While it is good news that powers introduced in the Coronavirus Act 2020 are being rolled back, we must ensure the sweeping powers that were introduced under the act are removed from UK law permanently, so they won't suddenly be reintroduced later on under some other pretext without parliamentary oversight and approval. While understandable during…Read more Coronavirus Act 2020
Both Spirituality and Law
Sohbet by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad ‘Adil ar-Rabbani on 11 February 2016/2 Jumada al-Awwal 1437, at Akbaba Dargah, Sabah Namaz As-salamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. Audhu Billahi Minashaytanir Rajeem, Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, Was-salatu Was-salamu ‘ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidul Awwalin wal Akhirin, Madad Ya RasulAllah, Madad Ya Sadati Ashabi Rasulillah, Madad Ya Mashayikhina. Dastur. Shaykh Abdullah…Read more Both Spirituality and Law
Washington D.C. during my IVLP visit in 2017. An incredibly welcoming and inspirational city at the heart of the free world. I hope to visit again after COVID-19 and the lockdowns. People might be surprised at my words in the wake of events yesterday and over the past few years. But a key point to…Read more US Democracy
Why Did Saint Paul Appeal to Roman Law?
"The crowd listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, ‘Rid the earth of him! He’s not fit to live!’ As they were shouting and throwing off their cloaks and flinging dust into the air, the commander ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. He directed that he…Read more Why Did Saint Paul Appeal to Roman Law?
Illegal immigration to the UK
By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Welcome to the UK! If you evade customs and enter the country illegally, we will put you up in 5 star hotels and pay you £35k per year!!! Who wouldn't want to flee here? Really, this an unacceptable situation. We desperately need an EU-wide plan to ensure border security, it is…Read more Illegal immigration to the UK
FATWA ON THE SO-CALLED “ISLAMIC STATE” (FORMERLY “ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ & SYRIA”)
WITH THE NAME OF GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL FATWA ON THE SO-CALLED “ISLAMIC STATE” (FORMERLY “ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ & SYRIA”) Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessings be upon His final messenger Muhammad. Due to recent events in the Middle East and their impact on some people…Read more FATWA ON THE SO-CALLED “ISLAMIC STATE” (FORMERLY “ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ & SYRIA”)
Well-trodden Paths – a look at the Shari’ah
By Sheikh Daoud Rosser-Owen Amir, AOBM The famous Tudor dramaturge, Christopher Marlowe, wrote circa 1592 to the Prologue of his play The Jew of Malta, “I count religion but a childish toy, And hold there is no sin but ignorance”. While I don’t agree with him about religion, nor the solitariness of the sin, I certainly…Read more Well-trodden Paths – a look at the Shari’ah
AOBM’s Stance on the French Burqa Ban
The Association of British Muslims regards a ban on any form of clothing as a somewhat extreme and rather undesirable course of action to take. We recognise and respect the human right of people to wear whatever they want. However, this goes both ways, and applies to someone who wants to wear miniskirts as much…Read more AOBM’s Stance on the French Burqa Ban
The Children’s Fire
Tim "Mac" Macartney founder of Embercombe (www.embercombe.co.uk) introduces the "Children's Fire" to the attendees of the Qi Global summit in Singapore. He speaks of how over a period of 20 years he was trained by a group of mixed-blood Native Americans to appreciate that many ancient cultures used to govern themselves by a fundamental guiding princiciple, "no…Read more The Children’s Fire