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A look back at the year 1439 with Islam21c

By the Grace of Allah Islam21c has been honoured to have had yet another year of articulating Islam in the 21st century, and over the year our community’s thinkers, scholars and activists have not shied away from addressing important issues in our own community.

Whether it be: launching our new NewsViews department to provide accurate information illuminated by divine values of Truth; setting the record straight in the face of orchestrated misinformation and attacks on the Muslim community in one form or another; rekindling our community’s connection with the Book of Allah and the teachings of His Messengers (alayhim al-Salam); or talking about any issue – no matter how difficult or troubling – that we require to flourish in the 21st century; we are honoured that you have been with us on this journey.

Below is a small selection of some key articles our editorial team has put together to remind you of some key events and discourses that you took part in throughout the year 1440. May Allah continue to bless the Ummah and guide it in the coming years, and make us a means for nurturing its future generations.

September 29, 2017

Five Spiritual Gems Muhammad Rabbani Taught us from Court

While many have commended him for his bravery, the reality is that he had no choice but to make this stand if he wanted to remain faithful to the principles of Islām...

October 2, 2017

#Idlibisburning, but tell me lies, sweet little lies

Turn the page. Change the channel. Click on another article. The news is too harrowing... #Idlibisburning

October 13, 2017

“Segregation” of boys and girls in Islamic school ruled unlawful

...in the same week as a BBC investigation revealed shocking institutional failures surrounding an explosion in child-on-child sexual abuse in mixed schools across the country...

October 30, 2017

Balfour Declaration 100 years on: a moment of shame for the Muslim ummah?

Arthur Koestler witheringly summarised this Declaration as a document in which ‘one nation solemnly promised to a second nation the country of a third’...

November 3, 2017

When the Trumpet is Blown

They say: 'What! Shall we be brought back to life after we have turned into decayed bones?'

November 5, 2017

40 Hadiths for Raising Children – Part 2

Nurturing good character and brotherhood in children...

November 6, 2017

Social media giants “delete evidence of war crimes” jeopardising prosecution

"By deleting years old opposition channels YouTube is doing more damage to Syrian history than ISIS could ever hope to achieve..."

November 16, 2017

Turkish marriage law finally recognises Muslim weddings, infuriating Islamophobes

After a 91-year struggle against contradictory, secularist marriage laws imposed on them, Turkey wins back a small part of its stolen identity, sparking outrage from some...

November 20, 2017
November 25, 2017

A Sexually Harassed World

Our sexually harassed world is in desperate need of Islamic values...

December 12, 2017

Ilan Pappé on Trump’s announcement

The renowned Israeli historian, Prof Ilan Pappé, writes in his first article for Islam21c that Trump’s Jerusalem announcement has set off a chain reaction of events that could finally lead to a positive outcome for Palestinians...

December 15, 2017

Jerusalem – the Eternal & Undivided Capital

Babylonians, ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders, Zionists... History bears testimony to the fact that hostile occupying forces have come and gone in Jerusalem, but never lasted.

December 17, 2017

The Media Manufactures Disinterest

"Media outlets are not neutral and objective, so don't expect them to be..."

December 27, 2017


Start this new Islamic year with introspection, reflection, and critical planning for what lies ahead.

December 28, 2017

In Defence of Fahreddin Pasha, the “Defender of Madinah”

Z A Rahman brings some historical background to the recent smearing of Fahreddin Pasha by UAE's foreign minister...

January 3, 2018

When I Met the Family of Ahed Tamimi

We have all been reading about Ahed Tamimi, the young brave symbol of resistance against the brute of the occupying Israeli forces...

January 5, 2018

Social Media and the Cyber Youth Crisis

Shocking but crucial information for 21st century parents...

January 24, 2018

Hijab Ban Overturned – Lessons from the St Stephen’s School Saga

"Real influence comes from the support of your community, not from being a puppet for an extremist element in the ruling elite..."

