Sunday afternoon musings on the rule of law…

Picture the scenario… David Cameron has just been advised that he has lost the election to Ed Milliband and that he will have to vacate 10 Downing Street by noon. However, instead of telling Samantha to get packing he summons the Chief of the General Staff, Nick Carter and orders him to secure Downing Street,…

Hannukah

“This is like the [situation] of the Isra’iliyyaat [stories related by the Jews]. It is permissible to be narrated as long as we know that it is not a lie, for encouraging or discouraging in what we know that Allah has ordered in our law [shar‘] or forbade in our law [shar‘].” [Ibn Taymiyyah] The festival of light…

Tony Blair’s speech on the war against Islam(ism).

  A short comment on Blair’s speech last week at Bloomberg’s London office. The full text of the speech can be viewed here: http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/04/full-text-tony-blairs-speech-on-why-the-middle-east-matters/ He was absolutely correct to assert that the defining conflict of this century will be between the West (specifically the Western governments) and the protagonists of “political Islam”. The advocates of…

How to keep your children safe from Boris: a muslim parent’s guide.

[The following wasn’t written by me but was sent to me by a good friend.] Two men raised as Christians have been recently convicted of murdering a soldier in London and as a result London’s mayor Boris Johnson has concluded that Muslim children who are radicalised by their parents should be taken into care. This…

A few observations…

I’m going to keep this brief as most of what was required to be said I have already done so in my previous article. Here are a few points to conclude my commentary on this episode: (i) “We must stand up for free speech” Whilst I don’t subscribe to Western notions of free speech and…

The funeral of a martyr…my reflections on the death of Dr Abbas Khan.

Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return.” [TMQ 2:156] Funerals are by their very nature poignant affairs; an occasion to pause and reflect on the ephemeral nature of life and to contemplate what lies beyond (assuming you believe in an afterlife). Accordingly as…