New Muslims

"There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is His (Allahs) Last and final Messenger (Prophet)"

This statement is the Islamic declaration of faith known as the Shahadah, it is a formula recited by an individual who wishes to accept the religion of Islam as their guiding faith and henceforth becomes a Muslim, someone who submits his will to Allah (God).

Islam is a monotheistic religion articulated by the Qur'an (the verbatim word of God), and, by the teachings and normative example called the Sunnah, composed narrations of Muhammad Peace and blessing be upon him the last and final prophet of God. The central and key message of the Quran is that God is one, free of need and incomparable (Quran: chapter 112). The purpose of existence is to love and serve God, however serving God is not exclusive to the Mosques or restricted to the prayer mat, worship is to have God consciousness in everything that we do. Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and is the universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed at many times and places before. Prophet Adam to Abraham to Prophet Moses and Jesus and finally Prophet Muhammed (Peace and blessing be upon them all) propagated One central message That there is only One God worthy of Worship, He has no images, no partners, He was not begotten neither does He need to beget. God, simply has to command, "Be, and it is"

There is a growing sentiment that spirituality is on the rise but religion is a dying creed. Britain is gradually becoming a more secularised society; individuals who follow the fundamentals of their religion can be seen to be deviant from the wider more religiously relaxed society which only participates in 'religious' activity at times of bereavement, celebration, and holidays. Religion has been described as a patriarchal tradition which oppresses it followers (especially women), a tool which diminishes critical thinking, and a set of outdated rules which breach human rights (as we know it today). Furthermore, in the era of science and technology people have become accustomed to the notion of proof and empirical reliability, using this premise many question the existence of a creator God, which in large is contributing to the decline of religion. However in the midst of ferocious attacks and arguments against religion there has been a steady increase in the number of people accepting Islam as their guiding faith. Islam is described as the fastest growing religion world-wide, providing peace and purpose to the lives of millions of people.

Muslims converts view their religion to be compatible with the society that they live in, after all Islam survived the pagan traditions it was surrounded by in 6th Century Arabia, so Islam can also find a place in secular British society. Accusations of Islam being a patriarchal tradition are also diminished with the growing consensus amongst Muslim women that Islam supports feminist principles. Furthermore, research has highlighted that Islam is also compatible with modern science, although the Quran is recognised as a book of signs and not a book of science; it still has verses which discusses science, such as the science of embryology in great detail (Which can be found here).

Islam is a spiritually, intellectually and ritualistically profound religion with five compulsory elements known as the pillars of Islam. These elements are recognised to be a Muslims core foundations, some aspects are a major part of everyday life, other aspects are required to be fulfilled once a year and finally there is an obligation to be completed by a Muslim once in a lifetime. It is recommended that every opportunity is taken to comprehend these fundamental duties with the aid of scholarly support. Therefore the admin team will endeavour to update this site with the most appropriate gatherings, events and educational classes where the company of traditional scholars can be found.