It wouldn't mean that i'm completely disconnecting because i have the net at work. I'm going to have to think really hard about this one. But i can only see good coming out of the decision to disconnect... except that i won't be able to download episodes of Dr. Who anymore. (Oops was i supposed to say that?)
Actually, while i'm here let me tie up a few loose ends.
- An anonymous poster asked a while back if i could find out whether good deeds can be erased. Well, i asked my teacher and he said that as far as he knew, they couldn't. The Qur'an is explicit in saying that the bad deeds can be removed by doing good deeds, but it doesn't say anything about it being true the other way round. There is a really beautiful hadith about a dhikr that you make after wudoo; if you read it, it is written in vellum and not to be opened till the D/Judgment. So that doesn't sound like its going to be lost either.
- I never did get hold of Imam Atiyyah's recitation. The brother who i was pointed to didn't have any tapes of his, and neither did the the muadhin of Regents Park Mosque when i asked him.