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Beliefs and Practices of Islam, Page 2

Welcoming Ramadan

By Arshad Gamiet
“Many of us think that Ramadan is a time to ‘go slow’ and to avoid exerting ourselves. Some of us would want to sleep all day until iftar. This is completely wrong. Ramadan is not a time for hibernation. That’s for the polar bears and grizzly bears in the cold north American winter. It’s not for wide-awake, Allah-aware Muslims!” Read more…

Preparing for Ramadan

By Dr Hossam Roushdi.

“Plan your Ramadan to make the best of this sacred month. Any good deed done during Ramadan is worth 70 times more than at other times….”
A transcript of this audio khutbah is now also available as a text khutbah.

The Gift of Mi’raj

By Arshad Gamiet
“This momentous event occurred more than 14 centuries ago. Then, as now, it aroused the sceptics and cynics to dismiss it as a fantasy, as a delusion. How can someone travel hundreds of miles in one night, and then claim to have travelled through the heavens to the throne of God?”

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.”

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
“Our reckless lifestyle has driven a climate emergency that is near tipping point. The Covid-19 pandemic has spread far more widely and quickly because of clumsy leadership. Unscrupulous and shameless politicians and their friends in the media spread blatant lies to foster fear and hate. Endless wars are killing, maiming and displacing millions of people around the world. How did we get into this mess, and how do we get out of it?”

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?”

Allah is the best of Planners

By Arshad Gamiet
“Donald Trump has gone, but his toxic legacy remains. The suspicion,  the fear and hatred of Islam has emboldened other leaders from China, India and Europe. But Allah’s religion will never be defeated. Despite their plotting and planning, Islam will survive and spread. That is Allah’s promise.”