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A Personal Account of Hurricane Sandy from New Jersey

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After wreaking havoc on the Northeastern seaboard, people from North Carolina up to Boston are cleaning up the mess left behind Hurricane Sandy. Houses, cars, whole towns have been devastated with destruction, damage, and lost lives. The storm did not pour too much water in the area, but the high winds which reached up to 100mph destroyed big chunks of ... Read More »

Caught in a Storm- The Muslim Way


As Hurricane Sandy heads our way and people all over the East Coast prepare to bunker down, this verse from the Qurʾān comes to mind: “Certainly, We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss of wealth, lives and fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to (As-Sabireen) those who patiently persevere.” ( Surat-al Baqarah, 155) ... Read More »

Guardian: The amazing true story of Zeitoun

Abdulrahman Zeitoun is the real-life hero of Dave Eggers's new book. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina he paddled from house to house in a canoe, offering help to his neighbours. For his trouble, he was arrested as a suspected terrorist. Read More »

Short Story Contest ‘08 – Runner Up #1! Look, it’s a Giant Bubble in Louisiana!

Now, the final of the winning 6 stories (don't worry, we'll be putting up some of the others in the future, insha'Allah)... Congratulations to sister Shirien Elamawy (of EgyptianGumbo.com), for her submission. Read More »

If Your Name is Omar, Congratulations –

You are now officially a hurricane.  Omar becomes a hurricane MIAMI, Florida (CNN) – Omar strengthen to a hurricane Tuesday night as it churned in Caribbean waters near Puerto Rico, the National Hurricane Center said. Omar formed Tuesday in the eastern Caribbean and dumped heavy rain on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao off the coast of Venezuela. At 11 ... Read More »

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