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Table of Contents (old xanga posts)

Update: 10/8/2013 – Now that Xanga is down, none of the old links work. Instead, you can find a particular article by finding its corresponding date on the main calendar. The old articles have been imported into WordPress, including the comments section of each post.

A. All Time Personal Favorites
1. Rachel Corrie Poem (3/18/2004)
2. The Famous Robot Dancing Video (4/22/2004)
3. Why I Hate the Lakers (5/28/2004)
4. Poem With No Title (6/13/2004)
5. This Book Might Not Sell Any Copies (6/24/2004)
6. Why Salafism and its Illegitimate Child, Wahhabism, Are Evil (7/20/2004)
7. The Incoherence of the Salafis (7/23/2004)
8. Conversation Between Jibril and Shaytan (8/1/2004)
9. Why did you have to do it? (8/8/2004)
10. The State of Khutbahs in Chicago (8/21/2004)
11. The Theory of Wife Demotion (9/11/2004)
12. The Real Light is God (10/9/2004)
13. Hospital Anecdotes, the Death of Veerappan, and Questions Never to Ask a Shaykh (10/19/2004)
14. “I saw my sins” (10/30/2004)
15. A Forgotten Supplication (Seeing the Prophet In One’s Dreams) (11/23/2004)
16. Why Bonsai Trees Are Like Chicks (12/12/2004)
17. Sheer Lunacy: The Start of My Anti-Liberal Posts (12/30/2004)
17a. We Ain’t Goin Nowhere (aka kr’s “State of the Ummah Address 2005”) (1/2/2005)
18. When the Minds of kr and Alti Unite (1/16/2005)
19. New Criteria for Becoming a Board Member (2/8/2005)
20. kr School of Domestication (3/1/2005)
21. The “Prayer” That Shocked the World (3/18/2005)
22. The Greatest Tragedy From This Mess (3/20/2005)
23. Did They Clone kr? (4/19/2005)
24. Which Doctor Do I Want To Be? (4/28/2005)
25. When the Minds of Kamran and Saqib Unite? (5/1/2005)
26. A Letter to Pakistanis and Hyderabadis (5/4/2005)
27. A Tribute to Umm Kamran (5/8/2005)
28. Spelling Bee Pictures (6/3/2005)
29. The Cheap Wedding Theory (6/26/2005)
30. When Will the Sun Return Above Us… (7/4/2005)
31. “Ethical” Question of the Day (7/13/2005)
32. Life Lessons From Star Wars (8/9/2005)
33. Why Chicago is the SA Node of the American Muslim Community, Part II (8/20/2005)
34. The Necessity of the ISNA Convention (FC) (9/8/2005)
35. “See My Prophet Smile” (FC) (9/16/2005)
36. Happy Birthday Bhaiya (written by Rehan Riaz) (FC) (10/16/2005)
37. A Letter From Shaytan (11/4/2005)
38. Is He a Muslim? (12/10/2005)
39. My Valentine (FC) (2/14/2006)
40. kr’s Thoughts on the Cartoons (2/25/2006)
41. What is Terrorism? (7/5/2006)
42. The Jah-Hajj Experience (8/27/2006)
43. Memoirs of an Abused General Surgery Medical Student, Part I (8/31/2006)
44. Two Minutes Well Invested (10/1/2006)

