Open letter to the Manchester bomber

By Rafiq ibn Jubair
“What did you seek to achieve by indiscriminately targeting the innocent?
Did you seek to divide people and make them turn on one another?
On the contrary, it has united people of all faiths and brought the best out of them.
What did you seek to achieve by causing havoc and chaos?
Did you not study the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?
For in the Qur’an He is described as a Mercy to the whole of mankind…”

Ready for Ramadan?

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“O you who believe! Instead of telling Almighty Allah what we want, we should try to ask what it is that He wants for us, or wants us to do, in each situation. Sometimes He gives a very clear indication of what it is He wants us to do through inner conviction, through a verse of the Most Holy Qur’an, or an insight given through another person. When we are less certain, we can pray for what seems to be the best solution, acknowledging that Almighty Allah’s wisdom is perfect…

Welcoming Ramadan

By Arshad Gamiet
“Many of us think that Ramadan is a time to ‘go slow’ and to avoid exerting ourselves. Some of us would want to sleep all day until iftar. This is completely wrong. Ramadan is not a time for hibernation. That’s for the polar bears and grizzly bears in the cold north American winter. It’s not for wide-awake, Allah-aware Muslims!” Read more…

Prepare for Ramadan

By Atif Jung
“Fasting is not just about being hungry and thirsty. It’s about training ourselves to be constantly vigilant over our thoughts, words and deeds; it’s about being fully Allah-aware at all times. This is the real meaning of Taqwa…”

How Qur’an and Torah Support Each Other

By Rabbi Allen S Maller
“Ramadan is the month when the Sacred Scriptures of Christians, Jews and Muslims were first revealed, so it is a good time to understand how they relate to one another.

Since all monotheistic scriptures come from the one and only God, we all should view other monotheistic religion’s scriptures as potentially enriching our understanding of our own scripture. Yet for almost 14 centuries almost all Jews, Christians and Muslims have read each others holy scriptures from an adversarial perspective.

This is because in the middle ages almost all readers thought of revelation as a zero sum sport like tennis (with only one winner) rather than a multiple win co-operative sport like mountain climbing. …”

Being Black and Muslim

By Ikran Dahir
“This Powerful Photo Series Is Showing What It Is Like To Be Black And Muslim In The US..”

Ayatul Birr: The Verse of Right Conduct

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“In one amazing verse, the Holy Quran sets out what it means to be a truly upright human being. Ayatul Birr describes what true “taqwa” or complete Allah-awareness is…”

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By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“No where in the Bible or in the Torah will you find Almighty God saying to Prophet Moosa (Moses – Peace be upon him) or to the Bani Isra’eel that their religion is Judaism. Similarly, nowhere in the Bible will you find Almighty God telling Prophet Esa Alayhis Salaam (Jesus Christ) or his followers that their religion will be called Christianity. All the Prophets (Alayhim Salaam) called the people to surrender their will to the Will of Almighty Allah – which is Islam – and to warn people to stay away from the false gods of human imagination directed to any person, place or thing other than the Glorious Creator and Sustainer…”

Avoid Fitnah; build brotherly bonds

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“Sura Al Hujuraat sets out important rules for good relations between the Believing Muslims. We should not be suspicious of one another, we should not spy on one another or backbite one another….”