On the first Sunday of every month we open up the doors of our Mosque in Wembley for our ‘Community Meeting’. This is, as always, a gathering which is open to all people, Muslim or not, and is a chance for people to come along and join in with our efforts to portray the true meaning of Islam, or just to meet new and interesting people and have a free hot meal.
Brother Mustaq gives a speech from our Wembley Mosque and talks about the fact that Islam is the only religion which explicitly states that there is no compulsion in religion and that we as a people have a choice to make in our lives of who we want to be.
This is a section taken from a longer speech by Brother Mudassar who looks at the dangers of simply “googling it”, and how the misunderstanding of how google, facebook and twitter work can lead to mis-information being quickly spread.
Starting at the age of 1, “ghetto children” must be separated from their families for at least 25 hours a week, not including nap time, for mandatory instruction in “Danish values,” including the traditions of Christmas and Easter, and Danish language. Noncompliance could result in a stoppage of welfare payments. Other Danish citizens are free to choose whether to enroll children in preschool up to the age of six.
Denmark’s government is introducing a new set of laws to regulate life in 25 low-income and heavily Muslim enclaves, saying that if families there do not willingly merge into the country’s mainstream, they should be compelled.
No country should aspire to have values which forcibly take a one year old child away from their mother for 25 hours a week or more. Does this represent Danish or Christian values?
There are reports that some Muslims have left Islam upon being taught that Islam teaches violence. This is similar to what was happening in India when Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad put forward his claim to being the Messiah.
The order – issued by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – overturned a longstanding policy which had become a powerful symbol of oppression. The conservative kingdom is currently the only country where the act of women driving is forbidden.
The move was announced on television and also by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the royal decree mandating the creation of a ministerial body to give advice on the practicalities of the edict within 30 days and a full implementation of the order by June 2018.
This is a great day for all women in Saudi Arabia, and hopefully a start to far greater reform to give women the power and freedom which has already been given to them in the Holy Quran, but denied to them by men.