Issue 16

Issue 16, printed and released in August 2010

In This Issue:

If there is one problem that unites the Muslim world in its sympathy it is the Palestinian issue. Forget the republics trying to break away from Russia and the Uighurs of China. They can be ignored just like the Kurds in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria and the Palestinians who reside still as refugees in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Forget the many African conflicts such as Darfur, southern Sudan or Somalia. The one problem that will unite Muslims all across the world is the one of Israel and the Palestinians.
Assalamu Alaykum, I voluntarily run a girls youth club Northwest London and was wondering whether you could send me hard copies of your magazine on a regular basis - would it be possible to be sent all past issues too? I think the magazine is brilliant and really hits the nail on the head with key issues. Also, how do I get my youth involved with your magazine? I look forward to hearing from you.Ma’Salaama Mrs Kosser Sheikh, London Salaam
Defending the Deen
How should Muslims respond when Islam or the Prophet is insulted? After the infamous Danish cartoons to the Teddy named Mohammed incident and now to the recent ‘Draw Muhammed Day’ on Facebook, Muslims seem to only react with anger and rage. But how should Muslims react? Should such insults be ignored or challenged and if so, how? How did the Prophet (pbuh) and companions react to insult and verbal attacks? And what lessons can we learn from our great Islamic history when the name or image of Islam was attacked? In order to get answers to the above questions, The Revival, met up with three leading Muslim Personalities.
We love a good argument. We can debate the correct length of a beard with the best of them. We can rip into each other over whether Muslims are allowed to vote. We will accuse fellow Muslims of committing shirk and bid'ah and being kafir. We can tear ourselves apart over whether it's OK to celebrate Milad. Argument is keeping us in a perpetual fight with each other. But nothing unites Muslims like a good conspiracy theory. The crazier the better. At the first mention of Freemasons we'll put aside differences in aqidah. We'll forget about haazir or naazir at the first hint of a subliminal message. As long as something is thrown in about how this was all foretold in the Quran and Hadith, we'll hear you out.
Now what makes the likes of Einstein, Aristotle, Socrates and Plato special? Why does history remember Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Gandhi? What was so great about Muhammad Ali, Pele, Maradona and Imran Khan? It was down to one thing. TALENT. It's talent that makes you a great thinker and philosopher. It's talent that makes you a revolutionary leader and great orator. It's talent that makes you the greatest footballer or boxer that every youngster looks up to.
The EDL is no ordinary threat - it malice that far out ways even the BNP. This is echoed by the high profile and explosive tactic of marching into Muslim neighbourhoods. Their purpose is simple. To galvanise a vanguard against the Muslims amongst the average British working class population, and polarise the wider community against us. By creating the conditions for constant clashes, the pot never stops boiling, the ensuing Media headlines do exactly what they were intended to do – divide.
Shaykh Ibrahim was born and raised in Liverpool, England.
In this first series of 'Back to Basics' we will cover the second pillar of Islam - Salah. Many of us read it without knowing the importance, the benefits and even the rulings of salah. So sit back and relax and increase your knowledge and understanding of salah. Why pray? The answer shouldn't be 'because my dad said so!' After believing in the shahada (declaration of faith), the most important worship and also a pillar of Islam is salah. The Prophet (pbuh) said, "The link between a Muslim and disbelief, kufr, is his or her neglect of prayer." [Muslim].
I pray but my mind wanders off to things like football, TV, work etc. So is there any point of praying then? Prayer is judged based on action as this is what a person can control. Of course a person's mind should be focused on what they are doing especially when it is worship. However, Allah is the most Merciful and is fully aware that Shaitaan will try and discourage you from praying and therefore he will use all types of distraction. Therefore a person should stick to their actions as this means you are worshipping Allah even though your desires are telling you otherwise, and InshaAllah you will be rewarded for your patience. Slowly, these distractions will start to go away and one will obtain satisfaction, so one must not give up.
So the hordes of hell broke through into Earth for a moment and took over all levels of government. In one day everything went to hell. And now they're after a girl? And not just any girl. The girl. Jabber had always said there was no such thing as coincidences or luck. I guess this is what he meant. I leapt from rooftop to rooftop, carrying the unconscious Noor wrapped in my long coat. Of course as soon as I’d seen her it had started to rain. Some things never change. It had been almost 3 years since I’d last seen her. I guess I should be thankful to the mask I’m wearing. It would be better for all if she didn’t know who I was… not after our last conversation. “If that’s what you want” she had said. I remember the look on her face. The pain in her eyes.
My name's Tim and I am a non Muslim who fasted for a day last Ramadan. I'm not a religious person, but something I do believe in is cultural integration, and that the best way to understand some one is to walk in their shoes once in a while. I've been around people who were fasting at work and heard them describe getting up at 4am and eating a huge breakfast, then at the end of the day waiting until the sun goes down before hurrying into the nearest eatery on Wilmslow road. It looked hard, and it was something that someone like me has never had any reason to do. More than anything it was simple curiosity that that set the idea in motion.
We all wanna have fun on Eid but rather than getting up to no good or causing havoc in your hired Lambo on Wilmslow Road or Green Street, why not celebrate Eid the Halal way? I don’t mean just visiting your relatives or sitting in the Masjid but enjoying yourself having fun… but keeping it Halal. Here’s some ideas for you to check out on Eid: Fancy Surfing? Learn to surf at the Ticket to Ride Surf Academy on Perranporth Beach, widely regarded as the best surf school in Cornwall. Surfing a wave is a totally unique experience far removed from anything and everything else. Surfing creates an unforgettable feeling of captivation, achievement and total exhilaration. From only £30! See: http://www.ttridesurfschool.co.uk The Deep Acquarium
In Palestine, a favourite dish made by the locals is Musakhkhan, a dish that is usually eaten using the hands and which literally means something of which is heated. The dish is seasoned with sumac, a spice made from the ground dried berries and is sold in Middle Eastern shops, it has a slightly sour and tangy taste. Musakhkhan is made by cooking chicken until tender and succulent with plenty of onions. You can use more spices, such as allspice or saffron, and garnish the top with fried pine nuts. Once the chicken is cooked, it is wrapped in shrak or marquq which is a type of thin Arabic bread. Serves 6 Ingredients 1 whole Halaal chicken (about 3 ½ pounds) Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Al-Motubug is a stuffed pastry with a delicious beef, onion and leek filling. It is a very popular and classic Saudi Arabian dish, yet the ingredients required to make Al-Motubug are easily available. If you are ever visiting Saudi Arabia you should definitely try it there as it’s absolutely delicious! Serves 10 Ingredients 6 cups flour 2 eggs beaten with ½ cup of corn oil 2 bundles of leeks (medium sized) 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 ½ lbs Minced beef 3 eggs (beaten) 3 onions (finely chopped) Flour for rolling Salt to taste Oil for frying Method

