A Night of Forgiveness

A Night of Forgiveness

Lailat al-Nifs min Sha’ban or Shabb-e-Barat has arrived.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ′Allah gazes at His creation on the fifteenth night of Sha’ban and then forgives all His slaves except for two types of people: those who attribute partners to Allah and those who have rancour for their fellow Muslims’. 

May Allah accept our deeds and forgive our sins. We have some announcements for you.

Author Evening and Book Signing with Aliyah Umm Raiyaan: The Power of Du’a

Join us for an intimate and exclusive author evening with Aliyah Umm Raiyaan to discuss her new book, The Power of Du’a, the perfect way to prepare for Ramadan. Our 2024 Prison Packs will include a copy of The Power of Du’a for Muslim prisoners – find out more here.

BOOK HERE (limited availability)
Purchase The Power of Du’a here

This event will be chaired by Kosser Abdul Aziz.

WHEN: Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 18:30 GMT
WHERE: IHRC Bookshop (202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA) or watch live on YouTube, Facebook, and IHRC.TV

In The Power of Du’a, Sunday Times bestselling author and revert, Aliyah Umm Raiyaan takes you on a journey that shows how faith and practising du’a (a personal supplication) can transform your life.

Featuring inspirational real-life stories from those who have experienced miraculous results from living with du’a, this book is a comforting guide to revive and develop a close relationship with Al Mujeeb – The One Who Responds. Through life’s challenges and struggles, with tools from the Qur’an and Sunnah, you will learn how to:

  • Sincerely prepare your heart before du’a
  • Ask of Allah from a place of certainty, during du’a
  • Move forward in faithful trust after He responds

You will learn how to prepare your heart and then ask of Allah from a place of sincerity and certainty. This book provides tools to navigate the response to your du’a, developing a close and trusting relationship with The Most High.

Deeply moving and uplifting, The Power of Du’a is for anyone looking to reflect, reshape their dialogue with the Divine and walk in complete faith – embracing the perfect plans Allah has for each and every one of us.

About the author: 

Aliyah Umm Raiyaan converted to Islam 23 years ago and has been involved in UK dawah for over 20 years. In 2010, she founded Solace UK, a charity that helps women who have converted to Islam and find themselves in difficulty. In 2019 she launched a YouTube show called Honest Tea Talk which brought unscripted conversations to the table about raw unspoken topics related to the Muslim community. She continues to devote her time to helping women achieve their full potential whilst emphasising the importance of developing a personal and close relationship with Allah.  She was recently approached by the publisher Penguin to write and a publish a book, Ramadan Reflections. She lives in East London where she home educates her children.

Support the People of Yemen

Yemen is witnessing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. IHRC Trust is seeking your donations to assist some of the most oppressed people on earth.

The war has driven more than 4.5 million people from their homes and 21.6 million are in dire need of humanitarian assistance and protection services. 2022 alone saw 234,000 new displacements. Yemen remains among the top six largest internal displacements in the world. 80 percent of the population now live below the poverty line. Only 50 percent of health facilities and 65 percent of schools are currently functioning, leaving more than 2 million children out of school. Nearly 90 percent of the population has no access to publicly supplied electricity. To donate to IHRC’s Yemen Appeal, click below.


Palestinian Keffiyeh are now available at IHRC Bookshop!

The keffiyeh is a traditional headdress worn by men from parts of the Middle East. Since the 1930s Arab Revolts in Palestine, the black and white fishnet patterned keffiyeh were used as a national symbol of Palestinian Solidarity and was further popularised by Yasser Arafat’s donning of the scarf.

IHRC are selling keffiyyehs produced in the West Bank, Palestine.
To purchase in solidarity to the oppressed Palestinians, click here.


The Long View Conversations: Palestine – A New Phase in the Struggle Against Empire

The Long View editor Faisal Bodi, is joined by Dr.Ghada Karmi, Dr. Ramzy Baround and Dr. Saeed A. Khan to discuss the momentous events taking place in Palestine currently.

This conversation begins by looking at Dr. Baroud’s latest essay for The Long View co-written with Romana Rubeo, which unpacks the dilemma of the Palestine Authority and the accusations against it of collaboration with the Israeli regime.

Written before the events of 7 October 2023, the essay entitled ‘The Palestinian Occupation Authority: The PA’s Impossible Choice in the Age of the Lions’ Den’ explores the shift in Palestinian liberation struggles and the paradigm of resistance.

Read the article here https://www.ihrc.org.uk/the-palestini…
Read all the back and current issues of The Long View here: https://www.ihrc.org.uk/thelongview

This podcast was recorded on 14 December 2023.

Ghada Karmi is a Palestinian-born academic, physician and author. She has written on Palestinian issues in newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Nation and Journal of Palestine Studies.

Dr. Ramzy Baroud is an author, a syndicated columnist, editor of Palestine Chronicle and a Senior Research Fellow at Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA).

