This is the personal site of Muhammad Saifur Rahman Nawhami. Find all his writings and works around the web and elsewhere in one place.
Nawhami Bulletin is a trade journal for practitioners in the field which aims to provide relevant timely reports, tools, practical hints, trends, micrologs and field notes.
Islamic Studies Bulletin (ISSN 2056-8681) is a scholarly journal for the ulama. The primary focus is to provide review articles to summarise topics or issues within or related to the studies of Islam.
Ijtima (ISSN 2050-0149) is a popular journal (magazine) for all Muslims. which explores qualities of a good Muslim with a focus on the formation and preservation of the Muslim identity.
Students’ Notebook is a learning journal for students studying the Alim(ah) course. The objective is to share, curate, edit, analyse and comment on class notes and useful articles available in books and around the web.
Classically lillah and sadaqah are synonymous whilst zakat is one of its types. Around our parts, lillah is deemed as unrestricted funds, sadaqah as partially restricted funds which can be used for public works (رفاه عام) according to some while zakat is fully restricted funds which must be only given to specified categories. Some do not make any distinction between sadaqah wajibah and zakat in terms of recipients. Allah knows best.
This report outlines the price of wheat in Newham (London) during Ramadan, 1438 (July, 2017) and the subsequent recommendation for the rate of sadaqat al-fitr and fidya. The recommended price for sadaqat al-fitr and fidya in Newham is £2.90. It should not be lower than £2.25. This is based on the retail price for 2.32 kilogams of wheat.
The general election has been called in the UK for 8 June 2017. Conservatives are looking to increase their thin majority and labour is attempting to gain power. The focus is on the 120 marginal seats where the current MP holds a less than 10% majority. In 55 of these seats, Muslims have the numbers to overturn the majority – 24 are held by the Conservatives and 29 by Labour. Muslim citizens have sway – they should use it for good and voice their concerns. See the list and download the data file.