Be well, do good work, and keep in touch

The title of this post is a quote from Garrison Keillor, sometimes on my way back from fajr or on my way to work, I hear his Writer’s Almanac segment on NPR and he always signs off with that quote and I like it.

I am enjoying my quiet time and feel that it may be time for this phase of Muslim Apple to end as I’ve suffered a massive loss of focus on the direction of this blog. I’ve benefited tremendously from this blog, from the interaction and comments, and from the people that I have met in person and through the online community and I intend to continue reading other blogs using my Google Reader application.

There are so many people that stand out in my mind and I would like to thank and express my gratitude to them for their words, actions, and presence in my life, I don’t want to name names so I hope you know who you are and if you don’t you can just assume that you are included in that group.

I may return to write on this blog from time to time or even more regularly but for now I’m just going to be quiet.

If ever I have harmed you or offended you in any way, then please forgive me.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch (through email, comments, Facebook, phone, etc.)


  1. wa aakhiru da’waana an al-hamdulillahi Rabbil alamin

    🙂 Fun while it lasted Ify! may Allah ta’ala reward for your beneficial words and your great advice. ameen

    InshaAllah hope to see you at br. Safi’s class, inshaAllah hajj workshop next week as well.

  2. Asalaamu alaikum sister.

    You will be missed, but if it is the best thing for you, alhamdulAllah. Sometimes we need to stop speaking so much and focus elsewhere. May Allah bless you with what you are seeking and all that you need.

  3. Asalamu alaykum Manas,

    Actually, I’m off. I just decided to leave the blog up so that others may benefit and perhaps in sha Allah, I’ll return to it in the future.

  4. assalamu aleykum… its a great blog and was fun whie it lasted. i pray that Allah ta’ala guides you in finding the focus you are looking for. ~ Ameen

  5. May Allah bless you in your going and guide your return when you are ready 🙂 I know just how you feel and can sympathize.

    Ya Haqq!

  6. Assalamu Alaykum Ify,

    You deserve a break…. I really enjoyed your blog… Relax, enjoy your time to yourself, and come back soon 😉

    Take care,


  7. Awww Ify,

    I’m gonna miss this blog… but inshaAllah I’ll see you ALL DAY this sat.. well maybe not all day, lol, but it seems I have you penciled in for the morning & aftenoon shift. See ya then inshaAllah

  8. Bill, it looks like I might make a small comeback tour, I had an really interesting weekend and would like to share some of the benefits I gained with others.

    Samira, ameen.

    Hijabi: SubhanAllah, in sha Allah, I’ve been meaning to write you an email.

    Irving and Lisa: Thank you so much for the kind thoughts. And it looks like a post is developing in my mind.

    Jams: Thanks for penciling me in and we did have a great evening, next time order the Chapli in sha Allah.

  9. U will be missed MA. Sometimes one must go away to truely be missed.
    Insha~allah while your gone we will meet up, Allah(swt) will refule your Eman and bring you back……….with AVENGANCE…LOL
    Ma salaama
    Ummie A

  10. Happy New Year to you and your family. May Allah bless you all with health, happiness, and ever increasing love and wisdom. Ameen.

    Ya Haqq!

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