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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.)

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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.

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).

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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The 6 Things Tag

Well I have been tagged by Aafke who this that it pretty cool to be tagged. Well you asked for it Aafke, pretty soon I am going to invent a new tag just for you. 🙂 Here are the rules for the tag.

  1. Post these rules before presenting your list.
  2. List 6 actions or achievements you think every person should accomplish before turning 18.
  3. There are no conditions on what can be included on the list.
  4. At the end of your blog, choose 6 people to get tagged and list their names.
  5. People who are tagged write their own blog entry with their 6 suggestions.
  6. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged.
  7. Optional: You can include the image of the ridiculous Reese’s Puffs list in your post as a reference.

Here is my list of six things.

  1. Live in the countryside for a week if you are from a city.
  2. Try out at least three different ethnic cuisine.
  3. Read the principal text of your own religion/creed/belief system.
  4. Visit an art Museum.
  5. Tell your family how you feel about everything.
  6. Read at least 100 verses by Rumi.

Tagging 6 other people. Come on, I like don’t know that many people in the blog world who have already not been tagged. So consider it done.

Titles of James Bond Movies Starring Darvish

The funny thing about the internet is that time passes really fast. I am like away for a few days and the whole blogsphere has moved on. Yeah, yeah I know there are like a gazillion comments that I have not replied to, ‘ll do it soon. Aafke tagged me and I still haven’t replied to her tag also. And there is the usual Aafesque talent splashed on her posts. Its totally awesome. Lest I forget stinger where is my header. No, I haven’t forgotten. Back to the blogworld. Now that we know the secret identity of Dervish, it would only be fair to speculate on the movies that he would star in. Here is a sampler.

  • You only Pray Five Times a Day
  • Sufis are Forever
  • The Jinn who Loved Me
  • License to Give Dawah
  • From Arabia with Love
  • Masjid Royale