WordPress has begun offering a new feature that allows you to create your own custom domain like muslimapple.com or .org or .net instead of the standard muslimapple.wordpress.com and they have included a mapping service to automatically redirect all of your links back to your blog. You can export your blog to the new site (which I haven’t done yet) or import your blog over here.
So now, you can reach me at the familiar muslimapple.wordpress.com or at the shorter muslimapple.com in sha Allah.
Update: With the click of a single button I have moved my blog to muslimapple.com. No need to update your links, all the old links still work and will be automatically redirected here.
Ali ibn Abee Talib (May Allah be please with him) said:
The most difficult of actions are four – forgiving when in a state of anger, contentment in times of hardship, chastity in seclusion, and speaking the truth in front of someone whom one fears or from whom one hopes for largesse.
Alhamdulillah, for the brother and sister that own the IHOP that sponsored suhur at the masjid. The pancakes, eggs, and chai were delicious. And alhamdulillah for all of the brothers and sisters that provided food for the Muslims during this month.
I wimped out of my “convert name change back” campaign. I didn’t know it could be so challenging to re-assert your own name. Alhamdulillah, I did make some progress but it seems like it will be an uphill battle. In sha Allah, I’ll try again on Eid and during the house hopping.
My immediate family and some sisters I am close to are or will in sha Allah soon be enjoying their custom artwork Eid gifts courtesy of IzzyMo. This sister is talented, mashaAllah. You should have her do some work for you, you will not be disappointed.
May Allah reward each and every volunteer that helped make this month a little smoother so that we could enjoy our worship and the food.
There was a minibus, which I had never seen before parked at the masjid one day last week during the taraweeh that caught my attention and some interesting looks from other masjid attendees.
The side panel on the bus read: The Sunnah – On the Road Tour
The back door read: Let the Sunnah Go Forth And Don’t Stop It.
The license plate read: NO BIDA
There was also an 800 number and a website address on the bus. I didn’t know it then but it seems this statement about letting the sunnah go forth and not stopping it with opinions is a popular catchphrase amongst some groups. It’s sounds kind of silly to me and I had a couple of good laughs when I saw it.
Koonj (this post is not directed at you it was just inspired by your post) has an excellent and fun read over at her blog about the Masjid Ice Maidens. Since, I have had the opportunity to be one of those sister volunteers, I have a bit of a different take on it.
I have volunteered and on occasion was volunteered by someone else to be the masjid Ice Maiden. It’s a really tough job and this Ramadan I did not volunteer. My heart went out to each of the sisters I saw volunteering a various iftars and fundraisers because I know their struggles and pain and that they were not enjoying the full event as much as I was.
I do always try give my salaam to the sisters, to open the door for them, and to smile at them even when they are clearly circumventing the established, announced, and published rules but sometimes you just have to be forceful in order to get cooperation from the sisters.
At iftar, we have ice maidens serving the food because some sisters and their children always try to to co-opt the food, take as much as possible of the good stuff before many of the sisters have even finished praying maghrib or the sunnah afterward and waste it or let their children waste it so that the sisters at the end of the line that have been waiting patiently get the dregs.
And us ice maidens may not get anything at all, other than the salad which always seems to be leftover in abundance. Continue reading →