Comments

This cover looks very professional and really good Smile

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

im really surprised how people REALLY like this cover

usually i dont get many comments on cover but so far most ppl i hav espoken to have commented positively on the cover...which is great

 

yeah its got this fresh look to it. Smile

is the pdf version of the mag gna be put up?

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

Salaam, is there any way i can subscribe to the magazine because they've stopped distributing it at the mosque I go to :doubt: W'salaam

Live in the World but don't let the World live inside you

I have to agree the cover looks brilliant Biggrin

btw: I can do a bit of graphic design so if you need anything I'm more than happy to help W'salaam link: http://musl1m.deviantart.com/

Live in the World but don't let the World live inside you

Can i get some copies to hand out please?

Jihad of the Nafs (The Struggle of the Soul)

Email or PM the editor - but I would suspect last issue is now gone. MuslimBro is from London and he may have some spare... but I doubt it.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

i emailed Ed and never got a reply/copy T.T

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

I do have one copy left. I don't mind giving it to anyone.

I did email - the first time i was given loads and handed them out in two afternoons and then i never heard anything - MuslimBro is from E.London? and the other side need the mag too!

Jihad of the Nafs (The Struggle of the Soul)

Yep, I'm from the east side. East is where it goes down blud. You west-siders don't need jack.

and the other side need the mag too!

The numbers say that there are approximately 2 million Muslims in the UK (maybe quite a bit less - 1.6 Million). We only publsh a few thousand. Its impossible to cover everyone. Unfortunately.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

West siders dont need jack? Ahem Ahem...... *extremely loud cough cough* ...take that back!

Otherwise.....

I think it should be distributed evenly across London...not only in the EAST side, which is sad to say the crappy area Blum 3 (depending on which East side we are talking about here)

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.

We have a few distributors in East London so that's why this side is covered. I don't know how many distributors (if any) there are in West London.

MB sticking for East SIde??? since when?!?

im on the east side too LOOL but there's no way im guetting involved into this east/west conflict.

but im not a REAL londoner, only being here for 4 years.

so someone wanna explain whats West side like? i always thought it was the "posh" area with all the theatres and JUST that...

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

You gotta get out more. You never been west-side?

Hmmm Well Lilly there is west side...and then there is west west side...I live in the west west side which is 10 mins from Heathrow airport lol.
The other west side is the posh side with the big rich houses, and lawyers and doctors, and parks and grand hotels...etc...
I'm not a real Londoner either (well actually, I guess I am now since I've been living here for like 15 years) but otherwise I'm a Leciestarian Biggrin

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.

Leciestarian - that word is so awkward lol

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

haha

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.

oh! thanks Bijou!!!! yeah..i've been close to heathrow..i remember! [the girl who didnt know Heathrow was on the west side of London...]

MB: most of my friends arent allowed out. And we're still settling into college. and i'm still young. Got plenty of time inshallah. and if i die..then..i guess i'll never know eh?

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

(Have you mixed up Dawud and Bijou?)

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

My thoughts exactly...must be the pic...Needs changing!

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.

indeed...let me edit...

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

Why can't you quote what people have said in this thread?