Tour Madinah al Munawara

Bismillah,

Madinah ThumbnailBrother Hood has created a virtual tour of Madinah, the city of the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam using Google Earth.

If you’re like me, a young (under 40) convert with no Muslim mahram this is the closest you will get to Madinah because it is more than likely that you will have your hajj or umrah visa application denied by the Saudi authorities even though the Malikis and Shafi’ees say it is permissible to travel for an obligatory hajj provided there is safe passage or company.

Alhamdulillah, I’ve had my visa application denied twice without explanation. Although, I hear that single sisters that go with Imam Safi Khan or the Rihla group do not encounter any visa issues. Continue reading “Tour Madinah al Munawara”

In the Spirit of Giving…

and of enlivening the sunnah, I want to offer 1 or 2 free CD’s from Faith (Foundation for Authentic Islamic Texts and Heritage) Publications free of charge and with free shipping to anyone who would like to receive them.

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself. [Bukhari and Muslim] Continue reading “In the Spirit of Giving…”

Gem

Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak:

Piles of Gold Coins

I see that some people are content with the least of the deen, but I do not see them pleased with meagerness in this life.

 

Be rich with Allah, independent of the world of the kings as the kings are free of the deen with their worldly things.

I’m Moving in sha Allah

For Sale SignI know it’s all happening so fast.

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.

This is why I love wordpress.

Gem

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.