Lessons from Sura Al A’raf

By Omar Galal
“Beware of egotistical Sheikhs who are quick to issue fatwas. The really wise Sheikhs are modest, careful and quick to say “I don’t know the answer, but let’s find out…”

Challenges and Opportunities for Muslims in 2017

By Arshad Gamiet
” Let’s become visibly useful Muslims. Make Islam visible. Show that Islam is the best solution. Islam is not a problem, but lazy Muslims are. Protest marches by themselves are not enough. Anyone can make a noise and impress the world in front of a TV camera. That’s the easy bit. The hard bit takes longer, but it’s more effective. The hard bit is working day by day, to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people around you. When we do this, we earn love and respect for Muslims and for Islam…”

Ma sha Allah: Acknowledge Allah with gratitude (Sura Al Kahf)

By Osman Latif (Uthman Lateef)
“We should always humbly attribute our success and our wealth to Allah. Sura Al Kahf shows us the example of a man so puffed up with self-importance that he humiliated his poorer neighbour and forgot to thank Allah. His wealth was destroyed overnight, and his neighbour gently reminded him to acknowledge the Will of Allah; not to massage his own ego…

Allah and Brotherly Love Produce Holy Places

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, North Africa and west Asia, Jerusalem and Mecca were frequently portrayed by Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the center of their maps and thought of as the navel, heart or lungs of the world.

God willing, someday everyone may see both cities and their sanctuaries as central to our spiritual connection to the One God of Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac.”

Have Their Backs!

By Khalil Moya
“We should never expose the faults of our brothers and sisters; this is a trick of Satan. Backbiting and undermining one another endangers our community….”

Mind Matter

By Raja Zarith Idris, Sulatanah of Johore, Malaysia.
“Every year, friends who are Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs or those without any faith come to our home to celebrate Hari Raya with us. They do so with sincerity and as a mark of respect for one of the most important days in the Muslim calendar. Why should we not reciprocate their kindness, show them the same mark of respect for their religion and wish them the same joy on their holy days of celebration?…”

Helping Muslims in Aleppo and other war zones

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“The people of Syria are like you and me: They had homes, jobs, schools, and suddenly their whole world is turned upside down. No one is there to help them. They deserve our help. Give whatever you can: money, food, clothing: anything that can help restore their dignity, their lives, their safetly…”

Jesus and Mary: Nabi Eesa and Bibi Maryam

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Islam does not divorce reason from faith and reason from revelation. It was this union of intellect and faith that resulted in the great achievements of Islamic culture in all the various spheres. ..”