Workers on strike

The war in Ukraine, two years of Covid and a weak economy has led to spiralling inflation that hits the poorest hardest. The wealth gap has also increased. Now the workers who keep our public services running smoothly are demanding a fair wage, job security and safe working conditions. They are not “enemies of the people,” as some politicians claim. When the Righteous Caliphs collected and distributed the Zakaat funds in the way prescribed by the Quran and the Prophetic example, poverty was completely eliminated. Surely there are some lessons in this example for our leaders today.

The importance and value of Hajj

By Nouman Ali Khan 

Deeper and richer layers of meaning lay behind the Fifth Pillar of our faith. In this engaging and illuminating talk, we revisit the life and struggles on Nabi Ibrahim, Alahis Salaam. This video is essential viewing for those who have yet to go on Hajj, as well as for those who have already done so.

We learn from stories

By Arshad Gamiet

Everyone loves a good story. Human beings are natural story seekers and story tellers. Allah swt uses His Noble Book to teach us through stories. The stories in the Qur’ān are not just there for amusement. They are moral stories that teach us right conduct, and there are so many lessons that we can learn from them. 

Physics and proof of Isra’ wal Mi’raj

By Faraz Khan

In this khutbah, Faraz Khan explains how the Miraculous Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven (Isra’ wal Mi’raj) can be understood in terms of modern physics.

Hypocrisy – part 2

By Atif Jung

Hypocrisy is a major sin in Islam. Hypocrites are worse than enemies. They pretend to be what they are not. But they only make things worse for themselves. Allah has promised the hypocrites that they will be placed in the hottest part of the Fire…

The beautiful story of Salman the Persian (Salman Al Farsi)

by Omar Medani
Allah will test us, often severely, in our faith. Those who persevere with patience and determination will be winners in the end. Salman Al Farsi had many hardships on his way to Islam. His eventful life is an amazing story of faith and determination.

The Crisis of Leadership today

By Basharat Ali
“The world’s most powerful nation is unable or unwilling to protect its own citizens from gun violence. What can we learn from great Muslim leaders of the past? Caliph Omar (RA) declared that “The strong in front of you are weak until they secure the rights of the weak.” He took his responsibilities as ruler very seriously. He once said that if a donkey stumbled over a loose paving stone in Baghdad, then he (Omar) who was the leader in Madinah would have to answer to Allah for it. This is the calibre of leadership we need today…”

The Hidden Gems

By Arshad Gamiet
“Our eyes pass over the surface of things, but the essence is not visible to us. This is the difference between basar, sight, and baṣīrah, inner sight or insight into the true nature of things. Baṣīrah is Allah’s gift to very special people. Those whom Allah has blessed with wisdom are able to discern things clearly with the eye of the heart. Such people are truly the hidden gems of our Ummah…”