Monthly Archives: February 2011

Gender Apartheid or Respectable Interaction?

Muslim “progressives” suggest that the separation between men and women in mosques was established much later in Muslim history than during the days of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). They have also tried to link that with the Wahhabi influence on the Muslim world. Those views …

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When Revolution Becomes the Only Choice

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has graphically chronicled the heart-wrenching realities that have shrouded over Manama in recent days. Whilst there may be criticisms of a sometimes de-contextualised narrative, his articles are nevertheless sufficient to shed light on the fundamental grievances that have spurred the popular protests across Bahrain. …

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The Results of Patience

You should know that patience (sabr) produces many results, among which is the soul’s training and discipline. If a human being bears patiently with misfortunes and calamities for some time, if he seriously endures the hardships entailed by worship and rites and the bitterness arising from the renunciation of carnal …

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Seminar: 32nd Annivarsary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran

The Islamic Centre of England has organized a seminar on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Our aim is to familiarize and educate the new generations about the manifestation of the following verse from the Holy Qur’an and the importance of …

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Beginnings of Bitter Struggle

As the chiefs of the Quraish had failed in their attempt to get back the immigrants, they malevolently poured their ill-will on the Muslims in Mecca. They arrived at a decision which was that the Quraish would boycott the clan of Bani Hashim if Abu-Talib did not withdraw his protection …

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