An Eid message to my brothers and sisters…

Salaam. Firstly to my brothers and sisters fighting over whether Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the Caliph or not: you are engaged in a futile waste of time. Time will tell whether the nascent proto-polity IS have established manages to last and develop the defining features required for informed political analysts to characterise it as a…

A reply to a comment…

A reply to a comment left by Sarah Brown (of Hurry Up Harry fame) on a previous article. The original piece, along with her comment, is below entitled “Ramadan musings on the hadd punishments.” ———————————————————————————————————————————– Thanks for your comment, Sarah. Apologies for the delay in replying but this Ramadan is proving particularly taxing on both…

Mother, don’t cry for me!

Mother, don’t cry for me for our seperation will be brief Under Tooba’s shade we shall meet again; in a land without sorrow or grief. O mother, rejoice! For the mansion we were building is almost complete Covered now in a foreign dust soon Baariq’s pure water will cleanse my feet. As a lion you…

Ramadan musing on the hadd punishments.

“In an ideal Islamic state, if all the Shariah conditions are met, would you approve of stoning a woman [or man as the punishment applies to both] to death for adultery?” Judging by recent BBC productions it would appear as if this seemingly straight forward question has been adopted by certain elements as their preferred…