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Video of the Week – No Way Through

Video of the Week - No Way Through

Assalaamu – Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
This week, we have a hard hitting, and thought provoking video relating to the illegal blockade that Israel has put up in Palestine.
And it shows an incident which has happened hundreds of times already in the West Bank – a humanitarian issue which makes us realise how lucky [...]

To Your Heart’s Content

To Your Heart's Content

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Contentment.  Happiness.  Success.
It seems that the three words I have mentioned above are interchangeable in what they describe and in what they define.
You could say that if one is successful, then that success will lead to happiness which in turn will lead to contentment in life.  However, if that is [...]

My Amazing Journey – Hajj 2009 – Part 2

My Amazing Journey - Hajj 2009 - Part 2

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Continuing now with the second part of my Hajj 2009 recap and also the long-awaited photos that have now been uploaded.
Day 1
So off we went after Fajr Salaah on the first day of Hajj.  Before Fajr, we got up early and made the necessary arrangements to get into the state [...]

My Amazing Journey – Hajj 2009 – Part 1

My Amazing Journey - Hajj 2009 - Part 1

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Well what can I say? When people say that Hajj is the journey of a lifetime they’re certainly not exaggerating.  Subhanallah (Allah is Pure) it was an amazing experience and one which I will never forget insha-Allah (God willing).
What I aim to do is to give you my full report [...]

The Perfect Hajj? Part 2

The Perfect Hajj? Part 2

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
And we continue the conversation between Shaikh Shibli and his student:
The Shaikh: “Did you perform Ramal at the time of Tawaaf around the Ka’aba?” (Ramal signifies a running motion)
I replied: “Yes.”
The Shaikh: “Did you at that time flee from this world in such a manner that you felt you were [...]

The Perfect Hajj? Part 1

The Perfect Hajj? Part 1

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Well as the day draws nearer the reality and the gravity of my pilgrimage is starting to sink in.
What I have learnt as I have grown up is that this journey of Hajj, one of the fundamental pillars of Islam, is regarded as the ‘journey of a lifetime’.  So what [...]

Too Many Questions

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
So the BNP appeared recently on Question Time on the BBC – and as well as his outlandish and disgusting theories and views of which we are more aware of than he thinks, the whole country is also now in uproar debating whether or not Nick Griffin should have been allowed on [...]

Getting Ready for Hajj – Weekend Seminar

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
After last weekend’s Hajj gathering at Dewsbury Markaz, alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah) there is another one this weekend in Batley.
It features many of our area’s prominent Ulema (young and old!) and promises to add that little bit more for people like me (!) in the way of PowerPoint [...]

The Pride of Allah

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Continuing the Hadith related to Hajj and the rewards associated with it, I present to ou this beautiful saying of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
This tradition is a classic example of the Mercy of Allah and how much He values His creation.  It also illustrates the importance of Hajj, and how, [...]

One for the Hajjis

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Insha-Allah (with the Will of Allah) I hope to be one of the millions making the Pilgrimage this year to the House of Allah.  The ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ awaits and I can’t wait until I am there, standing up and being counted by Allah with cries of ‘Labbaik!’ (’I [...]