Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. This week I read and discuss one of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim's sohbets in Mercy Oceans Rising Sun (1986) titled, “No One is Refused” that goes into how we approach, treat, and respect one another as Human Beings, on the Human level transcending differences of belief, gender, age, and all other distinctions.…Read more Friday Reflections 24.07.2020
"One has to admit, Maajid Nawaz makes some most poignant points here... We are not living in yesterday's world, nor should any right-minded person desire the bigotry often prevalent in the past. In a society where bigotry rules, everyone suffers in one way or another." ~ Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
"Be careful not to break anyone's trust, especially those for whom you truly care. Once broken, trust is the most difficult thing to regain." ~ Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
A student needs to invest years of dedicated study to truly master their chosen subject, does anyone think Islam any different? Who can expect to be an overnight expert? Even if a person studies a college or university course for a few years, they will still have only covered a tiny fraction of the vast…Read more Oh, so you know how to cut and paste hadith?
By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong "...IF My servants ask thee about Me - behold, I am near; I respond to the call of him who calls, whenever he calls unto Me: let them, then, respond unto Me, and believe in Me, so that they might follow the right way." ~ Holy Qur'an 2:186 (M. Asad) Allah…Read more Only Allah SWT knows our final destination…
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…Read more Remember the Shaheeds…
By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Co-Director, AOBM Imam Usama Hasan is not wrong to state that Muslims need to move on from a basic children's understanding of creation. He has every right to hold the views he does. No amount of disagreement gives anyone the right to issue death threats. Life is a sacred gift from…Read more AOBM stands by Dr Usama Hasan