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