24 10, 2017

Quiz : Scholars of Islam

2017-10-26T08:41:00+00:00 Newsletter, Safar|

Scholars of Islam | Level: Difficult!| Prize: 2 tickets to 'A day with Shaytaan' course - Please send all answers to Which present-day country was Imam Bukhari born in? Iran Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Azerbaijan Which of these scholars was a non-Arab? Imam Muslim Imam Tirmidhi Imam Abu Dawud All of the above were non-Arab All of the above were Arab In which century was Imam Ghazali born? 3rd century Hijri 5th century Hijri 11th century Hijri What was Imam Nawawi’s first name? Yahya Zakariyya Muhammad Eesa Which of these was a student of Imam Malik? Ibn Abbas Imam Shafi Imam

24 10, 2017

Turning pages

2017-10-26T07:58:26+00:00 Newsletter, Safar|

My mind is a library Book after book after book There's a few dusty, untouched Maybe they're worth opening   Incoming A flood of emotions Drenching those pages Those pages I dared never to revisit Mistakes Regrets Moments I would rather forget But forgetting is not a solution Seeking forgiveness is a must Dear God, help me find me Forgive me Reassure me Remind me That these forgotten pages were tests Faded answers I would only get If I learned to appreciate the organised mess Of my thoughts For lost thoughts are linked to emotions And emotions connect me to

24 10, 2017

Seeking strength & resolve

2017-10-26T08:52:01+00:00 Newsletter, Safar|

We unjustly tend to overlook the contextual beauty of the Qur'an Immensely. Taking into account when certain Aayaat ('verses') were revealed during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gives new life and depth to Aayaat that we may have otherwise given little thought to. A beautiful example of this phenomenon of historical context is in Surah Ankabut. Looking at the timing of revelation sheds a profound new light to it. The first Aayah of the Surah was revealed in the immediate aftermath of an incident that deeply wounded the morale of the budding Muslim community

24 10, 2017

Selective Sympathy

2017-10-26T08:54:20+00:00 Newsletter, Safar|

The horrors afflicting our brothers and sisters across the world, such as the Rohingya, the Syrians, the Yemenis, and others, are no secret to the users of social media. Although worthy coverage is not given on mainstream news channels or newspapers, through the viral nature of social media we have access to personal videos and first-hand accounts of the gruesome reality afflicting these people. They are experiencing horrors that we could never imagine, yet their faith puts us to shame. Amidst the torture, the burning, the looting, the raping, and the mass murdering, they still cry ‘Allah, Allah!’ Though we

24 10, 2017

As-Suffa Food Bank | Our First Year

2017-10-26T09:01:38+00:00 Newsletter, Safar|

Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah Azzawajjal the As-Suffa Food Bank Project has reached its first year this month and we pray there are many more years to come insha’Allah! The As-Suffa Food Bank Project is a response and extension of the As-Suffa Homeless Project that was initiated in 2011.  The main objective of this project is to provide assistance to the most vulnerable in the community, irrespective of their race, religion or background, primarily through the distribution of food parcels. At the As-Suffa Food Bank we have served 179 service users to date, utilising our 26 external referral agencies