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The most precious thing about you…

By Dr Osman Latiff

What is the most precious thing about you? Is it your appearance, your wealth, your social status? Your education? It’s none of these! Sura Al Hujurat declares in one sweeping verse addressed to all humanity,,,

Be not like those who forgot Allah..

By Dr Uthman Lateef (Osman Latiff)

Those who forget Allah will also forget themselves: they will forget the higher purpose of their lives and wander around in distraction. We must be constantly mindful of Allah, showing gratitude and obedience..

The Value of Time

By Dr Osman Latiff
“And for all people a term has been set: and when (the end of) their term approaches, they can neither delay it by a single moment, nor can they hasten it ” Quran 7:34

By the Early Morning Brightness..

By Dr Osman Latiff
“A beautiful Ramadan reminder about the sense of hope and anticipation of better times ahead for the Believers who are enduring hardship with patience and perseverance.”

The Problem of Pain

By Osman Latiff (Uthmān Laṭīf)

” This essay will consider a fundamental outlook in C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain that draws on the Christian outlook towards the reasons behind the existence of pain in the world -as one emanating from the sin of Adam and Eve, as described in the Book of Genesis.”

The pathology of flamboyant denial

By Dr Uthman Lateef

Those who perform the burning of a Qur’an as a public spectacle are not simply denying Allah’s truth. They are arrogant and flamboyant in their denial, just like Pharaoh denied the the truth brought to him by Moses…

A child’s death that kills us all

By Dr Uthman Lateef
“Pitiless, they continued a campaign of merciless indifference as they starved him, poisoned him with salt, and subjected him to prolonged periods of beatings and other punishments. Terrified of the stepmother who murdered him, Arthur’s grandmother recalls that the six-year-old burst into tears when he found out his stepmother was in the car to pick him up and asked: ‘Grandma, can I stay with you?’[3] The torturers on the other hand were indifferent to their abuse, relishing food and ice cream whilst the boy suffered in agony.”

Cracks in the Mirror: Idolatry in Celebrity Culture

By Dr Osman Latiff

In Islam worship entails knowing God, loving Him, obeying Him and directing all aspects of worship to Him alone. From this a universal logic can be derived – that the object of worship is the thing you want to know the most, the thing you love the most and obey, and the thing that you direct acts of worship (like gratitude) towards the most. The great Muslim theologian Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya explained it succinctly thus: “Whoever knows his Lord, loves Him.”9