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Reflections on the Coronavirus outbreak in China

By Dr Muein Shubib

“There are many theories about the reason for this Coronavirus outbreak in China. We should be careful not to jump to premature conclusions… Allah alone knows the whole truth. There’s no point in wild speculations. Let us simply do our best to obey Allah, respect the limits that Allah has prescribed, and constantly seek ways of earning Allah’s good pleasure…”

Sacred tranquillity in our age of distress and anxiety

By Abu Aaliyah
“For a Muslim, the Qur’an is a powerful shifa’, or healing: And We reveal of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers. [Q.17:82] And whilst the primary healing of the Qur’an is in curing the intellectual doubts, falsehoods or half truths concerning God, humanity’s true purpose, life’s essential meaning, and our ultimate end; and in providing humanity with a practical and liveable morality suitable for all times or places,..”

When calamity strikes, say “We came from Allah, and to Allah we will return!”

By Ibrahim Al Tamimi

“The British election result has come as a shock to the Muslim community. Islamophobia seems likely to get worse as the party in government has swung towards more right-wing policies. Living as a Muslim in Britain today will become even more challenging. At times like this, we should remember: Be Islamic; don’t panic! Allah is in control of history. We should follow the example of Prophet Muhammad sws and his noble companions. Put our trust in Allah. “Hasbun Allah wa neya’mal wakeel” Allah is the best Guardian and Protector…”

Become a better husband, like Prophet Muhammad sws!

By Dr Husni Hammuda

“A growing number of marriages are failing because of wrong expectations and cultural habits that do not follow the Prophetic Sunnah. Our Prophet Muhammad sws was an exemplary husband.  He was the busiest man in the world: He led a nation as their political and spiritual leader, yet he helped with the humdrum chores at home. He helped with the housework; he mended his own clothes and sandals. More marriages will succeed if lazy husbands changed their attitude and  treated their wives with loving care and respect…”

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…”