January 25, 2018

Fatwa on Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies

Sh Dr Haitham al-Haddad summarises his fatwa on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. For a more detailed explanation click below: Support Islam21c in 1 min. Choose your donation:*SingleMonthly DonationA Single Donation*£30£50£100OtherOther amount* A Monthly Donation*£5£25£50OtherOther amount* Helps complete development and release our brand new website where all the above happensHelps run…Read More

January 30, 2018

Sex Education SRE Consultation: Last chance to make a difference

Who is responsible for raising your children?

February 6, 2018

Statement from Muslim Doctors Association on Dr Bawa-Garba Case

Did institutional racism have a part to play in the scapegoating of Black Muslim Doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba?

February 13, 2018

The Resilient Rohingya: a People Greater than their Crisis

A teacher in a school for Rohingya refugees writes of the children's inspirational resilience due to their īmān. SubhānAllāh...

February 16, 2018

A Letter from Shaikh Ibn ʿUthaymīn

You requested from me, Allāh bless you, a plan for you to follow throughout the course of your life...

February 22, 2018

#SaveGhouta: Don’t Look Away

5 things you can do to help #SaveGhouta

March 1, 2018

A Tale of Two Terrors: Osborne & Adebolajo

A discourse analysis of Muslim and non-Muslim "terror"...

March 12, 2018

Sri Lanka’s 1000-year-old Muslim community is the latest target of Buddhist nationalism

Imported and manufactured Islamophobia is making one of Sri Lanka's oldest communities feel besieged in their own home...

March 15, 2018

“Did you convert just to please the in-laws?”

There is a question Muslim reverts are always asked that make our toes curl...

March 18, 2018

“Punish a Muslim Day” is a Monster the Establishment Helped to Create

We do not succumb to fear as “Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe.”

March 25, 2018

You were being manipulated long before Cambridge Analytica came along

If you are anything like me then you will have been a bit sceptical of the scale—and ostentatiousness—of some of the outrage following the Cambridge Analytica scandal this week

April 1, 2018

Deliberating Nine Decades of Islamic Activism

The Muslim Brotherhood is today commemorating 90 years since its founding

April 2, 2018

The Wing Of Humility

A must read for anyone with parents, before it is too late

April 12, 2018

I’m a Porn Addict… Get Me Out of Here!

The disease of pornography has reached shocking levels in today's societies, and we cannot afford to shy away from discussing it...

April 26, 2018

What I learnt from Arsene Wenger

Imam Ashraf Dabous on what today's Muslims can learn from the career of one of football's most famous figures, Arsene Wenger

April 30, 2018

The Qur’an Saved his Life from American Torture

Although my conversation with #FBItorture victim Ali al-Marri was brief, he revealed his secret weapon that made him the superior party in this ordeal despite the whip being in another’s hand...

May 1, 2018

The Windrush scandal is just the tip of the racist iceberg in British politics

Many of MPs lamenting the Windrush scandal supported the legislation that paved the way for it in the first place—the Immigration Act 2014

May 9, 2018

Kanye West should learn about the Islamic uprisings of African slaves

Kanye West stooped to new lows when he suggested that 400 years of slavery was a “choice”

May 18, 2018

Are America & Israel Invincible?

Z A Rahman compares the racist and genocidal histories of "nations" that think they will remain forever...

May 19, 2018

Don’t blame Israel for killing children, it’s not their fault.

A unified western media wave has been declaring to the public that somehow it is Hamas who is to blame for Israel’s targeted killing of civilians

June 4, 2018

Gifted with Cancer

The Legacy of Ali Banat (rahimahullāh)

June 7, 2018

Fasting: a Revolt Against the Modern Condition

In 1960 Tunisia's secularist president Bourguiba asked the esteemed scholar Ibn ʿĀshūr to issue a fatwa to abandon fasting for its impact on the economy. Ibn ʿĀshūr went on public radio and responded…

June 18, 2018

Turkey Votes to Redraw History

The new system will “make Turkey stronger and more stable. This is what frightens Europe.”

