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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 Four Quls from the Quran

    Chapter 112 – Surat Al-Ikhlas ( The Purity ) ”Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem Qul Huwa-llahu ‘Ahad Allahus-Samad Lam Yalid Wa Lam Yulad Walam Yakul-La-Hu-Kufuwan ‘Ahad “ “ Say : He is Allah,(the) One, Allahus-Samad…

  • Learning & Teaching the Quran

    The Prophet (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it”…