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Beliefs and Practices of Islam, Page 3

The 10 Best Days of the Year

By Dr Yasir Qadhi

Dr Yasir Qadhi explains why the first 10 days of Dhul Hijja are more blessed than any other days of the year. These are the days when we should increase in all our good deeds. Remembering Allah (Dhikr), fasting and acts of charity to alleviate suffering are especially  recommended at this time…

A short khutbah on the Hajj 2020

By Arshad Gamiet
“The Covid-19 pandemic has rendered the Hajj for 2020 impossible for millions around the world. This will be the smallest number of Hujaaj in living memory. Let us pray that Allah will allow a universal cure to that will save lives and make it safe for Hajj next year, insha-Allah. Say, “Ameen!”

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….”