Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss from Chapter 6, “Women's role in the diffusion of 'the knowledge'” of Mohammad Akram Nadwi's book, “Al-Muhaddithat - the women scholars in Islam”, pages 138-153 (2007). “There is no one who goes out of his house in order to seek knowledge, but the angels lower their…Read more Friday Reflections 12.03.2021
The Master said, “The ancient scholars learned for themselves; the present scholars learn for others.” (The Analects 14:24). In this verse Confucius points out that scholars in ancient times and in his his time had different motivations towards learning. This can be interpreted along the lines that in ancient times learning was more for personal…Read more Why Do You Learn?
“In our time, we may say that the scholars, 'ulama, who came before our time were stronger than we are; they could understand more than we do. Yes, it is so. Therefore, our writers or thinkers can do only a translation from their books, changing some words and giving them back to us. They are…Read more Bring Something From Yourself
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”)
There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God. FATWA (RULING) ON FASTING IN RAMADAN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING SUMMER Bismillah. 1. A number of people have asked me since last year about the excessive length of fasting during UK summer months. 2. This has included those new to the practice…Read more Fatwa On Fasting In Ramadan In The UK During Summer
"But now in our time, we may say - and we are hearing and seeing, also - that the scholars, ulama, who came before our time were stronger than we are; they could understand more than we do. Yes, it is so. Therefore, our writers or thinkers can do only a translation from their books,…Read more Scholars, Sufis and Diamonds…
The rise of Takfiri movements has caused outrage all across traditionally majority Muslim regions of the world and elsewhere. Tariq Ramadan discusses this frightening phenomenon with Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, Co-Director of the Association of British Muslims.
Should we ask a mullah, if we can ask a mullah? The "ask a mullah" phenomenon is getting silly, people are asking what face cream should we use, can legs be waxed, can we eat tofu, is it permissible to be interviewed for a job by someone of the opposite sex etc. The truly sad…Read more Should We Ask A Mullah, If We Can Ask A Mullah?
Muslims in the West: What is the Way Forward? Video of the controversial debate organised by the Anti-Extremism Alliance, in partnership with The Association of British Muslims and Muslim Debate Initiative. Panelists: Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, Co-Director, The Association of British Muslims (AOBM) Mubin Shaikh, Canadian National Security Consultant Tehmina Kazi, British Muslims for Secular Democracy…Read more Muslims in the West: What is the Way Forward?