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DAWN STUDY SESSION

DAWN STUDY SESSION

The original concept of the evolved and final product of ‘Tahajjud-Salah’ that we see today is as a result of the instigation and encouragement of the Qur’an to forsake a portion of the sleep and to contemplate upon the words of God. Read the following verses in this regard;   “Observe intervals for prayer throughout…

THE REALITY OF THE CLAIM OF OSMOGENESIA

THE REALITY OF THE CLAIM OF OSMOGENESIA

Every so often, we hear of a claim of osmogenesia, which is also known in Christendom as ‘odour of sanctity’. Throughout history, pleasant smells of scents have been piously associated with certain religious clerics and saintly figures, usually occurring upon death – known as osmogenesia. In almost all religious circles this kind of spiritual affair…

CROSS-GENDER IMITATION

CROSS-GENDER IMITATION

Generally in every culture there is an inherent dislike for cross-gender imitations, and though Muslim societies have taken a stronger policy on it and made it religiously unacceptable, nevertheless I personally don’t see anything scripturally malicious about it per se. So, if a man for example applied henna, it is completely their perogative in my…

2020’S EID PRAYER CONUNDRUM

2020’S EID PRAYER CONUNDRUM

Though Hadith-centric clerics claim that Hadith literatures are there to further clarify on issues the Qur’an remains silent on, yet they find themselves stumped on how to determine the performance of the Eid prayers during the COVID-19 lockdown rules. I believe this confusion has arisen due to their current proliferated understanding of the term ‘Bidāh’…

The Qur’an debunks religious exclusivism

The Qur’an debunks religious exclusivism

The following verses of the Qur’an unequivocally debunks religious exclusivism; “If you claim that only you have the exclusive entitlement to heaven to the exclusion of the rest of mankind, then long for death if you are truthful in your claim.” (2:94) “They claim, that they will be redeemed after a momentary time in hell….

It’s time we reviewed our practice of Taraweeh

It’s time we reviewed our practice of Taraweeh

Though sadly, this is massively overlooked, one of the quintessence of the Islamic ritual prayer, known commonly as Salah, is to ponder over the words of the Qur’an. Taraweeh, is a ritual developed over time mimicking the Salah, as a more extended and full dedication to the Qur’an during the month of Ramadan. Originally, the…

Visit my mosque day

Visit my mosque day

Many mosques open their doors to the wider communities in their neighbourhood in the UK. The day is known as ‘visit my mosque’ day. Though I agree and welcome the initiative as a positive step forward, I feel there is a risk that the event may relay the message that mosques are normally barred for…

My Sufi experience!

My Sufi experience!

I had a few childhood friends who were not religious at all and never attended any Islamic seminaries, in-fact some were ‘bad boys’ in their heydays, but now as adults they follow a specific well known Sufi order like a cult. They are quite active in proselytisation when engaging with others. At one point they…

Critics of Islam – a warning

Critics of Islam – a warning

Erroneously, Islam in the modern world is maligned all over the world, especially the West. I believe some of this blame is on the Muslims themselves. By refusing to clear out the gross deviation it has accumulated overtime, the Muslims are in-fact giving loaded guns to their critics. Islam’s critics in the West who have…

Some advisories regarding my Q&A

Some advisories regarding my Q&A

It is my experience that people are full of questions regarding Islam and the teachings of the Qur’an. I am honoured that many find some kind of authority in me for them to direct many of their questions to me. I have been answering people’s queries on various issues for the last ten years from…