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Monos.AI Eid Bazaar- Book your tickets!

Monos.AI Eid Bazaar- Book your tickets!

Monos.Ai will be launching in Manchester, UK on Sunday 9th June 2024, where over 100 Islamic retailers will be present and many activities for the family. Kids go free! https://bit.ly/monoseidbazaar Get your tickets here, from as little as £1 for kids and £3 for adults: https://bit.ly/monoseidbazaar

Announcement: New Partner Monos.AI

Announcement: New Partner Monos.AI

We are proud to announce our partnership with Monos.AI, an Islamic based tech start-up using AI to support Muslims with faith based questions, source Islamic products and act as a virtual Muslim companion, from managing Zakat to mindfulness exercise. MONOS is a gateway to a harmonious fusion of Islamic teachings and cutting-edge technology. They are a team of dedicated individuals who share a common goal: to bridge the gap between technology and faith, empowering individuals to embark on a journey…

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The Current Conflict in Israel and Palestine

The Current Conflict in Israel and Palestine

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one of the world’s longest-running conflicts, has recently escalated. This conflict, deeply rooted in history, has its origins in a greed, power and nationalism. The recent surge in violence has led to a significant loss of life and a worsening humanitarian crisis. The Occupation of Palestine In 1948, foreign settlers supported by the UK and USA, decided to settle in Palestine, displacing Palestinians and causing mass slaughter and migration. This was known as the Nakba, the Catastrophe. The…

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Home School and Home Education Resources

Home School and Home Education Resources

Are you a keen home educator, with lots of knowledge and resources of Home Schooling? And you want to share with fellow home educators? Why not join our team to produce high quality home educating resources? Contact us on admin@thehalallife.co.uk You may now understand Home Schooling and Education better and have decided on the approache to Home Schooling and Education you want to take. We have compiled a list of resources and links to make your home educating journey even…

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Approaches to Home Schooling and Education

Approaches to Home Schooling and Education

Are you a keen home educator, with lots of knowledge and resources of Home Schooling? And you want to share with fellow home educators? Why not join our team to produce high quality home educating resources? Contact us on admin@thehalallife.co.uk The method of home education you choose is entirely up to you. You can opt to follow the national curriculum, i.e. traditional learning, or you can employ one of the many methods and styles that have gained popularity over time. Here are some questions…

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The Beginner’s guide to Home Schooling and Education

The Beginner’s guide to Home Schooling and Education

Are you a keen home educator, with lots of knowledge and resources of Home Schooling? And you want to share with fellow home educators? Why not join our team to produce high quality home educating resources? Contact us on admin@thehalallife.co.uk The purpose of school is to provide education and learning opportunities to all people from a young age so they can acquire knowledge, develop skills, and form positive character traits that will prepare them for future success in life. Individually…

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The Fiqh of Gambling, Betting and Competitions in Islam

The Fiqh of Gambling, Betting and Competitions in Islam

Gambling is a major sin in Islam, however it is not always apparent whether certain games and competitions constitute gambling. This article will examine the Islamic perspective on gambling.

If we take a closer look at the word used for gambling in these verses, ٱلْمَيْسِرُ, it literally means ‘games of chance.’ This is akin to the English word ‘gamble’. In the hadith, when the Prophet ﷺ speaks of gambling, the word al-Qimaar used. AbdAllāh ibn Umar says: “al-Maysir is the al-Qimar.” The same has been narrated from Mujahid, Sa’id ibn al-Musayyib, Hasan al-Basri, Muhammad ibn Sirin, Ata’ ibn Abi Rabah and others (Tafsir Ibn Jarir, 2/358).

Ibn Abbas defined gambling as “The risk of losing on both sides (or putting something at stake from both sides) (mukhatarah) is gambling.” He also says in the commentary of verse 219 of Surah al-Baqarah: “al-Maysir is al-Qimar. In the days of ignorance (jahiliyyah), an individual would stake/risk his wife and wealth whilst gambling with another person. Then whosoever defeated his opponent would take away his (the defeated person’s) wife and wealth.” (See: Tafsir Ibn Jarir, 2/358).

Investments, Trading and Gambling

Investments, Trading and Gambling

In the context of risks, trading and gambling are both regarded as speculative risks. In both trading and gambling, one can profit or lose. However, there are key differences which make gambling and trading inherently different. Some of the differences from a Shariah perspective are: 1) Gambling is considered to be the staking of wealth by two or more parties where the winner wins all and the loser loses all. In other words, gambling is winning at the expense of another’s loss. Whereas…

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Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC)

Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC)

HMC was established to help ensure that all Muslims could be confident that the meat and products they consume are ‘genuinely Halal’. The HMC organisation is an independent, not for profit, registered charity which monitors, inspects and certifies Halal products for the benefit of the Muslim community.

This article highlights one of the biggest halal certification bodies in the UK.

Halal Food Authority (HFA)

Halal Food Authority (HFA)

The Halal Food Authority (HFA) is an independent non-profit organisation involved in the supervision, inspection, audit, certification, and compliance of halal principles and practices in the UK food and beverages industry.

This article explores what principles the HFA follow.

Ibraheem Toy House

Ibraheem Toy House

Ibraheem Toy House is a family business which started on the kitchen table in 2014 with four products and two suppliers. Since then, Alhumdolillah, we have grown and currently have over 200 different products and 30 suppliers from around the world. Our fundamental View is that children learn best through play and activity, and if the right educational toys and books are provided from a young age then we can instil the correct Islamic ethos and values in our children, Insha’Allah. You…

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iToddle

iToddle

iToddle sell the Kaaba storage box. My Kaaba Salah mat storage box is a perfect product to store all your Salaah related items like prayer mats, hats, jubbahs, burkas, & books. Made from hard wearing high quality fibreboard which makes the product last longer. Can be fully flat packed once not in use for space saving. Additional uses: For educational purposes to teach children about the importance of Makkah, Hajj & Umrah. Check them out on iToddle.com