Happy Ramadan!

Here is the mandatory Ramadan post. Happy Ramadan to everyone! (P.S: It was not my intention to make you hungry by this picture.)

Guess who’s back with a brand new rap?

Five months and a South African adventure later Umm Lol Cats is back and she is here to stay. For starters I would like to dedicate the first post to Ruqaya of Bahrain who made all Muslim women proud by winning a Gold Medal in Beijing.

Of course here is the mandatory Korean picture. :)

P.S: That’s not me, its Han Ga In, a Korean Celebrity.

Peace Corps ……..

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Something just flipped in my head. This is what I have decided to do, graduation is in two months. I will be off to a far away land. This is my calling. Will be posting extremely rarely if at all. To all my blogging buddies, I love you all but all good things must come to an end. Remember me in your prayers. Adios Amigos.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Cats

Prophet Mohammed advised the people to treat their cats (pets) as a member of their family, and by this he meant to take a good care of them. Not only by words, but also with his actions he was a very good role model. For example: “the stories of Muezza, the Prophet Muhammad’s favourite cat: The most famous story about Muezza recounts how the call to prayer was given, and as Prophet Mohammed went to put on one of his robes, he found his cat sleeping on one of the sleeves. Rather than disturbing the cat, he cut off the sleeve and let him sleep. When he returned, Muezza awoke and bowed down to Prophet Muhammad and in return he stroked him three times. It is also believed that when Prophet Muhammad gave sermons within his household he would often hold Muezza in his lap”.

Cats in Islamic Culture (Part I)

“The grammarian Ibn Babshad was sitting with his friends on the roof of a mosque in Cairo, eating some food. When a cat passed by they gave her some morsels; she took them and ran away, only to come back time and time again. The scholars followed her and saw her running to an adjacent house on whose roof a blind cat was sitting. The cat carefully placed the morsels in front of her. Bashbad was so moved by God’s caring for the blind creature that he gave up all his belongings and lived in poverty, completely trusting in God until he died in 1067 (oral tradition recorded in the late 14th century by the Egyptian theologian and zoologist Damiri (d. 1405)” (Lorraine Chittock, Cats of Cairo, p. 40).

Dedicated to Aafke: Superhorse

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This post is dedicated to my blogging buddy Super Aafke, err I mean Aafke, who knows a gazillion art forms and who loves horses. For those people who followed the adventures of Supergirl back in the days (I am not that old, I just know these things, ok?), she had a couple of pets in the Silver Age. One of these was of course cats. Well you can’t go wrong with cats can you? :) Another was a horse – comet the superhorse. The funny thing about comet was that whenever a comet would pass Earth he world turn into a centaur. This is still within the limits but the most bizarre thing was when in certain comics superhorse would turn into a man! But whatever the case may be don’t forget people there was a horse called comet, a superhorse. Even the man of steel of jealous of superhorse. The story does not end here, after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a new more plausible character with the same name was introduced. This time superhorse was a shapeshifter who could changes forms from male human to female human to a horse.

Korean Celebs, American Celebs ….

Is it just me or many Korean celebs like to dress exactly like their American counterparts? And I do mean exactly. You can see examples of these this phenomenon at Popseoul, here, here, here, here and so on and so fourth. I don’t know what to make of it. Is it just coincidence or they are actually copying their style? I don’t want to get all too philosophical with the pop industry but what does this phenomenon imply?

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