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A Good Time to be Muslim

By Arshad Gamiet
” Don’t be surprised if one day the descendants of Islam-haters and Muslim-baiters stand shoulder to shoulder with us in our Salaat. That’s entirely within Allah’s power. Allah has the power to do as He pleases…”

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…”

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. ..”

Trust Allah

By Arshad Gamiet
“It’s in a crisis that we show what we’re really made of. When we face a personal calamity, do we panic? Do we resort to desperate actions? Do we throw aside our moral and ethical values? Or do we calmly accept that Allah is testing us. Do we show our complete faith and trust in Allah? Do we do the right thing, even though it may be painful or difficult? This is the acid test. ..”

Quran on Justice, Peace and Feminism

By Abu Alia
“In this tafakkur or ‘meditation’ upon the Qur’an, we explore the Islamic teachings on justice – what it means, its place in our religion, how it permeates the entire shari‘ah, and the dire consequences to nations and societies when justice is ignored or thrown to the wind. In fact, as we’ll see, the current state of the Muslim world owes much to a lack of justice. For as far as worldly affairs go, Allah’s help is with societies wherein justice prevails, even if it is a non-Muslim one, more than it is with societies wherein justice is lax, even if they be Muslim ones. ..”

786 – What does it mean?

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“This old game of numbers was practiced by the ancient Egyptians, as did many other civilizations. Islam came to ELIMINATE ALL such superstitions, mysteries and numerological mumbo-jumbo. However, Muslims are still enslaved to the numbers game, and think that 786 represents Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem..”

The Dangers of Fitnah

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“By guarding our tongues against committing Fithnah, we take the first step towards happiness. We can do this by observing the rights of others which in turn will cause the roots of humanity and spirituality to grow, thus taking another step towards advocacy of noble traits on which the survival of every society depends. ..”

Definition of a True Mu’min

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Blessed are the sincere ones, for they are the lights of guidance that dispels darkness and adversities in this world. Such true human beings attain their exalted stations by holding fast to the rope of Allah, by spending freely and generously from what Allah favours them with, and by upholding justice.”

Love of worldly wealth

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
” Prophet, say to the people, “Shall we tell you who will
be the greatest losers in their works? Those whose striving
goes astray in the present life, while they think that they
were working good deeds.”

Prayers of the Prophets: Our Greatest Teachers

By Arshad Gamiet
“We may never have reflected on the origins of these prayers. Perhaps we take them for granted. Our parents and our teache1rs told us to memorise them. That’s it! But how many of us know the beautiful and inspiring back-story of these popular duahs?”