Ramadhaan Preparation – Spirituality through a Practical Lens

Right about now, the Web will be flooded with many articles extolling the virtues of preparing in advance for the blessed month of Ramadhaan. No doubt, it is beneficial to impart – and internalise – advice that is both practically sound and spiritually uplifting. But what I think is equally importance is the continuous sharing of such[…]

Al-Andalus: A Jewel of Magnificence

We sometimes confine ourselves to a narrow definition of architectural magnificence that is framed within the context of modern examples of architecture and technology. This is not entirely wrong, but it is severely limited in its scope to truly capture the beauty of an architectural endeavour born out of painstaking efforts to carefully balance knowledge,[…]

A Lesson from the Isra wal Mi’raj – Ascending to Greater Spiritual Heights

I recently attended a gathering at the Islamic Society of Algester to commemorate the Isra wal Mi’raj, or Night Journey and Ascension of The Cream of Creation, Prophet Muhammad, in whom abundant peace and salutations of Allah abide. I’ve provided an infographic that summarises the main aspects of this miraculous journey: Our respected Imam Abdul[…]

Watch “Look Up”, and then Look Up. Literally.

Take a few minutes to watch and listen to the above video. There are numerous lessons here, one of them being the apparent decline of society’s interest in real (physical) social interaction and environmental engagement. My understanding is that humans are social creatures and a significant portion of our lives is shaped by the relationships[…]