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8 Things we see and use invented by Muslims!

An ingenious man called al-Jazari from Diyarbakir in South-East Turkey was a pious Muslim and a highly skilled engineer who gave birth to the concept of automatic machines. By 1206, al-Jazari had made numerous clocks of all shapes and sizes. Just as we need time today to structure our lives, …

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Reflections from Arbaeen: Heaven’s Calling

From Beirut to Najaf – Resistance and Resilience  I departed from London on the 1st of November 2017, and had a stop over in Lebanon before reaching Iraq. My journey to the Imams (as) really and truly began in Lebanon, and I say this  because the Lord blessed me with …

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Why Remember the Master of Martyrs?

One of the great obstacles in man’s reaching perfection is the unquestioned acceptance of traditions passed down through generations. The Qur’ān severely rebukes those who follow the ways of their predecessors and societies blindly. A human being who does not independently reason invites the wrath of the Lord of Existence …

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Let’s Talk Palestine! (Part 3)

The first part of this series discussed the Balfour Declaration signed by Arthur Balfour a century ago, and how the rights of the Palestinians were usurped because of this very document. The second part of this series explored the roots of Zionism and how the destructive Israeli policies directly correlate to …

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Let’s Talk Palestine! (Part 2)

Let’s talk Palestine! The past has become an obstacle in the eyes of the so-called mediators of peace, but to forget the past means forgetting the future; hence while it means nothing to some, it means everything in the eyes of the occupied and the oppressed people. Now I do …

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Let’s talk Palestine! (Part 1)

In the following month, Zionists and their sympathisers are celebrating 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was signed – a declaration that legitimised the oppression of the Palestinians. A declaration that essentially allowed the Zionist state of Israel to emerge on a land already belonging to Palestinians. A mere 67 …

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‘Take until You are satisfied’

‘Take until You are satisfied’ ‘Bring out your people from darkness into the light and remind them of the days of Allah. Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.’ [Ibrahim: 5] As Ashura approaches us, with its mysteries and its grief’s, we start to reflect on the …

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The Excellences of Imam Hussain in Sunni Hadith Tradition

Human history may be seen as a record of the eternal struggle between right and wrong, virtue and vice, good and evil, and righteousness and wickedness. This struggle was decreed by God when Adam, an earthly creature, was sent to earth to engage in this eternal battle. It is through …

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