Colours of the Ka‘bah 🕋

Today, everyone knows the iconic black kiswā (covering) of the Ka‘bah. But what is less well known is that the Ka’bah hasn't always been dressed in black, nor does the covering necessarily need to be this colour, it's simply the design that has been settled upon in recent years. Personally, I quite like the green…Read more Colours of the Ka‘bah 🕋

Email 1980’s Style!

A poignant reminder of how far technology has progressed during my lifetime. This is how computers were during my childhood. There was no Instagram or Facebook, and the only times I used the precursors to the internet before I went to university were at school. Many people didn't have computers at home, and those who…Read more Email 1980’s Style!

Friday Reflections 11.09.2020

Many people ask me about Islam in Britain and about British Muslims, so today I discuss some early history of British Muslims from the 16th and 17th Centuries CE, referring to a truly fascinating book “Islam in Britain, 1558–1685” by Nabil Matar. If only this history was more widely known, it shatters the us versus…Read more Friday Reflections 11.09.2020

Oxford and Mecca in 19th and 21st Centuries

Why don't we take more care to preserve the history and heritage of the holiest places in Islam?

Early History of the United States of America and the Native American Nations

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong I have received some questions and comments about my posts celebrating US Independence Day and the fact I speak highly of the Founding Fathers, considering the historic interactions between the United States and the Native American nations, that ultimately resulted in the killing of countless Native American people, and the taking…Read more Early History of the United States of America and the Native American Nations

Nothing New Under The Sun.

“What has been will be again,what has been done will be done again;there is nothing new under the sun.” ~ Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV)

I Can’t Believe We Made It!