Eidul Adha khutbah

By Arshad Gamiet
“With so many Muslims enduring unspeakable hardship in so many places today, especially in Gaza and the West Bank, the blessings, the barakah, and the spiritual lessons of Hajj are desperately needed by all.”

The transformative power of the Hajj

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

” The power of the Hajj is truly a divine mystery: It has the power to purify and transform the most awkward and sinful characters into the most luminous and radiant people. How this happens, Allah alone knows, but it happens, and that’s what’s important…”

A short khutbah on the Hajj

By Arshad Gamiet
“Hajj is an outward journey tracing the spiritual history of Islam. It is also the inward journey each and every one of us must undertake, to find our own centre, in the Kaaba of our heart. What desires, what emotions and passions are still circling, making tawaaf around our spiritual heart? The spiritual heart, the qalb is the locus of our personality. This is our real driving force. Let’s make sure that it is surrounded by loving thoughts of Remembrance of our most Beloved, Allah…”

The Sacrifice of Abraham

By Atif Jung

As the season of the Great Pilgrimage, the Hajj, approaches, this is a good time to reflect on the examples of Prophet Abraham, and his son, Ismail. What can we learn about implicit obedience and unfailing trust, unshakeable faith in Allah? There are many important life lessons here….

Imagine you were in Rafah…

By Basharat Ali

Empathy, the ability to imagine what life is like for others, to walk in someone else’s shoes, is a very powerful quality. The students who empathise with Palestinians are now risking their studies, their careers, their personal safety by stating up for justice. They are opening the eyes of the world to the hypocrisy of the businesses and governments that support the killing and destruction of Gaza…

Speaking up without fear

By Basharat Ali

Abdullah Quilliam was Shayk-Al-Islam in Britain during the late 19th Century. He was a courageous man of principle: He stood up for justice, without fear of the consequences. Muslims must oppose injustice, whether the oppressor is Muslim or not, whether the victim is Muslim or not.

Small deeds have a transformative impact

By Talha Asghar

Allāh does not only look to our actions, but also more importantly, to our intentions. We should never overlook or belittle even the smallest good deed. What appears insignificant to us could be hugely important to Allah. Our selfless actions driven by pure intentions can have profound transformative results ………