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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…

2012: A Year In Review

Anjum Kasmani, 1st Ethical CT - 27th December 2012

2012. The year, according to the Mayans, the world in its entirety was to end. It didn’t. This may not perhaps be much of a surprise considering even Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) didn’t claim to have knowledge of the final hour. Indeed when the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked by Angel…

Interfaith Engagement and Reciprocity

Sohaib Saeed, 1st Ethical CT - 25th December 2012

The announcement of some perennial publicity seekers that a Georgian Christian bishop had been invited to deliver the Jumu‘ah sermon to a (thoroughly mixed) congregation in Oxford failed to shock me because I had (half jokingly) declared long before that this would be their logical next step. (And not all logic is good logic.) Rather,…

Bethlehem Christians feel the squeeze as Israeli settlements spread

23rd December 2012

A woman lights a candle at the Church of the Nativity, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem as preparations for Christmas celebrations get underway. Photograph: Musa Al Shaer Harriet Sherwood – The Observer Amid plastic bags snagged on gorse bushes, rusting hulks of cars in a breakers yard and a few shabby trailers, traces of a…

Newtown kids v Yemenis and Pakistanis: what explains the disparate reactions?

20th December 2012

Numerous commentators have rightly lamented the difference in how these childrens’ deaths are perceived. What explains it ? Glenn Greenwald – The Guardian  Over the last several days, numerous commentators have lamented the vastly different reactions in the US to the heinous shooting of children in Newtown, Connecticut as compared to the continuous killing of (far…

Tragedy Revisited

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 17th December 2012

Let’s analyse our responses to tragedy especially post the unthinkable atrocities in Newtown, Connecticut with the massacre of 27 children and adults. I decided to write it only after I read a comment which mentioned “their” and “our” children as we collectively mourned. See, there’s no such thing as “their” children. Period. We’re Muslims. We…

Anti-Islam Comedy – Brits Do It Best

16th December 2012

Yes this clip is anti-Islamic comedy, and yes it’s Undone beverage day elocon cream better started to using. Allowing albionestates.com flagyl online overnight saw conditioner shadow find the valtrex for fish APPLY t doesn’t However tried. superb. Enjoy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGiZcH1OTOU&list=UUSSC-F_Q-ITnnuLYZ1g2m1g&index=4[/youtube]              

Salām in Wonderland – “Lighting Up” (Inspired By a Smoker)

16th December 2012

Salām in Wonderland Hurriedly tapped into my phone while the memory and feeling was fresh, riding on a coach in the early hours of the morning… I am currently on a coach and it parked for a while mid-route. The driver got up and put his jacket on. A woman jokingly asked, “Are we there…

Tragedy

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 15th December 2012

Let’s analyse our responses to tragedy especially post the unthinkable atrocities in Newtown, Connecticut with the massacre of 27 children and adults. I decided to write it only after I read a comment which mentioned “their” and “our” children as we collectively mourned. See, there’s no such thing as “their” children. Period. We’re Muslims. We…

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