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Beliefs and Practices of Islam, Page 2

The Goal of the Shari‘ah is Justice, Not Equality

By Abu Aaliyah
“IN SPEAKING OF JUSTICE, many well-intended Muslims are unconsciously secularised. For their discourse about justice (Ar. ‘adl, qist) is so often scarred by failing to grasp its Quranic essence: ‘To put a thing in its rightful place.’1 Which is to say, justice is to give things their proper due – at the due time, the due place, and in due measure.

This requires possessing knowledge about the value and measure of things, as Islam assigns to them, so as to give them their due. ‘Hence,’ Ibn al-Qayyim wrote, ‘knowledge and justice are the root of every good, while injustice and ignorance are the root of every evil.’2”

Resilience in Muslims, despite Islamophobia

By Dr Zubair Chaudhry
“Resilience is a wonderful thing. Allah has created it in our nature, so that when we’ve had a trial, tribulation or tragedy, we can endure it with patient perseverance and come out stronger for that experience…”

Tackling negativity and nihilism in youth

By Dr Zubair Chaudhry
Many young people, including young Muslims today, are affected by a sense of hopelessness, despair, depression about their lives. This is a serious mental and emotional condition that needs to be remedied. Dr Zubair draws on the Quran and Sunnah to advise us on how to deal with nihilism. Faith, Gratitude to Allah, Modesty and a sense of Shame is the remedy. Dr Zubair Chaudhry is a Clinical Psychiatrist who delivers regular speeches at the Jamia Mosque and Islamic Centre, Slough, Berkshire, UK

Generosity in Ramadan

By Dr Husni Hammuda

“One of the 99 Names of Allah in the Holy Quran tells us that Allah is the Most Generous. Those who worship Allah should also strive to be generous in all matters: money, possessions, time and attitude towards others. Ramadan gives us an excellent opportunity to be generous. Generosity in Ramadan is rewarded many times over…”

Fulfilling the Purpose of Ramadan

By Ibrahim Al Tamimi
“Allah reminds us that the purpose of Ramadan is not merely to get hungry and thirsty. The purpose is to attain piety, Taqwa, and to get closer to Allah..”

Ramadan and the legacy of Nabi Ebrahim a.s.

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains that the essence of a Muslim’s mission is to serve the needs of others, purely our of love and gratitude to Allah. He uses the example of Prophet Abraham/Ebrahim alayhis salaam, who was concerned about the well being of all people, whether or not they were Believers. Likewise, we should avoid ‘Us -and- them’ binary thinking. We should be genuinely concerned about the wellbeing of others, whether they believe or not, whether they like Muslims or not. ..

The right preparations for Ramadan

Dr Muein Shubib sets out what preparations we must make to ensure that our fasting during Ramadan is acceptable to Allah. 

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Salaah is the main practical pillar of Islam

Dr Husni Hammuda explains the crucial importance of doing our prayers properly, at the right time and in the right frame of mind, and the right disposition of the heart. Salaah is the first thing that Allah will question us about on the Day of Judgement. Let us do it properly, the way Allah will be pleased with!