June 22, 2018

Tariq Ramadan – Where is the Outcry?

"Many prominent Muslim figures did not hesitate to take selfies with him and to put him on their panels and on the advisory boards of their organisations," writes Daniel Haqiqatjou. "And this silence is the thanks he gets?"

June 25, 2018

The Prophet ﷺ Described

Sh Abu Rumaysah Refi Shafi continues one of the most in-depth descriptions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in the English language

June 26, 2018

Islamophobia is More Than Words

MEND's Head of Policy & Research, Isobel Ingham-Barrow, describes their new report on the definition of Islamophobia for the inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for British Muslims

June 28, 2018

World Cup Group B & the Battle of the Three Kings

The FIFA World Cup's Group B echoes a major event in world history, recalls Z A Rahman

June 30, 2018

7 Key Ingredients to a Healthy Marriage

Key essentials that husbands and wives need from each other

July 10, 2018

Daraa: the next people’s held Syrian city to be slaughtered

As yet another slaughtered Syrian city enters our collective vocabulary, Daraa's iconic tortured and killed children that sparked off the revolution should never be forgotten

July 16, 2018

Trump: a Blessing in Orange Disguise

Talks from the event "welcoming" Donald Trump to the UK, hosted by Cage and Islam21c, featuring Asim Qureshi, Moazzam Begg, Dr Salman Butt, Dr Uthman Lateef, Sh Shaqur Rehman, Imam Shakeel Begg and Muhammad Rabbani.

July 21, 2018

As a Muslim, I feel compelled to back a People’s Vote on Brexit

The Brexit vote caused many problems for Muslims in the UK - Bashir Ibrahim argues it is time their voice is heard through a People's Vote

July 24, 2018

Game Changer – Pakistan’s 2018 General Election

As a country, on paper, Pakistan stands as a giant amongst the Muslim world with immense potential to make its mark globally. 106 million there are expected to head for the voting booths on Wednesday.

August 9, 2018

The Ugly Side of ‘the Beautiful Game’

As the Premier League begins, it is important to have a reasoned discussion about the world's most popular sport, other than the common dismissive attitudes many Muslims hear...

August 14, 2018

I wear niqab and I’m as English as they come

One white English Muslim's response to Boris Johnson's pandering to the far right

August 15, 2018

Trump’s economic attack on Turkey has only sparked mass support from Muslims

“But they plot, and Allāh plans. And Allāh is the best of planners.”

August 16, 2018

Has Da’wah become “Edu-tainment”? | One on One Big Discussion

Chairman of Alkauthar Institute Shaykh Sajid Umar joins Islam21c's Chief Editor Dr Salman Butt to discuss a "celebrity culture" that has emerged in Da'wah, and the difference between "iman boosters" and meaningful transformation.

August 17, 2018

My Open Letter to Pakistan’s New PM Imran Khan & His People

Imran Khan has today been declared the 22nd Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Sh Dr Haitham al-Haddad reminds him and his supporters of the gravity of this responsibility...

August 27, 2018

Building our Children’s Muslim Identity is Crucial

Do you want to raise children who grow into happy, connected, proud and strong Muslim adults?

August 29, 2018

#MuslimPower: can Muslims do their own politics?

Do Muslims need to rely on non-Muslims for their political activism and alliances?

September 4, 2018

How to Make Powerful Du’a

Sh Ali Hammuda distils eight practical steps from the Sunnah for making powerful du'a

September 6, 2018

Shaykh Khalīl ʿAbdul-Raḥmān al-Qāriʾ: A Qurʾānic Legacy

The amazing story of how a dedicated man from Kashmir caused a revolution in Quran study in the very place it was revealed... rahimahullāh

May 1, 2021

Turn your Meals into ʿIbādah this Ramadān

Many of us may be unwittingly poisoning ourselves in the nights of Ramadan. Click to read some nutritious foods praised by the sources of Islam.

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