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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Fasting to Attain Piety

By Shaikh Muhammad Nizami The word Ramadan is derived from the root r-m-d meaning extreme heat, some opined that it was at a time of the Arabian summer that the faithful were called to fast. Fasting the month of Ramadan was an abrogative command replacing the previously compulsory fast of

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