The End of Ramadhan and Reflecting on Grenfell

old-rusty-lantern-book-set-41316903We are in the last ten nights of Ramadhan. These nights contain the blessed night known as Lailatul Qadr – The night of power.

We are expected to ‘search’ for the night as we don’t know exactly when it falls. In 5 short ayaat Allah explained the blessings and miracle of this night.

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Mid-Ramadhan: Time to Recharge

Full moonWe have reached the halfway-point of Ramadhan, a reminder of how quickly time passes. We have another 2 weeks to make the most of this blessed month, alhamdulillah we still have time.The Prophet (saw) said: “It is a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers.” (Tabarani).

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A Ramadan of meaningful moments

By Jinan Yousef qur'an

It can be easy to be taken in by the need to do so much this month – to focus on the quantity. Of course, that takes effort, and our efforts are rewarded by God.

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Du’a, Need and Gratitude

bluebellsWe are always in need of something or other – this is the nature of human beings, of all of creation in fact. There is only One who is self-sufficient, and that is Allah, Al-Ghani.

Allah has placed within us an unceasing dependency, in order to maintain a constant connection between us and our Lord. Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why We Are Tested

Why are we tested? 

waveThis is a very common question from Muslims, people of other faiths, or no faith – so it’s important to reflect on it. Lack of answers can sometimes distance people from their faith – if a person doesn’t understand why trials happen they can start to feel life is unfair or even that God is being unfair. But Allah is Al-Adl, The Just, and He is Al-Rahman, The Most Merciful; He never wants ill for His servants, He only wants the best for us. There is a lot of evidence in the Qur’an and hadith that helps us answer this question of why we are tested. Continue reading

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Rajab, Spring and A Fresh Start

By Muneerah Razak

“We are living in a miracle. We inherited this world without knowing how miraculous this world is.” A wise lady said this to us today and I can’t stop thinking about it because its true – we have so many lessons to learn from this world that Allah created. Continue reading

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On Closed Doors and Detours: Learning from Prophet Yusuf (as)

road blockHAVE YOU EVER been in a situation when something that you planned for goes pear-shaped, and you end up with what seems like the exact opposite of what you sought? Maybe you spent weeks revising for that one exam – you had the ideal timetable, all your notes were in order and you were working hard every day…only for the exam to be a disaster.

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