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Music: A Prohibited and Fake Message of Love and Peace pt 3

Music: A Prohibited and Fake Message of Love and Peace pt 3

Following on from our discussion on consensus and ijtihad, I would like to emphasise that a particular aim of this discourse is to present rational arguments without entering into details of Islamic law and textual proofs behind the impermissibility of ...

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Rain: Specific Rulings Applicable in Times of Heavy Rain Part 2

Rain: Specific Rulings Applicable in Times of Heavy Rain Part 2

Part Four: An Option to Pray in the House and Miss the Congregational Mosque Prayer The scholars have allowed a concession to not pray the congregational prayer in the mosque if the weather makes it significantly inconvenient and could cause ...

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Rain – A Summary of Key Islamic Manners and Rulings Part 1

Rain – A Summary of Key Islamic Manners and Rulings Part 1

As the rain pours down, let’s take the opportunity to reflect on how Islām teaches us to interact with this great blessing. Islām should guide us in all of our affairs, so it is no surprise that there is a ...

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Gender Relations in Islām

Gender Relations in Islām

Backdrop  Hysteria took over the media in recent weeks regarding the issue of gender segregation in public institutions in the UK. Such hysteria is not uncommon amongst the press these days as there seems to be a rise in sensationalist ...

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Keeping up with Winter Prayer Times

Keeping up with Winter Prayer Times

A moment of reflecting upon the way Allah has created the world and indeed our lives with so much change and alternation of states reveals to us His great wisdom in creation. He said, ‘In the creation of the heavens ...

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`Āshūra (10th of Muḥarram): A Day of Joy or Grief?

`Āshūra (10th of Muḥarram): A Day of Joy or Grief?

 Much confusion surrounds this day. Some Muslims treat this occasion as a day of celebration and joy, and a time where special dishes are prepared. Conversely, the Shi’ites spend the very same day, beating and injuring themselves, and marking it ...

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Al-Qadaa, Al-Fidya and Al-Kafaara

Al-Qadaa, Al-Fidya and Al-Kafaara

The issue of Al-Qadaa (payback), Al-Fidya (ransom/substitution) and Al-Kafaara (expiation) all come about through the breaking of a fast of Ramadan or choosing not to fast at all. Different scenarios of breaking a fast/not fasting lead to different results, for ...

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Was it wrong to start Ramadan 1434H on Wednesday 10th July 2013?

Was it wrong to start Ramadan 1434H on Wednesday 10th July 2013?

 The high court in Saudi Arabia requested people to sight the new moon of Shawwal for this year 1434H (2013) on Tuesday 6th Aug as there was a possibility that the first day of Shawwal (Eid al-Fitr) could have been ...

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What’s the point of covering your head if you are not…?

What’s the point of covering your head if you are not…?

Query : “Asalamualaykum, I wanted to seek your opinion on the matter of wearing hijab. Among my friends and family, we have been discussing the role and purpose of hijab in Islam. Some are of the view that it’s more ...

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Urgent Action: Calling MP’s to Vote Against Same Sex Marriage

Urgent Action: Calling MP’s to Vote Against Same Sex Marriage

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu, Please help us in our Islamic campaign against the legalisation of same sex marriage (gay marriage). Send your letter to your MP before 20th May asking him/her to vote in Parliament on 20th May ...

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