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Another Wave of Shariah Law Paranoia!

Another Wave of Shariah Law Paranoia!

Assalaamu-Alaykum- Peace be Upon you
So once again the Daily Mail and Daily Express have done their bit trying stir up a bit of controversy about the operation of Shariah Councils in Britain.
This time, they have the added backing of a report published by the Civitas think-tank and written by Denis MacEoin.  It all sounds highly [...]

No Country for Romanians

No Country for Romanians

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Well I’m sure you’ve all heard and read about the Romanian families who have decided to quit Northern Ireland as a direct result of the violent racist attacks they endured over the past couple of weeks.  Yes, it seems, that some of the residents of Northern Ireland think that they [...]

Video of the Week – The Importance of Salah

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Well as Muslims, we all know the importance and virtuousness of doing our five daily prayers.  As well as being obligatory for those past the age of puberty, we know that they can be a means of forgiveness of our sins, acceptance of our Duas (supplications) and generally a surefire [...]

Some Relationship Advice

Some Relationship Advice

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Throughout the course of our lives, we all have lots of relationships.  Relationships with different people, different sorts of relationships, we even build up relationships with inanimate objects like our nice car, our holiday home or something as mundane as our Blackberry phone (I am the first guilty party here!!).
Although [...]

Honesty is ALWAYS the best Policy!

Honesty is ALWAYS the best Policy!

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Now as we all know for the last few weeks, all we have heard is MPs and their extravagant expense claims. Many are being asked to stand down from their post and many are now being investigated further – whichever way you look at it, it ain’t good!
But one thing [...]

Work Hard, Play Hard and Pray Harder!

Work Hard, Play Hard and Pray Harder!

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
As I was going to the Masjid (Mosque) to pray Asr yesterday, I met one of my friends from way back.  Quickly walking into the Masjid, I asked him how he was (as you do!), to which he replied with the strangest comment.
He said, ‘Oh you know, work, home, work, [...]

Pure Heart – Brave Heart

Pure Heart - Brave Heart

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
So why have there been no posts on Hidayahblog recently?  What have I been doing for the last couple of weeks?
Well first of all I have to apologise.  Factors including coming home late from work (I know, it’s no excuse!), organising the recent practical demonstration on how to wash a [...]

The Art of Camouflage – Another example of God’s Greatness

The Art of Camouflage - Another example of God's Greatness

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Well here’s a great example of how amazing and Great our Lord is, another example of how He has not forgotten about anything, not left anything to chance in this Universe He has created…..
It’s a snapshot of life in the animal kingdom and how Allah has given some animals the [...]

The Fear Factor

The Fear Factor

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In Islam, one of the steps to understanding God and building your relationship with Him is the concept of fearing Him.
Why fear?
Because as we all know, when any human being fears another, they either try to stay away from that person or do what they can to please them so [...]

What is Islam? Salaat – The 5 Daily Prayers

What is Islam? Salaat - The 5 Daily Prayers

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
The importance of Salaat (prayer) in the way of life of Islam is emphasised by the saying:
He who establishes his Salaat, establishes his Islam
The 5 daily prayers are compulsory for every Muslim after he or she has attained the age of puberty.  Even in the Holy Qur’an, you will find [...]