Ramadan 2014

Praise and thanks are due to Allah, the Lord of the World. May Allah raise the rank of the Prophet Muhammad, noblest of the Messengers.

AICP UK would like to wish you and your family a joyous Ramadan! At the start of this blessed month, we hope that you will fill your days with acts of obedience and we ask that Allah ta^ala protect your intentions, accept your good deeds and grant you and those you love a high rank in the Hereafter. ‘Amin.

Please remember our Association and its members in your du^a’ as we remember you in ours.

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Delusion

Delusion

Celebrity spats have always sold papers and things are no different in the internet age. Rather than the Eurozone crisis, it’s turmoil within the Kardashian Klan and Elton John’s latest bun-fight that draw attention to the pages of the Daily Gossip. But when it comes to public tiffs, it’s not only the tabloids that relish the scent of blood in the air.

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Fulfilling dreams

Fulfilling dreams

"Be fearful at night when you are hopeful (of Allah’s mercy),
and be hopeful (of Allah’s mercy) if you wake up fearful.
So often time has brought hardships,
and with them, mercies (from Allah)."
Ibn ^Asakir

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A Juz' a day

A Juz' a day

The odd weekend away without the kids is a rare treat when you become a parent. Especially when that involves attending a special event like a wedding. Just before dinner was served, a brother from our table was called up to the stage, I couldn’t make out his name but I recall the word 'hafidh' being mentioned. A beautiful recitation from the Holy Qur'an followed. At one point the brother paused to close the mus-haf he was following from, and continued reciting with what can only be described as an intense love and connection with the Honourable words. His eyes were focused on what he had committed to memory, his heart unfolding hours of study, dedication and guidance.

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Hunger

Hunger

"Sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them." A reasonable enough remark perhaps, but not particularly clever. Surprising then that this rather banal piece of prose from the 2008 novel The Hunger Games has been revealed by bookseller Amazon as the most commonly highlighted passage on the Kindle; some eighteen-thousand or so eager readers saw fit to draw attention to it on the bestselling e-reader.

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Sha^ban

Sha^ban

Allah the Exalted revealed in His noble Book a verse that means: “So whoever does a tiny particle’s weight of good will see it [7] and whoever commits a tiny particle’s weight of evil will see it [8]”.

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Al-Isra' and al-Mi^raj

Al-Isra' and al-Mi^raj

Praise be to Allah, the Owner of the universe. May Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad, the noblest of the Messengers. Allah, the Glorified and Exalted, is the One Who Created the skies and the earths and Who Exists without being confined...

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The status of a Prophet

The status of a Prophet

The Prophets were sent to mankind as a grace and a mercy from Allah, subhanahu wa ta^ala. The Prophets are the best of creation and in status they are higher in rank than any Angel or any human who is not a Prophet. The first...

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The Attributes of Allah

The Attributes of Allah

Praise be to Allah, the Owner of the universe. May Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad, the noblest of the Messengers. Truly none but Allahu ta^ala is worthy of worship. He, subhanahu, is the One who created this...

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An education

An education

Baby @ 6 months…the bitter taste of hand cream still lingers from this morning when I liberally squirted it on my toothbrush. My beloved kitchen has not seen more excitement than squash puree in weeks. I cannot remember the last time I finished a (now much needed) hot cup of...

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Life as a Muslim surgeon

Life as a Muslim surgeon

The question: how does a busy Muslim surgeon working in the NHS maintain perspective on life values and focus on developing a successful career, while being wary of the trappings of modern secular surroundings? Daily exposure to patients and their families being affected by terminal illness, death and bereavement weighs...

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The Muslim consumer

The Muslim consumer

Consumerism is in several ways a feature of many of our lives, that is the need and want to buy certain things which we deem to be either necessary for our daily survival or niceties to have. Whether we realise it or not, society- through ever increasingly clever marketing,...

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Minding one’s own business

Minding one’s own business

If you’re having problems getting things done in life, it may be because there are things on your radar screen that shouldn’t be there. Simply minding your own business can streamline your life.

It's a version of “de-cluttering” - getting rid of things that are clogging up the works. It's related...

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Wisdom in the woods

Wisdom in the woods

As the first warm waft of spring floats through the windows, there’s every reason to believe that the fleeting English summer may be on its way before long. It’s not in my character to be too reflective about the changing seasons, but it’s hard not to become a bit ruminative...

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About Us

About Us

The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects (AICP) is a non-profit international organisation founded in the 1930s. We are part of a global movement working towards a just and harmonious society.

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Our Shaykh

Our Shaykh

On Tuesday 2 Ramadan 1429 (September 2 2008), the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects sadly announced the death of Shaykh ^Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al-Harariyy, the great scholar in Tafsir, Hadith and Fiqh.

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Support Us

Support Us

At our Birmingham centre and in our classes around the country, AICP UK continues its efforts to make a positive contribution to the world we share. In our schools children learn the traditional Islamic sciences alongside important lessons in good citizenship.

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