Acceptance

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful Acceptance is of two kinds; acceptance of one’s actions and acceptance of one’s life. The purpose of our life is to recognise Allah as the only deity worthy of being worshipped. However, this needs to be internalised and embeded in the depths of our hearts. Once…

Life Advice

Post-Master’s life is a little slow especially following the hectic deadline week. One of the things I’ve managed to do in my spare time is clean my room which has generally been getting rid of all my notes and work from my undergrad degree. Whilst doing this, I came across a leavers pack given to…

Fundamentalism

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful [Taken from Shaykh Abdul Wahab Saleem, Malaysia]  One of the traps of Shaytan is to rename concepts and things in a way that a believer loses direction of what is right and what is wrong. An example of this can be found in the…

The End Of Formal Education …

After approximately 18 years, and from the right-handed ‘special forces’ kid on the left, to the converted lefty of a man (I think!) on the right, education is 2 weeks away from completion. It’s been a rocky road throughout but well worth it, especially with all the experiences on the way. I’m not ready for…

A Tough Year …

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful For those that know me, I have a tremendously bad memory. However, this year stands out from the rest; not just academically but in all else that has passed. I can’t begin to describe how the year started in August let alone everything else…

An Example Of The Deception of Shaytan

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful The world is a place full of deceit and hidden agendas. It’s sole purpose it seems is it distract us. Imagine a man with a shiny worthless stone in his hand mesmerised by it whilst holding the keys to everything unaware of its value. An…

Scholar Series: Shaykh Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi was born in 1885 in a small town in the United Province of British India in a family of religious scholars and revived the work of Tableegh in the 1920’s.

Early Days
On the outskirts of Delhi, near the tomb of Khwaja Nizamuddin, there lived, some seventy years ago, a godly person in the house on top of the red gate of the historical building called Chaunsath Khamba. His name was Maulana Muhammad Ismail.

Mercy Or Revenge?

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful First and foremost I begin by sending my condolences to all those who have been affected by recent attacks both locally in the UK and abroad wherever they may be in the world. I pray that Allah (God) grants their families comfort and helps them…

A Week In The Past Or The Future?

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

I recently saw a question on social media which intrigued me; if you could go a week into the past or future which would you pick?

This is quite a vague question since it can be interpreted in multiple ways. Does the question mean exactly one week previously or one week forward from this point it time? Or a particular week in history or in the future? Or a particular week in my life in the past or future? I initially understood it to mean any week in history or the future with me in control of exactly which week it could be. …

Top Five Misquotations Of The Qur’an

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

[Taken from spiritualperception.org. Article written by Dr. M. Nazir Khan]

The recent surge in negative sentiments towards Islam and Muslims has resulted in many attempts to depict the religion as inherently violent. This has also resulted in absurd accusations against the Qur’an. What are the five most frequently misquoted passages in the Qur’an? Do accusations of violence stand up to academic scrutiny, or are the verses being distorted to suggest the opposite of what they actually say?

Education, Education, Education!

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful In the words of the great Malcolm X (RH) “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Lately, I have been banging on about this to a few of my friends. The importance of knowledge, especially…

The Virtues Of Fasting Long Hard Fasts in The Summer

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful Ibn Rajab has a section in ‘Lata’if al-Mar’arif’ (pg 272–273) about the virtues of fasting during the hot days. Since Ramadhan is in the summer months, this will be a good encouragement: ‘ … And from those acts of worship whose reward is multiplied…