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Are the Kids Alright?

Are the Kids Alright?

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well it would seem that this post has been a long time coming.
Not just due to the fact that it has been almost a year since my last post but also because so much has been written about this topic in the last couple of weeks, that I simply cannot ignore [...]

The REAL Position of Women in Islam – What the Media don’t want You to Know

The REAL Position of Women in Islam - What the Media don't want You to Know

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Whether you are a Muslim or a non-Muslim, I’m sure everybody’s either heard or read this before; that Islam is a religion which oppresses women.
Or you may have heard or read that Islam doesn’t give women equal rights, etc, etc…..and the list goes on.
One thing in common with all these [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Islam and Climate Change – Blog Action Day 2009 Special

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
To realise the Greatness of Allah we really don’t have to look far, time and time we hear the Scholars say to see Allah’s Greatness look at the sun, the sky, the trees, his animals and you will see Allah’s Greatness.  You see, Allah has created such a beautiful world [...]

Hayatus Sahaba – The Lives of the Sahaba – The Evening Sessions at Zakaria Masjid

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah) I’ve got to be one of the luckiest people in the world – or at least in West Yorkshire!
You see, I say this because of the fact that Sheikh Yakub Qasmi has once again re-started his evening discourses reading and elucidating upon the seminal [...]

Video of the Week – The Signs of Allah

Video of the Week - The Signs of Allah

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Well I have something really special for you today people.
Alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah) we all get a spiritual boost when we hear somebody narrate the story of how they entered the fold of Islam.  The hairs on the back of your neck stand up and you continually wonder [...]

The Role Model to End all Role Models!!

The Role Model to End all Role Models!!

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Most role models these days tend to be the famous celebrities that we see on the screen or in print everyday.  They range from your  beautiful film stars, soap stars, right through to the latest fashion models, sports men and women and also increasingly, as money is taking over our [...]