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Cambridge Mosque Appeal

as-salamu ‘alaykum dear friends, family and supporters,

You may or may not be aware of the Cambridge Mosque is Moving project headed up by our dear Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad. They urgently require donations to help with the build cost of the mosque and have initiated a “Brick by Brick” appeal where you can donate the cost of the bricks. It is estimated that the mosque will require 350,000 bricks to build. Each brick costs only £1.40 making it easy for every one of us to help not only make this mosque a reality but to actually be a part of the building itself. In supporting the appeal this year, the bricks you donate will long stand as a sadaqa jariyya, a continuing charity on your behalf and a testament to the community that built the first purpose built mosque in Cambridge…brick by brick.

In order to reach this goal, so many of us across the country and the world for that matter are banding together to raise funds for this necessary and important cause.  All of us, in our near and far corners of the world can contribute bricks towards the first purpose built mosque in Cambridge.

I urge everyone who reads this to pledge 10 bricks (£14) but any amount of donation is gratefully received.

You can donate here:


Mas’ud Ahmed Khan

Contentions 16 is out

Contentions 16

10.       The least likely of your sincere falsehoods is your words: ‘I am a Sufi!’

11.       The Teacher brings you near to the Divine rigour and gentleness.

12.       Do not say ‘The qualities of mercy preponderate’, without adding, ‘but they do not eliminate.’

13.       Let not your final thought be: ‘I could have been the dust beneath the feet of the saints, but I refused.’

14.       Pray that you be granted knowledge in joy rather than in pain.

15.       Finding the Teacher will not makes things easier, but it will make them clearer.

Book: The Mantle Adorned

The Mantle Adorned is a completely new translation of the Burda (‘Mantle Poem’) of Imam Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri (d.1297). Abdal Hakim Murad has consulted the classical commentaries to produce this clear and careful English version.

Abdal Hakim Murad has added to each verse a further verse of poetry by another poet, which expresses a similar sentiment of love for the Blessed Prophet. The book therefore serves as the best collection currently available in English of poems in praise of the Seal of the Messengers, may Allah bless him and give him peace. Poets represented include Rumi, Attar, Ibn Hazm, Nanotvi, Yahya Parkinson, Rilke, and many more.

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