Hope everyone enjoys their holiday! Couldn’t resist posting this latest Hajjaj caricature.
Having been incommunicado since the beginning of September, which included finishing up a boatload of work before the holidays, flying off to beautiful Turkey for three days with the 7iber gang, and then getting stuck in the holiday mode – I missed the usually Eid greeting post. So Eid mubarak to all the readers! It […]
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Municipal Land-Use Hearing Update www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, simply put, have a wicked way of putting certain issues in context while still maintaining a sense of humor. For anyone following US news […]
To all the readers of the Black Iris, a Ramadan Mubarak inshallah, and may your prayers and fasting be accepted! If you’re in the giving mood, as well you should be, please take some time to head on over to Islamic Relief and help out those in need, especially our brothers and sisters in Pakistan, […]
AP Photo – Jordanian children wait for their turn to have a ride on a wood traditional swing during the second day of Muslim’s Eid al-Adha, in Amman, Jordan, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. The thing about Eid is that it’s a time when people typically spend two full days visiting each other. In Amman, they […]
The Golden Rule: do unto others as others would do unto you. finding and acting out of compassion. Something to live by in this day and age, when even religion has been hijacked. Scholar Karen Armstrong started a pretty interesting project after giving a talk at TED, dubbed the Charter of Compassion. The site for […]
A new fatwa has been issued in Jordan by the country’s official fatwa-making body (it’s akin to making sausages, you don’t want to see how that’s done either) that has made chatting between two sexes haram, or, forbidden. I thought that was a rather interesting piece of news. Their “reasoning” seems to be centered on […]