27/05/2013 Leave a comment
Director, scholar and broadcaster…
25/05/2013 Leave a comment
While it may have been written 14 centuries ago, the letter Khalifah Ali ibn Abi Talib wrote to Malik Ashtar is just as, if not even more relevant to us today.
May Allah SWT help us return to the noble wisdom of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and his loyal companions, may Allah bless them.
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
27/04/2013 Leave a comment
“Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?”
~ Holy Qur’an 55:13 (M. Pickthall)
“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except though piety and good action.”
~ Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. (Last Sermon)
Although it may not seem to be the case, these girls are all biological sisters. Even more extraordinary, they are not just sisters, but two sets of twins. The girls were born to mixed ethnicity couple Dean Durrant and Alison Spooner. The eldest two; Hayleigh and Lauren are pictured holding their new twin sisters; Miya and Leah.
While this is incredibly rare, it’s a powerful sign from Allah SWT that we are all brothers and sisters in the same Human Family. Race is a corrupt man-made concept, just as Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, highlighted 14 centuries ago. Today, it’s high time we threw this evil concept in the trashcan of history, where it rightly belongs. All Humans are members of the same race, the Human Family, equitable in the sight of Allah SWT.
We live in such a beautiful and unique world, we need to ensure we are not among those who try to spoil it. Share if you agree!
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
22/12/2012 Leave a comment
I’ve been reflecting on a most interesting speech, by a great American General and President, a tremendous man to whom we in Britain and Europe owe in great part, our 20th Century deliverance from Nazi aggression.
While the Soviet Union is thankfully no more, the “Chance for Peace” speech by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower resounds just as strongly with us today. As a Human Family, we must grasp the Chance of Peace and not throw it away yet again, through more wars that only destroy the lives, dreams and prosperity of everyone.
To ensure the future well-being of their own people, nations need to work together, mutually reducing armaments and striving to resolve any difficulties they face peacefully. If our Human Family invested just as much time and effort, as we do in developing and producing ever more sophisticated and lethal ways to destroy one another, instead in actually solving the challenges we all face living on this planet, there would be no reason to go to war in the first place. Indeed, we would realise just how counterproductive war is.
Like Eisenhower, I’m not a total pacifist; every nation has the right and indeed a moral responsibility to defend itself. Nevertheless, living in perpetual fear of destruction, expending vast accreted debt on arms, is not any kind of sensible defence, for it only guarantees future demise.
A most poignant consideration, is the damage this glorification of violence is having on our children… We can only wonder if violent incidents in schools, resulting in the brutal mass murder of our most innocent children, or massacres like the one we saw in Norway last year, would be so prevalent if it weren’t for the common acceptance of violence in our societies; brutality in movies, dramas, video games and other forms of popular entertainment.
We harvest the fruits of the seeds we sow… If we want to live in a more peaceful, prosperous world, we need to start sowing the seeds of Peace, instead of beating the drums of war.
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
Director, Khilafah Online
Co-Director, The Association of British Muslims
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25/11/2012 1 Comment
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Defend the Internet from the greedy banksters, crooked politicians, charlatan pastor-mullahs and other freaks who desire to destroy it!
“Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: The greatest jihad is to speak the word of truth to a tyrant.”
~ Mishkat, Book of Rulership and Judgment, ch. 1, sec. 2
Google is calling for a massive internet uprising in the wake of censorship bills that will ruin internet freedom forever! They have dedicated the page www.google.com/takeaction to raising awareness concerning this madness; it is very important that we continue to keep our Human Family’s link to one another open, to flourish freely.
“A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.”
Should the proposed changes go ahead, the internet will quite simply cease to be, as whatever would be left would no longer be the internet! Not only would this impact on our liberties, but it would harm our economies through reduced networking opportunities, damage the cause for representative government and destroy our Human Family’s hopes of a brighter, more peaceful world tomorrow, less restricted by national borders and the unnecessary conflict between nations.
On behalf of the future, we ask those of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.
We the People of the Internet have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one; therefore we address those who would tyrannise us with no greater authority than that with which Liberty always speaks. We declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us.
Governments and corporations have no moral right to rule us, nor do they have the means to stop us!
Together we can and will move forward to bring into being a brighter tomorrow, but in order to do that, we all need to work together and defend the right to freely communicate without interference from greedy banksters, crooked politicians and charlatan pastor-mullahs who would stand in the way of our collective vision.
Sheikh Salahuddin Abu Sophia
11/11/2012 Leave a comment
Remember the brave Shaheeds who went before us, fighting for Liberty, Justice and Security for our Human Family. May their sacrifices never be forgotten.
“But do not think of those that have been slain in God’s cause as dead. Nay, they are alive! With their Sustainer have they their sustenance, exulting in that [martyrdom] which God has bestowed upon them out of His bounty. And they rejoice in the glad tiding given to those [of their brethren] who have been left behind and have not yet joined them, that no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve.”
~ Holy Qur’an 3:169-170 (M. Asad)
01/11/2012 1 Comment
The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, said, “Grab five things before five others: your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation, and your life before your death.” [al-Hakim]
The Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said, “Lose no time to do good deeds before you are caught up by one of seven calamities awaiting you:
* A starvation which may impair your wisdom
* A prosperity which may mislead you
* An ailment which may damage your health
* Old age which may harm your senses
* A sudden death
* The Dajjal (Antichrist)
* Or Doomsday, which is indeed the hardest and most bitter.”
The Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said, “If one becomes worried, he hurries up, and if he hurries up, he sooner reaches his destination.” [at-Tirmidhi, al-Hakim]