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City of Brass

City of Brass

in the name of Allah, most beneficient, most merciful

let’s begin.

I am grateful to Beliefnet for this opportunity to host my blog, City of Brass, under their umbrella and I am looking forward to this partnership. I hope to use this platform not only for my nattering punditry, but also to do what I can to foster growth within the Islamic blogsphere (aka the Islamsphere) as a whole, because that is the truest voice of the muslim mainstream, a voice that I think muslims and non-muslims alike need to hear.

What better way to begin than a little humor?

Three mullahs are sitting on a porch in the blazing sun. An exotic beauty wafts by, ankles and eyes peeking out alluringly from beneath folds of diaphonous cloth. The first mullah says, “Subhanallah!”. The second mullah says, “Astaghfirullah!”. The third mullah says, “Inshallah!”

  • noggin

    An oldie but a goodie! Looking forward to reading your stuff here on beliefnet. I’m glad they’ve added a muslim blogger to their roster of bloggers.

  • Smooth

    Welcome. I look forward to reading more.

  • Aziz

    thanks for the welcome!

  • Kho

    Inspiring! Your blog not the mullah! I look forward to reading all your posts.

  • pagansister

    Welcome to Belifnet. I think it is appropriate for as many religions as can to have a representative on this site. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Previous Posts

Ramadan Pearls 03 - mystery
Know that the goal in fasting is for the veil of appetite and anger to be lifted from the heart's eye so that the heart may see the mystery of the dominion of heaven and earth. (The Easy Roads of Sayf al-Din, as translated by William Chittick ...

posted 8:57:01am Jul. 01, 2015 | read full post »

Ramadan Pearls 02 - non-existence
Fasting leads to non-existence, for, after all, the joys are there. God is with those who patiently persevere (2:249) (Jalaluddin Rumi, compilation The Essential Rumi) ...

posted 8:47:33am Jun. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Ramadan Pearls 01 - criterion
It was the month of Ramadan in which the Qur'an was first bestowed from on High as a guidance unto Man and a self-evident proof of that guidance, and as a ...

posted 3:36:22pm Jun. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Why orthodox muslims should celebrate the gay marriage ruling
The news that the Supreme Court has struck down barriers to same-sex marriage nationwide is truly a victory for civil rights. While homosexuals haven't faced the same sustained, institutionalized violent terrorism that black Americans suffered, ...

posted 9:29:00pm Jun. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Ramadan is coming - the Muslim remembers
In about a week, I move from Wisconsin to Los Angeles, so I will no longer be the Sheikh in the North beyond the Wall. However, even moving to (LA) Kings' Landing doesn't stop Ramadan. “Oh, my sweet summer child," Old Nan said quietly, ...

posted 5:30:43pm Jun. 02, 2015 | read full post »

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