“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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Education Islamic Thought Opinion 15 Min Read

What is Islam’s View on Higher Learning?

Introduction UCAS. The word alone reminds many of us of the numerous drafts of Personal Statements, and of the very challenging University interviews we undertook. In the second year of a student’s A-Levels, much time is spent on the UCAS (University College Application System) Application form, as well as on

General Islamic Thought Opinion Propagation 5 Min Read

Live below the Line

Extreme poverty is a worldwide problem and few of us have any idea what it means to live in such a dire state. That is why an initiative like ‘Live below the Line’ is so important in trying to help us understand the constricted lives of many who live below

Analysis Politics UK 7 Min Read

Campus Wars – Israel Supporters Want to Rewrite Islam

Hasan Afzal of “British Muslims for Israel” seems to have found a (possibly lucrative) new career working with the Zionists. Here is a recent initiative to promote Buy Israeli Goods. The Quran has many refererences to the hypocrites, the people who during the Prophethood of Mohammed p.b.u.h. professed to be

General Opinion Politics 3 Min Read

That the Country is not the Foundation of the Ummah

Now Brotherhood has been cut to shreds That in the stead of Community The country has been given pride of place In men’s allegiance and constructive work; The Country is the darling of their hearts, And wide Humanity is whittled down Into dismembered tribes. Men thought to find Paradise in

General Islamic Thought Opinion Propagation 5 Min Read

The Green Deen

In the last couple of years, the decades old ‘environment’ debate has continued apace, in spite of the credit crunch, with political parties in the UK vying to have the ‘greenest’ manifestos and countries repeatedly gathering on global platforms to discuss legally enforceable ways of curbing emissions. It is easy

Spirituality 11 Min Read

True Patience

Patience is a noble mannerism of the soul that prevents it from doing that which is not good or pleasing; it is a quality of the soul which leads to its correction and rectification. al-Junayd ibn Muhammad was asked about it to which he replied, ‘It means swallowing gall without

Spirituality 20 Min Read

The Victory of the Muslim Prisoners

All praise be to Allāh, and may peace and blessings be on the messenger, his family, and companions. When al-Mamun, the Abbasid caliph, imprisoned Imām Aḥmad b. Hanbal and tortured him in order to compel him to accept the heretical belief in the ‘createdness’ of the Qur’ān, Imām Aḥmad refused

Analysis Politics UK 7 Min Read

Salah case exposes the questionable tactics of Britain’s pro-Israel lobby

The circumstances surrounding Home Secretary Theresa May's decision to issue an exclusion order against Sheikh Raed Salah is a cause for great concern. It is unacceptable that the British government ministers can be influenced heavily by lobby groups on the basis of little more than conflated "evidence" and hearsay, and

Analysis Islamic Law Special 11 Min Read

Misconceptions of the principle: ‘the lesser of two evils’

Throughout the last election campaign there were frequent discussions amongst Muslims regarding the permissibility of participating in the electoral process. This brief article does not intend to address that specific issue (dealt with by scholars elsewhere), but instead, debunk a current myth amongst many people that one of the principles

General Islamic Thought Opinion Propagation 5 Min Read

A Duty of Care

A report by Which? last month labelled home care for elderly people as “shocking and disgraceful”. This followed two earlier reports published last year by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Care Quality Commission, which found “systematic failures” and that over half of English hospitals were failing to

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