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These are not ordinary words

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

One of the amazing miracles of the Qur’an is that it speaks to us directly, both collectively and individually. How often have we not opened a page at random, and read a verse that seems to be specially addressed to us, to guide us through a problem that we are having at that moment?

Homosexuality in Islam

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
Gender fluidity and same-sex relationships have become normalised in many countries. Those who still value the traditional religious view are under pressure to conform. How should we Muslims answer the question of homosexuality? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad offers some helpful advice in this short video clip.

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)

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….”

Ramadan and restraint

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

This khutbah was delivered at the New Cambridge Mosque. 

“The Qur’an is Allah’s banquet. Even if we don’t understand the Arabic, just standing there in taraweeh prayers, listening to the sounds, the rhythms and cadences of Qur’an, the believer is taken back to some early memories of childhood, and the heart enjoys a mysterious kind of spiritual nourishment.” 

Mi’raj Recitation: Cambridge Central Mosque

Miraj recitation with Imam Ali Tos, Imam Sejad Mekić and Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad at the Cambridge Central Mosque on 21 March 2020. A short talk on the Mi’raj was given by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.

The Correct Response

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
How should we Muslims engage with secular society? Being defensive, aggressive and judgemental doesn’t work. Finding common ground is difficult. How can we share our Islamic perspective with our neighbours, fellow students and work colleagues who have not grown up in a spiritual faith background? Addressing students in the Cambridge Muslim College, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad offers some useful advice..

The Great Dive

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By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter)
“Williamson visited the mosque and the tomb of Imam Abu Bakr al-Aydarus, as well as making the acquaintance of the sayyids and other religious notables of the Arabian port. Although the ulema advised him to take his time and not rush into an ill-considered conversion, the colonial authorities came to the opinion that the brawny Bristol policeman was Not Quite The Thing. A crisis flared when another constable who had publicly converted and announced that he had memorised much of the Qur’an even before joining the Faith, was deported to India…”