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Eidul Fitr Khutbah 2024

By Basharat Ali

We live in a strange world indeed. Eid greetings from Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak while they supply weapons for the slaughter of thousands of women and children? Non-Muslim activists being criminalised and arrested for protesting against the killing while so many Muslim leaders remain silent and turn the other way?

Eidul Fitr 2024 khutbah by Arshad Gamiet

By Arshad Gamiet

Islam is not a spectator sport. It’s not good enough for us to sit around, like couch potatoes in front of our giant TV screens, complaining and criticising without lifting a finger to improve the situation. Some of us think that we’re helpless, that the problems out there are too big and too complex. We sit there and we blame others and we complain. But there is so much that we can do to make a difference…

Text khutbah for Eidul Fitr 2024

By Arshad Gamiet
“In the midst of our Eid celebrations, let us also not forget how differently Eid is being celebrated right now in Gaza, in Iraq, in Syria, Yemen, In Kashmir, India and among the Rohinya Muslims in  Myanmar (Burma), the Uighurs in China and other places of conflict around the world. Allah has given us the blessing of safety and security over here. We sometimes forget how lucky we are….(To read further, please click on the picture above)”

Ramaḍān, Qur’ān and purification of the heart

by Basharat Ali

“The heart should be content with whatever the Master throws at it. True faith, Iman, is about accepting all the challenges of life as gifts from Allah. Suffering is a gift. It is an opportunity to show a beautiful patience and resilience, a Sabr Jameel. with dignity and the certainty that we will inherit Allah’s eternal reward.

A Tale of Two Centuries…The Ist Century Hijri & The Century for Muslims since 1924

By Basharat Ali

Compare these two centuries of Muslim history, separated by 1,200 years. The first, glorious century that saw Islam spread from Arabia to Spain and the borders of China. Allah’s religion, the purest Monotheism became the most powerful nation on earth. Now look at the last 100 years since the fall of the Ottoman Empire….

Gaza, UN vetoes, UK parliament, corruption and intimidation

By Basharat Ali

The corruption and hypocrisy of those who speak so eloquently about democracy, human rights and the rule of law is now so clearly visible. The masks have fallen. There is no excuse for defending the genocide and slaughter of innocent men, women and children in Gaza…. 

International Court of Justice, and Gaza

By Basharat Ali

What is Justice? Has the IJC delivered justice for the people of Gaza? What does Islam say about justice? Where do you and I stand, and what can we learn from the unfolding catastrophe in Palestine? Allah will surely hold everyone accountable, including ourselves, for what we did to uphold justice. This is our inescapable fate