Age of Jahiliyah

A blog of wide and varied interest, including Islam, Muslims, Poetry, Art and much more.

Archive for the day “September 23, 2006”

Qari Abdul-Basit Recites Surah Balad


Looking for the Khalasah -- Written and photographed by Eric HansenA

A few years ago I was driving through Wadi Hadhramawt, a remote valley in the eastern corner of Yemen that adjoins Saudi Arabia and Oman. It is an area distinguished by ocher-colored cities of towering mud-brick buildings. Surrounding the towns are extensive date groves, irrigated by wells and rain-fed canals, probably thousands of years old. Read more…

If You Get Your New From the Corporate Media: Just Shut Up and Listen

Advice to the Uninformed

It’s very important in life to know when to shut up: Alex Trebek


Enough! Just stop. You’ve had your say over and over and over. You’ve repeated yourself ad nauseam for years without making an iota of sense. You’ve accomplished nothing constructive, absolutely nothing. You’ve repeated the same nonsense over and over without knowing a single fact. So just cut it out. Now it’s time to close your mouth and open your ears.

Just shut up and listen! Read more…

Ramadan Pays a Visit by M. Shahin Part 2


Sami: A 19 year old Muslim college student

Mona: Sami’s Mother

Angel Ramadan: An angel

Mr. Lipton: Sami’s neighbor

Scene: In the front of Sami’s house; Sami is washing his 1977 Pontiac Firebird

Part 2

Sami: Isn’t she beautiful? (rubbing the hood of the car)

Angel Ramadan: The only real beauty is God. (An old man on a cane exits the house next to Sami’s. He proceeds to the entrance of his fence, and stands staring at Sami)

Sami: (under his breath) Not that guy again. He doesn’t have anything better to do in his retirement than to patrol me and my family. What a geezer….(Angel clears his throat)

Sami: And besides look at the load of junk he drives, and the…. (Angel clears his throat) Need water?

Angel Ramadan: No…angels don’t drink. Read more…

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