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How to stop worrying about the future..

By Nouman Ali Khan
“The big stories on our daily news bulletins range from endless wars and corrupt politicians to climate related catastrophes. When we consider the many crises all around us, it’s not surprising that many of us become anxious about the future. Here Nouman Ali Khan reminds us that the Holy Quran and the Prophetic Sunnah offers us reason for hope and reliance on Allah’s mercy…”

Caring for our fragile environment

By Arshad Gamiet
“Right now, there are floods in England and in Venice. There are wild fires raging in the Amazon, across California and parts of Australia. The forces of nature are sending us a clear message. We’re  doing something wrong, and planet Earth is complaining. But are we listening? Are we taking responsibility for our actions?”

Welcome to all the students

By Arshad Gamiet
“…if you take all the scientific theories and lay them side by side with the Quranic view of Creation. You will not find a simpler, more logical and rational explanation…”

Srebrenica: Remember the past to protect the future

By Dr Husni Hammuda

The cold-blooded murder of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys by Serb nationalists in 1995 has become known as the Srebrenica Genocide. Dr Husni reminds us of the lessons to be learned. The rising far-right nationalism and Islamophobia in Europe today suggests that many have not yet taken the lessons of history…”

Reflections on the Hajj

By Arshad Gamiet
“Hajj is not only a journey through geography and history. It is perhaps most importantly, an inward journey to our own centre, to the human heart, the locus of our personality …. what emotions, what desires lurk there in the hidden recesses of the spiritual heart?”

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…”

The worlds most ‘Islamic’ country is … New Zealand?

“New Zealanders came together, regardless of color or creed, to mourn and to help the grieving Muslim community recover. Social integration and empathy are sacred in Islam. New Zealand’s population is only 1 percent Muslim, but …

ACCORDING TO A NEW ANALYSIS, NEW ZEALAND IS THE COUNTRY THAT MOST CLOSELY FOLLOWS QURANIC PRINCIPLES.
The Islamicity Indices, compiled by the Islamicity Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit, measure world governments by how well they adhere to the Islamic principles set forth in the Quran, including adherence to interest-free finance, equality of education, property rights and animal rights, among others. They don’t include the personal duties required of Muslims, like prayer, fasting and pilgrimages..”

Khutbah by New Zealand Imam, 22 March 2019

By Imam Gamal Fouda
“To the families of the victims, your loved ones did not die in vain. Their blood has watered the seeds of hope. Through them, the world will see the beauty of Islam, and the beauty of our unity. And Allah the Almighty says “do not say of those who have been killed in the way of Allah that they are dead, they are alive rejoicing with their Lord.” (3;169), They were the best of us, taken from us on the best of days, in the best of places and performing the best of actions. And they are not just martyrs of Islam, but they are martyrs for this nation.”