The Two Taboos: Religion and Politics

Posted in Belief, Dialogue at 10:24 am by Haider

Before leaving London (UK), I organised a small da’wa group, with the aim of telling others what Islam is about, and to come up with ways on how best to approach people. We would meet up every Sunday in an Islamic centre off Edgware Road in the morning, have a mini-lesson on what topics we could raise, what beliefs we have come across and what strategies we can implement, then go down to Speakers’ Corner to speak with people there, and to tell them more about Islam. Read the rest of this entry »

From Cradle to Grave

Posted in Knowledge, Philosophy at 1:54 am by Haider

Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him and his family)

I find the saying quoted above very interesting, and deserves some time for reflection. It’s intended as a piece of advice, or an instruction. An instruction isĀ information that changes (or guides) your behaviour, if you choose to act on it. And since you can decide whether to follow the instruction or not, instructions only apply where you are able to make a decision. Read the rest of this entry »

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