Friday Reflections 13.11.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah and Mawlid Mubarak! This week I read and discuss the importance of cultivating the love of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ in Islam, reading from Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley, Part 2, Chapter 2, Sections 2-4 (p.224-229). This is a modern English translation of a classical…Read more Friday Reflections 13.11.2020

Friday Reflections 06.11.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah and Mawlid Mubarak! This week I read and discuss how Allah ﷻ honoured the Prophet ﷺ with some of His own Beautiful Names and Qualities, reading from Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley, Part 1, Chapter 3, Section 14 (p.126-131). This is a modern English translation of…Read more Friday Reflections 06.11.2020

Friday Reflections 30.10.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah and Mawlid Mubarak! This week I read and discuss Chapter 3, Section 10, of Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley (p.114-9). This is a modern English translation of a classical text by Qadi ‘Iyad Ibn Musa Al-Yahsubi, who lived in the 6th…Read more Friday Reflections 30.10.2020

Friday Reflections 23.10.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! In the spirit of Rabi ul-Awal, this week I read some of Chapter 1 of Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley. This is a modern English translation of a classical text by Qadi ‘Iyad Ibn Musa Al-Yahsubi, who lived in the…Read more Friday Reflections 23.10.2020

Mawlid, Innovations, and Islam

Sohbet on celebrating birthdays, innovation, and how we approach and understand Islam. https://youtu.be/K1COBKusMTw

Mawlid, Innovations, and Islam

Sohbet on celebrating birthdays, innovation, and how we approach and understand Islam. https://youtu.be/K1COBKusMTw

Friday Reflections 09.10.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! We are approaching Rabi al-Awal, when many Muslims celebrate Mawlid an-Nabi (the Birthday of the Prophet). So I felt it would be a good idea to discuss the topic of praising the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, and whether there is any evidence to back this up in classical sources. As always,…Read more Friday Reflections 09.10.2020

Mawlid; Honouring the Beloved of Allah

Transcript of the speech prepared by Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, for the Grand Mawlid at Bingley Hall, 18. December 2016. As salam wa alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh (Peace be with you, and Allah's Mercy and Blessings) Bismillah al Rahman al Raheem (In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, most Kind) As salatu wa salam alaika ya Rasul…Read more Mawlid; Honouring the Beloved of Allah