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Islamic spirituality – the forgotten revolution

July 16th, 2009 No comments


By Shaykh Abdul-Hakim Murad

The poverty of fanaticism

‘Blood is no argument’, as Shakespeare observed. Sadly, Muslim ranks are today swollen with those who disagree. The World Trade Centre, yesterday’s symbol of global finance, has today become a monument to the failure of global Islam to control those who believe that the West can be bullied into changing its wayward ways towards the East. There is no real excuse to hand. It is simply not enough to clamour, as many have done, about ‘chickens coming home to roost’, and to protest that Washington’s acquiescence in Israeli policies of ethnic cleansing is the inevitable generator of such hate. It is of course true – as Shabbir Akhtar has noted – that powerlessness can corrupt as insistently as does power. But to comprehend is not to sanction or even to empathize. To take innocent life to achieve a goal is the hallmark of the most extreme secular utilitarian ethic, and stands at the opposite pole of the absolute moral constraints required by religion.

There was a time, not long ago, when the ‘ultras’ were few, forming only a tiny wart on the face of the worldwide attempt to revivify Islam. Sadly, we can no longer enjoy the luxury of ignoring them. The extreme has broadened, and the middle ground, giving way, is everywhere dislocated and confused. And this enfeeblement of the middle ground, was what was enjoined by the Prophetic example, is in turn accelerated by the opprobrium which the extremists bring not simply upon themselves, but upon committed Muslims everywhere. For here, as elsewhere, the preferences of the media work firmly against us. David Koresh could broadcast his fringe Biblical message from Ranch Apocalypse without the image of Christianity, or even its Adventist wing, being in any way besmirched. But when a fringe Islamic group bombs Swedish tourists in Cairo, the muck is instantly spread over ‘militant Muslims’ everywhere.
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Abdal Hakim Murad – Is Islam Compatible with the West

July 12th, 2009 No comments


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Abdal Hakim Murad – Qasidah

January 10th, 2009 50 comments

Habib Abdullah Alhaddad qasidas sung by Shyakh Abdul Hakim Murad, Habib Umar Bin Hafidh and friends during the “A Common Word” gathering – Oct 2008

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A Common Word

January 8th, 2009 1 comment

On October 13th 2006, one month to the day after Pope Benedict XVI’s Regensburg address of September 13th 2006, 38 Islamic authorities and scholars from around the world, representing all denominations and schools of thought, joined together to deliver an answer to the Pope in the spirit of open intellectual exchange and mutual understanding. In their Open Letter to the Pope (see english.pdf), for the first time in recent history, Muslim scholars from every branch of Islam spoke with one voice about the true teachings of Islam.

On 12th Oct 2008, The Radical Middle Way sponsored an event with Cambridge University at the Church of Collage in Cambridge University to examine the developments and dialogs that have take place since then. This event was attended by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Shaykh Ali Gomaa, Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Dr Ingrid Mattson and Reis ul Ulema Dr Mustafa Ceric.

Please click on the link below to view and listen to the enlightening talks given at this event.


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Abdal Hakim Murad on Puritan Muslims

January 5th, 2009 No comments
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Isra wa’l Mira’aj by Sh Abdal-Hakim Murad 2005

July 25th, 2008 No comments

AUDIO ONLY! A lecture given by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad on the occasion of Isra wa’l Mira’aj, event was organised by Q-News at the Marwar Malaysian Restaurant on Edgware Road, London Sept 2005.

This was an audio recording of Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad’s last lecture before he left on a sabbatical to Istanbul in 2005. The talk was on the occasion of al-Isra’ wa’l Mir’aj, the Prophet’s (Allah bless him and grant him peace) Night Journey to his Lord. The event was hosted by Q-News and held at the Marwar Malaysian Restaurant on Edgware Road in London. The event was in September 2005.

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