Saleem Chagtai

Saleem is a Muslim Chaplain, with a rich background in Islamic knowledge including Islamic Creed, Principles of Islamic jurisprudence and Principles of interpreting the Qur'an. Saleem has been very active in the field of dawah ranging from grass-roots dawah stalls to delivering lectures at Universities and also internationally, such as at the prestigious American University of Beirut (Lebanon). Saleem is a regular participant on radio phone-in debates and has presented numerous television shows on channels such as Islam Channel and IQRA TV, explaining Islam in a positive light to the general public. He also serves as Imam and khateeb at a number of Mosques in London. Saleem is a great defender of Islamic orthodoxy and believes Muslims should derive inspiration from their long scholarly tradition. Currently he is a lecturer and trainer for iERA and is Head of Communications.
4 Articles

The bittersweet departure of Ramadan

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'Eid al Fitr and the Departure of an Old Friend The end of Ramadan can be a bitter-sweet experience. On one hand there is the satisfaction that we have completed our obligation of fasting during the month and also performed many supererogatory acts of worship including taraweh prayers, recitation of the Qur'an and sadaqah (charity). On the other hand, we will miss the high state of iman, the atmosphere of goodness and worship as well as the deficit of evil that transpired from the chaining of demons during this noble month. But this is why the believers love Ramadan -

Saleem Chagtai

Can you ‘Disbelieve’ by Voting?

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There is a feeling amongst some quarters in the Muslim community here in the UK, and indeed the world at large, that it is kufr and thereby haram for Muslims to take part in elections where governing by Islamic law is not a possibility. This is a legitimate concern held by sincere people who have a deep love for the sacred law given to us by Allah (the Most High). I empathise with this view as I myself used to claim that taking part in such a process was explicitly forbidden believing that voting was tantamount to supporting the act

High Aspirations

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The effect of knowledge on early Muslims is evident to all whereas having high aspirations is a topic many are unaware of even though it has and is still crucial to a Muslim's success as well as that of his or her community. The article contains important and practical points for one to consider as well as mention of thirty or so accounts demonstrating the high aspirations of Muslims from the early generations. In the next revision of this article a further hundred will be added insha'allah. Attachments: File Description File size high_aspirations.pdf 639 Kb