All the small things

“In Egypt, I found something I believe brings many to Islam, namely, the mark of pure monotheism upon its followers, which struck me as more profound than anything I had previously encountered. I met many Muslims in Egypt, good and bad, but all influenced by the teachings of their Book to a greater extent than…

Hamster

It’s funny. We look at hamsters running on their wheels with amusement; why do they spend so much time and energy running after nothing? Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to spend all that effort on something more tangible or meaningful? But so long as you keep on feeding it, the hamster won’t care. It doesn’t…

The New Mandela

Nelson Mandela; reformer, visionary and model for us all. He sacrificed more years in prison than years I have been alive. He was shunned as a terrorist and isolated by the global community. Supporting his cause was the inconvenient thing to do, but its fruits are something we all reap today. ‘The ANC is a…

Qur’an Translation – Ali Unal

According to my teacher Shaykh Sjaad Hussain, this is the best translation of the Qur’an into English, surpassing even the one by Professor Abdel Halem. Its beautiful, contextual translation in meaningful English alongside a multitude of footnotes and comments to give the some of the depth of meaning the Qur’an can bring. Insha’allah I plan…

The Theory… I Mean Hypothesis of Evolution

An absolute must read. Eloquently written piece addressing the very foundations of evolution and the widespread concept that challenging the theory takes you out of mainstream science ————————————– By Mohamed Ghilan [Taken from: http://mohamedghilan.com/2012/03/02/the-theory-i-mean-hypothesis-of-evolution/] If you are a scientist, or someone who considers himself rational, and would like to become an outcast, all you need to do…

Inspiration

This is my father’s study circle at the Solihull Islamic Education Academy – SIEA. He has been teaching this every friday non-stop for 14 years, not missing a SINGLE WEEK. He would schedule holidays, work and even weddings to fit around this. Over the years, he’s covered everything from tafsir, interfaith, fiqh, tazkiyah and now…