Category Archives: Muslim

Imam Ibn Taymiyyah al-Qadiriyyah as-Sufi?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong ‎“Thus the meaning of sufi alludes to the meaning of siddiq or one who has reached complete Truthfulness, because the best of human beings after prophets are the siddiqin…” – Ibn Taymiyya, At-Tawassuf, Majmu’a Fatawa Ibn … Continue reading

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Does Islam Teach Violence?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Co-Director, AOBM A commentary and response to an article entitled, “Does the Koran Teach Violence” by Weylan Deaver. “The New Testament teaches Christians are at war with evil. But Christians fight with spiritual (i.e. non-physical) weapons … Continue reading

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Happy Beltane!

Wishing everyone a Happy Beltane, from Wulfruna Sufi Association! Beltane is the anglicised spelling of Old Irish Beltain, Scottish Gaelic Bealltainn, the Gaelic name for either the month of May or the festival that takes place on first day of May. Beltane … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding

IN THE NAME OF GOD THE MOST GRACIOUS THE MOST MERCIFUL: STATEMENT FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH MUSLIMS AND OTHERS We the undersigned congratulate His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Ms Catherine Middleton on their forthcoming marriage. We … Continue reading

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Culture and Intellect

By Imam Abdassamad Clarke Ihsan Mosque, Norwich Muslims have been misled by the failed agendas of multiculturalism into making Islam something intrinsically foreign. Dress is one aspect. The point of dress, for both men and women, is modesty and to … Continue reading

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Every moment love’s a new surge of spring

By Bulleh Shah Every moment love’s a new surge of spring The lesson of love-rapture when first I read The mosque my heart began to dread Into the Thakur’s abode I fled Where a thousand conches sing Every moment love’s … Continue reading

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The Bundle of Sticks

By Aesop AN OLD man on the point of death summoned his sons around him to give them some parting advice. He asked his servants to bring in a bundle of sticks, and said to his eldest son: “Break it.” … Continue reading

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What is Islam?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong The word “Islam” is an Arabic word which means “submission to the will of God”. This word comes from the same root as the Arabic word “Salam”, which means “Peace”. As such, the religion of Islam … Continue reading

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Means of insight…

Means of insight have now come unto you from your Sustainer [through this divine writ]. Whoever, therefore, chooses to see, does so for his own good; and whoever chooses to remain blind, does so to his own hurt. And [say … Continue reading

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Happy Mawlid!

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