Ahmed Hammuda

Ahmed Hammuda is a regular contributor at Islam21c. His interests lie in Qur'anic Tafsir and the field of Middle East Affairs and how they reflect on Muslims living in the West. He is an Electrical Engineer by trade and has been involved in various Da'wah activities over the course of his education and working life. He has transferred the same analytical approach required in engineering into a careful and measured approach in his views and positions.
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Does the Bible conform to ‘British Values’?

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Now, in broad daylight, Islām is at the centre of an unmatched ideological attack. This concerted media effort has echoed into government, driving forward many punitive measures against the UK’s Muslim minority. Interestingly, this rampage stems, supposedly on the back of a limited number of issues the media views as ‘contentious’ or against ‘British values’, the latter never meaningfully defined. The outlets leading this campaign are mainly the notorious far right; the self-believing bastions of UK Christian and Jewish values against those trying to purge them from 'British culture'. And, although not the focus of this article, militant liberalists are

“A reminder for those who fear Allāh in the unseen…”

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Yā Sīn Series Part 4: A Reminder for Those who Fear Allāh in the Unseen 1 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 Summary of Previous Discussion The journey through Sūrah Yā Sīn began with a declaration that the two fundamental components of Islām are the: ‘revelation of the Almighty, the Most Merciful’ and the Prophet about whom Allāh confirms unequivocally that he is, contrary to what some say: ‘truly one of the Messengers’. The role of this amazing man and those that live in line with his tradition was then spoken of: ‘to warn a people whose fathers were not warned and who are

Overview of the magnificent Yā Sīn

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In this 23-part series, Ahmed Hammuda delves into the innumerable lessons one can derive from Sūrah Yā Sīn.

Yā Sīn: a new journey begins

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Yā Sīn Series Part 1 - Introduction Click to read part: 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 Allāh repeatedly describes the great Qur'ān as being a ‘light’, unmistakable, clear in articulation and beautiful in its instructions. He, the Most High says: "So have faith in Allāh and His Messenger and in the Light We have sent down." Light as we know it not only touches the surface of a leaf but seeps beneath it to impact on the inner system of the entire plant by triggering photosynthetic activity. This then nourishes the leaf, invigorates it and fills it with life. A plant will

Longing for a leader like ʿUmar (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu)

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Longing for a Leader like ‘Umar On one particular Friday the Khatīb, as usual, spoke of the calamity in Syria. He did not deliver anything new per say, nor did he decorate his sermon with touching accounts or colourful imagery. It was when he invoked the famous words of ʿUmar (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) that he lost focus and tears gathered in his eyes. Hardly able to put his words together he quoted: “…when…did you enslave people…when their mothers bore them as free men?” He recalled those soldiers who thrust their heels into the backs of civilian detainees for asking for

Da’wah and Political Struggle

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Yā Sīn, the People of the Town in Light of a Daʿwah and Political Struggle (Part 2 of 2) Supervised by Ustādh Asim Khan and written by Rayhan Zaman, Hussain Chowdury, Junayed Ahmad and Ahmed Hammuda. In our previous article, we related the story of Asḥāb al-Qaryah by examining the Tafāsīr of various scholars and commenting on its general meaning. This article provides a short reflection on some of these verses, in light of Daʿwah (invitation to Islam) and political activism. Opportunity in Daʿwah Lessons Ḥabīb came from the outskirts of the town, indicating that he was not well-known while the

Yā Sīn | Lessons from the People of the Town

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Yā Sīn, the People of the Town in Light of a Da’wah and Political Struggle | Part 1 Supervised by Ustādh Asim Khan and written by Rayhan Zaman, Hussain Chowdury, Junayed Ahmad and Ahmed Hammuda. There is no doubt that Sūrah Yā Sīn is, has been and will always be a beloved chapter of the glorious Qur’ān to many Muslims of the Ummah. In this two-part article, we aim to dissect a mere handful of lessons from the vast ocean of knowledge that exists in this Sūrah, more specifically, pertaining to lessons derived from the story of Asḥāb al-Qaryah in

And Gaza is Victorious

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And Gaza is Victorious   “And on that Day, the believers will rejoice. With the help of Allah. He helps whom He wills, and He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.” Allah is the greatest and to Him belongs all praise and thanks. For 50 long days, Gaza resisted in the face of the Israeli barbarism that fired in excess of 40 thousand tank and artillery shells, 2.5 million bullets and thousands of F16 rockets at the tiny strip. Despite being one of the strongest militaries in the world, ruthless in its pursuit of civilian casualties and despite having expended

A Letter from the Terrorised Muslims of Sri Lanka

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A Letter from the Muslims of Sri Lanka – after Buddhist Mob’s Terrorism and Devastation To those who are concerned about the Muslims of Sri Lanka, May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you. We, the Muslims of Sri Lanka would like to give you a brief overview of the violence that took place against us on the 16th of June 2014, resulting in the killing of Muslims and the blazing of several of our Mosques and properties. Muslims make up more than 10% of the total population of Sri Lanka. We used to face regular persecution and

Iraq: People’s Revolution or Terrorist Takeover?

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Below is a translation from almoslim.com summarising some guidelines that the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq have given to the rebels involved in liberating some northern areas of Iraq.  It is sad to see such a profound difference between the way recent events have been reported in the western media compared to those on the ground in Iraq.  Just as we saw in Lybia, Syria, Egypt and Tunisia, the despotic regimes on their way out always try and paint the average citizens that have been driven to the point of overthrowing their oppressors, as terrorists. This game-plan has been exacerbated