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    Decolonising The Mind – A Tariq Ramadan Lecture

    A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Tariq Ramadan lecture on the ‘Deconolisation of the Mind’. I found the lecture to be incredibly inspiring – Ramadan is most definitely groundbreaking in his intellectual thought. There were several points in his discourse that resonated with me. The first is the importance of opening our hearts and minds out to dialogue. In order to help ourselves and help each other we are in need of intra-faith dialogue (for example between Sunni’s/Shia’s and…

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  • Parables of the Qur’an

    وَلَقَدْ ضَرَبْنَا لِلنَّاسِ فِى هَـذَا الْقُرْءَانِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍ “…And indeed we have set forth for mankind, in this Qur’an every kind of parable…” (Qur’an 30:58) The Qur’an is essentially a…

  • The Importance of the ‘Middle Path’

    “O Allah, guide us to the Straight Path” (Surah al-Fatiha: verse: 6) The entire Quran is an explanation of this verse. The essence of being a Muslim is to follow the…

  • The Spiritual Purification of the Heart

    Beginning the current month on a wishful spiritual-high after attending Ustad AbdelRahman Murphy’s enlightening HeartWork Tour. As the tour title suggests, the focus of the talk was on the miraculous nature…

  • Mercy: First 10 days of Ramadan

    Ramadan is known to be broken down into thirds. The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the “Ten Days of Mercy”. Muslims are aware that Ramadan is a month…

  • Prophet Yusuf and Ramadan

    How beautiful is this Analogy between Prophet Yusuf (Alayhi Salam) and the month of Ramadan by Ibn al Jawzee (rahimahullah) “The twelve months of the year are like the twelve sons…