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Concise But Full of Meaning - The Prophet's Words

  One of the special gifts the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was graced with was jawami al-kalim - speech that was concise, yet comprehensive and full of meaning.  We find this beautiful manner of speaking again and again in the prophetic narrations ( hadith ), that show us a brevity of language that is also impactful, eloquent...
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Advice From the Grave (!)

Advice Written on a Grave

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Arabic Graffiti - Calligraphy's Newest Form

Arabic calligraphy has always been an esteemed art form in Islamic civilization, adorning the walls of mosques and centers of learning throughout the Muslim world historically, as well as gracing the covers of books, glassware and even bowls and plates with verses from the Quran prophetic traditions, and lines of poetry. Verses from the Quran adorn...
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Five Arabic Quotes: On Fate

"If God has written happiness for you,   No one can steal it from your heart.   And if He has written for your heart to break,   No one can heal it but Him..."     "Hearts desire, but the Lord decrees."   -   لا ينفع حذر من قدر   "No precaution can help against fate."  -   المكتوب على الجبين لا بد أن تراه العين   "What is written will be fulfilled....
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Five Arabic Quotes: On Fate

"If God has written happiness for you,   No one can steal it from your heart.   And if He has written for your heart to break,   No one can heal it but Him..."     "Hearts desire, but the Lord decrees."   -   لا ينفع حذر من قدر   "No precaution can help against fate."  -   المكتوب على الجبين لا بد أن تراه العين   "What is written will be fulfilled....
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