“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 Indispensable Need for Allah: Our Basis For Servitude

This article is part of a free translation of al-Iftqar ila Allah, Lubb al-'Ubudiyyah by Ahmad al-Suwayan The condition of being in absolute need of Allah is one of the most essential states of servitude [‘ubudiyyah]. It has been described to be its reality and crux1. Allah says, ‘O mankind!

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The West: Its own Greatest Fear

“And when it is said to them, ‘Make not mischief on the earth,’ they say, ‘We are only ones who put things right.’ Of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief, but they realize it not.” (Al-Quran 2:11-12) A roll-call of Western leaders has over the last few

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Praise be to Allah the Lord of the universe...

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Comment: Discussing Terrorism and Jihad

All praise belongs to Allah and blessings and peace be upon the final prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). We have recently seen a number of articles and lectures by various speakers and scholars about jihad and terrorism, and although these brothers have sincere intentions (and we ask Allah to

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Making the Most of the Proposed Protest on the 31st of Oct

Innayat Bunglawala recently wrote on the Guardian’s ‘Comment is free’ that there was a need to respond to a small group of Muslims’ misguided efforts on the 31st of October to carry out a protest demanding the abolishment of the Houses of Parliament. To offset this awful idea conceived by

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Diversifying Muslim Cultural Production

Abstract: This paper seeks to lay out a case for the importance of producing and drawing on a number of cultural products – all the way from documentaries and blogs to novels and plays – in order to widen, strengthen and make da’wah more influential. However, the paper seeks to

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The Power of Images

I find myself involved with the meaning and significance of vision in our culture now – with the experience of seeing, looking and watching. I want to connect the discussion of technological image culture to the wider debate that has been undertaken recently concerning vision and modernity. Kevin Robins, Into

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The Crusades Through Arab Eyes (Book Review)

I know it sounds cliché, but I really had a hard time putting this book down. It is said that the best method of looking at history is to try and step into the era you wish to study looking ahead and envisage what took place. Amin Maaloof’s book is

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Dua: The Weapon of the Believers

Dua: The Weapon of the Believers is an invaluable book (and CD) to have in ones library. This is (to the author's credit) the most comprehensive treatise to have been written on the subject in English in recent times. It is exceptionally lucid and remarkably accessible to the layman without compromising the

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If not Ramadan – Then When?

Imagine seeing a man on the street in dire need - homeless, clothed in tattered rags wondering about in a confused state – he feels lost even though he is familiar with his surroundings. He lacks purpose and direction in his life and his affairs are scattered. He is in

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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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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