Assalamu alaikum. As a teacher of Arabic and Theology I would like to share something - A note about the Quran and the Arabic of the Quran. As Muslims we believe that the Quran is the word of Allah. However this is not a mere blind emotional religious belief. Every civilization has its language.... Continue Reading →
It’s been nearly 70 years since the State of Israel was founded, an ethno supremacist state established by European colonisers. This year marked 100 years since the Balfour declaration, which paved the way for the creation of Israel, it’s also 100 years since Allenby took Jerusalem from the Ottomans, and so too was it by... Continue Reading →
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 →
In October 2017, ‘The Revert Hub’ launched an appeal and fundraising campaign which will allow them to operate and offer the services they have for the Muslim community. I have decided to write this article to raise awareness of The Revert Hub and to help contribute in helping with their fundraising. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thereverthub Why The... Continue Reading →
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 →