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Al Mihrab has moved to

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2013 by azizhp


I am pleased to announce that Al Mihrab has moved to, at the following new URL:

Please bookmark that new link and follow me there for all my latest blog posts!

(The old version of Al Mihrab here on will remain as an archive)


How I Could Just Kill a Goat!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2012 by irydhan

Check out my latest blog post about the Islamic tradition of Aqiqah here on Patheos!


Al Mihrab is now on

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2012 by irydhan

Hello All

My blog has moved onto the website. Here is the direct link:

This site will still be online, but I will only be publishing new posts on my blog at Patheos.

Please check it out and let me know what you think!



Al Mihrab Nominated for a Brass Crescent Award – Please Vote for My Blog!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2011 by irydhan

My blog post entitled “The Agha, The Architect and the Mosque” was recently nominated for a Brass Crescent Award for “Best Post or Series.”

Please vote for my blog here:



Posted in Uncategorized on May 18, 2011 by irydhan

2010 in review for Al Mihrab

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2011 by irydhan

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,900 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 7 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 22 posts. There were 13 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 17mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 15th with 242 views. The most popular post that day was Bollywood King goes back to his Muslim Roots.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for three cups of tea, greg mortenson, muslims in bollywood, sakirin mosque, and islampakistancom.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Bollywood King goes back to his Muslim Roots February 2010


5 Good Books for American Muslims (and everyone else) January 2010


My Top 5 Halal (Zabihah) Restaurants in the Bay Area October 2009


Three Cups of Tea March 2009


Islamic influence on American Architecture (Article) October 2010
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Posted in Uncategorized on November 19, 2009 by irydhan