Issue 6

In This Issue:

By Sajid Iqbal My Ummah, those who follow me, the future of their faith makes me worry till I cry. My brothers and sisters in Islam, will they be strong and carry on after I die? These are the moving lyrics from a nasheed (Islamic song) by Dawud Wharnsby Ali expressing how the Prophet (peace be upon him) was worried about the likes of ME and YOU - his Ummah. The Ummah is the Muslim world, about 1.6 million of us in the UK from all colours, races, nations, tribe, backgrounds, languages and cultures.
By Alveena Salim Have things ever got so hectic that you seriously thought about running away from home? Has your family or so called mates peed you off so much that you considered packing your bags and leaving just to show ‘em? Have you ever been subjected to extreme physical/emotional abuse and thought that running away is the only answer to your problems? Or maybe you know or have heard of someone who was forced to take such a drastic action.
By Irfan Khan and Sajid Iqbal Ali: Easy Yo Jamal: Easy to you as well! Ali: Na na Bro u got it all wrong its easy 'Yo' not You Jamal: I prefer Asalamalaikum Ali: Yeah… just too many words for me. Bro you been seeing what go on in Labnaan? Them getting proper messed up man. Jamal: Yes brother it's terrible what is happening in LEBANON, just make dua for all those innocent people affected.
First of all: What is an Imam and who should be an Imam? An Imām is someone who leads the 5 daily prayers (Salaah) at the mosque. Ideally he should be a fully-qualified Islamic scholar and a role model for his congregation. He should have a fixed contract with clear aims and objective which can be reviewed regularly. He should be on a good salary in order to be dedicated to his job as community leader. The Imam is accountable to the public.
By Irfan Jalil When was Israel created? Why? Israel was created in 1948. It gave Jews their own state and homeland for the first time since Biblical times. When was Palestine created? The land on which Israel was created was originally Palestine and a part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. After World War One Palestine was handed over to Britain. Fighting between Jewish immigrants and the native Arabs erupted during the years of British control. The UN divided Palestine into a Jewish state called Israel and an Arab state called Palestine.
You mean you can't eat ANYTHING? Not even drink water? Isn't that like bad for you? Yep, when Muslims fast for the 30 days in the month of Ramadan from dawn till dusk they can't eat or drink anything throughout Ramadan. Fasting is not bad for your health, even Celebs occasionally fast (they call it (detox), abstaining from food and drink cleans out your insides, gives your digestive system a rest and causes harmful chemicals to be flushed out of your system.(1) 30 whole days?! You'd die! Ermm¦ No you wouldn't. Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk. The fast begins just before dawn when Muslims eat a light meal (suhoor) and confirm their intention to fast for the day; the fast ends at sunset.
By Irfan Khan and Mohammad Ayoub Yvonne Ridley is probably the most popular revert to Islam, since her conversion back in 2001 after she was captured by the Taliban. Since embracing Islam she hosts a talk show on Islam Channel and is very outspoken with her views on current issues and how Muslims should behave. The Revival has met up with sister Yvonne to ask her a few questions. Revival: Asalamalaykum (Peace be upon You) Sister Yvonne Ridley: Wa allaykum Salam (Peace be upon you too)
By Irfan Jalil This issue of the Revival has had the displeasure of having to sift through numerous candidates for the un-coveted prize of Turkey of the Month. First off was the farcical raid by Sir Ian ‘Turkey’ Blair’s Metropolitan police on the home of two Muslim bothers and their family. 250 anti-terrorist officers in full protective gear and guns to boot forced themselves into a single terraced house looking for a chemical suicide-vest-type bomb.
This issue we take a break from our usual Q & A with Shaykh Salim Ghisa and instead we bring to you 'The Revival Agony Aunt' section with sister Ruqayyah Waris Maqsood. Asalamu Alaykum sister. I just got married, and me and my husband are not in good times but the problem is his mother is a controlling person and I am just falling away from him. As things were this bad... someone from my past comes in and I end up loving them.
Dear sister I’m at a very difficult point in my life & require your guidance. I have been married 5 years to a wonderful man (from Pakistan). I am having an affair ... I want to get out of this horrible cycle and be a good wife. Can you please guide me, I want to be a good Muslim, read namaz (prayers) but I cant stand in front of Allah when I’m such a bad person.
In my year there are 6 Asians, and nearly every single day, we get a racist comment. We get ganged up on by other years, when there are only 5 of us girls together. We tell the teachers, write statements and do everything we can, but after a week or two, everything is the same again, and it sometimes feels like the teachers don’t believe us and ignore us. Before the half term, some yr.9’s videoed us and one ran past and pulled one of our scarves. They only do it coz we’re Muslims and we wear scarves, and sometimes during lessons, the whole class goes against us.


Last night i found 4 copies of this issue randomly put amongst other things, in my draw. no i don''t know why i have 4 of the same thing :/ lol

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi