An Uphill Battle
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
So whoever does da'wah, but doesn't base their dawah on firm, Sunnah-based foundations, then their da'wah becomes an uphill battle.
Posted on November 1, 2007 at 11:07 AM | Comments (1)

The Unity Timeline
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
A deskewed perspective on unity.
Posted on October 7, 2007 at 7:41 PM | Comments (5)

The Well-Intentioned Muslim Worker
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Organized labor in Islam.
Posted on November 28, 2006 at 11:06 AM | Comments (2)

Faith and Fiqh
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Faith and fiqh are incomplete without knowledge of the principles.
Posted on November 17, 2006 at 11:35 PM | Comments (11)

Halal Hadith
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
If we were as scrupulous about narrating hadith as we were about halal meat, the world would be a better place.
Posted on July 30, 2006 at 7:55 AM | Comments (15)

life as a lie
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
A man may keep on telling lies till he is written before Allah as a liar (Bukhari, Volume 8, Kitabul Adab/Book 73, Number 116).
Posted on April 2, 2006 at 11:07 PM | Comments (5)

A man...
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Real men.
Posted on February 12, 2006 at 9:05 PM | Comments (34)

A Fairy Tale?
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away...
Posted on February 2, 2006 at 10:03 PM | Comments (93)

loser
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
the biggest losers are the ones...
Posted on December 29, 2005 at 12:00 AM | Comments (10)

losing hope
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
the caller will never lose hope
Posted on November 24, 2005 at 9:03 PM | Comments (15)

The "Middle Path"
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
"Thus We have made you, a balanced nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger be a witness over you" (Al-Baqarah 2:143).
Posted on November 8, 2005 at 8:12 PM | Comments (13)

Sure, Fatima Can Be Ameerah...
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
The conditions for a woman to be an ameerah.
Posted on October 21, 2005 at 8:03 PM | Comments (65)

Ahzab (Act II)
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Don't read this until you've read "Act I."
Posted on October 13, 2005 at 11:03 AM | Comments (88)

Ahzab (Act I)
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
The call of the prophets vs. the call of the ahzaab.
Posted on September 22, 2005 at 3:33 PM | Comments (12)

How to Become a Scholar
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Another how-to from yours truly.
Posted on September 1, 2005 at 12:00 AM | Comments (27)

Then & Now, Episode II
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
More fun with drawing.
Posted on August 11, 2005 at 2:52 PM | Comments (15)

Abdullah's Sectarian Radar is Thrown for a Loop...
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
A special edition of Hidaya please be patient while the image loads...
Posted on July 28, 2005 at 3:29 PM | Comments (20)

Benefitting from Knowledge
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
And the miskeen [poor person], the true miskeen is the one who wasted his life learning what he does not practice, thus he looses the pleasures of the dunyaa and the goodness of the akhirah. (In addition to) Coming forth bankrupt (on the day of judgment) with strong evidences against himself.
Posted on July 21, 2005 at 4:10 PM | Comments (1)

UIO: At It Again
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
The University Islamic Organization is at it again.
Posted on June 15, 2005 at 12:47 PM | Comments (26)

Kashful Flirting
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
A critical study of flirting.
Posted on May 18, 2005 at 12:00 AM | Comments (17)

HidayaOnline.com, Darul Ifta
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
It hasn't even reached the level of pseudo-scholarship.
Posted on April 8, 2005 at 12:10 PM | Comments (15)

The Great Argument/Debate
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Imam Al-Ghazali said, in al-Ihya al Uloom ad-Deen, "Over-enthusiasm is a mark of corrupted scholars, even when the case they are defending is true."
Posted on March 16, 2005 at 12:08 AM | Comments (12)

good riddance
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
the man without a heart is like mughith without barirah
Posted on March 2, 2005 at 11:26 PM | Comments (11)

sometimes
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
sometimes...
Posted on February 2, 2005 at 12:00 AM | Comments (13)

crax in the wall
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
poisoned tips
Posted on January 26, 2005 at 7:06 PM | Comments (7)

it weighs heavily
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
that the people can see
Posted on January 24, 2005 at 6:35 PM | Comments (10)

surrender?
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
astaghfirullah, i only live for him
Posted on January 18, 2005 at 3:15 PM | Comments (43)

The Devil's Deception, Part 5
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Ruqayyah entered the apartment, and saw Uqbah sitting there with his meal. "Assalamu 'Alaikum," Uqbah said. "Wa 'alaikum assalaam." "I love your hair." "You do? Jazakallah. I thought you might like it." "I just wish you didn't show everyone else...
Posted on January 12, 2005 at 12:40 PM | Comments (29)

The Devil's Deception, Part 4
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
"Maybe she'll get some of those stupid ideas out of her head."
Posted on January 5, 2005 at 8:01 AM | Comments (19)

The Devil's Deception, Part 3
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
"Alhamdulillah. Just remember who has the real power in this relationship."
"Yeah. Allah [ta'ala]."
Posted on December 29, 2004 at 12:34 PM | Comments (28)

