Masjid Jamek Jawiyyah

In the heart of our kampung in Bagan Datoh lies the Masjid Jamek Jawiyyah, a beautiful mosque built entirely from wood over one hundred years ago. There have been a few expansions since then, but the original timbers of the structure are still intact and unchanged. Since it was built before running water, the ablution… More Masjid Jamek Jawiyyah

More Work than Work

I’ve just returned from a three week vacation in West Malaysia, or three weeks of something anyway. Calling it a vacation is a bit of a stretch. It went from the “are we there yet?” phase to the “when can we go home?” phase in no time flat. From the relay-race style vomiting of the… More More Work than Work

Bahrus Shofa

If you read Malay, this is the blog you really should be reading.  Biographies of Malay religious scholars, scans of rare texts and images, impeccably researched opinions on hot islamic topics, all presented in a friendly and approachable writing style. Highly Recommended!