What is British Islam? It is when you adopt British values and then go to Islam to interepret however you wish with as much Dhikr, Salah, Fasting, Hajj or as little as you like as long as it fits within the British values as its basis. For Muslims, the Islamic Aqueedah is our basis and the Quran and Sunnah is the lens through which we see and understand the world. British Values and Islam do not mix just like Truth & Falsehood do not mix. We must not hide the truth about the real value of Islam that Muslims can only visualise and realise under the Khilafah system and the unity of the Muslims. We must not mix the truth with the falsehood like the Banu Israel mentioned in Surah Baqarah which Allah warns us about: "And believe in that which I reveal, confirming that which ye possess already (of the Scripture), and be not first to disbelieve therein, and part not with My revelations for a trifling price, and keep your duty unto Me. " "And do not mix up the truth with the falsehood, nor hide the truth while you know (it). " "Keep up prayer, pay the welfare tax, and worship along with those who bow their heads"(TMQ Baqarah 241-243). Keep Reading »
HADITH 1 --Actions are judged by their intentions What is our aim in life - On the authority of Omar bin Al-Khattab, who said : I heared the messenger of Allah salla Allah u alihi wa sallam say : "Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His messenger, his migration was for Allah and His messenger, and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated." related by Bukhari and Muslim Keep Reading »
We find Muslims telling us to vote because we are benefitting from the system, and if we do not vote, it is as if to 'bite that hand that feeds'. In reality, the fact that we are alive, and that we have a body, which needs food shelter and clothing is all from Allah (swt) and the provisions he has given us are from Allah also. Then why should we have gratitude to any councillor or mayor if it in disobedience to Allah at the same time? The need to eat, have shelter, and wear clothes precedes the system we live in. This means that we should work for a change based on Islam and keep our gratitude for Allah -- not some self serving Mayor or Councillor. We should be content with what Allah (swt) has given us instead of voting out of feeling "loyal" or "obliged" to any mayor or councillor. Even the Idol-worshipping Quraysh in Makkah didn't accuse Muhammad (pbuh) of buying, selling, and living amongst them as 'biting the hand that feeds.'
It seems that even after the Banu Israel had settled after being saved from Firaun, the Firaun remains in their hearts. When Allah sent the people of Musa (as) 'Manna & Salwa' which was food that descended from the heaven, Banu Israel were still ungrateful and asked for the food that they used to eat at under Firaun. Musa (as) replied "will ye exchange what is better for something worse"? Keep Reading »
Let’s look at Word Association. When we mention the word “Biryani”, What comes to mind? Perhaps food, rice, spicy, indian, etc. When mention the word “Duck”, What Comes to mind? Perhaps Quack, Water,Bird, etc. We... Keep Reading »
written by: Daniel Haqiqatjou (Guest Contributor from MuslimSkeptic.com) My dad has always been a very handy person and loves to take on home projects mashaAllah. When I was young, he would try to get me to help... Keep Reading »