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Desires

Surah Al-Ikhlas is the 112th Chapter of the Holy Quran. It is the second most important chapter of the Holy Quran after Surah Fatiha – the very first Surah. The Holy Prophet (s) is reported to have said that Surah Al-Iklhas by itself is equal to one third of the Holy Quran. In this Khutba we look at human desires in the light of Surah [...]

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Welcome to 4.0

We’ve made changes As you have all noticed by now we have changed the design of our site. When we started way back in 2006 the singular aim of the site was to be a place from where we could broadcast our Friday prayers live each week which back then was a complex and expensive thing to do. Since then the site has grown and we started [...]

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Just War Part 4

Was World War One a just war? For a war to be classed as a just war it has to meet certain criteria – the three Cs – cause, conduct and conclusion and this khutba shows that WWI did not satisfy the criteria under any head. Although the ordinary people made great sacrifices and they should be remembered, the War itself cannot be [...]

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Bridging the Gulf

Razia Iqbal in the above embedded Radio 4 documentary joins the women architecture students who are planning to make a difference to the urban environment of the Gulf region. From a western perspective, we often get the impression that the Middle East doesn’t offer women much in the way of equal opportunities. But in the United Arab [...]

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