B. Spiritual Posts
1. Subhanallah Lesson (4/23/2004)
2. Another Subhanallah Lesson (4/27/2004)
3. Imam al-Haddad is the MAN (4/30/2004)
4. Just When You Want to Stop Studying (5/6/2004)
5. Possibly the Coolest Hadith Ever (5/26/2004)
6. Balancing the Three Spheres (6/6/2004)
7. Remember Often the Ender of Pleasures (6/17/2004)
8. Final Thoughts on Hammoudi (6/22/2004)
9. Deen Intensive 2004: The Life and Works of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (7/10/2004)
10. Simpson’s Paradox (8/14/2004)
11. “…verily for God is all pride” (8/19/2004)
12. Slogans (8/29/2004)
13. The Power of Powerlessness (9/8/2004)
14. Khatm Du’a 2004 (11/14/2004)
15. Reflections on Cardiovascular Pathology, Part I (11/20/2004)
16. Weakness Upon Weakness (and other trivial matters) (12/1/2004)
17. Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (12/5/2004)
18. Reflections (12/22/2004)
19. Subhanallah (Tsunami Reflections) (12/27/2004)
20. Final Tsunami Reflections (1/20/2005)
21. Reflections on Cardiovascular Pathology, Part II (1/28/2005)
22. A Poem on the Ninth and Tenth of Muharram (2/18/2005)
23. The Details Matter (3/8/2005)
24. A Subhanallah Lesson (3/26/2005)
25. Reflections on Spring (4/18/2005)
26. In Praise and Remembrance of the Prophet (salallahu `alayhi wa sallam) (4/22/2005)
27. Reflections on Spring, Part II (4/26/2005)
28. Martin Lings (1909-2005) (5/12/2005)
29. kr’s Life Lessons #2: Michigan Road Trip, Part II (5/26/2005)
30. Seeing God and Goodness in All Things (6/13/2005)
31. Seeing God and Goodness in All Things, Part II (6/15/2005)
32. And What A Weekend It Will Be (6/18/2005)
33. Musings from the CAIR Article, Part I (6/24/2005)
34. The Best Evening of the Summer, Hands Down (8/5/2005)
35. Things One Can Do in Ramadan (FC) (10/6/2005)
36. A Post By Request (10/20/2005)
37. The Last Ten (10/30/2005)
38. Khatm Du’a 2005 (11/10/2005)
39. What I Learned from the 2005 White Sox (11/17/2005)
40. Thanksgiving Day Reflection (11/24/2005)
41. Coach Carter Poem Commentary (11/28/2005)
42. What I Learned From Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (12/15/2005)
43. kr’s Thoughts on the Afghani Apostate, Part I (3/29/2006)
44. kr’s Thoughts on the Afghani Apostate, Part II (3/30/2006)
45. kr’s Thoughts on the Afghani Apostate, Part III (4/4/2006)
46. In Remembrance of the Beloved (salallahu `alayhi wa sallam) (4/12/2006)
47. The Bride Was Beautiful (4/21/2006)
48. New Beginnings (6/19/2006)
49. Cosmology 101 (6/27/2006)
50. Thoughts on the Current Crisis, Part I (7/17/2006)
51. Thoughts on the Current Crisis, Part II (7/23/2006)
52. Thoughts on the Current Crisis, Part III (8/8/2006)
53. Thoughts on the Current Crisis, Part IV (8/22/2006)
54. 100,000 and Imam al-Ghazali on Fasting (9/21/2006)
55. On Ramadan and the Chicago Bears (10/18/2006)
56. Ibn `Arabi Speaks (3/10/2007)

C. Memoirs of an American Haji
1. Part I – January 24, 2006
2. Part II – February 1, 2006
3. Part III – February 3, 2006
4. Part IV – February 7, 2006
5. Part V – February 11, 2006
6. Part VI – February 18, 2006
7. Part VII – March 11, 2006
8. Part VIII – March 26, 2006

D. Social Commentary Posts
1. The System Works! (3/17/2004)
2. On the Death of Shaykh Yassin (3/23/2004)
3. Subhanallah, We Suck (3/27/2004)
4. The Modern Mala’ (Chiefs) (4/8/2004)
5. Another Admission to the Club (4/13/2004)
6. Boondocks (4/20/2004)
7. Bush Bashing (4/28/2004)
8. Who’s the Bigger Enemy (5/12/2004)
9. More Bush Bashing (6/8/2004)
10. Rick James (1948-2004) (8/11/2004)
11. More Rick James (8/25/2004)
12. Mythologies (9/23/2004)
13. The Irony of Being a Chicago Sports Fan (9/27/2004)
14. Why the Cubs are a Microcosm of the Muslim Ummah (10/1/2004)
15. Random Thoughts (10/6/2004)
16. Ramadan Stuff (10/16/2004)
17. Ramadan Public Service Announcements (10/25/2004)
18. kr Sounds Off About the Elections (11/5/2004)
19. May God Bless These Hackers (12/17/2004)
20. We Ain’t Goin Nowhere (aka kr’s “State of the Ummah Address 2005”) (1/2/2005)
21. BBC News is Great (1/15/2005)
22. No Wonder Everyone Hates America (1/21/2005)
23. Coming Soon to a Masjid Near You (1/24/2005)
24. The Idea (2/3/05)
25. The Next Step (2/5/05)
26. Life and Sports (3/29/2005)
27. Why Muslims Need to Play Football and Not Soccer (4/5/2005)
28. kr’s Life Lessons #1: the Michigan Road Trip (5/23/2005)
29. My New Personal Hero (6/29/2005)
30. Why Chicago is the SA Node of the American Muslim Community, Part I (8/17/2005)
31. In Defense of the Ramadan Project (9/29/2005)
32. My Summer House (FC) (10/9/2005)
33. The Taste of Islam (11/13/2005)
34. Muslim Director Announces New Reality Show (11/21/2005)
35. On Religion and American Healthcare (12/21/2005)
36. The Concept of “Nigga Technology” (3/14/2006)
37. Random Thoughts from the Michigan Trip (4/19/2006)
38. The Great Big Immigration Rally (5/2/2006)
39. Anyone Can Give Fatwas These Days (5/8/2006)
40. Similarities Between Medicine and the Darse-Nizami, Part I (6/4/2006)
41. Similarities Between Medicine and the Darse-Nizami, Part II (6/11/2006)
42. Similarities Between Medicine and the Darse-Nizami, Part III (6/22/2006)
43. What is Terrorism, Part 2 (7/10/2006)
44. What’s the Motivation? (2/3/2007)

