Non-English speaking mums have nothing to do with radicalisation!

The Daily Mail reports:

“The Prime Minister has privately argued that one of the main reasons why young Muslim males fall under the spell of fanatics is because their mothers have too much of a subordinate role within their communities to argue against the influence of the extremists.”

My mother, and the mothers of many others of my generation, did not speak very much English and yet we were not radicalised. An English speaking mother is not a sure-fire solution to radicalisation. Once again the government and whoever is advising them are coming up with pathetic hair-brained solutions to problems that don’t actually exist. Continue reading Non-English speaking mums have nothing to do with radicalisation!

BOOK: NASIM AL-WASL: The Zephyr of Being There

A new book containing some 300 qasidahs (spiritual odes/poetry) has been released. This is a must have for qasidah lovers everywhere

NASIM AL-WASL: The Zephyr of Being There

Qasida Manual & Audio Library

An exquisitely designed anthology of near 300 spiritual qasidas or odes, this work connects you to a vibrant tradition spanning over a thousand years. Penned by some of the greatest mystics of Islam, like Abu Madyan and Ahmad al-‘Alawi, the poems articulate the spiritual experiences of hearts that have been polished and enlightened by the remembrance of God. Continue reading BOOK: NASIM AL-WASL: The Zephyr of Being There

Book Review: Khasa’is al-Nabi wa Ummatihi translated as “The Unique Qualities of the Prophet and His Community”

To know him is to love him.

Those who have studied the Seerah and related material like The Shifa of Qadi Iyad or the Shama’il of Tirmidhi or even those who have only sung songs and heard sermons in praise of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace) cannot fail but to develop a deep and yearning love for the Prophet of Islam. It is a love quite unlike any other love. Indescribable and visceral. Our connection with Islam is only through his noble personality and character, and the more you read and come to know him, the more your love and yearing increases. Continue reading Book Review: Khasa’is al-Nabi wa Ummatihi translated as “The Unique Qualities of the Prophet and His Community”

Thoughts, opinions, musings and rants of Mas'ud Ahmed Khan