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Beliefs and Practices of Islam, Page 2

Hypocrisy – part 2

By Atif Jung

Hypocrisy is a major sin in Islam. Hypocrites are worse than enemies. They pretend to be what they are not. But they only make things worse for themselves. Allah has promised the hypocrites that they will be placed in the hottest part of the Fire…

The beautiful story of Salman the Persian (Salman Al Farsi)

by Omar Medani
Allah will test us, often severely, in our faith. Those who persevere with patience and determination will be winners in the end. Salman Al Farsi had many hardships on his way to Islam. His eventful life is an amazing story of faith and determination.

The Crisis of Leadership today

By Basharat Ali
“The world’s most powerful nation is unable or unwilling to protect its own citizens from gun violence. What can we learn from great Muslim leaders of the past? Caliph Omar (RA) declared that “The strong in front of you are weak until they secure the rights of the weak.” He took his responsibilities as ruler very seriously. He once said that if a donkey stumbled over a loose paving stone in Baghdad, then he (Omar) who was the leader in Madinah would have to answer to Allah for it. This is the calibre of leadership we need today…”

The Hidden Gems

By Arshad Gamiet
“Our eyes pass over the surface of things, but the essence is not visible to us. This is the difference between basar, sight, and baṣīrah, inner sight or insight into the true nature of things. Baṣīrah is Allah’s gift to very special people. Those whom Allah has blessed with wisdom are able to discern things clearly with the eye of the heart. Such people are truly the hidden gems of our Ummah…”

Beware the danger of hypocrisy

By Atif Jung

Those who are openly believers and openly disbelievers are easy to identify. But hypocrites, those who pretend to be believers but who secretly hate us are a much bigger problem. We must beware of any traits of hypocrisy in our own hearts: backbiting, slandering others, making promises that we have no intention of keeping…

This is what Ramadan was preparing you for…

By Dr Salman Butt.
“Allah did not create us to be thrown into the fire. Allah created us for worship; to worship Allah alone. Every good deed, big or small, is an act of worship. When we resist our evil temptations and we work hard to please Allah, then our status with Allah rises higher than the angels…

The Cost Living Crisis – The Islamic Budget

By Basharat Ali

Across the world, more and more people are driven into poverty because of the higher cost of living. What are the causes and what is the solution? is there an alternative to our interest (Riba)-based financial system? What has Islam to offer? Listen to this informative and inspiring khutbah.

What After Ramadan?

By Omar Medani
During Ramadan, the devils were chained and we could worship Allah without any sinful distractions. Now that Ramadan is over, Shaitan will work hard to make up for lost time. We must be on our guard, and not allow his evil temptations to undermine the good things we have done whilst fasting…