“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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The Reality of the Straight Path

We will expound upon the Straight Path in a succinct manner for the people have explained it in various ways all of them revolving around one essential fact. The Straight Path is the path of Allāh which He has put in place to lead mankind to Him; there is no

Analysis Politics UK 23 Min Read

The New Religion of Globalised Greed Part 2: Circles of Influence

*This is the second article in the series 'The New Religion of Globalised Greed'. click here to read part 1.While this week the career of Tory Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, fizzled faster than a neutrino travelling beyond the speed of light, the main point was (as usual) missed entirely

History Islamic Thought Translations 24 Min Read

The Life of Sheikh ‘Abdur Rahman As-Sumayt

The Ummah may soon lose one of it's most eminent personalities with the illness of Dr Abdur Rahman As-Sumayt. At almost sixty four years of age, he was a true luminary who strove to uphold and make the Word of Allah uppermost. More than seven million people are said to have

Opinion Politics UK 12 Min Read

Create me a Folk Devil

More than 200 years after the emergence of modern politics there are signs of decay exemplified by low voter turnout and party memberships. But this condition of contemporary politics in Britain is also a sign of something more profound. Whereas once grand ideologies provided the fuel for building political visions,

Spirituality 4 Min Read

The Heart’s and Body’s Relief Lies in Obeying Allah

This is a great secret from the secrets of Tawḥīd. The heart cannot become firm, it cannot find satisfaction and it cannot find tranquillity except by reaching out to Him. Everything that is loved and desired besides Him, it must be desired for no other than His sake. The One who

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Hypocritical Khushu’

The difference between (true) khushu`, engendered by faith, and hypocritical khushu` is that the former takes place in the heart for the sake of Allāh and is conduced by veneration, magnification, sobriety, dignity, and shyness. The heart breaks for Allāh, combining dread, bashfulness, love, and shyness with the perception of Allāh’s blessings and one’s

Analysis Politics Syria 8 Min Read

Who is killing the Syrian people?

   At least 6000 people have been killed by the Syrian regime within the last 10 months; more than 60,000 people have been thrown in jail or have disappeared. The regime is waging an armed war against its own people and the blood of the innocent, including women, children and

Politics Syria 14 Min Read

Anwar Malek on the Arab League Monitoring Mission in Syria

One of the members of the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria has withdrawn from the mission. Anwar Malek said that he resigned because the mission is serving the interests of President Bashar al-Assad's regime and giving it greater opportunity to kill its own people. Malek accused the Syrian regime

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Islamic Ed. Series Pt1: Indoctrination versus Cultivation

The US led War on Terror, commonly understood by Muslims as a war on Islam, has resulted in close scrutiny of Islamic faith schools especially within Western liberal societies.  This has resulted in exacerbating the image of Islamic schools as a precursor to radicalisation.  One of the allegations against these

Analysis General Politics 25 Min Read

Decolonising the Mind

‘My dear doctor,’ said Flory, ‘how can you make out that we are in this country for any purpose except to steal? It is so simple…the British Empire is a device for giving trade monopolies to the English…’ ‘My friend, it is pathetic to hear you talk so…while your businessmen

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