Ramadan Blessings! 1435 / 2014

Ramadan Kareem 1435 / 2014

KhilafahOnline – What Is Islam?

First in a brand new series of short videos being produced by Paul Salahuddin Armstrong of KhilafahOnline, discussing religion, life, philosophy and related issues.

www.KhilafahOnline.com

Islam: Timeless, Eternally Transcendental, Wisdom

While we fully acknowledge the sincerity of those who devote their time and energies towards promoting our deen through dawah tables on street corners, Islam is not a product to be sold in a manner similar to that utilised by used car salespersons…

Islam is something far more profound, often missed by many who proclaim to be Muslims; Islam is a state of being, an illuminated spiritual condition of peaceful contentment, resulting from the recognition and acceptance of Divine Providence.

Whatever else may get or has been in some way, tenuous or otherwise, connected with Islam as an organised religion, this reality, this spiritual illumination remains at it’s very heart.

Anything claiming to be Islam that lacks Heart, is therefore counterfeit, deficient in the most important defining aspect.

Cultures vary according to time and place, as does politics. However, the spiritual essence of Islam is transcendental wisdom, timeless, always relevant.

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
www.khilafahonline.com

Say: He is Allah the One and Only

Out of darkness into the Light

Out of darkness into Light

Happy Eid al Adha

Wishing everyone a Happy Eid al-Adha! May Allah SWT shower his blessings on you and your family today and for all eternity.

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
Co-Director, The Association of British Muslims

Happy Eid

Sirajul Haq expresses Support during visit to Birmingham

I presented an apple to Sirajul Haq during his visit to Birmingham on behalf of our organisation Khilafah Online. Sirajul Haq expressed his support for Khilafah Online, the work we are doing and encouraged us to do more, masha Allah.

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
www.khilafahonline.com

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How to stop the killing in Syria?

The question is being asked: Without military intervention, how are we going to stop the killing of civilians in Syria?

Whatever world leaders decide to do, the frightful situation in Syria is certainly not going to be easy to resolve. While it’s true, civilians are already being killed, airstrikes will certainly kill more and are by themselves highly unlikely to topple the Assad regime.

Once airstrikes began, they’d soon need reinforcement by armed personnel on the ground. If we went down that road, we would be embroiled in yet another war similar to Iraq, for decades to come…

Even if “successful”, it’ll be decades before ordinary Syrians begin to feel the benefits. If past experience is anything to go by, after thousands of deaths on both sides, we (i.e. the UK and USA) will most likely end up ultimately being blamed for making things worse, involving ourselves in the internal disputes of other nations that “don’t concern us”, and being belligerent crusaders… Irrespective the facts, whatever they happen to be.

Wars are easy to start, but far from easy to finish… Should anyone have any positive suggestions for alternative strategies for resolving this conflict, now would be a good time to post them.

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
www.khilafahonline.com

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