Tag: POLITICS

Current Affairs Featured General Islamophobia Propagation Spirituality 9 Min Read

Prepare O Muslims, for turbulent times ahead

The Prayer of the Persecuted The Children of Israel, living under the evil dictatorial regime of the Pharaoh, continue to be oppressed. The Pharaoh has enslaved them, killed their sons, and humiliated them without any respite. All this, merely because they chose to believe in the One Almighty Allāh, and

counter terrorism Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics Special UK 17 Min Read

The government’s absurd letter to “The Muslims”

Today those of us who have read Eric Pickles letter to Muslim community leaders and Imāms are reeling in shock as we and our leaders appear to be held collectively responsible for acts of criminality committed by Muslims in France and elsewhere. Mr Pickles says, “Let us assure you that

Life in Britain is about to get MUCH worse…

1984 in 2015: Counter Terrorism & Security Bill A new piece of legislation currently being rushed through Parliament called the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill carries serious implications for communities across the UK. In particular, the Muslim community is brought under particular scrutiny as Part 5 of the Bill seeks to

Current Affairs History Islamic Thought Propagation 13 Min Read

Longing for a leader like ʿUmar (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu)

Longing for a Leader like ‘Umar On one particular Friday the Khatīb, as usual, spoke of the calamity in Syria. He did not deliver anything new per say, nor did he decorate his sermon with touching accounts or colourful imagery. It was when he invoked the famous words of ʿUmar

Current Affairs General Islamic Thought Propagation 2 Min Read

Making Change Happen

  Abstract: This paper looks to assert the centrality of social activism as a necessary and important mode of activity by which changes in society and our own selves is engendered. It begins by laying a religious foundation for social activism drawing on the Qu’ran and Ahadith to posit that

Current Affairs Iraq Middle East Politics Syria Videos 16 Min Read

Awkward questions surrounding the ‘war on ISIS’

All praise be to Allāh and peace and blessings be upon His prophet, Muḥammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). The position of mainstream Muslim scholars and intellectuals is under the spotlight and subject to scrutiny now more than ever in the wake of the anti-Islamic and heretic actions of ISIS.

Current Affairs Europe Middle East Politics Syria UK 6 Min Read

Returning Jihadis aren’t so bad, I used to be one

Returning Jihādis from Syria now potentially face a new charge alongside being accused of terrorism: Treason! Let us leave aside how such an approach plays right into the hands of the ISIS narrative; such blanket treatment of suspects is…well it is just not British! Add to that the outrageous suggestions

Comment Current Affairs Europe Politics UK 13 Min Read

How Islām brought a Light to English towns

One Muslim's recollection of growing up in a migrant Asian community in the Midlands. In recent times there has been an overwhelming influx of discussion in British media about Muslim immigrants, and their assimilation and integration. There is a desperate search for a solution, though the questions being asked, I

Current Affairs Europe Opinion Politics UK 10 Min Read

And then they came for our Parents

Fahad Ansari dissects the latest Prevent-led initiative which is being pushed through a well-known YouTuber. The video reduces legitimate grievances with Western foreign policy and foreign intervention to "hate" and condemns all forms of violence as unlawful without considering the legitimate right of resistance and self-defence when faced with violent

Da’wah and Political Struggle

Yā Sīn, the People of the Town in Light of a Daʿwah and Political Struggle (Part 2 of 2) Supervised by Ustādh Asim Khan and written by Rayhan Zaman, Hussain Chowdury, Junayed Ahmad and Ahmed Hammuda. In our previous article, we related the story of Asḥāb al-Qaryah by examining the Tafāsīr