Ecology and Community

S 35. 1  Praise be to Allah, the Bringer into Being of the heavens and earth, He who made the angels messengers, with wings – two, three or four.   S 2. 22  It is He who made the earth a couch for you, and the sky a dome. He sends …

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Islam: The Middle Way

We find in Allah’s book at the beginning of ayat 43 of Surat al-Baqara a phrase which means: “In this way we have made you a middlemost community…” an “ummatan wasata”. The great commentator of the Qur’an, al-Qurtubi, along with many others, says that the word wasata, “middlemost”, means just …

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FROM LONDON TO GRANADA With endings come new beginnings. November 20th, 1975 was the day when General Francisco Franco died and a political regime in Spain that had lasted more than 40 years came to an end. That night, three young Spaniards were strolling through the Portobello Road neighbourhood of …

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