Internet Is Not a Holy Place, says British Muslim Scholar

Cafe Dissensus Everyday

By Mujeeb Jaihoon

Many religious-minded youths today look upon the internet as a source for spiritual enlightenment. In their zeal for outright righteousness, they innocently fall prey to many half-baked scholars, who are driven more by agitation than conviction.

“The Internet is not a holy place for spiritual seekers,” said Abdal Hakim Murad, formerly known as Timothy John Winter, in a conversation with Mujeeb Jaihoon, the UAE-based Indian author and wanderer, during his visit to the renowned academic city of Cambridge. This University City is the latest in Jaihoon’s intriguing tours to leading cradles of medieval cultural centers, which include Jordan, Palestine, Samarkand, Bukhara, Kashgar, Mughal India and Tbilisi.

Educated at Cambridge, Al-Azhar, and London universities, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad is a leading British Muslim scholar and researcher, who is currently serving as Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge University and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson…

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Eid ul Adha – The Sacrifice Feast

  Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid-ul-Adha annually which is also called as a sacrifice feast. The date of this festival depends on sighting of the moon. Eid-ul-Adha also marks the end of annual pilgrimage of Hajj. Eid-ul-Azha dawns with the Eid prayers followed by the sacrifice of animals, visits with family and friends, exchange …

The Ethical Ideal of Islam and Indian Muslims (Iqbal 1908)

The following is a part of the work of Dr Muhammad Iqbal that was presented by him in Lahore (1908) upon arrival back to the sub-continent. This was following the completion of his higher education in the West (1905-1908). Dr Muhammad Iqbal, a member of the Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam, importantly, did not present his usual poetry at the annual event of the Anjuman between the years 1908-1911. Instead, Dr Muhammad Iqbal presented three articles during this period. The work presented here is from the first of these three articles and contrasts the state of the Muslims of the sub-continent with the ethical ideal that has been given by Islam to the world.

International Sufi Conference in #India

For those of you who missed it, here is the latest development from the Muslim world. India hosted the International Sufi Conference, a global gathering of Islamic scholars from the Arab and Non Arab world. The conference was aimed at providing a counter narrative against the plague of extremism and terrorism, which has been falsely …

Islam and the Distribution of Wealth

At a time of global advancement in various fields such as science and technology: communication across the seven seas has become instant, the duration of transcontinental journeys has reduced from months and years to a matter of hours and the world has been reduced to a global village. However, an issue of great importance that …

#Palestine under attack by #Zionist invaders again.

Palestine, is not just a country, it is not just a piece of land, it is a state of being! October, brought with it yet another wave of pharaonic oppression and tyranny. The Zionist occupying forces initiated systematic killing of the Palestinian youth. The Palestinian youth, armed with nothing more than sticks, stones and occasional …

#MinaStampede during #Hajj and our reaction!

Hajj - when millions of Muslims flock to Makkah, to find the temple of God within, to wash away their sins and realize their true purpose. Hajj, is not just a religious ritual, it is a journey towards self realization. This year the Muslims all across the globe are holding their hearts in pain after the series of unfortunate events which have occurred before and during the hajj.

First ever #AntiTerrorCurriculum by Dr.Qadri

In the past couple of years, the world has seen the new face of terror known as ISIS (Islamic state of Iraq and Syria) . ISIS did what Al-Qaeda or Taliban failed to do in the post 9/11 era. What was it that ISIS did differently? Well, ISIS successfully managed to brand "their own version …

A Revolutionary Perspective of Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri

Revisiting this article for this day i-e 19th February marks the birth day of Dr.Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri.

Operation Pakistan

Recent Developments

It is no secret that over the past few years, Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri has become one of the most discussed personalities throughout Pakistan and beyond. Where there is love and adoration, there also stems hatred, confusion and despise. This is in no way a recent development; throughout history those who have raised their voice against oppression have always been met with a violent clash of opposition. Unfortunately, one of the greatest problems of the nation of Pakistan is its inability to identify the true worth of those amongst them, one of such an example being His Eminence, Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri. Praised and revered from the Eastern to the Western World, he still remains a man who is yet to be understood by his own nation. It is therefore no surprise that when Dr Tahir ul Qadri re-emerged in Pakistan’s limelight and…

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Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie // I am not Charlie

Limah's Voice

Je suis triste. I am sad, disheartened, and angered that sick people repeatedly employ the name of Islam to justify their horrific attacks, which are tailored to suit their own agenda and not to embody the tranquil principles of Islam.

In light of the recent attack in Paris, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones for unjustified purposes. I would like to articulate my profound apologies for the millions of Muslims living in Western countries who will suffer from extreme Islamophobia and racism that’s subtly justified by the mainstream media. I would like to extend my sincerest remorse to the thousands of innocent civilians living in Muslim countries, who were robbed of an opportunity to live, and who will have their lives stolen from them, under the disguise of the “war on terror” that can so easily be translated to the “war on Islam.”

Charlie Hedbo…

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Islamophobia

We do not live in a black in white world. Nothing is as simple as it seems, there are multiple shades of grey and this is the reason many people who cannot fathom the extent of complexity of the world, make simplistic conclusions to fit their view of the world. Ever since Paris attacks, anti-Islam …

Updates from #Palestine via @Khadijahzahid

When was the last time you heard about Palestine? Was it in the news? Every now and then, Palestine makes it to the headlines, but it is almost never portrayed in a positive light by the mainstream media. The purpose of this post is not to delve deep into a political discussion. The purpose of …

Al-Aqsa mosque is closed fully and completely by the Israeli Occupation Forces – @DaliaZLababidi

Masjid al Aqsa, situated in Jerusalem, is probably one of the most disputed pieces of land with all three Abrahamic faiths laying claim to the area. Jerusalem was conquered twice by the Muslims. First by Caliph Umar al Farooq [r.a],after a siege. The caliph himself walked into the city wearing a patched cloak. The Christian …

Iqbal Revived.

I apologise to those who cannot understand Urdu. This video is in Urdu and unfortunately you won`t be able to benefit from the knowledge and wisdom. Let me explain you what this is about. Sir Muhammd Iqbal, or more common known in Pakistan as Allama Iqbal was a poet and a philosopher in British India. …

Historic Friday Sermon

It is a unique event that there is Jummah(Friday) prayer taking place in front of the Parliament House today. If there is an oppressor on one side and oppressed on the other, then a Muslim person should stand with his oppressed brother. (Sahih Muslim & Sahih Bukhari) "According to Ibn Umar , Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) …

Advice of Shaykh Habib Ali al Jiffri

"Every time you go to Hajj, Umrah and to visit the Prophet (peace be upon him), go to Jerusalem. Go to the Palestinian hotels, and eat in the Palestinian restaurant, and buy from Palestinian traders – since of the 50,000 of the native Jerusalemites both Muslim and Christian, 70% of them live below the poverty …