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Beliefs and Practices of Islam, Page 2

Prophet Abraham and his family: Archetypal Monotheists

By Arshad Gamiet
“…Love Allah more than anyone or anything else, be willing to sacrifice anything in Allah’s cause, and strive your whole life to be a primordially upright person. Try to be a loyal friend, a loving wife or husband, an exemplary parent, a loving son or daughter, a helpful neighbour and a good, law abiding citizen…”

Srebrenica 25 years on

By Dr Mustafa Cerić
When Dutch UN peacekeepers failed to do their duty of protection in Bosnia-Hertzegovina 8,000 unarmed Muslim men and boys were massacred by Serbian forces in 1995 near Srebrenica. Dr Mustafa Cerić’s khutbah reminds us that this war crime is still denied by the perpetrators. It is therefore our duty to stand up for justice, as the Holy Quran declares. As long as Muslim lives are considered unworthy of protection, we must continue to remind Christian Europe that their own of humanity is in question.

Travelling Home..

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…

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….”

Lockdown: no more excuses for missing prayers!

By Essam Mahgoub
“One of the hidden blessings of Lockdown is that we must now take a long, hard look at ourselves. No more excuses! We have the golden opportunity to keep our 5 daily appointments with Allah. Our one-to-one consultations with our generous Life Giver cannot be, should not be neglected. Our self-isolation exposes our sincerity. Let’s no longer fool ourselves. Now is the time to take corrective action, to seek nearness to Allah….”

The happiness of Eidul Fitr

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“The true source of our joy, our happiness and celebration of celebrating Eidul Fitr is that we have answered Allah’s call. We have fasted for Allah’s sake alone. We know that Allah will reward us from Allah’s limitless bounty. We also realise that the joy of celebrating Eid here in our earthly life is just a small sample, a small foretaste of the eternal joy  we will experience when we  meet with Allah in the After-life…”

Eidul Fitr Khutbah 2020

By Arshad Gamiet
“Today’s khutbah is being delivered under lockdown conditions due to the Coronavirus. For some, this may be the first time you deliver a khutbah, to your family, at home. May Allah make it easy for you. May Allah help us and protect us all, with our loved ones during this difficult time. The Covid-19 virus will come and go. It will change the way we see what’s really important in our lives. This is in Allah’s plan, and we must accept with good grace whatever Allah has decreed for us. If we are content with Allah’s Decree, then Allah rewards us further from His limitless Bounty…(To read further, please click on the picture above)”