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It’s Lonely at the top

It’s Lonely at the top

I am of the opinion (and it is an entirely personal one) that, as a sentient species, mankind is totally and utterly alone in the universe. I have held this “belief” for many many years and it is something that I have given serious thought to. For me this is in keeping with the message of the Qur’an, maybe not explicitly but implicitly. Let me explain . . . the Qur’an (amongst other messages) tells mankind that we are the…

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I LOVE BBC RADIO 4

I LOVE BBC RADIO 4

Radio 4, there is no other radio station or media outlet like it. Where else can you find such diversity in programming ranging from dramas and plays, comedy and current affairs, book readings, historical discussions, religion, science, even obscure subjects like “owl droppings” or cultivation of olives are covered! It is so rich in its programming that one is spoilt for choice. Just this week there was rather a good discussion on the show “In Our Time” with Melvyn Bragg…

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Terrorist Attacks in London

Terrorist Attacks in London

As someone born and raised in the UK, I am very much British. I am also a Muslim and I am proud of that fact, and doubly-proud that I am a British Muslim.Let me then go on to say how angry, sad, appalled, disgusted and outraged I am at the perpetrators of these attacks. These sentiments are shared by our entire community of right-minded people. If, indeed, the perpetrators describe themselves as Muslims, then I would like to say that…

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