This week's Open Thread is going to be a meaty one, with an interesting variety of random links for you to peruse. And don't forget – it's Yawm al-'Arafah, so take advantage of this blessed day and make a concious effort to do good deeds, remember Allāh, and turn to Him in sincere repentance. May Allāh accept all of our deeds this day, and make us amongst those whose sins are forgiven, āmīn.
- Italy tries to curb the growth of Islam in the country by preventing masājid from being built.
- The Light Upon Light blog has an interesting post on paying off student loans without any interest.
- A Muslim soccer player did Da'wah to the people of the Congo when he made sujood in gratefulness after a soccer match.