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Welcome speech to Mosque Open Day

By Arshad Gamiet
“‘Salaam’ is a very important word. It means “Peace.” And from the same word comes “Islam”, the “Way of Peace”. And “Muslim,” “one who follows the Way of Peace, and one who is completely at peace, inwardly and outwardly.”

Being at peace, both inwardly and outwardly means that you have complete faith and trust in your generous Life-Giver. Therefore, your total personality, your body, your mind, heart and soul are in perfect harmony. You are in complete equilibrium at all times, and no outside events can unsettle you or distress you. This is what it really means to be a Muslim in the truest sense of the word…”

Allah’s Beautiful Names

By Salim Ebrahim
“All the beautiful things we love in this world, merely reflect that Supreme Beauty.
The Prophet Mohammed SAW reported in a Hadith Qudsi “Allah is Beautiful and he loves Beauty” Akhlaq or Conduct that is in motive and in manner, beautiful, is also the best Akhlaq and the most pleasing to Allah..”

‘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…”

US supreme court honours Prophet Muhammad as a great law-giver

By Abdul Malik Mujahid
” Shariah law applies to Muslims only. It cannot be imposed on non-Muslims. Unfortunately, the brutal and often biased implementation of criminal law in some Muslim countries has given Sharia a bad name. The Prophet would be horrified to see this merciless brutality in the name of Islam by some Muslims…”

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?”