You Will Get Addicted to Istighfar After Reading This...

Istighfar is seeking the forgiveness of Allah, for example saying 'Astaghfirullah wa atooboo ilayh'.

A man once came to al-Hasan al-Basri and complained to him that "the sky does not shower us with rain" - He replied to the man "Seek Allah's forgiveness".

Then another person to him and said: "I complain of poverty", Hasan al-Basri replied "Seek Allah's forgiveness".

Then another person came to him more

London Halal Food Festival 2016

Big Apple Hot Dogs stall at Halal Food Festival

My family and I attended the Halal Food Festival 2016 down in East London this weekend.

This is an event celebrating the growing halal food economy in the UK. Halal is big business here in UK, especially in London. It is an exhibition where companies showcase and promote halal eating.

It was not just food companies that were more

Enter The Last 10 Days

Subhanallah how the time has flown, before we could even start it is now the last 10 days of Ramadhan.

I hope all have made the most out of Ramdhan thus far, if not, do not worry, because actions are judged by the last. Grab ahold of the remainder of this blessed month, the last 10 days of Ramadhan are nearly upon us. During this time the Prophet (pbuh) would increase in his 'ibadah. He would worship Allah so much more, than any other time in the year.

Ibn al-Jawzi explained more

Laylatul Qadr - Odd Nights Ramadhan 2015 UK

Bismillah hir Rahmanir Raheem - in the Name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful.

"The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months." [al-Quran 97:3]

So we have entered the last 10 days of Ramadhan, by the Grace of Allah (swt).

In the odd nights during this time we all strive to try and catch Laylatul Qadr, here are the dates for the odd nights for the brothers in the UK.

Tues 7th July - 21st Night of Ramadhan
Thurs 9th July - 23rd Night of more

Quran Memorisation Techniques


In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

I begin this article in the hopes that it could help you on the blessed and noble act of memorising the Holy Quran, for His Majesty’s Pleasure. It is by far not a full proof method, rather some ideas, tips, and techniques to help you get started with memorisation. Treat them as a blueprint when starting your journey and adapt them to your needs as suited, you will find more

A Powerful Reminder

Here is some advice from the Prophet (pbuh).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Knowledge comes by learning, and patience comes by trying to be patient. Whoever seeks goodness will be given it, and whoever fears evil will be protected from it.” Narrated by al-Daaraqutni in al-Afraad; this is a hasan hadeeth, as was stated by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 2328.

I hope Allah allows me to live by this advice, and I hope the same for more

Islam View Towards Economy and Society

Islam is under the attack by various sections of media and politics across the globe. Whatever untoward happens in any part of the world; Islam immediately is lambasted, attacked and blamed for that. It is done mostly by the people who are biased and have parochial mindset towards this religion.

Islam, essentially, is castigated for not being presented in a prudent way by its advocates. It is quite unfortunate that various Muslim scholars who have taken the responsibility to defend Islam more

What is Sincerity?

Sincerity is the freeing of one's intentions from all impurities in order to come nearer to Allah. It is to ensure that the intentions behind all acts of worship and obedience to Allah are exclusively for His pleasure. It is the perpetual contemplation of the Creator, to the extent that one forgets the creation.

Sincerity is a condition for Allah's acceptance of good deeds performed in accordance with the sunnah of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Allah more

The Nation that Fights On

In the face of adversity, tyranny, and subjugation, the Ummah pushes on through the difficulties.

This is the Ummah of Muhammad (upon whom be peace).

This is the nation of endurance that is holding onto hot coal, as if it be a piece of clay.

This is the nation that is igniting the fire of truth within a sea of deciet.

This is the nation that has not given up, this is the nation that just doesn't stay down, this is the nation that cannot be kept under, this is the more

A Million Zeroes

If I write a million zeroes on a white board, does it mean anything to anyone?

No. Because a million zeroes is the same as one zero.

If I add the number one in front of those zeroes it suddenly means something. Something really big!

Those million zeroes are your optional acts of worship (nawafil)! The number 1 in front of the zeroes is your obligatory (fardh) acts of worship. It is what makes all those nafl good deeds count! more

Ramadhan 2012 (1433AH) Is Here!

