In The Name of Allah The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Iftars around town

Don't forget to take advantage of the various Iftars (dinners) around Austin. Here's the schedules:

  • Friday and Saturday at the Manor Masjid
  • Monday through Thursday at the Nueces Mosque
  • Every night at the North Lamar Mosque :)
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Round Rock Mosque

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ramadan just around the corner.....

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh! :)

I hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for Ramadan to start.

I have been thinking about the span between this Ramadan and last  year's---how much has changed, and how much more I would like to change my spiritual self.  

Sha'aban (the month in which we find ourselves now,  just before Ramadan)  is a great time to ask yourself some questions about where you want to 'be' in the next year, insha'Allah.

How much did you change from last year?
Are you still stuck in the same bad habits?
Are you being any kinder to your family, friends, and strangers?
What kind of charity have you done in the past year?
Or perhaps you have been putting off becoming a muslim, because of fear, nervousness, social reasons, etc?  *I do get a lot of blog hits about being nervous to convert, so if you happen to be in this situation, know that you are MOST DEFINITELY not alone :)*

Make a mental list and find the areas that you want to see change in------and try to implement those changes during Ramadan because this is by far the easiest month to begin a good routine. Not only are Shaytaan and his minions locked away (thus tempting you less), but this month is full of spiritual striving as you are reminded every day of you quest by the daily fast.

May Allah the Most High make the month of Sha'aban and Ramadan easy and rewarding for you and me, ameen.

Friday, April 27, 2012


“If you ask for jannah, then ask for al-firdaws, the highest”

(Muslim & Bukhari)

Never Give Up Hope!

I just watched this lecture by Nouman Ali Khan, and I just had to post it in hopes that it my help someone else:

Synopsis: Don't let your bad deeds make you forget the overwhelming forgiveness of Allah azza wa jal, also DON'T JUDGE OTHERS ON THEIR BAD DEEDS :)

Nouman Ali Khan

Assalaamu alaikum :)

I just want to take a minute to point out an excellent speaker on Islam---especially for the youth----Nouman Ali Khan! I'm sure a lot of you have heard him speak, but on the off chance that you haven't, check out his videos on YouTube like this one:

Masha'Allah, he is one of the most uplifting speakers I have listened to in a long, long while. I hope you enjoy it :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Classes online

Assalaamu alaikum everyone :)

Resource: Seeker's Guidance

I am taking a course with them on 'Prophetic Manners' and I am loving it! I highly recommend them for gaining Islamic knowledge (they also have a great fatwa bank too). The classes are very much like college classes---you are given a syllabus, and the class is broken up into weekly topics, each topic includes lectures, notes, and readings. Honestly it is very well done, masha'Allah.

Its nice because you are also able to talk and ask questions to the teaching aides and the sheikh :)  which means you can get A LOT out of these courses.

Check it out!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I have recently come across some lectures from a British Sheikh on YouTube, Sheikh Hasan Ali------and I am sooooo glad I did! Masha'Allah, I won't be able do do his lectures justice with my words, so please take a look.

He has an interesting series that he's completing right now about the journey from this world to the next, i.e. from death, to the Day of Judgment, to the Sirat, then to Jannah/ or Jahannum.

Here is part one, I believe:

Friday, December 9, 2011

New YouTube English/Arabic Qur'an recitation!

I just came across a very good *spoken* English translation of the Qur'an on YouTube! I believe he has posted the entire Qur'an for you to listen to.

Here's the link to Surah al Baqarah:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hamza Yusuf on Education

If you've ever wondered about the state of education in the US and thought about alternatives, here is a good lecture from Sh. Hamza Yusuf. He presents some really 'do-able' methods that can be utilized instead of sending your kiddos off to public school. Enjoy!!

For more information on Kinza Academy for Muslim Homeschooling:

P.S. if you're interested in any of the Islamic schools in the area let me know--there are a few in Austin that are also a really good alternative to public schools.

Belated Eid Mubarak!!

I hope everyone had a blessed Eid!