The best thing about the hot summer of 2018? An old man wore shorts.

Maybe I need to expand on that?

A recent encounter with an interesting patient got me thinking. Continue reading “The best thing about the hot summer of 2018? An old man wore shorts.”

My biggest problem with Christianity? Jesus Christ.

Britain is a Christian country

I did not go to a church school but I was taught Christianity at school. Every Christmas we would learn about the story of Jesus’ birth

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Why do Muslims smell of curry?

One of my grandmother’s biggest complaints about immigrants, aside from their big noses and swarthy skin, was their smell.

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“Every Thing Is Haram!” (Kullu Shay Haram) – by Andrew Ramsey

Most converts have encountered someone like this along the way…


Kullu shay haram!

What would a convert’s experience be without having encountered the ‘haram police’?

Let me set the scene:

You are not even a year past your shahadah. You walk into a masjid wearing the latest jeans, a hooded top and sporting a flat top hair cut with a fade. So far so good. You sit down minding your own business, taking in the atmosphere of your new worshipping grounds…then it happens!


A brother approaches. Little to your knowledge he’s been meaning to approach you ever since you entered (yeah, he was watching for that long). He’s slim, tall and wearing a long white thawb with a Chinese collar.  You greet him with salam. He salams you back. He proceeds to sit by you with his legs crossed.  Here come the initial superficial questions: your name, where you’re from etc. You know, the small talk that sets up for…

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No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms – BBC News

Muslims everywhere are saying “I told you so” this morning. Continue reading “No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms – BBC News”