Islamic Articles

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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Imam Hussain’s letter to the Shia in Basra

The Shi’a in al‑Basra also wrote to al‑Husayn asking him to lead a revolt against Yazid. In al‑Tabari’s version of Abu Mikhnaf’s account, the text of al‑Husayn’s reply is pre­served. If genuine, it represents a very early record of some of the basic articles of the Shi’i doctrine of the …

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What do Non-Muslims say about Imam Hussain (as)?

Imam Husayn (as) was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon them both, who was martyred by the evil forces of despotism. This is a collection of short quotations about him from a wide variety of Non-Muslim notables from around the world. Peter J. Chelkowski Professor of Middle …

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Hajj: A Journey of Love

‘And proclaim the Hajj to all the people: they will come to you on foot and on lean camels, coming from distant places’ (22:27) That blessed season has returned once more. The tablecloth of glory begins to open, just as the lunar year comes to a close. The Divine call …

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#RohingyaGenocide: What can we do?

This week, media outlets have been shedding light on Rohingya Muslims that have been facing years of persecution and brutality. However, it amazes me that it’s taken years for them to realise that innocent Muslims are being butchered in broad daylight by the Myanmar government, it’s almost as if this was …

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The Beauty in Evil

‘Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by [reason of] what the hands of people have earned so He may let them taste part of [the consequence of] what they have done that perhaps they will return [to righteousness]’ (30:41) As followers of the Beloved Messenger striving to prepare …

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6 thought-provoking quotes by Malcolm X

Malcolm X was a revolutionary leader who had an unyielding commitment to freedom and justice. Below we have selected six quotes for us all to reflect upon:   1.”I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those doing the oppressing.”      2. “You don’t …

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18 Months on: Remembering Martyr Ayatollah Nimr

وَلاَ تَقُولُواْ لِمَنْ يُقْتَلُ فِي سَبيلِ اللّهِ أَمْوَاتٌ بَلْ أَحْيَاء وَلَكِن لاَّ تَشْعُرُونَ ‘And call not those who are slain in the way of Allah “dead.” Nay, they are living, only ye perceive not.’  – Surah Baqara, Verse 154 Eighteen months ago, on the 2nd of January 2016, the Saudi …

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Hijab Emoji to appear on Apple Devices!

Rayouf Alhumedhi, a 16 year old has designed an emoji to represent those who wear the Hijab! She said that it was “baffling” that an adequate image did not exist already, and then wrote to The Unicode Consortium with her suggestion. On Monday 17th July 2017, which was ‘World Emoji …

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