E. Satirical/Funny Posts
1. Down With Macs (5/12/2004)
2. This Guy Has Issues (6/12/2004)
3. Comic Relief (8/3/2004)
4. Hold My Hand, Dominic! (8/14/2004)
5. Pre-ISNA Thoughts, Courtesy of Ilyas Ahmed (8/31/2004)
6. Hilarious Bush Video (9/1/2004)
7. Husband Utilization Theory (9/14/2004)
8. The Grand Unified Theory (9/16/2004)
9. The Biryani Diaries (9/25/2004)
10. If You’re Seeking Knowledge (10/3/2004)
11. Revisiting the “Time to Reinvent the Iftar” Post (10/22/2004)
12. Taraweeh Secrets Revealed, Part I (11/8/2004)
13. Taraweeh Secrets Revealed, Part II (11/10/2004)
14. A Joke and a Reminder (11/17/2004)
15. Urdu Newspapers are Awesome and Pakistanis are Such Jahils (11/26/2004)
16. “Let Him Change it With His Hand..” (12/24/2004)
17. The Theory of Spousal Economics (TSE) (1/9/2005)
18. Another Rap Parody (1/30/2005)
19. Update on the Tower (2/21/2005)
20. The School of Domestication Aftermath (3/6/2005)
21. New Rules (3/13/2005)
22. The School of Tameez (3/24/2005)
23. Kids Ask the Darndest Questions (long) (5/11/2005)
24. Questions That Keep kr Awake at Night (5/29/2005)
25. Random Pictures (5/31/2005)
26. Random Jokes (7/1/2005)
27. ISNA Money Making Idea (8/12/2005)
28. Today’s Moment of “Tell Em Like It Is” (8/23/2005)
29. Another Moment of “Tell Em Like It Is” (8/26/2005)
30. Is He Muslim? (9/13/2005)
31. Yay White Sox… or Something (10/3/2005)
32. Local Idiot Sets New World Record (12/17/2005)
33. Local Youngster Depressed Due to Lack of Christmas Celebration (12/26/2005)
34. For the Goldfish (2/9/2006)
35. This Cartoonist is a Genius (2/28/2006)
36. An Ode to Raita (FC) (3/22/2006)
37. A Classic kr Post: Parody of “P.I.M.P” (4/9/2006)
38. Lethal Self-Defense Tips (7/1/2006)
39. Bogus Fatwas, Episode I (9/18/2006)
40. Three Minutes Well-Invested (10/8/2006)
41. This is called S-A-T-I-R-E (aka “Riaz Denies Doping Allegations) (2/15/2007)
42. “Sunnah Back” (2/24/2007)


