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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?

The war in Ukraine

“We seem to be so weak and powerless to influence events that seem far beyond our means to control. Should we be concerned about the war in Ukraine? Sura Al-Ruum (The Romans) gives a clear answer. Muslims should always be concerned when anyone is suffering hardship, anywhere. We should always be on the side of justice, and be willing to help others in need.”