Archive for September 2007

The Man Who Gave Women Their Rights

The Man Who Gave Women Their Rights

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
So what does Islam really have to say on the issue of women?
Does it degrade them? Does it belittle them? Are they ‘lower’ than men?
Well the answers are; no, no and no.
In fact it is quite the opposite.
The advent of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) meant the emancipation for women [...]

Enter The Sahabah: The Vanguard of Islam

Enter The Sahabah: The Vanguard of Islam

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well, in all honesty, I really wanted to do a nice long post, full of references to the Qur’an and Hadith (traditions) of the Prophet (PBUH), but after careful consideration I decided to do a short, sharp intro into the people whom the Muslims regard as the best of the best [...]

The Ups and Downs of Life

The Ups and Downs of Life

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Everybody has their own story don’t they? Everybody’s got their own tale to tell.
Just think of all the things that have happened in your life…
And think back, think back to how you felt when all those things happened.
Remember the grin that spread across your face when you passed your exams [...]

The Ramadhaan Diet

The Ramadhaan Diet

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well I did ask our resident pharmacist for a post on this topic, but then I received this wonderful e-mail from a local Alim (Scholar) and so I couldn’t resist.
The e-mail was quite long and so I’ve chopped it up a little bit and as well as giving guidelines as to [...]

Are You REALLY Fasting?

Are You REALLY Fasting?

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
So as we near the end of the first week of the blessed month of Ramadhaan, with dry mouths and rumbling stomachs becoming more of a reality for us, I think it’s time to ask the question; are you really fasting?
Indeed, some people also ask; why do we fast, what is [...]

Can You Feel The Difference?

Can You Feel The Difference?

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well, alhumdulillh (all Praise belongs to Allah), Ramadhaan is finally here!
And you know what? I’m not trying to sound like I’m walking on the 7th Heaven already (!), but I think I can feel it!
Can you feel it too?
Can you feel it by the way the hairs stand up on [...]

The PR Man/Woman of Islam

The PR Man/Woman of Islam

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well, during our frequent discussions about how we, as Muslims can contribute to society in a better, more productive manner, my fantastic principal has hit upon the rather catchy (and somewhat glamorous!) idea of a PR Man/Woman for Islam.
Somebody who walks and talks and breathes Islam, yet somebody who is beyond [...]

Something for your Consideration…

Something for your Consideration...

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
As the media engine continues to build on its repertoire of spin regarding issues relating to Islam, we as Muslims have to exercise extra vigilance when it comes to matters pertaining to our way of life.
Unfortunately, the picture painted by the media of Islam is a very depressing one. It is [...]

Akhlaq-e-Nabawi – The Manners of Muhammad (PBUH)

Akhlaq-e-Nabawi - The Manners of Muhammad (PBUH)

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Following on from Hudhud’s recent comment on Don’t Sell Yourself Short I think a short exposition of one of the most fundamental principles of Islam is long overdue…
Don’t get me wrong, by writing a post on manners and etiquettes doesn’t mean that I am the most perfect example, but I [...]

The Difference between Culture and Islam

The Difference between Culture and Islam

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well here we are again, trying to separate religion from culture. Trying to separate the facts from the myths. Trying to re-inject the common sense of the way of life of Islam and dissuade the masses from the mindless rituals of culture.
A point which cannot be overstressed I think [...]