Around the World in Ten Days
by Talal Sarwani
Ayyub was relieved when Zakir called him back and told him he was on his way. It was always in the air, that when one needed to secure the lower part of the Ihram, then one needed to call upon...
Posted on October 29, 2007 at 2:10 PM | Comments (3)

The History of What was Once a Meat Market
by Talal Sarwani
THE AGE OF WOMEN Perhaps the longest gestating stage in the history of a Muslim student association is the Age of Women. It is that time period when the sisters have taken charge of the organization. They are the ones...
Posted on April 5, 2007 at 1:47 AM | Comments (12)

Conversation with thinker
by Talal Sarwani
Note: The following conversation happened a long time ago across an Internet Messaging system. It refers specifically to the opportunity at Rutgers University, but it easily applies to just about any association of Muslim students, which is why I share...
Posted on November 16, 2006 at 12:44 PM | Comments (7)

Mating Rituals of the JET-setted and LIGHT-headed
by Talal Sarwani
Milkshakes are great.
Posted on April 6, 2006 at 2:30 AM | Comments (30)

Hiz ya Wiz
by Talal Sarwani
Clubbing in the Light of Islam.
Posted on March 19, 2006 at 4:46 AM | Comments (32)

She said, "mashaAllah"
by Talal Sarwani
Gibran never expected to be sitting in the car, going where he was going, on this trip. He had arrived ten days earlier for his sister's wedding. A married Maryam now in the passenger seat in front of him,...
Posted on January 5, 2006 at 2:01 AM | Comments (35)

Scrubbing Gender Interaction Clean
by Talal Sarwani
Grab the cleaning utensils. We're going to leave this Ummah shining, bi idhnillaahi ta'ala.
Posted on November 26, 2005 at 1:05 AM | Comments (42)

Sometimes beginning, sometimes ending
by Talal Sarwani
so goes life in this world... sometimes it begins... sometimes it ends...
Posted on June 30, 2005 at 4:52 AM | Comments (19)

Asher and Fatima go to Wegman's
by Talal Sarwani
A midwinter night's adventure.
Posted on June 23, 2005 at 2:22 AM | Comments (14)

The Ta Marbootas
A Journey in Writing the Tales of Ali's 'Aroos, Part I

by Talal Sarwani
First, a lesson in Qawa'id (Arabic Grammar) for you all: The second letter in the Arabic alphabet is known as "Ta". It's not the retroflexed "Ta" as in the Tata Company of India, nor is it the anglo-fied g'bye implied...
Posted on May 10, 2005 at 12:10 AM | Comments (12)

The Farewell Mile
by Talal Sarwani
Bye bye birdie..
Posted on November 16, 2004 at 8:00 PM | Comments (27)

Spin the Bottle
by Talal Sarwani
Spin the Bottle originally appeared in the September 2004 issue of MSA LINK, the official newsletter of MSA National. It is reprinted here with their permission. Marriage. Love. Women. Men. These are the most oft-discussed topics among the young Muslims...
Posted on September 15, 2004 at 1:21 PM | Comments (14)

Searching Fitra: Finally Home
by Talal Sarwani
My heart began thumping in my chest six hours and fifteen minutes ago. Now there was a feeling of emptiness somewhere in myself, as I laid eyes on the King Fahad gate in front of me. It is here, with...
Posted on June 10, 2004 at 11:09 PM | Comments (4)

Collateral Whatever...
by Talal Sarwani
Wisam's little hands struggled with his laces in the dark of the early morn. He heard the door of his parents' room creak open, and rushed out of his room. Wisam's father smiled when he saw his wide-eyed child awake...
Posted on April 3, 2004 at 10:29 PM | Comments (12)

A Genius Rambles...
by Talal Sarwani
Author's note: I changed the title from I have no clue what to write about.. to what you see above, because I have no clue what to write about... is such a genius title, that it deserves something better than...
Posted on March 25, 2004 at 2:45 AM | Comments (17)

On the Blinding Glitter
by Talal Sarwani
This is for those of you in positions of leadership, and those among you under said leaders. There are two kinds of audiences seen by those in a position of a leadership: 1. Those who agree on most matters with...
Posted on March 11, 2004 at 8:47 PM | Comments (12)

Where's the Washing Machine?
by Talal Sarwani
There's a very interesting worldwide phenomena taking place among the Muslim youth of today. Everyone's favorite bit of Sunnah has become the advice of the Prophet (SA'AS) to get married aysap. Alhamdulillah, the wisdom of that advice is nothing short...
Posted on March 3, 2004 at 1:10 AM | Comments (56)

Sister Sister, Can't Resist Her
by Talal Sarwani
The Executive Committee of the Muslim Student Association had done a great job organizing a gathering for the Seniors. There was an ample selection of food, from Za'tar, Tabbouli, and Hareesa, to Keema-Roti, Biryani, and Chana-puri. An unseen line...
Posted on January 22, 2004 at 4:13 PM | Comments (16)

A Teacher's Understanding: There and Back Again, Part I
by Talal Sarwani
Manama, Bahrain - Living in the United States, the seekers of Knowledge often find refuge in the assortment of books available on the subject of this Deen. Some look to the Internet, others to lectures available in audio or video...
Posted on January 20, 2004 at 2:07 PM | Comments (2)