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What does Islam Say about Credit Cards?

Ibrahim Khan - 31st October 2014

Technology has transformed our world into an interconnected global village where the ability to trade and buy and sell anything, at any time, from anywhere has become incredibly easy. Alongside the convenience and undoubted benefits of being part of this huge market place there are also some pitfalls to be aware of. One of these…

A Tribute to a Huququl Ibad Hero

Abeeha Khalid - 29th October 2014

My beloved father-in-law, Mohammed Abdul Matin, always carried a caring smile and friendly face sharing salaam and khayr (goodness) to all those around him. Known by family and friends for his gifted gourmet cooking and generosity, he would feed everyone who came to our door, filling the table with delicacies and visitors’ favourite foods. His…

Ode to the Different

Zahra Patel - 24th October 2014

Three years ago when Mario Balotelli celebrated scoring a goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford by revealing an undershirt with the slogan, ‘Why Always Me?’ printed upon it, the sentiment behind those words, and indeed the action, probably resonated with the world’s population of two billion Muslims. Like Mario, Muslims worldwide are subject to…

10 Things Muslims in Britain Will Relate To

1st Ethical - 23rd October 2014

  1. Apologising. All the time. When opening a door for someone. When someone accidentally steps on your foot or your abayah. When someone pronounces or spells your name wrong. We’re a very ‘sorry’ people. Check out #MuslimApologies for a humorous take on this.   2. Charity. Apparently Muslims are Britain’s top charity givers according…

What David Cameron Does is Our Responsibility

Ibrahim Khan - 22nd October 2014

If someone decides to dig up our front garden and we spot him out of our front window, what do we do? Of course I’m not very happy about this random man digging up my garden without permission, but if I just look out of the window – and he cheerily waves back at me…

On Raising Children

Zahra Patel - 16th October 2014

“I’ve noticed two different extremes in our community. On the one extreme, we have cultures that leave the kids (sons) with no boundries. They grow up running wild and often lack respect/ manners (adab). But they learn independence and courage, and when it’s necessary to take a stand, they are able. Then on the other…

The Rightly Guided Stars: Abu Hurayrah

Umah Ali - 14th October 2014

Islam places great emphasis on Muslim children respecting their parents. Allah revealed many Ayat which reinforce the message that pleasing one’s parents comes second only to pleasing Him, and respecting parents is counted as a human virtue that is just one step below belief in Him. One particular story about a companion of the Prophet named…

Why Helping at an Animal Shelter is a “Muslim” thing

Ibrahim Khan - 13th October 2014

I was recently having a conversation with some Muslims about helping out at animal shelters and the overwhelming response I got was that it’s not something they’d ever consider: “Ugh, all those dogs!” “Aren’t animals impure? No way man.” “I’m scared of dogs.” “Guinea pigs are haram right?” However if we look at the Seerah…

The Post-Hajj Renaissance

Zahra Patel - 10th October 2014

The spiritual re-birth of the Hajji (pilgrim) like a phoenix’s rising from its ashes, is an un-official rite of the Hajj pilgrimage. The sinful man and woman awake from the slumber of their pre-Hajj sleep to see the world as it truly is without the rose-tinted hues of their sins obfuscating their vision. And what…

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