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Noble Companions and Muslim Heroes

‘Flu and illness are tests of patience

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Illness is a form of expiation of sins. Prophet Muhammad reminds us that if we endure the discomfort of ill health in this life with patience, Allah will remove from our burdens in the next life…”

Empathy: the lesson of Sura Al Fiil (The Elephant)

By Sheikh Hasan Elwan.
A thought provoking khutbah about the true meaning of Sura Al Fiil (The Elephant). Through empathy we can understand the fear and pain of our enemy, and not to react in kind. We should understand and acknowledge their fear, and seek to win over their hearts and minds. By self-mastery, taming our inward state, we can become agents of mercy to others…

Learning to Trust Allah

By Arshad Gamiet
“We live in uncertain times. This week the mega-business Carillion went into liquidation. Many jobs and livelihoods will be lost. How should we behave when we lose our job or face a calamity? Do we panic? Do we react in a desperate or unethical way? Or do we take a deep breath and trust Allah to deliver us safely to a better future?”

The First Lady of Islam

By Dr Moin Qazi
“Contrary to general belief, Muslim women have held the flag of enlightenment all through the historical ages. The early Muslim community recognized and honoured a wide spectrum of female roles and responsibilities. A mother was considered the first school for her children. In Islam, a woman is seen as an individual in her own right, an independent entity, and not   a shadow or adjunct to her husband or any other man.  Islamic history abounds with abundance of women, both past and present, who have achieved and contributed significantly to intellectual and cultural life in the Islamic world..”

Managing Change Effectively

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“For better or for worse, Allah warns us in His Holy Book that Allah will never change the condition of a people until they start to change what is within themselves…” This is a clear warning that we are all responsible for improving or worsening our situation. Allah only helps those who patiently persevere in seeking His good pleasure…”

Are we all in?

By Khalil Moya
“Allah wants us to accept Islam wholeheartedly. We must never become part-time Muslims, Jumuah Muslims or Eid Muslims. Islam will only work as a complete system….”

Mercy, Compassion and spreading Peace

By Atif Jung
“In just 23 years, the Quran and the Prophetic Sunnah transformed the most backward people into the best community sent to humankind… That transformation began within the hearts of the Believers. Our own transformation must begin within our own hearts, so that we can become like our noble predecessors, a healing for the ailments of our wider society..”

Prayers unanswered? Please Allah first!

By Essam Mahgoub
“A Muslim and a Mu’min (true Believer) are not the same. A Mu’min enjoys a far higher status with Allah. A Muslim has to work very hard, controlling passions, cultivating patience, and reposing complete faith and trust in Allah, to become a True Believer…”