Tribute to my Mother

Tribute to my Mother

as-salamu ‘alaykum, My mother, is not an educated woman, but is a very wise lady. She has her own story, being an only child whose mother died when she was so young that she doesn’t clearly remember her. My maternal grandmother was a second wife and so my mother was raised by her stepmother in a family of brothers, after her own mother had passed on. When I was growing up my mother used to relate to me hadiths and…

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Interview with Radio Salaam

Interview with Radio Salaam

as-salamu ‘alaykum, I must be on a roll, three posts in almost as many days! Over the last two weeks I have given two radio interviews. First there was Saeed Mahmood of Radio Salaam in Manchester who interviewed me and then a few days ago Shafiq Morton from Voice of the Cape Radio in South Africa. The Radio Salaam interview will be broadcast on Friday 14th May at 8.00pm (BST) can be heard on their web broadcast site. Voice of…

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What am I reading and what have I read recently:

What am I reading and what have I read recently:

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation Is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It is a very entertaining read and in a very lucid style considering it is a book on punctuation! One of my pet peeves at the moment is poor punctuation. Everybody does it, I am sure there are one or two mistakes in what I have written so far, but the problem is that no one cares…

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