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The rise and radicalisation of Mullar Omar

One of the most wanted men in the world for over a decade, Mullah Omar was also one of the most elusive. There are no clear photographs in existence of the tall, one-eyed leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban radicals, and only a handful of foreigners have seen him. Even when his[…]

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Bologna’s Muslims fight for mosque

On any given Friday on the outskirts of Bologna, where the tight porticoed streets give way to the lazy sway of golden wheat fields, you will see hundreds of Muslims making their way down what could be mistaken for a country road. They converge on an old warehouse, which has[…]

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The significance of of Shawwal

The following Jumuah khutbah was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar at the Town Centre masjid on Friday 24 July.  The sermon focuses on the The Significance of the Lunar Month of Shawwal. The month of Shawwal is the tenth month in the hijri lunar calendar and has great significance for Muslims.[…]

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The last 10 days of Ramadan – don’t miss!

The last ten nights of Ramadan are very special. The first of these nights occurs on the eve of the 21st day of Ramadan. In other words, it is the night that commences after the completion of the 20th day of fasting. Sometimes there are only nine nights, whenever the month of[…]

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What Really Happened on the Night of Power?

As we plan to enter the last ten nights of Ramadan, the mood is set. People are getting ready for what will be our biggest push for good deeds Insha’Allah. Laylatul Qadr is just around the corner, and Muslims across the globe will be giving their best in trying to attain[…]

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Ten Blessed Nights: How to Revive Your Dua

By Khurram Murad Du`aa’, supplicating to Allah, is the essence of `ibadah. (Tirmidhi) Indeed, it is a demand of Islam. The Prophet has exhorted us: “Allah is angry with him who does not ask [anything] from Him.” (At-Tirmidhi) Each of your du`aa’s must capture the spirit of your goals and[…]

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Fasting a widespread tradition

Although to some the concept of fasting may be mistaken as a mere abstinence from food or certain non-religious acts, the practice itself is one deeply rooted in spirituality. Regardless of which denomination of Islam one may choose to align themselves to, the holy month of Ramadan, and the act[…]

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First ten days of Ramadan: A shower of mercy

Ramadan is known to be broken down into thirds. The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the “Ten Days of Mercy”. Muslims are aware that Ramadan is a month of spiritual opportunities, but what does the “mercy” really mean to Muslims? One of God’s names is Ar-Rahman, the Most[…]

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8 steps to recite the entire Qur’an this Ramadan

By Haafidha Rayhaanah Omar It has been said that everything has a beloved & that the month of Ramadan has a beloved, too: The Glorious Qur’an. For the duration of this month, Muslims worldwide honour Ramadan’s beloved and aspire to complete the recitation of the Qur’an. In this article you’ll learn how[…]

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Good Muslims, But only in Ramadan

By Yomna El-Saeed “I met a friend of mine accidentally to find her donning hijab. I happily congratulated her for this good step, but she replied, “nay, I’m not wearing it permanently, It’s just for Ramadan” Awkward silence… I have came across situations as such a number of times. It[…]

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