18/07/2015 3 Comments
Eid Mubarak! May Allah bless our Human Family as we continue to reach out to New Horizons. Ameen.
Director, scholar and broadcaster…
01/07/2015 Leave a comment
On the 30th June 2015, at Zia-e-Madina Masjid in Darlaston, we were blessed with two groups of visitors from Haybridge High School. A beautiful opportunity to discuss Islam and universal spiritual wisdom that unites us all.
We must do more to build bridges and not walls. We are all members of the same Human Family, and the Holy Month of Ramadan is perfect time to reflect on this.
25/05/2015 1 Comment
“When you see the black flags, remain where you are and do not move your hands or your feet (i.e. stay put and don’t get involved with them).
Thereafter there shall appear a feeble insignificant folk. Their hearts will be like fragments of iron.
They will have the state.
They will fulfill neither covenant nor agreement.
They will call to the truth, but they will not be people of the truth.
Their names will be parental attributions, and their aliases will be derived from towns.
Their hair will be free-flowing like that of women.
This situation will remain until they differ among themselves.
Thereafter, Allah will bring forth the truth through whomsoever He wills.”
~ Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah bless him)
Kitab Al Fitan (Book of Tribulations) by Nu’aym ibn Hammad
28/04/2015 5 Comments
At an EDL meeting, in a darkened pub room with a very conspiratorial atmosphere. Greg and Stan are seated at a table at one end of the room. Frank, dressed in activist gear — a signature EDL hoody — is standing by a plan on the wall. He is addressing an audience of about eight ski masked activists. Their faces are partially hidden…
The coaches park up at this public car park here, we then march down this street just around the corner from the new megamosque… the police will probably try to stop us here, but if we are clever and not too pissed, we might be able to outwit them and march down Brewers Lane, right next to the new mosque. Having reached the site of the mosque, we inform those muzzies that they are in our country and forthwith issue our demands. Any questions?
What exactly are the demands?
We’re giving them two days to dismantle the entire mosque and if they don’t agree immediately we will put a pig’s head outside the door in the dead of night!
Cut a pig’s head off?
Cut all it’s bits off, send ’em to the mosque every hour on the hour… show him we’re not to be trifled with.
Also, we’re demanding a ten foot cartoon of the Prophet with a bomb in his turban.
What? They’ll never agree to that, Greg!
That’s just a bargaining counter. And of course, we point out that they bear full responsibility when we chop the pig up, and… that we shall not submit to Muzlamic Law.
(Applause) No Muzlamic rayguns!
They’ve bled us white, the bastards. They’ve taken everything we had, not just from us, from our fathers and from our fathers’ fathers.
And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers.
And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers’ fathers.
All right, Stan. Don’t labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return?
Oh yeah, yeah they gave us that. Yeah. That’s true.
And soap, toothbrushes, perfume!
Oh yes… personal hygiene, Greg, you remember what people used to be like before, with all that bad B.O.
All right, I’ll grant you that kebabs and personal hygiene are two things that the Muslims have done…
(sharply) Well yes obviously the carpets… the carpets go without saying. But apart from kebabs, toiletries and carpet…
Another Masked Activist:
Other Masked Voices:
Algebra… Medicine… Astrolabes… Telescopes… Star charts… Education… Health… Optics… Maps… Water clocks… Arab horses… The scientific method… Advances in architecture… Evolution… Gardening…
Yes… all right, fair enough…
Activist Near Front:
Oh yes! True!
Yeah. That’s something we’d really miss if the Muslims left, Greg.
Masked Activist at Back:
Baths and showers!
And street lighting, it’s safe to walk in the streets at night now.
Yes, they certainly know how to make kebabs and drive us home safely at night… (general nodding)… let’s face it, they’re the only ones who could in a place like this.
(more general murmurs of agreement)
All right… all right… but apart from better personal hygiene and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and carpets and baths and algebra and architecture and science and gardening and kebabs and taxis… what have the Muslims ever done for us?
(very angry, he’s not having a good meeting at all)
What!? Oh… (scornfully) Peace, yes… shut up!