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What unifies Englishness and Islam?

By Dr Timothy Winter (Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad)
“…. David Cameron,.. after his brief stay with a Birmingham Muslim family, remarked:
Family breakdown, drugs, crime and incivility are part of the normal experience of modern Britain. Many British Asians see a society that hardly inspires them to integrate. Indeed, they see aspects of modern Britain which are a threat to the values they hold dear – values which we should all hold dear. Asian families and communities are incredibly strong and cohesive, and have a sense of civic responsibility which puts the rest of us to shame. Not for the first time, I found myself thinking that it is mainstream Britain which needs to integrate more with the British Asian way of life, not the other way around..”

The Sunna as Primordiality

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter).
Twentieth-century Western art is not a subject for which we Muslims have much time. The alert among us are conscious that it neatly represents the decline of the Western Christian worldview…

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad on Islamic Education

“The region with the densest and most inventive Islamic education is Indonesia. There are over 100,000 Islamic colleges in Java alone; and many are pioneering new models of spiritually-rooted education that fights the modern tendency to fragment knowledge, by reuniting everything under the principle of Tawhid…”

Understanding the Four Madhhabs

the problem with anti-madhhabism by Shaikh Abdal-Hakim Murad © The ummah’s greatest achievement over the past millennium has undoubtedly been its internal intellectual …

Cultural Investment is the way forward

“We have the alternative of being Muslim extremists or being extremely Muslim. And I don’t accept the category of “moderate” at all because it is far from clear. Because when it is used usually by Western pundits and politicians, what is intended is anything other than a form of Islam that politically doesn’t obstruct present Western policies…”

A warning we should heed

“The message of Islam is that pursuit of money for its own sake is unnatural, inhumane, and will lead us to catastrophe…”

British and Muslim?

“Islam’s presence in Britain is not an Islamic problem. Islam is universal, and can operate everywhere. It is not an Islamic problem, but it may be a British problem. Europe, alone among the continents, does not have a longstanding tradition of plurality. In medieval Asia or Africa, in China or the Songhai Empire, or Egypt, or almost everywhere, one could usually practice one’s own religion in peace, whatever it happened to be. Only in Europe was there a consistent policy of enforcing religious uniformity…”