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Islam in LondonIn the aftermath of the media-frenzy over the comments made by the Archbishop of Canterbury about the possible inclusion of certain aspect of the Shari’ah or the Islamic Law into English Law, it was observed by many commentators and academics that the media had, for the most of it, been totally ignorant of the concept, definition, remit and application of the Shari’ah.

There is much information on this topic from both reliable and non-reliable sources. 
See here for a good basic introduction of the Shari’ah and its essential sources that constitute it, aswell as a brief introduction as to the application of the Shari’ah and what it is designed to achieve.
 (If the link does not work, you can download the article directly here: The Shari’ah – an introductory glimpse into the divinely ordained path)
For other interesting articles, also see:
http://www.alislam.org/whats-new.html
http://www.alislam.org/library/articles/

 In an article on the TimesOnline Website, Ian Edge and Robin Griffiths-Jones ask the question as to whether Islamic Law and English Law can ever meet, and if so, would English Law be able to accommodate the ‘extravagancies’ of the former!!

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Thank God – at least someone is impersonating Muslims in Pakistan??!!

Pakistan clerics persecute ‘non Muslims’Isambard Wilkinson (London Daily Telegraph)The two million-strong Ahmadiyya community, based in Rabwah in the Punjab, risks charges of “impersonating Muslims” under the country’s controversial religious laws. 

Shameen Ahmad Khalid, a community leader, said: “We have people serving long jail sentences for blasphemy or for ‘posing as Muslims’.”

In an era where one would be hard-pressed to find Islam being practiced in its essence, it should be a cause for celebration that someone is attempting to practice and promote the essential teachings of Islam!! Read the rest of this entry »