Reflections on the Coronavirus outbreak in China

By Dr Muein Shubib

“There are many theories about the reason for this Coronavirus outbreak in China. We should be careful not to jump to premature conclusions… Allah alone knows the whole truth. There’s no point in wild speculations. Let us simply do our best to obey Allah, respect the limits that Allah has prescribed, and constantly seek ways of earning Allah’s good pleasure…”

The evolution of pre-Holy Book religion

By Rabbi Allen Maller

“The idea that reason, socialism or modern science would replace religion has turned out to  be a wish fulfillment fantasy of people who bear a grudge against religion. Usually their children or grandchildren return to religion. Religious rituals and ideas are ubiquitous and continue to evolve as the creative intelligent minds of Homo Sapiens encounter changes in their environment..”

No one knows who is closest to Allah…

By Dr Shahrukh Mallick

We often misjudge people based on our very limited knowledge of their situation. There can be more than one explanation, and we should always think the best of others. Islam teaches us to be strict with our own behaviour, and to be generous, patient and forgiving towards others. Allah alone knows the secret of all hearts. Allah alone knows who is closest to Him.  This inspiring and thought-provoking khutbah is highly recommended. Please share it widely..

The soul of Islam is a vigilant and mindful heart

By Abu Aaliyah
“Revelation tells us that muraqabah, vigilance of Allah, is one of the sublimest spiritual stations. We are told too that habituating our heart to such vigilance requires training the heart gradually and step-by-step. Masters of the heart instruct us to accustom ourselves to being mindful and shy of Allah, even if it be for short periods at a time – persevering in this even in our day-to-day affairs, let alone when engaged in acts of worship – until such mindfulness or vigilance becomes part and parcel of our nature; a habit of our heart..”

The Art of Manliness

By Sheikh Hasan Elwan

“What is the true measure of a man? In today’s crisis of gender identities, what does it mean to be a “Real Man?” In this thought provoking lecture, Sheikh Hasan Elwan explains with clarity and eloquence what the Holy Quran and the Prophetic Sunnah offers the modern world. Please share this video with your family and friends..

Muslim nations consider gold and  barter trade to beat sanctions

By Liz Lee

Reuters, 21 December 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar are considering trading among themselves in gold and through a barter system as a hedge against any future economic sanctions on them, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Saturday.

At the end of an Islamic summit in Malaysia, Mahathir praised Iran and Qatar for withstanding economic embargoes and said it was important for the Muslim world to be self-reliant to face future threats…”

Master Supplication for Forgiveness..

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Prophet Muhammad sws said that all human beings commit sins, but the best of those who commit sins are those who repent. He also taught us the best of prayers for Repentance. If we memorise this prayer and recite it often with sincerity, then surely Allah will forgive us. Allah is the Most Forgiving..”

The Irresistible Power of Du’a (supplication to Allah)

By Dr Muein Shubib.
The Holy Quran offers us numerous examples of Du’a (supplications to Allah). They are not just random prayers. These examples come directly from the life examples of the Prophets. Well known du’a that we recite daily are in fact the prayers of Adam, Ebrahim, Musa, Yunus, Ayyub and many others, may Allah’s peace and blessings be on them all. These prayers show us how to invoke Allah’s help in times of distress, and also how to thank Allah in times of ease.”