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By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
In his latest book, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad discusses the awkward relationship between Europe and its Muslim citizens. He suggests a creative response. Instead of taking a defensive attitude, we should trust Allah and work hard to benefit our neighbours and wider society. By understanding that our ‘enemies’ are themselves victims of moral, emotional and spiritual illness, we must become “therapists rather than complainers.” Allah is the “Turner of hearts” (muqallibul quluub) and is quite able to turn our enemies into beloved friends..

Choose your friends and your life’s goals wisely…

By Essam Mahgoub

Allah allows every human being to make their choices in life. With every choice comes the consequences. Our Quran and our Prophetic Sunnah gives us the most comprehensive guidance. We can choose to live a full life that is pleasing to Allah, or we can go the other way. We should choose friends who are a good influence, and we should always pursue goals that will lead us to Allah’s Garden, Al Jannah Firdaws…

On attacking another religion

By Rabbi Allen Maller
“We are all committed to our beliefs. We see them as truths. But how do we view the beliefs of other communities? Do we see them as allied but not identical truths, or as dangerous threats?

If we are honest, we must admit that there are good people in other communities whose religious beliefs are different from ours. What are we to conclude from this? Do we say they are good despite their false beliefs? They would say that it is their beliefs that make them good. So does any community have a monopoly over true beliefs?

If we study a religion other than our own with fairness, we see its goodness. We see that it orients the hearts of its followers to the presence of God; but from a somewhat different perspective…”

Jumuah reflections playlist

Our regular Friday khutbahs have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Until this crisis is over, our regular khateebs will be sharing online video”Jumuah Reflections” instead. You will find the full playlist of these videos here:

On British Muslims & Racism: Do Black Lives Matter?

By Abu Aaliyah

“Racism affects all people of colour. But when it comes to black people, they face a unique anti-black prejudice as the ultimate Other, propagated both by white majorities and even other ethnic minorities. As a marginalised community South Asians, no doubt, have their own prejudices thrown their way. But they are not the same lived experiences as that of Black people. And while it can be easy to lump everyone together and perceive ourselves as having a shared trauma, statistics show that this equivalence is not really true…”

“I can’t breathe!”

By Dr Uthman Lateef

“The killing of George Floyd on May 25th 2020 tugged at our collective conscience. With every waning breath and dying plea ‘I can’t breathe’ screamed in its silence and we gasped together. The coalescing of brutal indifference of state power with a forlorn plea for mercy, for understanding, for pity, for empathy, placed us all in an unavoidable frame of witnessing…”

When Islam came to Australia

By Janak Rogers, BBC News magazine

“Few Australians are aware that the country’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had regular contact with foreign Muslims long before the arrival of Christian colonisers. And Islam continues to exercise an appeal for some Aboriginal peoples today…”

Tafseer of Quran by Dr Husni Hammuda

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Dr Husni Hammuda provides weekly tafsir (exegisis = expanation, interpretation) of verses from the Holy Quran. These sessions are designed to deepen our understanding of what we read of Allah’s Word….”