Map of Mosque incidents & attacks between 2012-2013

Mosque-attacks

In January this year one of our members gave a speech about the Lee Rigby murder and how it was a vehicle being used by unknown extremists to create a racial divide between people in the UK.

These people wanted this horrendous murder, to cause the maximum possible impact and to generate a backlash against law abiding Muslims living throughout the UK. Two men have been found guilty of this murder, but their teachers and instructors, who forced those twisted teachings upon these men, will perhaps never face justice.

The Tell Mama organisation recently released the above chart which shows that the clustering of attacks and the serious nature of them reflects a period in which hate incidents and attacks were coming in at a significant pace when compared to pre-May 2013.

This is a sombre reminder that despite the pleas of the Rigby family and concerted efforts from groups like ours to explain and show how this act had nothing to do with the teachings of Islam, that we are currently in a losing battle between two groups of extremists, those that pretend to love and protect Islam and those that hate Islam.

Hazrat Ameer’s Message for Ramadan

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The Holy month of Ramadan is here and we thank our Creator to have given us another opportunity in our lives to observe the spiritual duty to fast and pray and seek His pleasure and nearness. As the verse I have cited above states, this is the month in which the Qur’an, a guidance to humankind was revealed.

We must remember that Allah has created us for a purpose. This purpose and the way to attain it are given in the revealed books which, therefore, in the modern terminology are the “Users’ Guides”. These are the instructions that accompany every little thing that we buy. These instructions guide us in its proper use and maintenance which are in the form of a booklet or a tag. For instance the shirt that I wear today has a little label stuck inside its collar telling me how to wash, dry and iron it. Is it then possible that God who created us for a purpose would leave us with an aimless life? Who is better equipped to instruct us to lead our lives in the best possible way and develop the soul within us, than the Creator Himself?

Fasting is a very appropriate way to honour the revelation of the Holy Qur’an, the Guide Book for us. So let us all make a resolution this Ramadan that as we recite this Guide Book, we will also read through its translation in our own language so that we know what is being said to us through this Revealed Book. And more importantly we should make a resolution that we shall obey all the commands of the Holy Qur’an revealed for us to follow.

Imagine! If I did not know or ignored the instructions given on my shirt, what would happen to it? It is time to reflect what would happen to our souls if we are ignorant of or ignore to follow the revealed instructions for keeping it clean and pure.

I would also like all of you to keep in mind that all human beings are made by God Who loves them equally and wants us to do the same. As we pray for ourselves and our limited needs we must not forget that every human being in every country of this earth needs our prayers for peace and harmony amongst peoples of the world. Remember Allah loves all His beings.

May Allah shower His blessings on all of us in this holy month of Ramadan so that by the end of this month we are better human beings with purer souls and greater love for Allah and fellow beings.

Aameen.

Ramadan Timetable 2012

We have compiled the Ramadan timetable for you as usual which you can see embedded below or you can download and print off for easy reference.

Please note that this timetable applies only to the UK, and it is based on sunrise and sunset times in London.

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