Hero Worship: A Journey Between Rebellion and Depression

Hero worship – or at least the way we portray our historical figures – has been problematic, writes Dr Abid Mohammed. If we depict them as being superhuman individuals who never struggled in their lives, many Muslims will feel disconnected from their own heritage.

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Understanding the Caliphate: Between Romanticism and Cynicism

This history which consists of 1,300 years of vast territorial expansion, economic prosperity and intellectual enlightenment is also known for its civil wars, dynastic power struggles and instances of oppressive rule, writes Dilly Hussain

How to Overcome Sadness

A few practical steps from the sunnah