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Posted on Oct 11, 2016

What happened at Karbala – Lessons from an enduring tragedy

What happened at Karbala – Lessons from an enduring tragedy

 

“O Allah! It is Thee in whom I trust amid all grief. You are my hope amid all violence. Thou are my refuge and provision in everything that happens to me. How many grievances weaken the heart, leaving me with no means to handle them, during which friend deserts me, and enemy rejoices in it. I lay it before Thee and complain of it to Thee, because of my desire in Thee, Thee alone. You relieve me of it and remove it from me. Thou are the Master of all Grace, the Essence of Goodness, and the Ultimate Resort of all Desire.”

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Posted on Oct 10, 2016

By the Time: Pondering the immense meanings of Surat al-‘Asr

By the Time: Pondering the immense meanings of Surat al-‘Asr

 

The 103rd surah in the Qur’an is short and concise, yet abundant in meaning. Being the speech of Allah (SWT), it is also miraculous in its language. Allah (SWT) challenged mankind to produce a chapter like one of the chapters of the Qur’an if they harboured any doubt about it being from the Creator of the universe.

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Posted on Oct 5, 2016

Understanding that Rizq (Provision) is from Allah

Understanding that Rizq (Provision) is from Allah

As a rule of thumb, we naturally tend to worry about things that are in our possession. The two most prized possessions we tend to worry about (and we assume are ours) are our lives and wealth.

But Allah reminds us in this Ayah that these things are not ours, for He has purchased it from us.

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Posted on Sep 23, 2016

Islam in the Levant – A Brief History of Bilad Al Sham

Islam in the Levant – A Brief History of Bilad Al Sham

 

Bilad Al-Sham (“the land of Sham”; The Levant in English) is a tremendously important part of the world which has been at the heart of political and spiritual relevance to Muslims from their early history. It is difficult to underscore the significance of this blessed land enough, as well as its centrality to political developments involving the Muslim world in the last century.

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Posted on Sep 1, 2016

Is the Caliphate Irrelevant in the Modern World?

Is the Caliphate Irrelevant in the Modern World?


By Shafiul Huq*

The idea of the irrelevance of the Caliphate as a governmental model in the modern world is not altogether new. It has been raised by several writers over the past few years and came into sharp focus as a result of the (false) proclamation of a Caliphate by ISIL in 2014. While the legitimacy of ISIL’s claim has been repudiated by Muslims all over the world, this thesis itself is worth interrogating for the broader claims it makes.

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