Archive for June 2007

The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
What can I say? These days, we are so caught up in the lives that we live that the word ’stress’ has become an integral part of our vocabulary. We get stressed studying, we get stressed at work, we become stressed with our loved ones, we get stressed looking [...]

Salaat your way to Happiness!

Salaat your way to Happiness!

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Up, down, touch the ground, turn around go to town!
Up, down, touch the ground, turn around, go to town!
Up, down, touch the ground, turn around, go to town!
Up, down, touch the ground, turn around, go to town!
Don’t worry, I haven’t lost it (yet!). The four sentences that you have just read [...]

The Importance of being Earnest

The Importance of being Earnest

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
I was recently asked to ‘reflect’ on my experience working in an office as a trainee lawyer. My instructions were to, “think about what you have done, analyse the strengths and weaknesses, comment on how you could improve and then link it back to the ’socio-political’ context” – whatever that [...]

Heart & Soul

Heart & Soul

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
They say it’s good to talk.
Good to talk to your friends, good to talk to your parents, good to talk to your wife – indeed it is good to talk, but I say it’s not only good to talk, but important who you talk to.
Sometimes we talk to people who can [...]

In Qur’an We Trust

In Qur'an We Trust

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Every religion has their holy text. Judaism has the Torah, Christianity has the Bible and alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah), Islam is blessed with the beauty of the Qur’an.
So what is the beauty of the Qur’an?
Is it the way any Muslim can just pick it up and read [...]

The Truth About TV…

The Truth About TV...

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
As part of our ‘Simple Fiqh’ (Jurisprudence) section, where we shall attempt to clarify the Islamic rulings on contemporary issues in easy to understand language, but based on authentic sources, here is the Juristic Decision on Television from the Islamic Fiqh Academy (India).This is a body of internationally renowned scholars and [...]

Grand Opening of Masjid-Al-Hidaya

Grand Opening of Masjid-Al-Hidaya

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
One of the greatest blessings that Allah has given the Muslims of Great Britain is the freedom to worship Him without any hindrance, without any persecution, and with complete ease.
In Britain today, alhumdulillah (all Praises belong to Allah), Masaajids (plural of Mosques) are everywhere so that we as Muslims, can fulfil [...]

Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Music, half naked women, overhead projectors, speakers, and lots of food – no I’m not at a party, neither am I at a club, believe it or not I’m actually at a ‘Muslim’ wedding.
Now I would not be [...]

Diamonds and Lollipops

Diamonds and Lollipops

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon You)
How lucky are we that we are Muslims?
Indeed we are, but do we realise that? The answer is simple – just have a look at your life, and see if in all your actions, speech, thoughts and desires, you reflect the personality of a Muslim – the personality of Muhammad (PBUH).
It [...]