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History of Islam, Page 2

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…”

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.

Lessons from one of the greatest teachers of the Qur’an

By Basharat Ali
Musab ibn Umayr was the first ambassadors of Islam. He gave up his wealth, his high reputation and even his safety to defend Islam during the difficult early years. He learned from the Qur’an and applied what he knew even before the whole revelation was complete. He spoke gently and persuasively to win over enemies to Islam. He paved the way for the Hijra, so that the Muslim refugees from Makkah would have a safe welcome in Madinah. He carried the Prophet’s banner at Badr and was martyred at Uhud. How many of his inspiring examples can we apply to our situation today?

Sultan of the Heart

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
“This Eidul Fitr khutbah was delivered at the new Cambridge mosque. Eloquent and inspiring, it covers some of the most pressing issues of the day, and how we Muslims can be excellent role models for others. Islam is a religion of the fitrah,  and we should be good custodians of the natural environment that Allah has gifted to us as his earthly trustees….”

Taking the spirit of Ramadan with us

By Abdul Basith Awan

“When we leave our homes, we instinctively check: keys, wallet and phone. That’s normal these days. But most of us forget the most important advice. Centuries ago, Sayyid Abdul Qadir al Jaylani said in his first khutbah that we should check these three things first: 1. Do the things that Allah has commanded us to do; 2. Avoid the things that Allah has forbidden, and 3: Be content with whatever Allah has decreed.”

The Reality of Fasting

By Farooq Khan

“Please note, it is not righteous to fast while travelling, nor is it better for the ill to fast if it is difficult for them to do so. In these cases, they are to make use of the permission that Allah has furnished them with, because He likes it when people take heed of the mercy that He has endowed.”