Miss Bushra Ahmad talks about her experiences in School in England during the time of Christmas and how as Muslims rather than rejecting the festivals we should look kindly on those who celebrate that time of year.
Because I have experienced this myself and I have tried it and Allah has imbued me with the fervour and dedication so even if I am told the there is no profit or reward in such sacrifice but instead pain even then I cannot stop from the service of Islam. This is why I consider it my duty to to advise my jamaat and to deliver to them this message that they should do the same.
One of our younger members explains what Hajj means and then discusses his feelings about his recent visit to the ‘Hajj Exhibition’ at the British Museum.
Reya El-Salahi from Oxford, who has a Muslim Arab father and a Jewish mother, was invited into a stranger’s home in Gaza where a mother told her how she wanted peace but her son wanted to grow up to be a fighter.
Reya travelled to Israel and the Palestinian territories to find out what daily life was like on both sides of the conflict and to see if there was anywhere she could fit in.
She found Gaza to be a “stark difference” to the other areas she visited and the most dangerous.