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Food Drive Toolkit

5th September 2011

1st Ethical has partnered up with various local Salvation Army centres to help local families by providing basic nutritional foods and support through a ‘food drive’. How we can work together? We need enthusiastic committed volunteers prepared to donate a few hours of their time in collecting basic food stuffs from their local Muslim community…

9/11 Week – Here We Go…

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 5th September 2011

Lets be honest, this entire week is going to be about everything to do with what happened and the impact of the events of 9/11 a decade ago. Yeah, it’s been ten whole years! Scary! If you thought you could just pull the cover over your head and ignore it then think again. And keeping…

Money Matters Two Minute Sharī‘ah Check

4th September 2011

Here is a quick check-list you can look at and then seek further detailed advice from your local Imam if you feel that one or more of these issues might be affecting you. 1. The Absence of Ribā – are you receiving any interest upon your balance in your bank account? If so, this needs…

Fear Extremists, Not Zombies

3rd September 2011

Stanley Milgram taught us we have more to fear from zealots than zombies Fifty years after Milgram’s famous ‘obedience’ experiments, two psychologists claim the participants were not blindly obeying orders but identifying with a leader and a cause People don’t inflict harm because they are unaware of doing wrong but because they believe what they’re…

The Muslim Who Cried Wolf

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 1st September 2011

Even generally speaking, I’m not one who likes to continuously refer to the reality of “Islamophobia” which rears its ugly head in many parts of the world today, whilst fully accepting it exists as well as the need sometimes to highlight it. But I really do feel that the Muslim community goes over-kill on the…


‘Eed Mubarak!

1st Ethical CT - 30th August 2011

From all of us here at the 1st Ethical Charitable Trust, we would like to wish you ‘Eed Mubarak! تقبل الله منا ومنكم وكل عام وانتم بخير May Allah the Almighty accept it from us all, and the best greetings of the Season to you! With best wishes from… Happy ‘Eed!  


The UAE: Where Murder Still Means Something

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 27th August 2011

Post the riots here in the UK, there have been many responses from various commentators and people involved. You’ll notice that one of the heroes to emerge from the tragedy of the riots in Birmingham – Tariq Jahan – insisted that “we don’t have a broken society”. Personally speaking, I think he is doing an…

Thoughts On My Son’s Memorisation of the Qur’an

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 26th August 2011

Bismillahi ma sha Allah, on this blessed 27th of Ramadhan, my son Eesa, 10, has finally completed his hifdh of the Qur’an. Allahu Akbar. =)   Alhamdulillah, and again Alhamdulillah – both Umm Eesa and myself cannot praise our Lord enough for His immeasurable bounties and mercy.  How He has favoured us in so many ways…

“I don’t see a broken society” – The FULL Tariq Jahan Interview

24th August 2011

Mehdi Hasan, The New Statesman In the aftermath of the riots, Tariq Jahan’s quiet dignity over his son’s death made him a national hero. Here, he speaks movingly about losing a child, and the radical Islamist past he abandoned to become a father. There is a small crowd of mourners gathered outside the home of…

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