Salam alaykum brothers and sisters across the globe. Brothers and sisters in the UK have joyfully started their Ramdhan with their first night of Taraweeh yesterday night (Thursday 19th July).

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all brothers and sisters across the globe in this honourable Ummah of Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wassalam) an eventful Ramadhan full of good blessings and mercy from Allah.

May Allah forgive our sins and grant us the highest of paradise, more

The Forgotten Ummah: The Rohingya Muslims

The Forgotten Ummah: The Rohingya Muslims

By Amad Uddin

All praise is to Allah (swt) who has blessed this noble Ummah to remember the oppressed and the weak from amongst us from around the Muslim World. But if I was to survey Muslims and ask them which countries had Muslims who are oppressed than the responses I will get will be like Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Chechnya etc. Then if I asked them about the oppression of the Rohingya Muslims, I would get more

Life without the Head of Our Family...

Life without the Head of Our Family…….

Every family at some point in their lives will have a person who leads it indeed my father, Haji Zomir Uddin (May Allah [swt] forgive him) was that figurehead until he passed away in 2007, he was the head of my family in more ways than one. He looked after the interests of my family, he was very decisive and once he made a decision that was the end of the matter as we were all loyal and trusted his judgement. more

Bangladesh: Sold to the Lowest Bidder

Bangladesh: Sold to the Lowest Bidder

By Amad Uddin

Muslims of Bangladeshi origin living in the UK have become a settled community and the degree of their attachment to their ethnic motherland varies. Surveying the attitude of first generation Bengali immigrants would reveal that they regard Bangladesh as their real home even though they have been living here in the UK for many years. The people of this generation yearn for their more

How Islam Dealt With Racism

By Abdul Wahid

Racism has featured heavily in the UK over the past few weeks.

The conviction of two men for the cold-blooded racist murder of Stephen Lawrence 18 years ago has been the most emotive issue - but by no means the only one.

The media attacked Dianne Abbotts clumsy remarks when she generalized that white people [meaning 19th century colonialists] used to divide and rule black people in the past - a generalisation that some might defend when one considers that more more

How to Get Close to Allah - 3 Easy Steps

Here are 3 easy ways to get closer to Allah.

#1. Correct your intention, you are doing this to seek Allah's pleasure and to be close to Him.

#2. Find a good deed that is easy and you will implement everyday, being consistant. A good example is smiling at any one for the sake of Allah. For Prophet (ï·º) explained 'smiling is a charity'.

#3 Find a good deed that you find very hard to implement, and strive to implement it for the sake of getting close to Allah. more

Happy Birthday... Or is it?

"Happy Birthday"...

Just kidding brothers and sisters. We all know the celebration of birthdays is not allowed in Islam. This is what my Naseeha is about today.

It was my birthday yesterday (17 Jan) and I did get many well "wishes" from friends and family, unfortunately. I wish they could understand the reality of this celebration sometimes.

As Muslims birthdays, if anything, should be a reminder for us that we survived one more year thanks to Allah, more

Blind Imam Murdered at Finsbury Park Mosque

Imam Maimoun Zarzour (rahimahullah, may Allah have mercy on him) was murdered on 2nd September 2011, after Fajr.

He was the Imam of the Muslim Welfare House, a popular and long standing Mosque in Finsbury Park, North London, UK.

It is stated on the MWH website that the Imam was friendly and had never had an argument with anyone during his time as Imam.

It is believed he was killed via strangulation in his office. The Guardian has reported that Islington police forces more

Why Perfume When You Can Clean?

Al-Imâm ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullah), was once asked:
“Is it better for me to make tasbîh (glorification of Allah) or to make istighfâr (seek forgiveness)?”
He replied, “The dirty robe is more in need of soap than perfume.”

Points on the Sunnah of Sleeping

Here are some brief points on authentic sunnah actions before and after sleeping, known as Sunan an-Nawm (sleep)

1. Sleeping on Wudoo'

The Prophet (pbuh) said to al-Baraa` bin 'Aazib (r.a):
If you go to your bed, then do your wudoo` (ablution) as you
would do it for prayer, then lie on your right

2. Reciting Surat al-Ikhlas, an-Nas, and an-Naas Before Sleeping

'Aishah (r.a.) narrated that the Messenger (pbuh) used to more