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06.12.17
Malaysia
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Malaysia

Back in 1966 I wrote a song in which mentioned an old town in Malaya, about a fisherman I met there and a song he taught me. Strange how life and history unrolls… here we are today 50 years later brought together in faith, brotherhood and culture. Malaysia is a unique nation, after studying its

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06.12.17
How the West was won, really
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How the West was won, really

Since stepping back on the dangerous dirt-roads of the entertainment world in 2006, with a gracefully extended beard and balancing a flickering candle of peace on the headstock of my once abandoned guitar, I have certainly not had an easy time explaining my apparent cultural relocation and choice of religion. These days, as the black

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01.11.16
‘Alliance of Virtue (or Get Your Bags Together)’
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‘Alliance of Virtue (or Get Your Bags Together)’

As we screech round the corner of another New Year, the past disappears further away into obscurity and I am soberly having to grapple with the fact that many youngsters’ ears have never even heard the Beatles song, Yesterday. It’s an ominous sign of age creeping up and tapping you on the shoulder like a

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08.11.14
Peace Notes
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Peace Notes

In the name of God, the Giver of Peace Belief, Love and Peace for All Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all live together on earth in Peace? Imagine, there’d be nobody stealing; nobody hurting or killing; no one shouting or swearing or calling names, people would love and look after each other. Wouldn’t

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08.09.14
Avoiding Darkness
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Avoiding Darkness

The song Midday (Avoid City After Dark) carries with it an important message, especially for young men and women living in the dark urban maze. Having gone through what most kids experience in that developmental age in the sub-gutters of Soho and the seedier side of the West End of London – and still remembering some

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08.09.14
The Muslim Citizen in a Global Village
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The Muslim Citizen in a Global Village

Why?  Why are Muslims presently being afflicted with trials, tribulations and disunity and how should the Muslim see him or herself in the Modern Global Village? Muslims vs The West? Although we still hear much talk about a conflict between the Muslims and the West, is it really a problem of Geographical polarisation? Considering millions

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08.09.14
Celebrating the Prophet (peace be upon him)
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Celebrating the Prophet (peace be upon him)

The Gift of Islam’s Peace & Light – Celebrating the Last of God’s Messengers Al Hamdulillah and peace and blessings of God be upon the Messenger – I thank those involved for the invitation to be at this blessed occasion. In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a

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08.09.14
Ten Promises To Peace
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Ten Promises To Peace

What has happened to the Muslim Community since the Prophet Muhammad’s passing (peace be upon him) is anything but the message of unity, love and peace he delivered. Not entirely their fault because those who prosper by dividing mankind into collective groups, those who draw lines between people and families and then make deals with

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03.24.14
This Boat Called Near and Far
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This Boat Called Near and Far

Say: It is only inspired in me that your God is One God. Will you then surrender (unto Him)! But if they turn their backs, then say: I have warned you all equally, though I know not whether near or far is that which you are promised. (21:108-109) Unaware and Unprepared Many go through life

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