Twisting Words and Making Haram Halal

2nd February 2016

There is a difference between a Muslim man who has made friends with his non-Muslim colleagues at work and doesn’t have a problem with going on a night out with them and getting drunk, and the Muslim man who is equally friends with his non-Muslim colleagues and will go out on a meal with them…

Lessons in Snow Drifts

25th January 2016

We’ve all seen the incredible pictures coming out of the Eastern seaboard of the USA. New York brought to a complete standstill, bans on travelling in cars put in place, metres-thick layers of thick snow coating everything and everyone. Looking beyond the Snow But for Muslims the weather provides a moment of greater meaning and…

Halal Milk

18th January 2016

You probably clicked on this thinking “what are these idiots on about? Halal milk. There’s no such thing as halal milk. Because pretty much all milk is halal. These guys are just using the name of Islam to sell their product.” Well today’s your lucky day because this article is not about halal milk. What…

The Betrayer

12th January 2016

There was a man in Bani Israeel who betrayed them. He sold his soul to the Pharaoh and he sided with him. When his own people were in captivity and the male children of Bani Israeel were being killed, when Pharaoh had enslaved them and degraded them, Qaroon was a close confidante and supporter of…

The Uninvited Guest – and Why He’s a Blessing in Disguise

28th December 2015

We’ve all had one of them. They come at the most inopportune times – just when you’re about to leave for an event, or when you’ve been rowing with your spouse and don’t want to speak to anyone, or late at night when you had just got into bed. Then they stay. These uninvited guests….

One Thing Not to Give Your Kids as a Present

27th December 2015

This winter we Muslims are in good cheer. We get to do overtime and earn more money on Christmas day, our businesses do well, and we also get the benefit of all the Boxing Day sales and New Year’s sales without the downside of having to buy gifts for people beforehand. Fun times. We all…

But It’s Not Cool to Give Da’wah

25th December 2015

All of us have good non-Muslim friends either from school, university, or at work. Chances are we’ve socialised with them outside of our professional context, we’ve probably met their spouses and kids, and we might even have holidayed and travelled with them. But chances are we will never have told them about the thing most…

Tis the Season to be Jolly – or is it?

25th December 2015

Things are winding down for the year as we head towards the end of year. Offices up and down the country are getting considerably less work done than is the norm, and people can be seen scurrying around buying presents in shopping centres in the evenings, with shops open late and festooned in Christmas decorations….

The Difference Between Checking Out Alcohol at The Counter And Serving it at a Restaurant

18th December 2015

Many Muslims these days work at supermarkets and many also run and work in restaurants. Now as a consequence of this employment some tricky situations come up when these establishments sell alcohol, and the question comes up – can you serve alcohol as a waiter and can you check it out at the checkout aisle?…

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