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9

Oct

Fasting Before Ramadan Was Ordained

  In this article, I investigate the institution of fasting in Hijaz prior to the ordinance of Ramadan.   The historical sources of Islam inform that pagan Arabs used to fast on the day of Ashura’, viz. the tenth of Muharram. On this day they would also clothe the Ka’bah (Ahmed). The Prophet Muhammad – Read More

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9

Oct

Let’s Agree to Disagree

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim For Muslims in the UK, differences in the way we practise aspects of Islam have now become a fact of life.  When it comes to applying our faith to our lives we do many different things in many different ways reflecting our theological affiliations, our adherence to a particular juristic school or Read More

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9

Oct

UK Sovereign Sukuk Issuance: Prospects and Challenges

  By Mufti Barkatulla, UK based Shari’ah Scholar   After many years of market waiting, UK sovereign Sukuk is back on the agenda. Unlike bonds, which record a debt owned by the issuer to the investor, Sukuk are trust certificates that record a trust declared by the issuer over certain assets. Shariah scholars don’t regard Islamic bonds as debt Read More

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9

Oct

The Challenging Role of Shariah Scholars in Advancing Islamic Finance in Europe

Ever since the beginning of 21st Century, City of London has been aspiring to become a gateway of Islamic Finance. In 2012 we are now in a position to critically evaluate the progress of the journey in Islamic Finance or alternative financial arrangements, as it is called in official documentations. London was set to play Read More

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9

Oct

Literary Aspects of the Qur’an: From Tafsir to Tajwid

  You are the Essence of the Essence, the intoxication of Love. I long to sing your praises but stand mute with the agony of wishing in my heart. (al-Rumi)   The Qur’an, that ‘inimitable symphony, the very sounds of which move men to tears and ecstasy’, invigorated the barren hearts of camel shepherds and transformed Read More

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20

Jul

How Learning Arabic changed My Life

Through Arabic I am transported to distant lands and bygone ages, medieval courthouses and illustrious centres of learning. I become a spectator with front row seats to history – watching the interactions of the sahaba (ra) play out before my very eyes, musing at the back and forth between Imam Abu Hanifa and his students, marvelling at the genius of legends like Ibn Hajar and Imam Ghazali..

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22

Jun

The Moment I Realised That I Can Understand Arabic

Masuma graduated from the Arabic Intensive Programme in 2016. She is currently studying the Alimiyyah Programme at Ebrahim College.

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14

Oct

How Does Sharia View Crypto-Currencies?

The history of money began well before the advent of Islam and Islamic Civilization. Roman and Byzantine gold, silver and copper coinage were common in pre-Islamic Arabia. During 40 years of Caliphs and early 30 years of the Ummayad period these foreign coins remained in circulation.

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7

Sep

16 Spiritual Effects of Hajj

There are countless virtues of the rites of Hajj and much wisdom behind them. Whoever is blessed with the correct understanding of them is blessed with much goodness. Here are 16 examples of the spiritual effects of Hajj on a person:   When a person travels to carry out the rituals of Hajj, he is Read More

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6

Sep

5 Deeds to do During the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

Here are five things we can do to maximise our rewards during the first 10 nights of Dhul Hijjah.

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