The Khawarij are known by different names including the Kharijites which is taken from the Arabic word Kharaja which means ‘to exit or leave’. The original Khawarij referred to themselves as Ashoora, which means those who ‘sell themselves for Allah’. Another term for this group refers to them as Hawroori, which is taken from the name of an area known as Hawroora and this was the first place where they camped.
In this two-part article, we will take a historical look at some of the major events during the rule of Ali ibn Abu Talib (ra), the fourth Khalifah in Islam and the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). This was a very difficult period in Islamic history, overshadowed by three major internal battles... Continue Reading →
If you spend any amount of time on social media you will have heard some words and phrases often repeated. Phrases such as ‘Islamophobia is a made up word’ ; ‘not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims’; and ‘we’re against Islam not against Muslims’.
The rich and elite political and financial leaders dupe the public into voting them into office, while they use this votes as a mandate to act on behalf of the people. But they don't act in the interest of the people. Far from it, their only interest is in keeping the system in place which they and their clique can continue to benefit from.
The International Director of the advocacy group CAGE pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ to charges relating to refusing to hand over passwords during a Schedule 7 interrogation in November 2016.
Now if you have spent most of Ramadan, not doing much in the way of Ibadah, do not worry, there is still 10 days left for redemption and what better way to redeem yourself than to devote your time to worship during this final period.
The whole community, faith groups, residents and local centres pulled together to assist and Muslims were amongst the first to respond to help those in need.