By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Many Muslims think anything associated with pigs is haram, e.g. cartoon characters, story book characters, fairy tales with pigs in them, even saying the word 'pig' or it's equivalents in any language! When did the average Muslim become so ignorant of the message of Allah SWT to our Human Family, namely,…Read more Peppa Pig haram (forbidden) in Islam?
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
BBC Panorama programme, screened on the night of 22nd of November uncovered "disturbing evidence that some Muslim children are being exposed to extremist preachers and fundamentalist Islamic groups." In addition it documented “part-time schools where hate is on the curriculum." In these schools pupils are being taught through Saudi National Curriculum text books that some Jews…Read more BBC Panorama – British Schools, Islamic Rules: AOBM’s response
By Paul S Armstrong “If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or that which your right hands possess. That…Read more Up To Four? And Independent Modern Women
By Paul S Armstrong The ban on images is not a universal one and views on this vary a great deal due to context and interpretation. Islam shuns idolatry of any kind whether external or even more importantly, internal (e.g. pride, vanity). The ban on images derives from a line of reasoning that forbids anything…Read more Images in Islam
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the founding leader and patron-in-chief of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, has issued his detailed edict (Fatwa) against terrorism which consists of more than 600 pages. The launching ceremony of the Fatwa was held on March 2, 2010 in London (UK). Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK arranged a press conference which was heavily attended by representatives…Read more Historical Launching of Fatwa Against Terrorism
I watched with some dismay Dr Rowan Williams suggest British Law should accommodate certain aspects of Islamic Sharia. While this issue has been grossly exaggerated, and I believe Dr Williams is well intentioned. One has to be careful when considering changes to our established legal system. I do accept Sharia Law is greatly misunderstood in…Read more British Common Law