Why has Allah banned gambling

Games of chance and intoxicants are banned in Islam, but why?

Verses 2:129 and 5:90 and 91 are quoted to show that the Holy Quran gives a balanced view of the reasons for forbidding intoxicants and games of chance – both have some good but their harm is greater than the good they do. In the UK while Weatherspoons, a company that operates ‘pubs’, places where intoxicants are supplied, announces a 37% increase in profits, medical research is published to show the detrimental affect that consumption of intoxicants has on the foetus.

The question about why everyone should be forbidden to consume intoxicants while harm is done to only a few is also answered.

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Live Friday Prayers – 26th September 2014

Today is Friday and we are once again broadcasting our Jummah Prayers live for those of you who are unable to attend a Mosque in person, and for our members who are spread across the World.

You can watch the Khutba and then follow along with the Jummah and individual prayers.

If you miss the live broadcast then you can always click on the link at anytime and re-watch the full broadcast.

Click here to watch our LIVE BROADCAST

Our broadcast will start at the following local times:

1.00pm United Kingdom

17:00pm Pakistan

08:00am USA New York (times vary in different states in America)

Reverting to Idol Worshiping

Allah put an end to idol worshiping, but are we steadily heading back that way

Verses 9:31 and 29:17 of the Holy Quran are used to show that whereas Islam was revealed by Allah to put an end to idol worship, Muslims have fallen into the same trap and started worshiping idols. This includes unquestioningly obeying political and religious leaders because giving them correct advice for example may harm promotion prospects. This is akin to believing that it is these people who have in their hands these people’s future and not Allah.

In this speech we use examples from scientific research to show that holding people to be above question will mean that man’s mental faculties and thinking is stifled, restraining scientific research and development.

Worse still Muslims go to graves of saints of days gone by and pray to them to intercede with Allah on their behalf. This is actual idol worship.

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How Muslims pushed civilisation forwards

As Muslims, one of the things that is demanded of us, is that we must all publicly apologise and stand up together against the random acts of violence of some people who call themselves Muslims.

I find the notion that all Muslims must publicly condemn someone else’s acts just because they so happen to be Muslims bizarre. Not only is it silly to suggest that unless we condemn them we must somehow support them, but it also lends a level of legitimacy to those people.

Rather than apologise, and cower to the media and public we should be following the example of the greatest Muslims of the past and drive civilisation forwards through science and engineering and the teachings of The Holy Quran.

The Independent has a great article which goes through just 20 examples of how Muslims changed the World for the better.

Many modern surgical instruments are of exactly the same design as those devised in the 10th century by a Muslim surgeon called al-Zahrawi. His scalpels, bone saws, forceps, fine scissors for eye surgery and many of the 200 instruments he devised are recognisable to a modern surgeon. It was he who discovered that catgut used for internal stitches dissolves away naturally (a discovery he made when his monkey ate his lute strings) and that it can be also used to make medicine capsules. In the 13th century, another Muslim medic named Ibn Nafis described the circulation of the blood, 300 years before William Harvey discovered it. Muslims doctors also invented anaesthetics of opium and alcohol mixes and developed hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes in a technique still used today.

Read the rest of them here.

Stop calling them Islamic

This is a terrorist group and not a state,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters last week, according to France 24. “I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims and Islamists. The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats.

That logic is certainly understandable, and the French aren’t alone in bristling at the idea that an extremist group gets to take the moniker “Islamic State.”

However it’s spelled, there’s another big factor: The group is reported to hate the moniker.

The Associated Press recently reported that the group were threatening to cut cut out the tongues of anyone who used the phrase publicly, and AFP have noted that the term “Daeshi” has been used a derogatory term in some parts of the Middle East.

We like this stance by the French Government and would like to see everyone follow in their footsteps and stop giving them any credence by using ‘Islamic’ when referring to this terrorist organisation.

Love of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)

Evidence of the deep love and devotion to our Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (r) is accused of not caring for the honour for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s). In this short video we translate and read out some short extracts from his writings to show his love for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s).

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