[written by abu abdAllah]
Here’s a neat trick for all of you who use Gmail and love reading Muslimmatters.
And that’s it! InshaAllah, now the web clips that appear just above your e-mails in the Gmail browser will include recent articles from MM (screenshots taken on different days). Can I get a takbeer?
Of course, you can use the same methods to add most any feed to your web clips.
Paste this text to add a Halaltube feed:
And this text for the feed from Kalamullah:
Gmail offers many web clips, too, including news feeds. Just not a wide selection of feeds about Islam and Muslims from beneficial sources. Is this important? Use “muslim” in the same search field, and you’ll see Irshad Manji’s feed among the search results. And we all know what she’s feeding the world.
So promote good web feeds of Islamic material, so that the search rank for those feeds increases, and you’ll be promoting good, inshaAllah.
Now a personal request: as you may have noticed, I enjoy using the Gmail “planets” theme. But I would love to use a theme like “Qur’anic Calligraphy” or “Great Masajid of the World” — so will one of you creative types out there please submit such a theme to Google? Imagine millions of Gmail users worldwide checking their e-mails and admiring the beauty of Islamic calligraphy or architecture. It would be a low-key and beautiful form of dawah.