Archives for January 2021
The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “I and the one who cares for an orphan will be in Paradise like these two,” and he gestured with his two fingers, meaning the forefinger and the middle finger”. Join me along with the CEO of The Muslim Foster Network (MFN) to learn more about this topic and the eforts of (MFN) which aims to support Muslim children in finding exceptional foster carers who can provide stability, support and love to a child. MFN as an organization are committed to support every Muslim child who has faced separation from their families and empower carers to give back to the community and support the growth and development of a foster child.
Subhanallah, too many beloved people to me are battling Covid-19 currently. 1 in 30 in London are said to now have it. Allahul Musta’aan. May Allah grant all the affected a complete cure sooner rather than later, and grant complete healing to the body after it. May Allah save those who have not yet been affected with it from contracting it, and may Allah shower His mercy on all those who passed away! Ameen.
A few thoughts I’d like to share to those who have contracted the virus:Continue Reading…
Sh Dr Haitham al-Haddad & Sh Dr Sajid Umar discuss in this special Unscripted episode an increasingly common pitfall of reducing discourse to the material, short-term causes and effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the latest lockdown. How can we nurture a holistic and comprehensive approach to protect ourselves and our community’s lives, economy, mental health and Imān? Tune in to be part of the convo.
Before the Tier 4 Lockdowns in the United Kingdom I received many questions regarding Jumuah Salah sensitivities given the Covid-19 rules and short winter times.
In terms of the timings of the Salah, I’ve shared my advise on this privately to Imams who have written in, and it is for them to decide on the scope of ‘fiqhi’ precedence they wish to apply regarding this matter with their communities.
In terms of the extent of one’s effort to attend the Jumuah prayer, then for those who do not fear cathing Covid-19, or fear being a means of harming those who are considered vulnerable within the same household, I share the following seven points below for your consideration.
N.B. As for those who fear catching Covid-19, or fear becoming a means of harm falling upon those considered vulnerable in their households, the obligation of Jumuah would be lifted, with the Thuhr prayer taking its place. This was discussed in a dedicated video by myself earlier in 2020 when the first wave of mass lockdowns were implemented. See here.
As for the seven points related to this guidance, then these are as follows:Continue Reading…