Contributors Reading List

Reading is learning. Reading is enriching. Reading is empowerment. The first word revealed in the Quran was "read!". Reading is a basic, timeless method of learning, exploring books will open up the mind to new information, new concepts, new ideas. This is a reading list by our contributors on a wide range of topics and... Continue Reading →

Islam & Homosexuality – In Brief

The issue of homosexuality and Islam is one that often crops up in current discourses. Some Muslims have embraced the LGBT movement and the liberal values that come with it, which has put this particular stance in direct opposition to Islamic teachings and the values it espouses. This article takes a brief look into the... Continue Reading →

From Road to Redemption

This is a brief story about my journey from a life of crime, living a dark world to Islam. I have kept out many details to protect my identity, so this will be a short summary of what I went through. The aim of this article is to hopefully help someone who is in my... Continue Reading →

The Hijab DOES Have A Place In Our Schools

In early September 2017, with all that was going on in the world, The Times newspaper ran a FRONT PAGE story about SOME primary schools allowing Muslim children to wear a headscarf as part of their school uniform. What a scandal…. A week later, The Times also published a letter supposedly from “Muslim female campaigners” titled ‘Hijab has... Continue Reading →

The First Civil Wars In Islam And The Rise Of The Khawarij – Part Two

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.

How Capitalism Exploits the Most Vulnerable in Society

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.

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