Wake-up Call
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
I'm sorry, I had to narrate this before I forgot everything.
Posted on December 26, 2004 at 12:06 AM | Comments (19)

The Devil's Deception, Part 2
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
"A niqaabi server?"
Posted on December 22, 2004 at 6:22 PM | Comments (26)

The Devil's Deception: Part I
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Uqbah felt cold water splash on his face as he lay in bed, eyes closed. He thought he could get away hitting the snooze bar on his alarm clock. He was reminded that Ruqayyah wouldn't let him rest in peace...
Posted on December 15, 2004 at 2:58 AM | Comments (37)

No Other Choice
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
The lover has no other choice.
Posted on December 8, 2004 at 5:20 AM | Comments (8)

Les effets de peche
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Imaginez le dawah!
Posted on November 24, 2004 at 12:07 AM | Comments (6)

me & you
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
a serenade.
Posted on November 9, 2004 at 1:48 PM | Comments (13)

The Greatest Tests of Patience
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
The greatest tests of patience and self-control that the Muslim student must face.
Posted on November 3, 2004 at 6:06 PM | Comments (6)

Vive La Difference!
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
A special edition of Hidaya
Posted on September 22, 2004 at 10:32 PM | Comments (67)

How To Meet Women At ISRU, Part 2
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
The second in a two-part series about how to meet women at the Islamic Society of Rutgers University, as well as any other Islamic organization.
Posted on September 8, 2004 at 12:30 AM | Comments (39)

Da'wah
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Revolutionizing da'wah
Posted on June 15, 2004 at 7:26 PM | Comments (9)

"Extremism"
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
How to combat the "extremism" myth.
Posted on June 2, 2004 at 10:55 AM | Comments (4)

Is It Really Such a Bad Thing?
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Of course, democracy might work in Iraq, but what kind?
Posted on May 26, 2004 at 10:02 AM | Comments (3)

Not Again
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
The Muslim electorate.
Posted on May 19, 2004 at 8:48 PM | Comments (8)

How To Meet Women At ISRU, Part 1
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
The first in a two-part series about how to meet women at the Islamic Society of Rutgers University, as well as any other Islamic organization.
Posted on May 5, 2004 at 12:11 PM | Comments (153)

My Eman, v. 2.0
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
This is the version of the poem that I recited on April 21st, at the ISRU dinner.
Posted on April 27, 2004 at 12:45 PM | Comments (6)

Islamic vs. Islam-first
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
What's better for da'wah?
Posted on April 21, 2004 at 3:04 PM | Comments (17)

How Should I Lower My Gaze?
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Solutions for the wandering eye.
Posted on April 14, 2004 at 1:56 AM | Comments (26)

Imam Abdullah
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
A special edition of Hidaya please be patient while the image loads Artist: Altaf Sharif...
Posted on March 31, 2004 at 2:44 PM | Comments (16)

The New and Improved Islamic Organization
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
A special edition of Hidaya please be patient while the image loads...
Posted on March 24, 2004 at 10:59 AM | Comments (34)

Women: Never Sell Products Without Them
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Sex: what a marketing tool.
Posted on March 17, 2004 at 8:28 AM | Comments (29)

The Absurdity of The Passion
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Muslims' passion for The Passion of the Christ
Posted on March 2, 2004 at 7:39 PM | Comments (13)

Blind Tawakkul
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
The same chorus is repeated over and over again, particularly with regards to marriage. This chorus is of the blind tawakkul school of thought, the school of thought that argues that since everything is willed, there's no point in putting...
Posted on February 25, 2004 at 9:45 AM | Comments (17)

With Muslims Like These, Who Needs Kaafirs? - Part 2
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Glory be to Allah (SWT), who wills the most peculiar of coincidences.
Posted on February 18, 2004 at 8:31 AM | Comments (16)

Then & Now
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
What a difference fourteen centuries make.
Posted on February 10, 2004 at 10:20 AM | Comments (2)

That Controversial Extra Step
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Political discourse among Muslims
Posted on January 28, 2004 at 2:09 PM | Comments (6)

My Eman
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
A love poem
Posted on January 21, 2004 at 12:41 PM | Comments (12)

This Place
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
Cursed is the one who led me to this place of disgrace Where I race to fulfill my base tastes And disfigure my face I rush to drink from a goblet laced with dunya Cursed is the one who led...
Posted on January 16, 2004 at 1:25 AM

Let's Rally for Nothing! A Hard look at Political Inactivism in Comparison to the True Remedy for the Ummah
by Oh. Schick aka Ali Bin Masood Bin Asghar Farooki
Since this is a site where we are trying to promote thought and participation, I think it might help our particular aim if I spit some fire (what do you know, that's the name of this section). People love to...
Posted on at 1:09 AM

Tonight
by Gillette aka Hassan[uddin] Khaja
tonight the servants leave their lovers under their cloth covers for the night cover to be with their most beloved to remove their gloves of baatil and grasp a firm handhold and leave all that was old and cold tonight...
Posted on December 1, 2003 at 7:35 PM | Comments (2)