Wael Abdelgawad

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Name: Wael Abdelgawad
Date registered: March 18, 2016
URL: http://www.zawaj.com/

Latest posts

  1. Is IslamiCity.com Still Relevant? – Part 1 — November 3, 2013
  2. Khaleafa.com: the Islamic Approach to Environmentalism — April 15, 2013
  3. Online Muslim Resources – an Islamic Website Review Service — February 10, 2012
  4. MuslimMatters.org – a Muslim blog at its best — October 27, 2011
  5. Profound writing at New Islamic Directions, even though it does not allow comments — August 29, 2010

Most commented posts

  1. Cannot recommend the Ummah1 Forum — 4 comments
  2. Islamic Website Awards — 3 comments
  3. IslamicSearch.com Islamic Search Engine — 1 comment
  4. Invitation to Web Developers — 1 comment
  5. Profound writing at New Islamic Directions, even though it does not allow comments — 1 comment

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Nov 03

Is IslamiCity.com Still Relevant? – Part 1

IslamiCity logo

In the early days of the web, IslamiCity was the Big Daddy of the Muslim web. It had more Islamic features, articles and information than any other website.

Apr 15

Khaleafa.com: the Islamic Approach to Environmentalism

Leaves and light

Muaz Nasir’s new blog called Khaleafa.com is focusing attention on the Islamic approach to environmentalism.

Feb 10

Online Muslim Resources – an Islamic Website Review Service

Online Muslim Resources

There are so many Islamic websites now that it’s hard to know what’s worth your time. That’s where Online Muslim Resources comes in.

Oct 27

MuslimMatters.org – a Muslim blog at its best

MuslimMatters.org screenshot

I’m a fan of MuslimMatters.org, a multi-author Muslim blog which features articles on a wide variety of subjects, from Muslim world news and analysis, to the arts, to spirituality, to family issues, and more.

Aug 29

Profound writing at New Islamic Directions, even though it does not allow comments

Imam Zaid Shakir

I am a big fan of Imam Zaid Shakir. I find him to be knowledgeable in a relevant way, and still very humble and sincere, may Allah aid him and preserve him. He is now publishing some of his writing at his website, New Islamic Directions.

Jul 29

IslamicAnswers.com, an important service and an attractive website

I don’t think there is anything else on the web like IslamicAnswers.com. There are several good fatwa websites, but IslamicAnswers.comis the only one in which a staff of lay people armed only with common sense and experience dole out common-sense advice on every imaginable type of family, marriage, parenting, or relationship issue. Some of the problems people bring to the website are quite shocking. Adultery, drug use, abortions, lies and abuse. The editors reply to each one with compassion, and sometimes indignation.

Feb 24

New Websites: Islam is Life, and Islamic Sunrays

IslamicSunrays.com logo

I recently completed two new websites, one for a client, and one for myself. The website I built for myself is IslamicSunrays.com. I built this site in order to express some ideas I have about finding hope and inspiration in Islam. I write from the heart, sharing the lessons I’ve learned and the positive messages that I derive from Islam. Please visit it.

Dec 08

Masjid Fresno Website: Mistakes to Avoid

masjid-fresno-sunset

When I talk to people at the mosque and they find out I’m a web developer, they often complain to me about the mosque’s website. They say that it’s too cluttered, difficult to navigate, and generally not useful. One person told me that the Imam pays a web development company $400 per month to maintain the site, and has rejected offers from Muslim students to do it free of charge.

As far as appearance and navigation, they are right. The Masjid Fresno website is a case in point of what not to do as far as design and usability.

Nov 24

Honoring the Dove

Leila Abu-Saba, the Dove: Rest in peace

I recently came across the personal blog of an extraordinary woman named Leila Abu-Saba. Her blog is titled Dove’s Eye View. Leila passed away last year after a five-year battle with breast cancer. She left behind a husband and two young sons. She was only three years older than me.

Upon returning from her family home in Lebanon a year ago while living with metastatic breast cancer, Leila wrote:

“So please, friend, bless what you have and let go of fear for the future. Today is the only day you have got. You are breathing. Enjoy your breath. You are alive. Enjoy your life. You have a daughter and parents. Love them. Bless everybody who comes across your path. And the work? Whatever. Bless your work, too. Bless your town, your bills, your possessions. You are lucky to be here for all of it.

Nov 17

Islamic Website Awards

I think it’s time to restart an Islamic website awards program. IslamicSearch.com will be giving a monthly award to one selected Islamic website. For now the award will consist of recognition only, but in the future I would like to add a cash prize, Insha’Allah. I would need sponsors for that and I invite any interested parties to contact me.

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