https://youtu.be/fStDkhP-iA4 Shaykh Manwar Ali (Abu Muntasir) is an Islamic scholar who was directly involved in jihad. For fifteen years he radicalised, recruited, fundraiser, and fought in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Burma. Today Shaykh Manwar teaches Islam to restore balance, enhance common values, and address issues of extremism through education, engagement, and discussion. Frank Meeink was one…Read more Extremism to Humility
19 years ago terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. The buildings may have been located in New York in the United States, but these were not just any American buildings, they were the World Trade Center; people of all faiths, ethnic, and national backgrounds were working in those buildings on the day they were attacked.…Read more We Will Never Forget
“In recent months I have spoken many times, about how difficult and dangerous a period, it is through which we now move. I would like to take this opportunity, to say a word about the American spirit, in this time of trial. In the most critical periods of our nation's history, there have always been…Read more JFK: Voices of Extremism
This morning, I attended the speech on Confronting Extremism Together from the Home Secretary, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP. One of the best I've listened to from a Home Secretary in years. The Home Secretary highlighted the rise in hate and all forms of extremism, that this is no longer a problem that affects…Read more Confronting Extremism Together
Many people will have come across an attitude among some Muslims that, when they meet a nice person they wish that person was a Muslim, pray for them to convert to Islam, and feel sad if this doesn't happen. Some of these people seem unable to accept a kind person for who they are, if…Read more Be aware of the ‘Us and Them’ attitude.
A comparison of the classical Sunni and Sufi approach to Heaven and Hell, versus the Salafi approach, that has sadly infiltrated the hearts and minds of a number of otherwise mainstream Muslims in our time. Consider, which of these makes more sense? Which is more in keeping with the Divine Rahmah (Compassion) of Allah?
The Creator does not tell us to hate, let alone harm, anyone because of their differences to us. We have all been created by the same Merciful and Gracious Creator. We cannot but condemn this attack on the innocent people of Orlando, Florida. LGBTQ people are too often targets of violence. Our deepest condolences to the loved…Read more AoBM Statement on the Orlando Attack