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 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

Friday Reflections 21.08.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. Happy New Year! 🎉 Reading from Muhammad ﷺ The Messenger of Islam, His Life and Prophecy, by Hajjah Amina Adil, we remember and reflect upon the Hijra migration of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his companions to Medina and the great courage, loyalty, and devotion of Imam Ali, on whom be peace.…Read more Friday Reflections 21.08.2020