Tag Archives: Mosque

My local Masjid in London was a pub once upon a time

The Imam mentioned today in his Jumuah Khutbah (sermon) that he met a brother last week who said: “I used to come to this building over 20 years ago when it was a pub to drink alcohol and drown away my sorrows. Today I come to the same building to make prayers and prostrate to my Lord”.

‘And Allah guides whom He wills’ [24:46]

~ Shabbir Hassan

RAT ALERT – RIZWAN SYED – WARNING FROM 5PILLARS AND ASIM QURESHI

Rizwan Syed spyThis is Rizwan Syed, he is an undercover reporter for the Daily Mail, who attends mosques and Muslim events under a false name with undercover cameras and audio recorders.

If you happen to meet him at any mosque or event, and he asks you questions about political affairs or “controversial” theological topics, please inform the mosque committee or event organisers immediately.

SHARE WIDELY – 5PILLARS EDITORIAL TEAM

“This rat goes into mosques and pretends to befriend people so he can write disgustingly vile stories about the community. From what I have learned, he tries to pressurise children into make remarks by misconstruing what they say.

If you see this man in you mosque, make sure you politely eject him, explaining that there is no place for snakes.

Just to be clear, he is worse than just being a Daily Mail, stooge. His initial ‘investigation’ was for dispatches who dumped the whole project. So it seems he took his material to the Daily Mail as he found an outlet that would mirror his vile lies.”

Asim Qureshi – Director for CAGE

 

FOR THE MOSQUE COMMITTEES IN THE UK…

“Bored of mosque committees and British Indian/Pakistani Muslims throwing tantrums when other Muslims suggest mosque Imam’s and lecturers need to learn English in order to effectively communicate with our youth and Muslims whose mother tongue isn’t Urdu. “Too hard to learn English and they don’t have time, we need to preserve our mother tongue”. Well I’m sorry but your reasoning is rubbish for 2 reasons:

1) Urdu isn’t an Islamic language – we’ve no need to learn it.

2) If your guys were able to learn how to cheat the welfare system by claiming incapacity while working cash in hand then they can sure as hell learn English.

So quit excluding people from your religion because of your desire to preserve your culture and either get on with learning English or go back to India/Pakistan where you’ll be right at home.”

– Naeem Masters

PURPOSE OF GINGERBEARDMAN SITE

peak district 3“WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG?”

This blog is the random ramblings of a not so angry ginger bearded man, the online diary of a muslamic who most definitely loves Allaah and the way of life which is Islam far more than the country I happen to have been born into.

At the same time however I am British by birth and culture, and feel in this great melting pot that is Great Britain I have as much right to promote, agitate and call for an Islamic vision for these beautiful blessed Isles as anyone else does to promote their own way of life.

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I am not apologetic to voice our intentions to take the call towards Islam to ever corner of Britain, to make the village Masjid (Mosque in arabic) the centre of every community, to make the call to prayer echo out over every town and city centre across the land.

So as well as personal musings, I’ll also be posting info, news and commentary about what is happening around us day to day, and maybe even a few of my brave and probably futile attempts to become a writer.

I’ll also be posting information about Islam, especially if it relates to Dawah (the call to Islam) and new Muslims.

I hope you enjoy the site, if not tough. I am writing out of a desire to please my Creator, not the creation but I’ll hope you’ll stick around and read either way and at least you may find it interesting, occasionally humorous, and at times an education.