New Beginnings:

February 7, 2010 Comments off

Assalamu Alaikum,

After much encouragement from some good hearted people we have decided to close this blog and open

It was a very good experience and with your help the blogs stats reached to hundreds of thousands hits since it started back in 2007.

The new site gives us more flexibility and room to do/add more things. All the old content from the maqasid blog has been transported to the new site, walhamdulillah, so no need to start afresh.

The maqasid blog will be left as it is but this will probably be the last post on it. We hope you all will visit the new site and encourage others.


Categories: General

Our Sense of Morality: Banker’s Nude Photo Viewing Issue

February 4, 2010 2 comments

[By Asif Sibgat]

Many would know the recent hot topic that is being discussed all over the world. A banker at work was caught red handed viewing nude photos of a model knowing not he was being filmed from the rear in a live interview session. This has been a big news since.  The man’s employer is reported not to be very happy with the incident and on the verge of taking a serious decision about it.

The incident in itself is not much of interest for me. But based on what I have heard of people’s reaction and my own understanding of morality deduced from Islam I would like to make some comment. Read more…

Categories: General

Notes on Allah Al Hakim: Allah the Legislator – Goodge St Mosque Halaqa

February 4, 2010 2 comments

Goodge St Mosque Halaqa: 30/01/2010


  • Allah in the Qur’an
  • References of the Sovereignty of God in the Qur’an
  • Types of Tawhid Read more…
Categories: Events

Prohibition of dealing with land unjustly

February 4, 2010 Comments off

Hadith 29

مَنْ ظَلَمَ قِيدَ شِبْرٍ مِنَ الأَرْضِ طُوِّقَهُ مِنْ سَبْعِ أَرَضِينَ

If anyone oppresses someone else even to the extent of a piece of land measuring a hand’s width, his neck will be encircled with it from the seven earths

(Bukhari/ Muslim) Read more…

Categories: Hadith

Fiqh question on massage

February 3, 2010 1 comment

Q. At my workplace my colleagues are going on an away day and as part of it there is an optional neck/shoulder massage available. I am not interested in it but one of my Muslim colleagues (male) is. So I wanted to find out if a fully clothed neck & shoulder massage performed by a masseur of the same gender (male) is allowed. Read more…

Categories: Q&A

Member of the Swiss Political Party that Pushed for Minaret Ban Converts to Islam

February 2, 2010 Comments off

[From Here]

Jason Hamza Van Boom

The news about Switzerland’s ban on the construction of minarets has made the headlines, providing shocking evidence of the strength of increasing intolerance in Europe. I shall be writing more about the minaret ban and its implications later, God willing, but right now I wanted to share an interesting side note.

Daniel Streich was a member of the Swiss People’s party (SVP), the political party that pushed the minaret ban initiative. Streich is a military instructor in the Swiss Army and a local politician in the commune of Bulle. Formerly a devout Christian, he converted to Islam–and kept it a secret for two years. Read more…

Categories: General

Jihad and Terrorism: Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on BBC

February 1, 2010 Comments off
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