Hamd and Shukr – Praise and Thanks

Egrets at John Heinz Nature Refuge
Egrets at John Heinz Nature Refuge
Egrets at John Heinz Nature Refuge. Photo by Marc Manley

Some thoughts as I walked the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, located just outside Philadelphia, on sabr, hamd, and shukr. Taking a break from all the technology to relieve some stress by reflecting on God’s Signs. Enjoy the 20-minute sound walk as well as a short podcast. A short photo set of the sound walk.

Muslims, America and the Greater Good

The Muslim community in America has been under fire since the tragic events of September 11th. And yet, most of the efforts of Muslims since then have seemed to focus more on how to get back to the foggy, lackadaisical lifestyle which allowed a great many Muslims to enjoy the comforts of American society without having to contribute very much. Sadly, I feel this still persists. And in the light of a society that is in desperate need of help (of whom the Muslims are also in desperate need!), how can we justify our self-indulgent attitude? I muse on this and a few other items in this podcast.

Further Readings

Dawabit al-Maslahah fi’l-Shar’iyyah al-Islamiyyah by Muhammad Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti.