Back From Wherever I Was

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahWow, I have this blog thing.  Almost forgot all about it.  It's been quite a while since I posted.  I do have an issue with ADD - I start many great and magnificent projects and then abandon them in mid-stream.  I have left a plethora of unfinished projects in my wake.  I think this time around my brain fog was made worse by my pregnancy.  I would say I had a bit of pre-partum depression.  Ah, well, may as … [Read more...]

This is a lnk to my house in Second Life

Land | SLSalaam Alaikum!This is my new home in SL.  I have to get some furniture in, and then I'm all set! … [Read more...]

Links for Learning Islam

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.  In conjunction with my radio show,, I am posting some links that will help people learn about Islam.  From the absolute beginner, to the lifelong Muslim, all can benefit from these websites:I read these books, now available online in .pdf form, before I was Muslim.  They present the beliefs of Islam clearly and in a readable manner:Islam in Focus:  … [Read more...]

From Snowmageddon to Snoverblown

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah and hello!  It's Wednesday night.  At least I think it is.  It's easy to lose track of time and date when you're snowed in.  One day seems much like another.  We got about five or six inches over the foot-and-a-half from the previous storm.  Still waiting for the snowplow to make the rounds. It's been not too bad.  Hubby is home, keeping busy with some stuff.  I am organizing our - yuk - tax … [Read more...]

How you can reach me… too much to fit on a business card!

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum! Here's all the ways you can reach me, either in my guise as Sister Noorah or by my real name, Nancy: Life:  Noorah HaalanConnect with me any way you like! … [Read more...]

Links to Beneficial Websites

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahHere are some links to beneficial websites.  They are my "favorite few" to which I tend to recommend everyone.  There is so much information that you can spend a lot of time here, so I don't want to overwhelm you with tons of - this pops up in Arabic, but there is a drop down for other languages for you to select.  There is a flash player here to show you how to make the wudu' … [Read more...]

Okay, let me get off my duff and go do some housework

Salaam Alaikum and hello all.I've spent much of the morning online, tidying up my e-mail addresses and my FB account, checking in at Help People Island on Second Life.  Right now I'm just about done with my computer work for the morning.  My computerized Adhan is telling me that it is time for the zhur prayer, so inshAllah as soon as I'm done here I'll nip off to make wudu' and then go pray.  There is a cute grey squirrel on my balcony enjoying a late breakfast of stale … [Read more...]

An Islamic advice website:

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahI spend a fair amount of time toodling around online.  I'm always looking for good websites.  Mostly I'm looking for Islamic stuff, but sometimes I do get distracted by websites featuring adorable cats or political cartoons....I had been to one site,, several times in the past, and had looked over their Q&A; companion site, formerly known as and now known as  It is not a fatwa … [Read more...]

From the ShoeBomber to the CrotchBomber….

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahIt seems like, just when things are settling down, along comes another "jihadi" willing to sacrifice his life, or at least his gonads, for the sake of Islam. As soon as I saw the breaking news coverage of the incident in the skies over Detroit, I knew that we would be in for weeks of wall-to-wall cable news coverage of the man, his motives, his training, and his choice of skivvies (boxers? briefs? Fruit of the Boom?). Indeed, every time I … [Read more...]

Got a writing gig, mashAllah

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahAs usual, I've neglected my poor blog and let it lie fallow for a long time. Amazing that nothing wrote itself in here while I was away. I've been pretty busy in real life, chasing kids, feeding hubby, doing all that wonderful domestic stuff that I detest, but, hey, can't let the kids run around naked!I've still been teaching in Second Life. I have the weekly sisters' halaqah, and while the numbers are small, the ladies are very interested … [Read more...]