The Ummayad Caliphate

The Umayyad Caliphate was the second major Islamic government to be established after the death of our beloved Master the Holy Prophet Muhammad. The Empire was ruled by the Banu Umayya or the Umayyad Dynasty from 661 to 750 CE. The dynasty established the Empire under the rule of Hazrat Mu’awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan, who […]

Magna Carta: The Great Charter of Liberties

On the bank of the River Thames in the year of 1215, a document was signed that kindled the recognition of justice in a society rife with inequity, The Magna Carta Libertatum (The Great Charter of Liberties) was an advancement in the reformation of the relationship between the monarchy and its people, which was well […]

Islam and the Environment

From the barren lands of Arabia rose a voice that called upon righteousness and the worship of one God. The single voice of the most perfect man to have graced the surface of this earth transformed the inhabitants of this spiritually desolate land from bloodthirsty animals into Godly humans and raised them to the lofty […]

Division in the Muslim World

“Internally weak, relatively backward, frustrated, conflict-ridden, suffering from internal tensions, and often controlled & abused by the foreign powers, the Muslim world is in state of crisis” Abdul Hamid Abu Sulayman, 2nd Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia If you were to observe the Muslim world today, you would find little else other than […]

Coronavirus – A Punishment from God?

For centuries, humankind has faced challenges from nature in the form of pandemics, earthquakes, tsunamis and other uncontrollable natural events. These natural disasters are the result of many men made products. Take global warming for example, which has contributed to more frequent and deadlier earthquakes, bush fires, storms, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. However, sometimes […]

Women in Islam

“Gunmen have wounded a 14-year-old rights activist who has campaigned for girls’ education in the Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan. Malala Yousafzai was attacked on her way home from school in Mingora, the region’s main town”. BBC News (October 2012) A few years ago in 2012, the Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head for […]

Selected Incidents of Preaching

I, a humble servant of God, wish to take this opportunity to narrate some incidents of preaching during my stay in the United Kingdom. My aim and objective, in narrating these incidents, is to inspire my fellow colleagues and friends of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. During my stay in the United Kingdom, by the immense […]

Dear ‘Absolute’ Freedom Enthusiast…

With the ‘world’ flaring up into a fiery whirlwind of discussion and debate over the complete freedom of expressing oneself openly; with over forty heads of states holding hands in the Paris ‘peace’ march after the Charlie Hebdo attacks; with scores of democratic freedom supporters tweeting and holding up banners of ‘Je Suis Charlie’; with […]

The Ageing Population

Hanafi Mosque

Humans worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in human history, most people can expect to live up to their sixties and even beyond.