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Ramadan is more than just fasting

Year after year millions of Muslims around the World fast, as prescribed to us by our faith. In this speech we look at how many modern Muslims in the UK seem to only stand by the fasting aspect of this blessed month and ignore the fact that we should be making behavioural changes. If you are a smoker who gives up for Ramadan, and promptly [...]

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Just War Part 5

Was World War One a just war? We have been looking at this question from the Islamic perspective. Cause, conduct and conclusion, the three C’s. In this final speech on World War One we come to the conclusion that based on the three C’s it is impossible to declare that World War One was a just war.

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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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Just War Part 3

Is all conflict wrong? In this khutba we look at the circumstances under which conflict can be justified. Islam does not believe in pacifism but it also recognises that to protect humankind there have to be restrictions on when and how the conflict should take place.

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Just War – Part 2

In this second part we look at why Allah created tribes and clans. Was the reason to allow people to use their resources to dominate others? Or was there some other reason. And what part nationalism has played in destructive wars during the last century.

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