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The Financially Astute Muslimah

Ibrahim Khan - 4th December 2014

Financial freedom for women is a relatively novel thing in the Western world and so role models are still developing, but alhamdulilah for Muslims, our role models have existed since the 7th century when the first great Muslimah entrepreneur Khadijah lived, invested, and earned her Jannah. Khadijah was the first wife of the Prophet (PBUH)…

Three Questions We Put to Mufti Taqi Usmani

2nd December 2014

During his recent visit to the UK, alhamdulilah, members of the 1st Ethical team were honoured with the opportunity to sit down once again with world renowned scholar from Pakistan, Mufti Taqi Usmani. During our time with Mufti Taqi Saheb, we asked him for his advice on the work we do at 1st Ethical and…

Knowledge is a tree and Action is its fruit

1st Ethical - 28th November 2014

“I advice you O seeker of knowledge to have a sincere and pure intention in your search for knowledge, and that you exert yourself in acting upon what it mandates (from action). This is since knowledge is a tree and action is its fruit. And one can never be considered knowledgeable so long as he…

Mufti Taqi Usmani: Blackburn Darul Uloom

27th November 2014

I was asked to give some naseeha (guidance) to the students of this institute. Whilst I myself am not worthy of giving advice, I have heard and benefited from the advice of many scholars, so I will present to you some of the lessons I have learned from them. The verse I recited to you…

The Cancer next to the Masjid

Ibrahim Khan - 26th November 2014

In every Muslim community there are two permanent fixtures wherever you go in the UK. You can go to the London heartlands, the Blackburn hills, the Bolton vales, Manchester, Leicester, Glasgow, Birmingham – everywhere you will find these fixtures. The first one is of course the Masjid. In nearly every street we have a Masjid,…

Gems from Mufti Taqi Uthmani’s Talk: Abu Bakr Trust

1st Ethical - 24th November 2014

It is a great blessing of Allah that he has brought so much change to this country. When comparing what it was the first time that I came in 1978 to what I see now, the difference is immense and the development is through the hard work and efforts of the scholars. However, looking at…

“Muslim Schools Overly-focused on Islamic Themes”

1st Ethical - 21st November 2014

In an article for the BBC, Hannah Richardson, on the recent snap inspection of faith schools in Tower Hamlets, writes that the Inspectors’ reports published on these schools found that the narrow curricula at Muslim schools meant they were overly focused on providing an  education based on Islamic themes to the detriment of an education…

The Etiquette of Learning

1st Ethical - 20th November 2014

While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No traces of journeying were visible on him, and none of us knew him. He sat down close by the Prophet (ﷺ) rested his knee against his…

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