Archive for October 2007

Kinetic Worship

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
It’s amazing why more and more people don’t want to get married these days…
Obviously, the illicit morals which are promoted by Western society have a lot to do with it. The idea of sexual freedom, personal freedom, the idea of doing what you want and not being bound by the [...]

A True Story…

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The following article is a true account from the life of a Muslim sister. However, what happened to her could happen to any woman irrespective of colour, race or creed. For me, it re-iterates the fact that Allah has created women with such a unique strength – a strength [...]

The Flash Qur’an!

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Now this is what I like!
An example of Islam in action. Of someone taking the initiative. Of Muslims using technology as it should be used – for the benefit of mankind…
What am I talking about?
Well a friend of mine recently forwarded me an e-mail containing a link to a [...]

Time for some Forward Thinking…

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well Thursday 27th September 2007 saw the community action group called Forward Thinking attend the small town of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire for a group visit. They were joined by staff from the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism at the Home Office.
The objective was to expose their staff to a [...]

Final Destination

Final Destination

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Life’s a funny old palaver isn’t it?
Just when you thought you got the hang of it, something new happens to turn the tables upside down.
Just when you thought you had your game plan well and truly mapped out, a new player enters the game of your life and changes the rules.
And [...]

Eid Mubarak?

Eid Mubarak?

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
As there are some people who are celebrating Eid today (Friday 12th October 2007) and some who aren’t, I think it’s important for my readers to know what’s what…
The Facts
The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 5:00 GMT (i.e., 1:00 am EDT, or October 10, 10:00 pm [...]

Reminders for the Enlightened

Reminders for the Enlightened

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
In a world where the pressure to succeed means that the average human being is knee-deep in worries relating to his material and financial progress, it’s not surprising that his or her spiritual wellbeing is overlooked.
Whether it’s the nag of employment, the stress of constantly balancing your monthly wage between your [...]

Cemetery Cleaned!

Cemetery Cleaned!

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah), we had quite a few volunteers on Sunday afternoon to clean the top part of Dewsbury Cemetery, and although we were sorry to miss the lecture delivered by Shaikh Yusuf Darwan in Zakaria Masjid, we were blessed with beautiful weather for a Sunday afternoon cleaning [...]

Laylatul-Qadr – The Night of Power

Laylatul-Qadr - The Night of Power

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well as we are well into the last Ash’ra (last 10 days) of Ramadhaan, people will inevitably start having the usual conversations about Laylatul-Qadr (The Night of Power)…..
When is it?
Is it on the odd nights or on the even nights?
Is it the night of the 27th?
As my knowledgeable readers will be [...]

Last Minute Rush!

Last Minute Rush!

Assalamu-alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Last few days of Ramadhaan remaining- time to take stock
Just come back from Juma (Friday prayers) and the Imam did a hair raising Khutba (in English), really made you think.
The main point which he was trying to put across was that nearly half of Ramadhaan has gone and what have we [...]