The striking similarity between the two recently departed Muslim souls, Shuhada Sadaqat (Sinead O’Connor) and Professor Shabir Akhtar, became clear to me a few days after their passing: both of these formidable intellects were equally bold and fearless in stating the Truth as they saw it, and able to nobly suffer the horrendous barrage of
While Armies and Banks rule the world, I see little hope for a puffing Peace Train to arrive. Military strength should only be used in defence of human rights, so when it is commanded by economic and nationalistic self interest, we end up with what we have today, humanity surrounded and attacked on all sides.
In 2021 the French President announced sweeping new laws against religious “separatism” aimed at freeing Islam in France from “foreign influences”. He outlined new measures to “defend the republic and its values and ensure it respects its promises of equality and emancipation”. This article is a response to these restrictive new laws, mainly imposed on
While we watch the spread of anger and bitterness consume the lands once known as ‘Holy’, it’s worth pondering the underlying malady which contains the root of this thousand-of-years-old pandemic and its possible remedy. Recently, I posted the 1st Article of The Declaration of Human Rights. It is significant in the context of human consciousness
As-Salamu ‘alaykum – peace be with you. In many books dealing with creation in Islam, there is a famous Holy saying, where God Himself says: “I was a hidden treasure; I loved to be known. So, I created the world so that I would be known.” This leads us to the question of essential KNOWLEDGE.
Peace be with you, As a young man, looking at all the sensuous attractions of life around me, in the centre of London’s West End, I began reaching out for them, searching for love, money and fame. Seeing a ‘golden’ opportunity with the arrival of the Beatles, I became a songwriter and a singer. Soon
Peace be with you, It is said that the first messenger of God sent after Adam, approximately 10 generations later, was Noah. Now by the time we get to his era, we see corruption amongst humanity has grown. Disobedience and idolatry was widespread. So God inspired Noah with knowledge and foresight of destiny about to
Peace be with you, There have been many great and wise human beings that have come and gone, over the hills of history, who set out to change the world. Many of them must have at some point begun by trying to understand the meaning of life, and why they were born. For the majority
MODERN MAN & PROGRESS & PROTESTS Peace be with you I am sure that we all believe in human progress, but we must ask: what kind of progress do we really believe in? Is it ‘Eternal Economic Growth’ which Greta Thunberg quite rightly called, ‘Fairytales’. While we look around at what is actually going on