The failures of introspection

about a hundred years after the muslims of spain decided to become introspective, to purify their faith, there were no muslims left there.

A few centuries after the muslims in the middle east followed the same pattern, it leads to where we are now, through many bloody periods where people such as ibn wahaab took the purification to such degrees that they considered it not only halaal, but their duty to shed the blood of other muslims who had a different Aqeedah (they considered them mushrik).

So why is it that muslim scholars find this instropection by muslims to be such a beautiful thing?

I'm Sorry, So Sorry

I have now read a few times now from people the sentiment that we should not say sorry in vain. Only say it when it means something. Otherwise it cheapens the words.

I am sorry, but saying sorry IS cheap.

If Tony Blair had given a proper apology over the Iraq fiasco, would that make things ok?

If I maim someone or ruin their life by my actions, would saying sorry cut it?

I don't think so.

(title is words from a song called "They" by Jem. Avoid the UK/"space version".)

What's Our Aim In Life?

What is it that we want out of life? Where are we going? What are we doing? What should we be doing? What is the purpose of Allah (swa) sending us to this world? What exactly is our aim in life?

These are the most fundamental questions that we all need to ask ourselves. People answer these questions in different ways. Some people's aim in life is to collect money, property, to have perfect careers and perfect families, whilst other people desire name, fame and power.

Isn’t it time you did your bit…?

By Sajid Iqbal

There was a man born over 1400 years ago. A great man. A special man. A man who changed the world. A man who conquered the world. A man recognised as the most influential person in history.

A man who brought a message, a religion, a faith, a code of life and a system of life. A man who brought about the greatest revolution ever.

Today that religion and system of life has over 1.6 billion followers world-wide. This man is Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)- Messenger of God.