To be or not to be: a 21st-century Rabbani

Be among the Rabbāniyīn: An explanation of verse 3:79 in the light of classical exegesis  “… Be you Rabbāniyūn (learned men of religion who practise what they know and teach others), because you are teaching the Book and studying it” In verse 68 of  Sūra Āl ‘Imrān, Allāh (subhānahu wa ta’ālā)

Defiance in the Face of Negativity

Yā Sīn Series Part 6: Defiance in the face of Negativity 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 Summary of previous article Sūrat Yā Sīn up until verse 12 is essentially a dramatic warning to the Quraysh to break off from the shackles of misguidance, not to reject the Prophet’s call about the coming of this

You only live twice

Yā Sīn Series Part 5: We Bring Life to the Dead 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 The previous articles highlighted a depressing universal truth that most of mankind will refuse to submit their will to Allāh and disbelieve in His Messenger, who, it should be noted, articulated Islām in the most eloquent of

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The futility of the anti-Islamic movement

The anti-Islamic movement is destined for failure It is becoming increasingly obvious that there is a powerful anti-Islām narrative being played in the media. I am not playing the victim card, the evidence is obvious. The Lands of Free Speech and Expression, where there are no limits on free speech and

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“A reminder for those who fear Allāh in the unseen…”

Yā Sīn Series Part 4: A Reminder for Those who Fear Allāh in the Unseen 1 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 Summary of Previous Discussion The journey through Sūrah Yā Sīn began with a declaration that the two fundamental components of Islām are the: ‘revelation of the Almighty, the Most Merciful’ and the

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United on Paper: hypocrisy of Iran’s ‘unity week’

‘Unity’ or Hypocrisy? The Iranian Regime’s Game with the Sunnis of Iran Whilst the world was occupied with the events in France, it was ‘Shia – Sunni Unity Week’ in Iran, which commenced on Monday the 5th of January. The picture above interestingly shows how “Iranian security forces barred Sunni

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Power of the Pulpit

يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلَاةِ مِنْ يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ (9) فَإِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلَاةُ فَانْتَشِرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَابْتَغُوا مِنْ فَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ (10)   O you who have believed, when is called for the prayer

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Who cares about new Muslims?

During my journey as a new Muslim, I came across people who were truly inspirational and made a huge difference in my life. But nowadays, it feels like we only hear about the problems surrounding new Muslims and our failure to support them. Rarely do we hear about the other

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A Muslim Response to The Young Atheist’s Handbook

The Young Atheist’s Handbook (TYAH) was first published in 2012. I purchased the book the moment it was available and I was probably one of the first people to receive it in the post. After reading parts of TYAH, I immediately contacted the author and science teacher, Alom Shaha, to

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Islam is the Cure to Racism

Black History Month - Islām is the Solution for our racial problems Racism is evil. It divides us. Through it, hatred, conflict and tyranny ensue and from that emerges untold suffering. Yet the racist cannot see it. This is because for them others are not truly human in the same