The Way of the Prophet (PBUH)

The Hajj – Pillar of Islam

The Hajj - Pillar of Islam

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
As most people will know, the Hajj is the Muslim holy pilgrimage.
In the past, due to the distances involved and people’s finances at the time, it used to be known as ‘the journey of a lifetime’ but now, due to our technological advances and people being generally wealthier, it is [...]

It Doesn’t Matter if you’re Black or White

It Doesn't Matter if you're Black or White

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Whether we like it or not, as long as human beings continue to be human beings, we will always have to deal with unjust human prejudices like racism.
It is something which I think is a particularly selfish evil.
I say selfish because I wonder what gives anybody the right to think [...]

The End of Tafsir at Zakaria Masjid – The End of an Era

The End of Tafsir at Zakaria Masjid - The End of an Era

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
They say that all good things must come to an end…
Well on Saturday 28th September 2008 at Zakaria Masjid in Dewsbury, something great did indeed come to an end.
Yes, on Saturday night, we were blessed by Allah to experience the last instalment of the Tafsir (explanation, exegesis) of the Holy [...]

Marriage Matters – The Review

Marriage Matters - The Review

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah) the Marriage Matters seminar took place last Saturday with a decent turnout of around 100 women.
We had handouts of the seminar notes as well as the ‘controversial’ (!) ‘10 Tips to be a Successful Husband/Wife’ leaflet. Please see below for the links to [...]

Marriage Matters – Ladies Seminar

Marriage Matters - Ladies Seminar

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Well it’s here – finally!
Insha-Allah (with the Will of Allah) this Saturday, 7 June 2008 we will be holding the long awaited ‘Marriage Matters’ seminar for ladies only (the one for men is going to be soon after insha-Allah).
The seminar will focus on the position of marriage, relationships and family [...]

Food Delicious Food!!

Food Delicious Food!!

Assalamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
You walk inside your house that and that delicious smell of freshly cooked food hits you making your mouth water. Or when you walk past the local takeaway and and catch a whiff of a nice “chip butty” or big fat greasy cheeseburger.
Just think on [...]

Pure Religion

Pure Religion

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Picture the scene:
Your standing in line at the supermarket, when all of a sudden, your attention is distracted by a wafting smell…
This smell, turns out to be quite disgusting and nauseating, so you turn around to find somebody standing in line behind you. Somebody who obviously hasn’t taken the trouble [...]

Material Depression

Material Depression

Assalaamu- Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
If you look at Brendan O’ Neill’s article today on the BBC News website, you might find an interesting read…
He talks about the fact that even though we now have more ‘things’ in our possession than we did in the past, even though we have more items in our personal [...]

A Gift from the Shaikh!

A Gift from the Shaikh!

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah) I met the Imam of Masjid-e-Hidayah, Dewsbury (he is also my friend!!) this weekend.
He gave me a little present, but said that I could only have it on one condition…
The condition being that I share it with everyone else! So, just click on the [...]

The Safety Net of Marriage

The Safety Net of Marriage

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
With the good news of yet another friend of mine falling prey to the charms of the woman of his dreams (!), I started thinking again (I can hear you thinking, ‘oh no!’)…..
So why do people get married?
What intentions do they have?
Islamically, marriage is a Sunnah (practice) of all the Prophets [...]