Tommy Robinson: Muhammad’s Qur’an – Why Muslims Kill

One can assume that the primary purpose of writing and publishing a book with such a title at this time in the UK is for financial benefit. Nothing wrong with that. In fact the author’s EDL credentials may distinguish it from the glut of anti-Muslim and fearmongering literature that is being churned out.  Is it…

Brexit – One Muslim View

By now you’d think that just about everyone would know that politicians at the national level are, in general, not to be trusted. This is blatantly obvious with the likes of Blair/Cameron but this mistrust should also extend to those portraying a seemingly populist image such as Corbyn, Farage and Johnson. A warped, condensed and…

The Deen is Easy – Let’s Keep it that Way

From Abu Hurairah ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn Sakhr, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless with him and grant him peace, saying, “That which I forbid you, avoid it, and that which I command you, do of it that which you are able, for the…

Intellectuals, Scholars & Leaders

From the wise man who sat with soldiers, princes, sultans and more With the lettered, the well read, and all the ones that people adore The scholar wants to demonstrate, by being put to the test What he sees as his intellectual prowess The intellectual, through his mental capability Knows that also as a leader,…

Critique of a Charity’s Attempt to Collect Zakat

With the start of the new Islamic year upon us, I was reminded of a document that I had recently been given, and asked for my views concerning it. A document entitled: A Brief Guide to Zakat in the UK. It was produced by a Suffolk based charity in the UK. Of course from my…

Time for a New Song

“London’s Burning, London’s Burning” “People Crying, People Dying “Shariah! Shariah!” “Call on Allah, Call on Allah” On a recent internet forum there was the usual discussion of when Ramadan should begin in the UK. Those (like myself) who propose basing it on a confirmed sighting of the moon within a suitable defined geographic region, were…

Muslims in Support of Marks & Spencers (or maybe not)

A few days ago i was sitting in the Mosque, just after one of the prayers, having a conversation with some fellow worshippers. If you had seen us you might have described as a black Jamaican, two white Englishmen, an Eritrean and a Sudanese. Of course that is all irrelevant, as is the fact that…

When Does Ramadan Begin?

I overheard a few seconds of a show being recorded yesterday for Ramadan TV (RTV). It was being made clear that the beginning of Ramadan can be based on of two things: Either a physical sighting of the new moon OR having completed 30 days of Shaban. So far, so good, the 30 days of…