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Arshad Gamiet

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…”

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. ..”

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?”

Brexit, Trump and the Prophetic Way

By Arshad Gamiet
“The whole world seems to be anxiously awaiting the outcome of the US Presidential elections. Will it be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? In 4 days’ time we’ll know the answer. And: What about Brexit? Will it be a hard or soft departure from the European Union? What does all this mean for Muslims?”

Welcome to all the students

By Arshad Gamiet
“…if you take all the scientific theories and lay them side by side with the Quranic view of Creation. You will not find a simpler, more logical and rational explanation…”

Reflections on the Hajj

By Arshad Gamiet
“Hajj is not only a journey through geography and history. It is perhaps most importantly, an inward journey to our own centre, to the human heart, the locus of our personality …. what emotions, what desires lurk there in the hidden recesses of the spiritual heart?”

Our elusive search for Unity

By Arshad Gamiet
“There are two kinds of unity, which we must try to understand and distinguish clearly:

There is a unity of purpose, and unity of opinion. As Muslims we should always be united in our purpose. That means, seeking to please Alláh, and serving the advancement of Islam. But we must not be distressed by minor differences of opinion. It is humanly impossible to always have unity of opinion. As long as we keep our purpose clearly in view, there can be many opinions as to the best ways of achieving our goal….”

Another khutbah for Eidul Fitr

By Arshad Gamiet
“Never ever fool yourself thinking you can’t change things. Don’t ever adopt a defeatist attitude. To despair and give up all hope is a grave sin. Life is a challenge, a test from Allah; and Allah’s help is always near…”

Last 10 days of Ramadan

By Arshad Gamiet
“The time was during the last ten nights of Ramadan in the year 610 and the place was in a cave on Jabal Nur, the Mountain of Light, near Makka. Here Jibreel took Muhammad sws, the son of Abdullah, in a tight embrace, and commanded him to “Read!”