Am I a Refugee?

Our house in Syria has been destroyed. …I wonder, if my parents hadn’t decided to move here all those years ago, would I be welcomed into the UK, or would I be left to squalor amidst the bullets and missiles of Syria, drown in the dark blue of the Mediterranean or roam around like stray…

The Night of Power

It is well known that no one knows for certain when Laylat Al-Qadr (the night of power) falls. The prophet ﷺ had once come to inform us about its precise timing, but when he saw two Muslims quarrelling, the knowledge was withheld from us. عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ، قَالَ خَرَجَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لِيُخْبِرَنَا بِلَيْلَةِ…

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…

To Taste is to Know

A while back, I attended a talk by Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy. The room that had been booked out was intended to host both males and females with the speaker sitting in the same room. However, it quickly became apparent that there wasn’t enough space for both. This is where it gets interesting. The sisters far…

A British Hero

“After last week’s attack on a British soldier in London, the story of Dr Abdul Rahman would serve as a reminder of the good that British Muslims were doing in the world. To donate, readers can visit: www.justgiving.com/for-Isa” Dr Isa Abdur Rahman was a true hero and a reminder of how great the Muslim community in…

Faith

This was literally the thing I needed to read at this moment… the hard thing now is trying to internalise it – Ya Allah! ‘As I look back on my life, I realise that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good; I was actually being re-directed to something better. You must…