The Correct Response

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
How should we Muslims engage with secular society? Being defensive, aggressive and judgemental doesn’t work. Finding common ground is difficult. How can we share our Islamic perspective with our neighbours, fellow students and work colleagues who have not grown up in a spiritual faith background? Addressing students in the Cambridge Muslim College, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad offers some useful advice..

Islam and Evolution

By Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller
“Darwin’s theory of Evolution is taught as a given fact in most Western schools and universities. But this theory has major flaws. Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller explains the logical inconsistencies and contrasts it with the coherence of the Islamic view of creation. This article is essential reading for Muslim students, and anyone interested in the natural sciences.”

Optimism: an act of worship!

“Optimism works. It helps us get through difficulties in the present, and it allows us to see beyond today. Optimism is a Sunnah. Let’s start practicing it more consciously. “

Illness, death and bereavement

By Arshad Gamiet

“As Covid-19 and its later mutations sweep across the world, there is hardly anyone who hasn’t been affected by its devastating consequences. If the virus has until now not reached you and your family, you are indeed fortunate. But you probably know someone or know of someone who became ill or died from it. There are so many tragic stories of loss and bereavement every day.
How should a Muslim deal with severe illness and death of a loved one? What good advice is needed by those left behind, before, during and after tragic loss of life?”

Remembering Allah during these hard times

By Arshad Gamiet
“Now that President Joe Biden is in office, let us pray to Allah to help him fulfil the promises he made during his inauguration day. May Allah guide him and his team, to heal America’s wounds, and to put right the many injustices at home and abroad.. Say, “Ameen!”

Capital Hill Terror: thinking, talking and action points

By Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid
Whether criminals are Muslim or White, they are hurting humanity and we have a responsibility to condemn and speak out against it.  Avoid generalizations. Not all Trump supporters are violent; not all Whites voted for him; not all of his voters approve of terrorizing Congress. A number of Black Americans and as many as 30 percent of Muslim Americans voted for President Trump.

Sensationalising what we hear and receive in a Covid-19 era

By Shaykh Suleiman Ravat
In this short, powerful reminder, Maulana Sulaiman questions some illogical responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We over-simplified issues that are nuanced, and we over-complicate issues that are simple. Some of us don’t wear masks, We say that we trust Allah. Tawakkul. Really? Then why do we lock our doors at night? Why do we take medicines when we’re unwell? Why don’t we just use of God-given reasoning and good judgement?”