F. Miscellaneous

1. First Xanga Post Ever (3/11/2004)
2. Road Trip to Champaign (3/15/2004)
3. Signs of the Apocalypse, Sign #243 (4/9/2004)
4. Freaky Illusion (4/9/2004)
5. Spring Camp 2004 (4/12/2004)
6. Road Trip to Champaign, Part II (4/17/2004)
7. Road Trip to Springfield (5/19/2004)
8. Spelling Bee 2004 (5/24/2004)
9. Defending Dave Chappelle (6/11/2004)
10. This Sucks (6/28/2004)
11. Updates (6/30/2004)
12. Random Issues that Must Be Addressed (7/12/2004)
13. Clarifications (7/26/2004)
14. Random Thoughts (8/6/2004)
15. We Already Prayed Asr… Extreeeme! (8/16/2004)
16. My Protégé (9/20/2004)
17. Movie Review: The 11th Hour (9/14/2004)
18. Two Stories (10/28/2004)
19. More Public Service Announcements (11/2/2004)
20. Random Stuff (12/9/2004)
21. Poor Excuse of a Post (12/15/2004)
22. Person Who Wanted a War But Never Showed Up (12/23/2004)
23. A Picture is a Thousand Words (1/4/2005)
24. Go to the Dinner, Damnit (1/5/2005)
25. There Are No More Seats Left (1/14/2005)
26. 20,000 and Counting… (1/23/2005)
27. And the Stud of the Year Award Goes To.. (1/25/2005)
28. I Ain’t Mad at Cha’ (2/15/2005)
29. Random Issues (2/24/2005)
30. More Randomness (2/27/2005)
31. March Madness (3/14/2005)
32. The Jihad on Webmail and the Spirituality of Star Wars (3/16/2005)
33. WAPA Wins It (4/10/2005)
34. I Got Nothin’ (4/14/2005)
35. From the Mouth of Mr. Webster (5/5/2005)
36. Where Do We Go From Here? (5/6/2005)
37. A Few Random Matters (5/15/2005)
38. Road Trip (5/20/2005)
39. Shnaps, It’s Hot Outside (6/5/2005)
40. AIM Fast (6/7/2005)
41. Trying to Break the Planck Constant of Time (6/21/2005)
42. An Announcement and Riddles (7/6/2005)
43. Answers To Riddles (7/10/2005)
44. “I’m Back” (7/31/2005)
45. Alti’s Barbershop (8/30/2005)
46. It’s Finally Here (9/2/2005)
47. Let’s Try This Again (FC) (9/20/2005)
48. Post Dinner Post (9/26/2005)
49. Happy Birthday Rehan (9/26/2005)
50. Random Issues (FC) (10/26/2005)
51. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones Review (12/6/2005)
52. Hajj Announcement from the Desk of kr (12/29/2005)
53. Greetings from Bangalore (1/20/2006)
54. The Return of Riddles (2/22/2006)
55. No Motivation to Update (3/5/2006)
56. I Love Ibrahim Moiz aka “Outback Steakhouse is Halal” (3/8/2006)
57. A Hajj Video and More Riddles (3/17/2006) and Answers (3/19/2006)
58. Go to the Dinner (4/6/2006)
59. Temporary Announcement (4/14/2006)
60. Selling Out to Corporate Sponsorship (4/18/2006)
61. Random Issues to Rant About (4/29/2006)
62. More Publicity (5/5/2006)
63. Our Mega-Adventure on the MegaBus (5/15/2006)
64. Random Issues, May Edition (5/25/2006)
65. Today’s Feel Good Moment and an Announcement (5/28/2006)
66. Go to the Arabic Program (6/2/2006)
67. Shameless Plug (7/27/2006)
68. Memoirs of an Abused General Surgery Medical Student, Part II (9/6/2006)
69. Memoirs of an Abused General Surgery Medical Student, Part III (9/9/2006)
70. Memoirs of an Abused General Surgery Medical Student, Part IV (9/13/2006)
71. When the Heck Does Ramadan Start? (9/22/2006)
72. Last Post For a While (10/26/2006)
73. “I’m Back” (2/1/2007)

G. Stories
1. Story Time #1
2. Story Time #2 (4/8/2005)
3. Story Time (5/17/2005)
4. Story Time (8/3/2005)
5. Story Time #5 (9/24/2005)
6. A Few Stories and a Juvenile Picture (11/8/2005)
7. Story Time #7 (4/25/2006)
8. A Tribute to Tipu Sultan, Part I (5/12/2006)
9. A Tribute to Tipu Sultan, Part II (5/17/2006)
10. A Tribute to Tipu Sultan, Part III (5/19/2006)

H. Guest Posts

1. Salman (7/16/2005)
2. Salman #2 (7/20/2005)
3. Anonymous (7/23/2005)
4. Kazim Mohammed (7/25/2005)
5. Yahya Youssef (10/12/2005)
6. Emad (“Saudi”) Ahmed (10/24/2005)

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