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How to thank Allah in the best way

By Atif Jung
“There are countless reasons, both apparent and hidden, for our gratitude to Allah. We are utterly, entirely dependent on Allah. Showing gratitude to Allah is an integral part of Faith, Iman…”

Get your knowledge!

By Khalil Moya, USA
“Al Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad sws teach the great importance of acquiring knowledge…”

The Quran’s message for all humanity

By Aslam Abdullah
“The Quran addresses human beings as “Ya aiyuhal Nas” (O Humankind) directly 306 times and indirectly more than two thousand times in its over 6,000 verses. In contrast the Quran specifically addresses Muslim men and women (Ya aiyuhal Muslimun/Muslimat/Muslimatun/etc) by name only 49 times. How can anyone refuse to share a copy of the Quran with non-Muslims? In fact, the first revelation that the prophet received was first recited by the Prophet to non-Muslims…”

O Beloved Hujjaj

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“When you remove your designer clothes and put on your Ihram, cast of your attitude, your ego, your arrogance, racism and chauvinism. When you perform the Tawaaf feel part of that ocean of faithful going in waves around the Ka’bah. Consider the majesty of Almighty Allah Most Exalted and realize that you too are part of the infinity of zeroes that is totally dependant on Him. When you pray at the station of Nabee Ibrahim A.S. [Maqami Ibrahim] wonder about his status, impact and influence on world history. ..”

Forgiveness from Allah and from others..

By Essam Mahgoub
“Allah will forgive sins against him, but will not forgive sins against others. We have to seek forgiveness from those we have harmed. We must first repair the damage we’ve caused…”

I applaud British Islam’s refusal to bow to the establishment

By Giles Fraser in The Guardian
“This good Muslim/bad Muslim distinction has history, of course. It was precisely this distinction that the British colonial authorities used to separate the secular, wine-drinking, western-integrated, moderate Muslims who were prepared to collaborate with British rule and the suspiciously religious, uppity, bearded Muslims who refused to bend the knee to colonial power. As the Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan has rightly pointed out, the good Muslim/bad Muslim distinction is entirely unhelpful, not least because it associates being good and moderate with some diminution of a Muslim’s religiosity. The distinction effectively says: if you are brown and pray more times a day than the local vicar then you should probably expect to have your phone tapped….”

Be just, even if it hurts you!

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“Having faith and trust in Allah should free ourselves from selfish whims. We should be just in all our dealings with others, trusting Allah to deliver the right outcome…”

Giving and taking equal measure: Justice is crucial

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“Sura Al Mutafifeen offers a stern warning to those who demand their rights from others, but are unwilling to fulfil the rights of others over them. The Quran repeatedly warns us to be just, to be fair and not to transgress the due balance that Allah has decreed. The corruption we see in political and economic life is directly due to some people being unwilling to be fair and just towards others ….”