Not just did we lose my beloved Cavalryman yesterday, but Creator too.

He was put to sleep at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital due to complications from colic, 28 February 2015.

The Sheikh Mohammed-homebred son of Mill Reef and Chalon, foaled in 1986, had been a pensioner of Old Friends Kentucky since 2004, when he was retired from stud duty in Japan and returned to the United States.
Read more about Creator at Old Friends here.

Creator won seven of his 16 starts in both France and America, the highlight being the 1990 Prix Ganay at Longchamp - also won by his sire 18 years earlier.
The final start was in the Budweiser International on American soil, where he suffered a career-ending injury.

Michael Blowen, president and founder of Old Friends, said: "Creator was not only a magnificent animal, he was one of the founding fathers of Old Friends … Every time we lose one of the horses it’s as if they take a little part of our lives with them and, yesterday, Creator took an enormous chunk with him."

Creator was surrounded by Michael, his wife Diane White and others who cared for him daily at the farm at the time he was put to sleep.

Rest In Peace, lovely boy.
1986 - 28 February 2015

Photo: Equisport Photos
Creator at Old Friends


This RANDOM PLANT GENERATOR works a little differently from my other tables thus far, but after testing it on my group the other day it seems to work very well :)

I thought of this table over the weekends and after days of tinkering with the idea, I’ve come up with THIS!

Whether you are world building of just need to populate a forest or plant area, this table will create a something unique and possibly insane for your Dungeons & Dragons world!

As always, if you have any feedback, suggestions, ideas or REQUESTS about this table or future works, feel free to contact me here on Tumblr or on twitter at @ThatMurrayC !

Finally, I’d just like to say thank you all for the support you’ve shown towards these tables and my creativity! It really has been amazing to create resources for such a great community!


Smoking is one of the things which has caused a lot of problems and harm these days and it has spread like wild fire. Before we discuss this topic in detail, we should know that Allaah the Almighty has divided things in the world into two types, good or permissible (al-tayyibaat, al-halaal) and evil or prohibited (al-khabaa’ith, al-haraam), and there is no third type. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning) in surat al-A’raaf (7:157):

And He makes good things halaal for them and bad things haraam.

Considering this fact, smoking can either be permissible and good or prohibited and evil.

Thus, we present some of its characteristics and let the person asking the question see himself in which type lies smoking.

There is no disagreement among the physicians and sane people that smoking is harmful for health. It is one of the major causes of lung cancer and other diseases. It is also one of the major causes of death. Since, it is known that the Islamic law prohibits everything that is harmful for a human being. Allah said (interpretation of meaning):

Do not kill yourself. Allah is Merciful unto you." (Surat al-Nisaa’ 4:29)

In addition, His Prophet SAWS (peace be upon him) said:

"There is no harm or causing of harm (in Islaam)." (Arabic "laa darar wa laa diraar")

He SAWS (peace be upon him) also said:

"A person will not be able to move on the Day of Judgment until he is asked about … his body as to what he engaged it in."

Smoking also goes against the saying of the Prophet SAWS:

"Your body has a right on you."

There is no disagreement among the physicians and sane people that smoking is harmful for the health of others who inhale the polluted breath of the smoker. Medical research has proven the harmful effects of smoking mothers on their children. The offensive smell caused by smoking is a source of pain to the worshippers of Allah among humans and angels. The angels are offended and suffer from the same things that the human beings suffer from. Allah said (interpretation of the meaning):

Those who cause harm to believing men and women without any reason do a great sin.” (Surat al-Ahzaab, 33:58)

The money that is spent on cigarettes is used on buying a harmful thing and is therefore an extravagance. Allah said (interpretation of the meaning):

"… and do not be extravagant wasters. Those who are extravagant are kinsmen of Satan.” (Surat al-Israa’ 17:26-27)

Extravagance (in Islam) means spending on something haraam.

Spending money on cigarettes is a waste of resources as well. The Prophet SAWS (peace be upon him) said:

"A person will not be able to move on the Day of Judgment until he is asked about ….. what he owned as to how he spent it."

Considering all that has been presented, it can be clearly seen that smoking is an evil among many others. It is not permissible to indulge in it, or buy and sell it, or even to offer it to others. It is incumbent on a person who is addicted to it that he must make all efforts and get whatever necessary treatment to stop it. If the unbelievers have understood the harm caused by smoking and made laws regarding it, the Muslims should be even more eager to stop it and treat those who are addicted to it.

We ask Allah the Almighty to cure everyone indulging in this evil and help him in giving it up. Allah is the Best Guide to the Right Path.