Mawlid 1435 - We follow Muhammad
AICP UK would like to wish you and your family a blessed Mawlid! As Muslims all over the world celebrate the glorious occasion of the birth of our Master Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, 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.
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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.
"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)."
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.
"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.
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  and whoever commits a tiny particle’s weight of evil will see it ”.
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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.
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.
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.