29/08/2014 1 Comment
Great speech from Tehmina Kazi at the International Association of Liberal Religious Women (IALRW) Conference in Birmingham last weekend.
Director, scholar and broadcaster…
11/04/2014 Leave a comment
Contrary to what some think and even in some cases (shockingly) preach, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, condemned the beating of women.
“How does anyone of you beat his wife as he beats the stallion camel and then he may embrace (sleep with) her?”
~ Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. (Bukhari 8.68)
As Muslims, we must stand united on this issue in solidarity with all decent brothers and sisters in our Human Family.
Violence against women is wrong, and must be stopped!
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
19/07/2013 Leave a comment
By Dr Talib Warsi
Director of Intrafaith Affairs, AOBM
It is now year 2013, in the Islamic Calendar 1434 AH. Over 1400 years ago a small group of followers of the Prophet of Islam, Mohammed Mustafa (PBUH), sat down to break their day’s fast in the holy month of Ramadan.
During the greater part his life, the great Prophet of Islam, the Messenger of God was harassed, condemned and even ridiculed by his fellow Arabs. But now we can say, ‘O Mohammed (PBUH), the message from God that you brought to the us has indeed reached the entire world,’ Labbaik (لبيك), congratulations to you. O Prophet of Allah, we now try our best to practice what you preached. Some of us reside far away from the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, in a different corners of the world, we live in England, UK is our home. A different continent, different time zone, different climate, different food and even different attire. But we follow your teachings, practice your faith Islam, as best as we can. Fortunately, O Prophet, we are able to do all this with great ease, comfort and freedom here in UK. This is perhaps beyond our belief and expectations when we compare our lives with the lives of fellow Muslims in other parts of the world. How wonderful it is to be living in this country.
31/05/2013 Leave a comment
British Muslims showing solidarity with the family of Lee Rigby RIP in Ilford, London. (30.05.2013)
18/01/2013 1 Comment
As Muslims, it is our custom to say “insha Allah” (God willing) whenever we agree to do something. The sad thing is, many brothers and sisters today, just say “insha Allah” even if they have no intention whatsoever, of doing that which they are agreeing to do. If you really are unable to do something, it’s better to come clean and say this, rather than making false promises.
Insha Allah means “if Allah wills”, but this only applies if we have sincerely made the intention to fulfil our agreement. If not, we are in actual fact blaming Allah SWT for our own failings, not an attitude a Muslim should take… Rather, we should do our level best to fulfil our agreements and only then, leave the rest to Allah.
Instead of just saying “insha Allah”, lets Make It So!