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Saturday, 6 January 2018


Re-blogged from website:

Description: One of the leading Islamic personalities in America, Jamaal Zarabozo, discusses the miracle of the Quran, as how it played an influence in his journey to Islam.  


Opening Statement

Let me state at the outset that, after being Muslim for many years now, if I were given the topic of “The Miraculous Quran,” as I see it now, I would be emphasizing and discussing aspects that were completely unknown to me at the time that I was studying Islam as a non-Muslim.  I have been studying the Quran for over thirty years now and it never fails to fascinate me.  In fact, the phenomenon of continually finding new fascinating aspects of the Quran has been true for the Muslim scholars throughout the years.  Over the centuries, as they have spoken about the Quran, later scholars recognize the miraculous aspects that the earlier scholars mentioned while coming across other aspects that they consider no less remarkable and amazing.  Thus, for example, in the past century, we have had Aishah bint al-Shaati, Sayyid Qutb and Mustafa Saadiq al-Raafi’ee all adding components to the overall theory of the miraculous nature of the Quran.[1]  Lately, many have emphasized what are called the “scientific miracles of the Quran,” a topic we shall try to visit toward the end of this lecture.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Gamo CFX Royal ... My story

Gamo CFX Royal ... My story so far(long read!)

Hi all, the names Naz. I was born at a very young age and now cleverly disguised as a responsible adult ! I just thought I would share my experience and thoughts on my particular air rifle. Now, it must be said that this post will not prove useful to most or even seem to have a point to it. There will be tons of hyperbole,fragmented sentences and much to my spellcheckes dismay, spelling and grammatical erros. You have been warned.

My experience with air guns is very limited; in fact, I can count on one hand the number of air guns that I have owned in my lifetime. My very first air gun was a Daisy revolver, model 179 that I received when I was around 8-9 years old. I used to carry that gun with me everywhere and literally shot it to pieces. In the end, it was held together with hanger wire, tape and a bastardization of mismatched screws and bolts. Eventually I gave up trying to fix it and trashed it in a fit of rage one day, much to my regret now!
It looked like so:

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Bird photography Canon SX50HS

Some bird photography with the Canon SX50HS. All images shot in RAW and edited with DPP.

Female Weaver bird 

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Model car photography 2015 Ford Mustang GT model

Model car photography
2015 Ford Mustang GT model

A couple of shots of the Ford Mustang GT 2015, Maisto model, Fuji X30 camera used.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Signs for a people who are wise

Signs for a people who are wise

“Behold, in the creation of the heavens and the earth;

In the alternation of the night and day;

In the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of humankind;

In the rain which Allah sends down from the skies and the life which he gives
Therewith to an earth that is dead;

In the beasts that he scatters through the earth;

In the change of the winds and the clouds which they trail like their slaves
Between the sky and the earth;

Here indeed are signs for a people who are wise. Quran 2:164

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Rumi quotes

Some quotes from my favorite Islamic mystic and philosopher, Mevlana Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. 

Rumi quotes 

Rumi quote 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Bird photography

Bird photography 

Just random bird photographs taken over the last couple of weeks. Recently, I have been inundated by a flock of Red billed Quelea's that have taken residence close to my home. They are really interesting to watch as they are extremely gregarious by nature and are constantly jostling and bickering  with each other. Also, the variety of colors they come in are amazing, red headed breeding males, pink headed juveniles and drab brown females. 

Most images were taken with my Canon SL1 (100D).

Things that bring about happiness

Things that bring about happiness

1. Good deeds:
" Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he [or
she] is a true believer [of Islamic Monotheism] verily, to him We will
give a good life [in this world with respect, contentment and lawful
provision]...} (Qur'an 16: 97)

2. A pious wife:
 'Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will
be the comfort of our eyes... $ (Quran 25: 74)

3. A spacious house:
 The Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him)
said: "O' Allah, make my house spacious for me."

4. Sustenance that is derived and earned through honest means:
 The Messenger of Allah (bpuh) said:"Verily, Allah is Tayyib (good and pure), and He does
not accept other than what is good and pure."

5. Good manners and a spirit of fellowship with people:
'And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be... " (Quran 19: 31)

6. Being debt-free and not being a profligate spender:
"And those, who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor
niggardly...^ (Quran 25: 67)

"And let not your hand be tied [like a miser] to your neck, nor stretch
it forth to its utmost reach [like a spendthrift]..^ (Qur'an 17: 29)

Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni - Dont be Sad