Brothers and sisters, some of us may have come here to study or to advance our professions and to increase our personal wealth; others may have come to find a refuge from political violence and oppression. These are perfectly good reasons for migration. But remember that he best migration, the real Hijra for us is to undertake the journey from what we are now to what Allah wants us to become…
By Essam Mahgoub
Be sincere. Do as you say and say as you do. Let there be no contradiction between your words and your actions. Be rational and logical, but Allah’s explicit commands come first. Whatever Allah has forbidden (harām) overrules any rational or logical debates. Allah always knows best, and we may only discover that Divine wisdom in the fulness of time…
By Omar Medani
Those of us who live amongst people of diverse belief systems must find a way of explaining Islam that makes sense to others. We cannot rely on faith alone, as important as it is. We must also engage intellectually, and the Quran provides many rhetorical questions and answers to help us present a convincing argument.
The war in Ukraine, two years of Covid and a weak economy has led to spiralling inflation that hits the poorest hardest. The wealth gap has also increased. Now the workers who keep our public services running smoothly are demanding a fair wage, job security and safe working conditions. They are not “enemies of the people,” as some politicians claim. When the Righteous Caliphs collected and distributed the Zakaat funds in the way prescribed by the Quran and the Prophetic example, poverty was completely eliminated. Surely there are some lessons in this example for our leaders today.
By Nouman Ali Khan
Deeper and richer layers of meaning lay behind the Fifth Pillar of our faith. In this engaging and illuminating talk, we revisit the life and struggles on Nabi Ibrahim, Alahis Salaam. This video is essential viewing for those who have yet to go on Hajj, as well as for those who have already done so.
By Arshad Gamiet
Everyone loves a good story. Human beings are natural story seekers and story tellers. Allah swt uses His Noble Book to teach us through stories. The stories in the Qur’ān are not just there for amusement. They are moral stories that teach us right conduct, and there are so many lessons that we can learn from them.
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.
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…”