“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?”

Editorials General Latest Politics Ramadan 1443 10 Min Read

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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Found

Give me something to hold, that will penetrate through my heart  

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Ramadan Feature

An Insight into Moon-sighting The start of Ramadan & the days of 'Id _______________________ _______________________ Ramadan: The Month of the Qur'an Reflections on Ramadan _______________________ _______________________ Peaking at the Last Ten Zakah al-Fitr Q&A _______________________ _______________________ Ramad-amnesia Ramadan Pointers _______________________ _______________________

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The Subtleties of Gnosis

(The poem is fromLataa’if al Ma’aarif (The Subtleties of Gnosis/) by Ibn Rajab Al Hanbali. The main aim of the translation is to deliver the power behind the poet’s message along with some of its spirit rather than to perform a direct rendition of the Arabic into English.)    

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Hanafi Salafism: An Oxymoron?

The Islamic Schools of Jurisprudence (madhabs) were formed over a thousand years ago at a time when shari’ah (Islamic law) was practised and Islamic legal theory flourished. It was during this period that jurisprudence took shape as an Islamic science, flourishing as discussion and debate on controversial juristic issues became

Opinion Scripture 4 Min Read

The Road to Mecca

We ride, we ride two men on two dromedaries the sun flames over our head, everything is shimmer and glimmer and swimming light. Reddish and orange-coloured dunes, dunes behind dunes beyond dunes, loneliness and burning silence, and two men on two dromedaries in that swinging gait that makes you sleepy,

General Islamic Thought Literature Opinion Propagation 6 Min Read

The Tipping Point (Book Review)

Have you ever wondered how some trends, ideas and behaviours spread exponentially? Is there a defining moment where social epidemics cross a defining point and then spread like wildfire? ‘The Tipping Point’ is a book that aims to answer those very questions. Using anecdotes and interviews corroborated by independent psychological

Islamic Law Literature Opinion 9 Min Read

Umdah Al Fiqh (Book Review)

Fiqh is a subject that to some extent is being neglected these days with more concerted efforts taking place in the realm of aqidah (creed), and although it is undoubtedly pertinent that one learn what is permissible and not in relation to their beliefs, it is similarly important that the

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From Allah to Allah

I read the devil once  

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Why are new Muslims leaving Islam?

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

http://audioboom.com/boos/2784684-a-james-o-brien-masterclass-in-how-to-deal-with-people-demanding-that-muslims-apologise-for-charliehebdo/ Read today's post: In response to last night's shocking BBC Panorama by Dr Salman Butt Read

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