“Why is Allah doing this to us?”

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She was just taking her little girl home from school...

“Why can’t you have two mums, Amina?”

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Reading between the lines of Amina’s story

“When will it be right to be Muslim and gay?”

Background The above question has been the subject of a lingering controversy over the last few weeks, spawning heated, emotional

“We only die once” – Turkey’s Call to Arms to protect Jerusalem

Turkey says it has been rallying together an international peacekeeping force as the world looks on in horror at the

“Vote Today; Be Kafir Tomorrow”: The Issue of Voting

 That season of jostling for space to express a view on voting has once again descended upon the population here

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Spirituality 11 Min Read

Remembrance & Seeking Forgiveness

This article is part of a free translation of al-Iftqar ila Allāh, Lubb al-ʿUbudiyyah by Aḥmad al-Suwayan Following on from a previous article, the central actions of remembrance and seeking forgiveness are highlighted as indicators of a true and real need that one has for Allāh. The heart of a

Analysis Politics UK 12 Min Read

Moderate Islam: the Growing Sentiment Against Liberalism

Increasingly, Muslims nationwide are bombarded with the media’s adaptation of Islam and its principles. Consequently, the West is fed a misrepresentation of what a moderate Muslim should be. However, is it the West or Muslims themselves who hold control over the definition of ‘moderate’ Islam? Is Islam an autonomous entity

Opinion Politics UK 12 Min Read

Ruining a Community: A Cyclical Process

Muslims in the UK have been extremely assertive over the past two decades in dismissing media representations and stereotypes which seek to demonise Islam. If there is ever to be a decline in this representation, it will commence with the demise of negative representations of British Muslims as America and

Translations 16 Min Read

The Status of the Noble Companions – Part 1

(original work by 'Abd al-Muhsin al-'Abbad) Allah selected a group to accompany the Prophet and receive the Shari’ah from him; they are the best of his ummah.

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Elegy for the Nation: Rise and Fall

History teaches many things. Prominently, we might say that it teaches us that nations rise and fall. When nations fall, the prime cause, if indeed causes do exist in these realms, is not external conquest but internal corruption. We may object saying that we clearly see nations conquered by other

Opinion Poetry 4 Min Read

Life!

A poem on the fleeting life of this world.  

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Shaykh Ahmad Abu Laban: a great loss

The life of this world is only but a trial, and every individual will have his reckoning. Allah has decreed death for every living being as is stated in the Holy Qur’an (translation of the meaning 3:185), 'Every soul shall have a taste of death: and only on the Day

Campaigns Fataawa Islamic Law UK 6 Min Read

The Obligation to Support the Proposed New Mosque in East London

There has been an ongoing debate concerning the proposed establishment of a new mosque in East London. It is true that many Muslims and some non-Muslims are supporting it, yet we have also witnessed opposition to it from many including some members of the Muslim community. I find myself obliged

Spirituality 17 Min Read

Humility, Love & Attachment

This article is part of a free translation of al-Iftqar ila Allāh, Lubb al-ʿUbudiyyah by Aḥmad al-Suwayan In a previous article we discussed the essential and exalted condition of being in need of Allāh. This condition is realised through the achievement of states that are pivotal to the heart. Humility, love and attachment are

Analysis Finance 34 Min Read

The Islamic Mortgage: Paradigm Shift or Trojan Horse?

All praise is due to Allah and may His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and all his Companions. During recent years there has been an unprecedented expansion in the range of commercial banking products labelled as “ Shari`ah compliant” in many countries of the world.

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Why are new Muslims leaving Islam?

“I don’t know if you can help me; I don’t even know where to start.

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Living in the west, the hijab has become a potent indicator of identity with many

A James O’Brien masterclass in how to deal with people demanding Muslims apologise for #Charliehebdo

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Reply from Dr. Haitham Al-Haddad to allegations made in the Daily Mail & Sunday Times newspaper

I was deeply saddened on Sunday morning to see the article in your newspaper maligning