A Moments Pause

The passing of Mohammad Ali brought about a much needed moments pause in the world. As he had done his entire life, his death brought the world to a halt to commemorate the great legacy of the man, and in so doing, reflecting on the most topical issues of our time: race and religion. The…

Mohammad Ali: In Life and Death

Oh Muhammad Ali, in life you served your Lord, and in death you serve your Lord. Our community is indebted to you. America has never needed a reminder more than now about the contributions, values and truth of Islam. In a time when the words Allahu Akbar have come to be associated with terror, today…

Syria: Before & After

These are pictures of Allepo, Syria before and after current events. Harrowing. Really puts life in perspective. What’s worse is imagining what has happened to all the people that once walked these streets. Then, try imagine it happening in the UK… …the shops, homes and malls all gone …uncomfortable right? I never could have imagined…

Revenge

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.

Convert

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…

Meat

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!’…