The great man that is Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal. Tortured unjustly for years by 3 successive rulers for the beliefs he held, when he was eventually released, he was offered the opportunity for revenge and refused.



I’m a middle-aged, white Scottish man who converted to Islam without ever meeting a Muslim. This is how How does a middle-aged, white Scottish man living in the Scottish Highlands end up becoming a Muslim – especially when he hasn’t properly met a Muslim in his life?   For me, it all started when I…



Moulay ‘Arabi al-Darqawi was walking along one day through the streets of Fes with a disciple of his, when they came across a pair of kittens playing in a doorway. ‘Look at these kittens, master’, said the disciple, ‘and how they love each other unconditionally and purely. If only the fuqara could be that way!’…



by Nader Khan As a blinding light you came to us, And just as suddenly you went away. The universe still resonates, With echoes of “Sall Allah ‘alaih”. O flash of light, in the flow of time, O sweet Medinan beloved of mine, I speak with you in broken words, With a broken heart, and…


Oceans of Subtleties

Companionship is incredibly important, and the companionship of scholars even more so. By spending time with them, you pick up so much from both their state and speech, picking up elements of the Prophetic inheritance these great men and women have worked so hard to preserve and pass on. Yesterday, I was honoured to sit…