70 Excuses

Link to Book: Prayers For Forgiveness – Hasan Al-Basri There are few books I’ve read like it. Every line resonates so deeply. The pain. The struggles. The humanity. It’s as if you’re inner thoughts and feelings are speaking out to you as you read each prayer begging Allah to forgive you. But what is most striking is the realisation…

Irrelevant Islam?

My greatest worry is Islam will be seen as irrelevant. If our scholarship stagnates, we struggle to understanding contemporary problems from our own principles and people begin to abandon our religion… As many of you know, I have been working with a number of scholars, medics, non-medics and business people to establish the first dedicated research…

The least you get…

It is strange to think I first went to Madinah and Makkah over 2 years ago. The experience was surreal; the culmination of so many dreams all at once. Shortly before that trip, someone told me a story of a man who wrote the names and prayers of every person he knew in order to…

The Next Ghazali?

I pray you are well and Ramadan is going blessed for you! . I have written an email below about a project that is dear to my heart and a great opportunity for you! Ive also made a video in case the text is too long to read 🙂 Let me know your thoughts! .…

“Educated Pro-activity”

Alhamdulillah, many of us have been fortunate enough to serve the community in a number of different projects. Others will have been fortunate enough to study the sacred sciences and advance in their religious studies. However, have you ever wondered why there isn’t something which blends the two? Of course there are some dawah initiatives…

Practical Steps for Learning Fiqh

By Abu Aliyah – taken from: http://thehumblei.com/2012/10/17/practical-steps-for-learning-fiqh/ According to Imam al-Nawawi (d.676H/1277CE), there are two opinions whether a lay person is obligated to follow one school of law (madhhab) or not. He stipulates: ‘What the proof necessitates is that a layman is not required to adhere to a specific madhhab.Instead, he seeks a fatwa from whomsoever he chooses…

Islamic Texts for the Blind

A remarkable effort to make Islamic texts and knowledge available for the Blind. [http://www.kitaba.org/] An example of their work is below: —————————— As Ramadan approaches, Islamic Texts for the Blind is preparing to help all our supporters utilise and benefit as fully as possible from this blessed month. We have prepared an audio book on…