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Beware the politics of Idolatry

By Abu Aaliyah

“Today’s Monoculture, for all its talk of tolerance, demands that we bow to its beliefs, values and worldview – even if it has to drag us there kicking and screaming. Wisdom enjoins that we engage with it; even partake in its political processes (for the Muslim collective benefit, or a national interest). But let us not forget the Monoculture exists, not for God, but in spite of Him; and even in brazen defiance of Him…”

Gender equality and Islam’s God-given liberation

By Yasmin Mogahed
“What we so often forget is that God has honored women by giving them value in relation to God—not in relation to men. But as Western feminism erases God from the scene, there is no standard left but men…!

Your Last Ramadan

By Khalil Moya
“How many of us won’t be here to see another Ramadan? How many people, younger than us, have we known to pass on recently? Make the most of your Ramadan. It may be your last chance!”

Spending for Allah, 2018

By Arshad Gamiet
“Remember that when you spend your money, your time, your talent sincerely in the service of others, seeking no thanks or praise or reward from them, then you are showing your gratitude, your faith and trust in Allah. You know that Allah will recognise and reward you as Allah pleases. You have now stepped up beyond mere formal worship. You are on the road towards ihsaan, excellence…”

Read your Quran with careful reflection – Tadabbur

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Too often, during Ramadan, we focus on the quantity of our Quran reading. But we mustn’t forget the quality. We should take time, make time to understand and reflect. Remember that when you read the Quran, Allah is addressing YOU! Allah is talking to you directly…”

Khutbah: Know yourself, know Allah

By Arshad Gamiet
“We can control our lower Self by treating our ugly passions like wild animals that need to be tamed. Do not deny them. Acknowledge them, but be a good zoo-keeper. Keep those beasts under control. Always refer to your Higher Self. Refer to your Soul, your Ruuh, the ‘breath of Allah’ within you. The Ruuh never changes, but the spiritual heart, the Qalb, is always susceptible to change…”

Imam Abu Hanifa: Think good of others; make excuses for them!

““A man once came to the learning-circle of Imām Abū Hanīfah (may God have mercy on his soul) and asked the great Imam whether or not his neighbour was a Muslim. He asked the Imam that if his neighbour died, if he had to wash his body, bury him, and pray the Janāzah prayer over him…”

Ramadan, the Month of Rehab

By Khalil Moya

“All year round, we enjoy too much freedom, and sometimes we misuse that freedom. Ramadan limits our freedom, so that we can de-toxify ourselves from too much excess..”