St Thomas Aquinas on Happiness

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Is Christmas Haram?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Co-Director, The Association of British Muslims As Muslims, we shouldn't be afraid of Christmas or any other festival. Nowhere in the Holy Qur'an is wishing people a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or even a Happy Diwali declared haram (forbidden) - it's just not there, if you don't believe me, study your…Read more Is Christmas Haram?

What’s in a Name?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Baby Names Recently, I’ve had the good fortune to be blessed with a new addition to my family, an adorable baby girl. As with all new parents, my wife and I were giving final consideration to what names we should choose. In this spirit I thought I’d have a browse through…Read more What’s in a Name?

Imam Ibn Taymiyyah al-Qadiriyyah as-Sufi?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong ‎"Thus the meaning of sufi alludes to the meaning of siddiq or one who has reached complete Truthfulness, because the best of human beings after prophets are the siddiqin..." - Ibn Taymiyya, At-Tawassuf, Majmu’a Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya al-Kubra 11. Imam Ibn Taymiyya then went on to say: Some people criticized the…Read more Imam Ibn Taymiyyah al-Qadiriyyah as-Sufi?

The Two Goals of Justice and Mercy

Shaykh Abu Muntasir speaking about justice and mercy at the recent JIMAS Conference

Up To Four? And Independent Modern Women

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