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Noble Companions and Muslim Heroes

Hijra

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…

Paradigms of Leadership

The classical Islamic virtue of Futuwwa (Heroic chivalry) is beautifully illustrated here using fourth Caliph, Ali (RA) as the archetype. Ali was not only a fearless warrior; like his cousin and father-in-law Prophet Muhammad sws, he exemplified nobility, wisdom and humility. This is part of a series of lectures by the Dean of Cambridge Muslim College, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter)

Eidul Adha khutbah in Egham, UK

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…

Hypocrisy – part 2

By Atif Jung

Hypocrisy is a major sin in Islam. Hypocrites are worse than enemies. They pretend to be what they are not. But they only make things worse for themselves. Allah has promised the hypocrites that they will be placed in the hottest part of the Fire…

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…”

This is what Ramadan was preparing you for…

By Dr Salman Butt.
“Allah did not create us to be thrown into the fire. Allah created us for worship; to worship Allah alone. Every good deed, big or small, is an act of worship. When we resist our evil temptations and we work hard to please Allah, then our status with Allah rises higher than the angels…