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A Message for Seekers of Sacred Knowledge

11th January 2013

Sheikh Salman al-Oada, Islam Today Students of religious knowledge, especially those who focus on Islamic Law, soon become aware of the great variety of opinions and the vast amount of disagreement that exists on most Islamic legal issues. Students react in different ways. Some try to explain away the differences as being due to a…

Video: Heart Rendering Homelessness in the City

9th January 2013

Shelter: a look at Manchester’s homeless. Full film by Mike Staniforth | Filmmaker A heart rendering video on homelessness in the city, at a human level. A documentary showing the realities of the human condition on the street. Where loneliness, heart break and physical abuse is common. To see a grown man crying at the…

BUSTED!!! EDL Leader Sent Behind Bars

7th January 2013

Rob Williams, The Independent   The leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Lennon, has been jailed for using someone else’s passport to enter the United States. Lennon, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of a false identity document with improper intention, contrary to the Identity Documents Act 2010, at Southwark Crown Court. Mr Lennon, who…

HMRC Publishes Flickr Gallery of 2012’s ‘Top Tax Criminals’

4th January 2013

Patrick Collinson, The Guardian   A rogues’ gallery of Britain’s top tax criminals of 2012, ranging from cigarette and alcohol smugglers to professionals who set up complex avoidance schemes for the rich, has been published online for the first time by HM Revenue & Customs. HMRC posted pictures of the 32 tax cheats, who were…

Diet Doctor Urges Intermittent Fasting

3rd January 2013

“I do it on a Monday and Thursday, not least because that’s what the Prophet Muhammad suggested many years ago.” BBC’s answer to losing weight? Guess what! The Prophet (peace be upon him) recommended it over 1400 years ago! Fasting two days a week… Follow the sunnah, shed those pounds… Although the Prophet (peace be…

“Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.”

2nd January 2013

“O how shall summer’s honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt’ring days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays?” – William Shakespeare (Sonnet 65)   As another year slips by, dragging us inexorably in its wake, I thought it would be prudent to…

Darul Uloom Deoband bans smartphones

1st January 2013

The Times of India LUCKNOW: In a move to ward off “corrupting influence” on young students, Asia’s largest Islamic seminary, the orthodox Darul Uloom Deoband, on Monday banned the use of multimedia mobile phones on its campus. Institute authorities seized 14 handsets with internet access and cameras on Sunday night from students and destroyed them. Darul Uloom deputy…

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

30th December 2012

Abu Eesa Niamatullah, Alternative Entertainment And as we know from before, Tina Turner put it even more bluntly in her next line of her hit song, “What’s love but a second-hand emotion?” You have to give it to song-writers: they really do express the truth sometimes in remarkably effective fashion. The issues of love, prospective partners,…

Salām in Wonderland – Make Me Beautiful (Born this Way)

28th December 2012

“He created the heavens and earth in truth and formed you and perfected your forms; and to Him is the [final] destination.” (Taghābun, 64:3) Salām in Wonderland – Make Me Beautiful (Born this Way) As I listened to Ustādh Nouman Ali Khan extrapolate lessons from the first few āyāt of Surat At-Taghābun, he reached the word “ṣawwarakum’, “He…

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