Islamopedia: 2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 19,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

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Hamlets Family Free School

Hamlets Family Free School

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

A brother I know is involved with the set up of the above project which is looking to start up a free Islamic Ethos School in Tower Hamlets and has asked if we could lend a helping hand in supporting this cause.

There is no monetary commitment required at this stage, just a signature on the petition below.

I have copied and pasted the text he sent us below:

Help promote/muster support for our application to open an Islamic Ethos Free School in Tower Hamlets. Although cleche’, we are aiming to open a school which will offer the best of both worlds; the financial stability and quality assurance from the state aswell as the moral and theological grounding from the deen. Imagine a state funded school where all pupils pray Jumua, morning assembly and registration begins with Bismillah and verses from the Quran/Prophetic statements; gender segregation in PE and PSHE; RE which covers Islamic theology; History which encompasses the contribution of the Muslim empires. Early morning breakfast club where pupils can learn Hifz, additional afterschool classes where pupils have extended Islamic study. Discipline, good manners and speech, behaviour and conduct from staff which supports the Islamic view, Umrah trips and trips to the Muslim word. Arabic langauge will be available for all pupils from primary school till the end of post 16! This is my image of Hamlets Free School.

What’s needed?

1. Anyone and everyone to sign our onlione petition:
2. Parents with children to register online
This is a unique project which requires NO MONEY at all whatsoever and where the petition and online application will have an immediate impact on the success/failure of the school.

Please put your names down and support this wonderful initiative.

Was Salam


26 Muharram 1434 | Hadith of the Day | Charity on Behalf of the Deceased

A’isha, Ummul Mu’minin, Narrates:

A woman said: “Apostle of Allah, my mother suddenly died; if it had not happened, she would have given sadaqah (charity) and donated (something). Will it suffice if I give sadaqah on her behalf?” The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “Yes, give sadaqah on her behalf.”

[Abu Dawud]

Was Salam

Abu Zaynah


21 Muharram 1434 | Hadith of the Day | Allah’s Mercy prevails over His Wrath

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said:

“When Allah decreed the Creation He pledged Himself by writing in His book which is laid down with Him: ‘My mercy prevails over my wrath.’”

[Hadith Qudsi related by Muslim, al-Bukhari, an-Nasa’i and Ibn Majah]

Was Salam

Abu Zaynah