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Easter: a time to approach God directly

Millions of Christians may be worshipping Jesus PBUH this Easter because they believe he died for their sins. But does it befit God’s justice to punish a mighty prophet for the sins of others?

The REAL Christmas Story: How a Prophet was turned into a god

Muslims typically argue on the basis that the date of December 25th, and symbolic practices such as adorning trees with gold and silver, have direct parallels with paganism, and therefore such celebrations should be avoided.

Son of Mary – Servant of God

Justice for Jesus | Part III Click here for Part I | Click here for part II The custom of attributing children or partners to Allāh (God) is not new nor are most of the beliefs and claims of disbelievers. It is striking to see how, despite the varying generations of

Explaining Isa (‘alayhi al-Salam)

Justice for Jesus | Part II Click here for Part I | Click here for Part III It is undisputed that Īsā (Jesus) has a very special status granted by Allāh (God). Not only is he a Prophet and Messenger but he is one of the five mighty messengers among Nūḥ

Justice for Jesus

Justice for Jesus | Part I Click here for Part II | Click here for Part III In the context of mainstream religions in the modern day and, in fact, at all times since his birth, the character of the man named Īsā (in Arabic), Īshoa (in Aramaic), Yīshua (in Hebrew) and

Minaret: £150k | Imam: £15k

In a few remarks that garnered much debate, a well-known and respected UK scholar, Sheikh Zahir Mahmood, recently wrote: We have minarets worth £150,000 but only pay £15,000 for the imam. We invest more in structures than in people. We must be the only community with such utter lack of

The Dangerous Relationship Between Money & Dawah

All praises be to Allāh, and may peace and blessings be upon His prophet Muḥammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). By the grace of Allāh, the following remarks are not indicative of most Du'āt and scholars, but it is nonetheless a growing problem which needs to be nipped in the bud... Introduction I

IERA vindicated after three-year long investigation by Charity Commission?

On Friday 4 November 2016 the Charity Commission published its concluding report into the statutory investigation into the Islamic Education & Research Academy (iERA). This investigation began in 2013 as a result of many malicious allegations against iERA from Islamophobic organisations, thinktanks and journalists, which appear now to have been

Reason & Revelation – A False Dichotomy

Removing the Conflict Between Reason & Revelation The theological discussion relating to submission towards the Sacred Texts often sparks a long-standing debate over the possible conflict between what the Sacred Texts say and other influential factors such as preconceived ideas, cultural conditioning, social constructs, base desire and so on. The

The BIG Discussion

Over the years Islam21c has done more than 18 Big Discussions, benefitting tens of thousands of audience members and online viewers alike, by the grace of Allah. This weekend Islam21c will be hosting three of its flagship BIG Discussions, inshaAllah, at this year’s Family Retreat! Our expert panellists will be