Dr. Saeed A. Khan is Senior Lecturer Near East & Asian and Global Studies at Wayne State University, as well as Research Fellow at its Center for the Study of Citizenship and Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. He is also Cofounder and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding.

Below are books available at IHRC Bookshop:

Prayers Upon the Beloved: Supplications by Allah’s Most Beautiful Names for the One Who Had the Most Beautiful Traits – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

In the age that we live in, our days have become our nights and our nights have become our days. We are continually focusing on this temporary life, turning a blind eye to that which matters, such as the teachings of the best of creation, the one who uttered the supplication: “O Allah: my nation, my nation!” It is none other than the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Our pious predecessors understood the importance of one’s tongue being moist with the remembrance of the beloved. They ensured that some – if not all – of their time was enveloped in the prayers upon the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. This compilation is unique in that each form of prayer highlights the connection between the Messenger ﷺ and the Names and Qualities of Allah ﷻ. In addition, each form includes a unique supplication for the one reciting it.The reciter of these prayers thus finds himself engaging in the remembrance of Allah ﷻ by calling Him through His Most Sublime Names, and asking Him to send prayers and increase the honour and rank of the Messenger ﷺ. By doing this, he obtains the virtues and reward of sending prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ, and also supplicates to Allah, asking Him such amazing things that we are generally unable to think of when asking of Him.

The author, Habib Umar bin Hafiz, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, is one of the great luminaries of our time. This book has been made available to English speakers for whom we ask Allah to make it a means to attain proximity, in this life and the Hereafter, to Him and the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Secrets to Raising Strong Confident Muslims – Ariba Farheen

Our children are growing up in a time where they are faced with unprecedented level of challenges to their faith, their character, their mental health. Too many children are wasting themselves away in front of games, youtube and Netflix, while parents are growing increasable frustrated and feeling helpless. We are seeing a rapid increase in the levels of depression and anxiety among children.

A vast majority of children by the time they are 10, begin to lose their spark and sink into themselves instead of rising high.

In this book, I will share some of the most overlooked mistakes that we are not talking about and how they are impacting our children, and how you can take actions right away to change things. The ummah is in need, and these children of yours are the hope of tomorrow, but today these tiny lights of hope are in our hands. You can dim them or help them shine so they light up the world. This book is for parents who want their children to be a force of good, a shining light.

The Savage: And Other Short Islamic Stories – Joel Hayward

This collection of unique, intriguing and powerful stories – written in eloquent and captivating prose by an accomplished scholar, poet, and storyteller who converted to Islam after falling in love with the Holy Quran – avoids the current trends of trivial anecdotal narrative and over-the-top fantasy.

His richly drawn characters are believable, as are even the most unexpected plot twists and turns, and he never strays from the reality of historical and contemporary events even when telling fabulously fictitious stories that contain surreal or imaginary elements.

Written in various styles and in different voices, these highly original and evocative tales will move, sadden, delight and provoke readers. They will not let readers escape without challenging their assumptions or let them avoid engaging with the subtly revealed underpinning moral, philosophical or religious issues.

Let It Go: Learning the Lesson of Forgiveness – Na’ima B. Robert, Mufti Menk

We all have days when things seem to go from bad to worse. Follow one little boy whose frustrating day is making him angrier and angrier and see where it takes him…

A charming way to introduce children to one of the core character traits in Islam: forgiveness. Inspired by the motivational words of the popular and well-loved Mufti Menk and crafted by award-winning author, Na’ima B. Robert, this story invites children to identify and talk about their feelings and learn how to cope with them.

The Girl Who Stole My Holocaust: Notes from an Israeli Life – Noam Chayut

The Girl Who Stole My Holocaust is the deeply moving memoir of Chayut’s journey from eager Zionist conscript on the front line of Operation Defensive Shield to leading campaigner against the Israeli occupation. As he attempts to make sense of his own life as well as his place within the wider conflict around him, he slowly starts to question his soldier’s calling, Israel’s justifications for invasion, and the ever-present problem of historical victimhood.

Ziyarat Al-Mustafa: Visiting the Prophet, Its Virtues, Etiquettes & Stories from the Salaf – Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin al-Husayni

The first part of this volume, Visiting the Prophet (S), was excerpted from Manasik al-Hajj (The Rites of Hajj) by the gnostic and lover of the Prophet (S), Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin. The second part of this volume, The Virtues of Medina Munawarra & Masjid al-Nabawi (S), comprises 40 Hadith compiled by one of the last judges of the Ottoman Empire and the erudite scholar, Shaykh Yusuf al-Nabahani.

It is an excerpt from his book 40 Forty-Hadith Collections, which covers a broad-range of important topics, this being the translation of the 24th collection.

And last but not least, a Commentary on the Blessed Names of Medina Munawara has been presented as an appendix, because as the Arab adage has it: the multitude of names for a thing indicates its importance’, and nothing is more dear to the heart of a Muslim than Medina.

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