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Aleppo: A sign of hope

As Muslims, viewing the atrocities of Aleppo has been difficult and heart wrenching. We’ve witnessed the slaughter of thousands of Muslims by the bloody hands of Bashar Al-Assad and his forces as the world does nothing except watch the spectacle unfold, while Muslim rulers continue in their treachery and deceit and to refuse to send … Continue reading

Ramadan Around The World

The idea of one Ummah is intrinsic to the Islamic belief and as Muslims we understand its importance, no more so in Ramadan when our connection to Allah (swt), the Quran and the Ummah are heightened in the blessed month. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, … Continue reading

17th Ramadan – Battle of Badr

This was the most decisive victory in history of Islam and there are many lessons we can take. One of the most important being, the stance of the Muslims in an environment in which every condition disfavoured the possibility of success and victory. The Muslims were unprepared and outnumbered but unwaveringly, supported the Messenger of … Continue reading

Tolerance

The media today is no different to the poets that existed at the time of the Messenger of Allah (saw), who were employed by tribal leaders to discredit his call, to make false accusations against him and prevent the people from seeing the truth. They built similar narratives as those built by the government and … Continue reading

Orlando Shooting

The media’s portrayal and vilification of Omar Saddiqui Mateen as a Muslim extremist shouldn’t come as a surprise, putting aside inconsistencies that exist in reporting events. There’s one thing that makes him distinct from all other perpetrators of mass shootings in the US, he’s Muslim even if he doesn’t fit the typical profile. This isn’t … Continue reading

Sugar Tax

Future plans to privatise the NHS and current problems with funding surely doesn’t make health the first priority on a growing list of problems in the UK, let alone dealing with the obesity crisis. The biggest failure in the debate about the sugar tax is the reluctance to address the real cause of obesity. We … Continue reading

‪#‎Anonymous‬ ‪#‎OpParis‬ ‪#‎OpISIS‬

Let’s be clear, the Caliphate is a system of Islamic governance deeply ingrained within the text, scholarship and history of Islam. The Caliphate has a history of blending all types of people and cultures resulting in an era of stunning intellectual and cultural achievements. To compare ISIS to this concept of a Caliphate which created … Continue reading

Brothers facing each other on Thrones

The events in Paris have laid down the perfect pre-text to an even heavier push of the prevent agenda and the proposed surveillance bill. This will create a pressure cooker in which the boiling points of Muslims will vary. With some standing firm and others succumbing to the pressure to assimilate leading to a further … Continue reading

I’m Sorry

The saddest things about the ‪#‎Parisattacks‬ has been the difference in response. The Muslims respond through apologies and condemnation of the events in Paris. I have absolutely and unequivocally no reason to apologise or to condemn events I have no connection to or responsibility for. Where as the western response has been to send in … Continue reading

Paris Attacks

Fear is a natural reaction but the media and visible armed police have amplified and exaggerated this fear. Playing on this fear through heightening the survival instinct of people. The sad thing is that it works. It allows the implementation of a policy which contradicts and violates the very values it seeks to protect. Restricting … Continue reading

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