What is Salat?

Salat is the ultimate expression of subservience to the Most High, ordained by God from the earliest times of Sapiens’ existence (42:13), and both a physical and cognitive display of deep humility and reverential awe for the Lord of all that exists. It requires the one who is subservient to

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The Adam story!

Iblis (Satan) sold Adam lies, a “tree of immortality and power that never decays,” (20:120) telling him that God wanted to stop him “from becoming an angel or immortal.” (7:20) Adam fell for it. The consequence? Adam’s privileges were revoked and he lost the amazing things he had. Significance of

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One Adhan for Jumuah

Following the various enquiries made by sincere believers about the changes to adhan practices at the KMA, where we (the trustees) have decided to institute one adhan for the first khutbah, we asked our consulting scholar, Shaikh Muhammad Nizami to shed some light on its legitimacy, and educate us on

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Misunderstanding Traditionalism

By Shaikh M. Nizami Kwame Appiah said, in his first Reith Lecture, ‘If scriptures were not subject to interpretation – and thus to reinterpretation – they wouldn’t continue to guide people over long centuries. When it comes to their survival, their openness is not a bug but a feature.’ Here

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Where is Allah?

By Shaikh Muhammad Nizami Being stuck in a rut is one of many expressions used by Muslims these days. Besides a generally negative outlook it ingrains an unproductive attitude that makes becoming unstuck increasingly difficult. Many put it down to the current political climate, and while the lens of securitisation

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The Constriction Of ‘Alim and ‘Ilm?

By Mamnun Khan When someone says the word ‘alim/‘alima our mind conjures up the idea of someone who’s completed an ‘alimiyyah degree at a specialised institution of learning (college/madrasah/Darul ‘ulum etc.), or someone who’s earned licence (ijazah) to teach to a requisite level by his/her teacher(s). Similarly, the word ‘ilm

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