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TV Debate - Making Eid And Diwali British Public Holidays

Last week I vociferously disagreed with Bob Blackman MP’s efforts in Parliament to make the religious observance days of Eid and Diwali public holidays throughout the whole of Britain. 233 more words


As MPs Debate Making Eid and Diwali Public Holidays, The Wall of Separation Is Under New Threat

The wall of separation between church and state is under threat once again.

Not officially, of course. We in Britain have no written constitution, no final recourse to turn to in the event of gross government or judicial overreach, or the flagrant violation of our natural rights. 1,195 more words


Innovations During the Last Ten Days of Ramadan

Specifying the last Jum’ah of Ramadaan with a specific prayer.

Ash Shuqayree cites from ‘Kitaab Sharh al Mawaahib: “…and even worse is what some people practice in some countries by praying ‘Salaat al Khums’ in this Jum’ah claiming that it makes up for the missed prayers during the whole year or a whole lifetime. 758 more words

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How Can We Teach British Values In School If We Are Afraid To Assert Them Ourselves?

Just what are British Values?

Well, apparently the concept is sufficiently fuzzy in the minds of some people that we all now need to take time to argue amongst ourselves and reach a common consensus while one of the biggest and most worrying educational scandals in recent years plays out unobserved. 1,570 more words


Suratul Kahf: Benefits and Lessons

“Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”

(Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249.

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Rulings Relating to Jumu'ah (Fridays)

I am a long-time follower of the Talibatul-‘Ilm blog and Facebook Page and the sister has shared some really wonderful articles on Jumu’ah ~ Friday Prayer: its etiquettes and rulings… 134 more words

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Narrations Relating to Jumu'ah (Friday)

Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyyah:

“Friday prayer is one of the most important obligations in Islam, and one of the greatest gatherings of the Muslims. Gathering on Friday is more important and more obligatory than any other gathering apart from ‘Arafah. 363 more words

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