“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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Colonial Pasts/Colonial Presents

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun The tragedy of Gaza today and of Palestine more broadly is a tragedy of forgotten histories. The world has forgotten that Israel is a colonial state. It is both born of a colonial past and

Opinion Politics UK 28 Min Read

Integration: Part Two, Reconstructing Integration

In the first part of this essay I claimed that discourses shape the scope of our vision as well as the manner in which we cognise the content of that vision. It is through this theoretical position that I have attempted to frame the issue of integration, and in choosing

America Opinion Politics 26 Min Read

Obama: The Great Black Hope?

It was, as historians will undoubtedly claim, a historic event, a time when democracy prevailed and the demarcation of race and colour in the US officially began to wane. They will argue that it had been a long time coming, a manifestation of America’s liberal predisposition and a triumph of

Analysis Opinion Politics US 8 Min Read

Are these the Jewels of Democracy?

These are the democracies that gave us Guantanamo bay, Abu Ghuraib, Camp Breadbasket and internment without trial. Even if Muslims do want to make a democratic choice, and get the rare chance to exercise it, their choice never seems to be quite good enough...

Analysis Finance 19 Min Read

The Credit Crunch: An Islamic Perspective

Over the last few months, it has been widely accepted that the “credit crunch” is the biggest financial and economic crisis to hit the Western world since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Virtually every individual has been affected directly or indirectly by the market meltdown and, for the first

Analysis General Islamic Thought Propagation 8 Min Read

Exposing Modernist Interpretations

The Islamic classical tradition has always viewed the Qur’an as a living, dynamic and intrusive text; tapping into the inner dispositions of man while simultaneously interacting with his political and social environment. The Qur’an, according to the classical tradition, is inescapably involved in the life of the believer seeking to

Scripture 0 Min Read

The Prophet’s Final Sermon

  Abstract: A translated and referenced version of the The Farewell Sermon delivered by the Prophet, salla Allah 'alayhi wa sallam, on the day of 'Arafah, the ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah, 10 A.H. (632 CE), during his hajj. Attachments: File Description File size the_prophets_final_sermon.pdf 51 Kb

Islamic Thought Propagation Women 17 Min Read

The Greatest Women who ever lived

What are the most famous women of today celebrated for? Those held up as role models for the modern woman include actresses, singers, footballers WAGs (wives and girlfriends) and glamour models - all celebrated for their physical appeal. Very rarely will a woman be deemed ‘successful’ for other than what

Analysis Opinion Politics UK 18 Min Read

Integration: Part One, Deconstructing Integration

...the discourse is not shaped by everyone equally, and thus the very discourse that seeks to explain and discuss the topic of integration, ends up establishing a differential of power...

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Remembering Ahmed Deedat

  O you who believe! Khamr (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, Al­-Ansaab, and Al­-Azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are abominations of Shaitaan's (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful. ‘This one verse has created the biggest society of teetotallers

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“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