"Taqwa on the Tube"

Taqwa on the Tube Part 4 Darud on the Prophet

TAQWA on TUBE Part 4: Darud (‘Salutations on the Prophet’) The tube can be crowded, uncomfortable and as every Londoner knows too well – very expensive! But this 253 mile passageway snaking under the capital with its innumerable contrarians, offers a believer moments of respite in which to augment their taqwa. When possible – especially … Continue reading

"Taqwa on the Tube"

Taqwa on the Tube Part 3 Courtesy

“TAQWA on the TUBE” Part 3: al-mudarat (‘Courtesy’) Journeying on the London Underground exposes a person to a myriad of different peoples whether in their cultural heritage, faith or ethnic origins. The interchange of commuters and heavy flux of descending tourists on the capital is one major reason for such an experience. The believer will … Continue reading

"Taqwa on the Tube"

Taqwa on the Tube Part 2 Dhikr

“TAQWA on the TUBE” Part 2: Dhikr (‘The Remembrance of Allah’) One action that is indispensable when on the tube is the remembrance of Allah (dhikr).[1] Without it, a person fails his journey in a manner of speaking. Allah mentions in the Qur’an: {Remember Allah much in order to be successful}.[2] This means: “…make a … Continue reading

"Taqwa on the Tube"

Taqwa on the Tube Part 1 Patience

“TAQWA on the TUBE” Part 1: Sabr (Patience) One attribute required for internalisation when on the tube is “patience” (sabr). Patience is to hold firm and be strong in the face of hardship and difficulties and to remain in obedience to the Islamic injunctions (ahkam shar`iyya) – whatever kind or intensity the difficulty may be.[1] … Continue reading