Ustadh Gulraz Gachi

Ustadh Gulraz is currently pursuing post-graduate studies in Islamic law at Ummul Qura University (Makkah).
8 Articles

Should Muslims care about the environment?

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Should Muslims care about the environment? And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority. God Created Man and placed him on Earth as a successor and God’s authority therein. A creation that was perfect in its form and placed in an environment perfected for its inhabitation, created by a perfect Creator. It is God who made for you the earth a place of settlement and the sky a ceiling and formed you and perfected your forms and provided you with good things. That is God, your Lord; then blessed

Does spying make you feel safer?

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“Let them worship the Lord of this House.Who feeds them against hunger and gives them security against fear.”       Safety and security is an essential need for all of mankind at all levels; for individuals, families and the community at large. It is a basic human right and thus the responsibility and aim of governments to guarantee such safety to its citizens. The UK Government’s articles on Human Rights highlight this right: “It is a fundamental responsibility of the state – arising from Article 2 of the Convention itself –to take appropriate steps to protect the safety of its citizens.” According

Loving him in light of the Mawlid

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“There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; concerned over you and to the believers is kind and merciful.” Allāh the Most Merciful truly blessed His servants with the coming of His beloved Messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), a light of guidance for mankind who illuminated this world from the day his blessed being entered it to the day it departed. A man who endeared the hearts towards him with his compassion and concern, to the extent that his beloved companions would lay down their lives for him, thus

A Good Death

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 ‘O you who believe, fear Allāh as He should be feared and die not except as Muslims’ In this address, the order to fear Allāh and die as a Muslim is directed, not simply to non-Muslims and Muslims, but rather to the Believers, thus showing the great importance Islām places, not only on a good life, but also a good death. As such even the believers are warned against complacency that could result in a bad ending. Most people tend to avoid talking about death, despite it being one of the few certainties in one’s life. However there is not

The Religion is Ease

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Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him), said, "Indeed this religion is easy. None of you overburdens himself in the religion except that it overcomes him. So aim for what is right, do the best you can, and rejoice. Seek help in the morning, evening and some of the night." The religion of Allah is one of ease and simplicity whereby Allah the Most Kind wishes for His slaves goodness both in this world and the next. As the Prophet (May the Peace and Blessings

Imam Al Dhahabi on A’ishah

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Shi’ite attacks on the Mother of the Believers, the noble wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him) have been unwavering, century after century, and their depraved slander of this most virtuous of women is not only reminiscent of the Hypocrites’ smear campaign - that of which she was absolved by God the All Knowing, but inherently shows the illogicality of a people who regard the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) as being their mothers only then insulting the by way of vilification. By doing so, not only do they display their iniquitous nature, but they also

Beware of Suspicion

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Abū Hurairah (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) said that the Messenger of Allāh (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said: "Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the greatest falsehood. Do not try to find fault with one another, do not spy on one another, do not vie with one another, do not envy one another, do not be angry with one another, do not turn away from one another, and be servants of Allah, brothers to one another, as you have been enjoined…” These were the simple instructions that produced the greatest generation ever to set foot on this planet. It was a

Should a Muslim be Proud?

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“They ask you about the sacred month about fighting therein. Say, ‘Fighting therein is great , and we totally condemn such actions that are perpetrated by heretical terrorists. Islām is a religion of peace.” An unfamiliar verse, but nonetheless not far removed from the type of responses that many Muslims proffer in their feeble attempts to shield Islamic principles that are intermittently under attack. A simpleton may question the apparent variances between divine responses and those of such people who are apparently exercising wisdom and intellect in order to portray Islām in what they believe to be the best possible