At Muslimfest 2012, to be held next week (Sep 1-2) at Celebration Square, Mississauga, Ontario, I will be participating in a story telling exhibit with work from this blog. Using Lego pieces to build scenes of stories from the Quran, I will be displaying and relating stories for children and adults alike to enjoy.
If you are in town, do visit and say hi (or salaams!).
For those of you wondering about new posts to this blog, and for all my loyal readers and fans of this blog, I owe a status update after a month of inactivity.
This blog is on a hiatus, but not because I have run out of enthusiasm (God forbid!) for the project, nor because I have run out of Lego. The good thing about being an adult (and fan of Lego), as opposed to a kid who loves Lego, is having a job, you can fund your own Lego hobby rather than depending on a meager pocket money!
What happened was, two months ago Allah gave my wife and I a great gift. He blessed us with a son. And then, just like Surah Asr said, time has been the winner. It has just flowed fast, and I have lost track of it. It’s amazing just how much work, and time, a baby takes from you (not that I am complaining, alhamdulillah).
Of course, besides that, we moved out of my parents’ place to our own (right close to them, Everybody Loves Raymond style).
And then I started a new job.
So, in short, I have been really, really, really busy.
However, here is what I have planned for the blog in the near future, inshAllah.
- Lots and lots of new depictions
- completion of the big surahs now partially depicted, such as Surah Rahman and Surah Rum.
- an invitation to participate in Muslimfest 2012.
Obviously, I am highly excited by this opportunity, and I welcome all support in whatever capacity from you all in this regard. It would be a dream to bring the work of this blog to Muslimfest.
So, to summarize, it has been a busy, busy, busy time for me. However, the hiatus will not be for long, inshAllah. Please keep my family and I in your prayers.
Note: Verses 1 – 9 of Surah 60 were revealed in 8 AH (630 AD); however verses 10 – 13 had been revealed two years earlier, 6 AH (628 AD), just after the Muslims had signed a peace treaty with the Meccans – at Hudaibiyah.
By the Grace of God, this blog has been nominated for a Brass Crescent Award under the “Best New Blog” category.
This is quite the thrill, and if you agree with the nomination, then please go out and vote for me!
How to Vote (for me):
1. Go to Brass Crescent Award website.
2. Choose “Teaching The Kids Holy Quran (Mezba Mahtab)” under “Best New Blog“.
3. Choose the other blogs in their respective categories.
4. Scroll down and click to submit your vote. You will have to enter an email address and check “I certify that I am only voting once for the Brass Crescent Award”.
5. Click on the confirmation link that will be sent to your email. That’s it!
For those visiting this blog for the first time:
This blog represents verses of the Holy Quran using toys (mostly LEGO figures), aimed at teaching the Scripture to kids. For a full list of available chapters, click here.
Here in Toronto, the Hilal Committee declared there were no verified reports of crescent sightings – so we will be celebrating Eid in Toronto on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, God willing. Across North America, Eid will be celebrated either on Tuesday (Aug 30) or Wednesday (Aug 31).