In our modern times, the term ‘jihad’ has come to imply violence, holy wars, and terrorism, particularly in the western world. However, its original, intended meaning – and usage to a great extent in the Muslim world – continues to hark to a larger, more encompassing root word ‘j-h-d’ which [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00July 21st, 2014|Jihad, On Faith, Terrorism|

The Islamic World and the West: Recovering Common History

By Nayef Al-Rodhan OXFORD: Recent years have seen much talk of the dangers of Islam in the West and its perceived incompatibility with Western societies. According to statistics, estimated on the basis of country of origin and of first- and second-generation migrants, Muslims represent the largest “non-indigenous” immigrant group in Europe. [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00July 15th, 2014|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths|

Harmony Iftar meal brings Ramadan to wider community

By Samantha Wright Allen The crowd started trickling into Little Italy’s banquet hall well before sunset and the start of Iftar, when Muslims break fast during Ramadan. On Friday, food became the second course, a sideshow to the main event where non-Muslims were introduced to a nightly tradition. Now in [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00July 12th, 2014|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths|

Tributes to man who led the restoration of Britain’s first mosque in Liverpool dies

By Neil Docking The man who led the restoration of Britain’s first mosque in Liverpool has died – just two weeks after achieving his dream. Dr Mohammad Akbar Ali, 92, set up the Abdullah Quilliam Society in 1997, with the intention of restoring the Grade II listed building at Brougham [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00July 8th, 2014|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths|

Why Muslims Fast

An excerpt from AbdulWahid Hamid's Islam The Natural Way Every year, for one complete lunar month-the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, adult Muslims are required to fast. From dawn to sunset in the month of Ramadan, they refrain from all food and drink and sexual relations with the spouse. [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00July 7th, 2014|Fasting, On Faith, Ramadan|
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