The lockdown at best is a time for reflection and repair and at worst a nightmare and unbearable solitude. To make it bearable here’s an opportunity for you to read and reflect. So, I want to present you this gift of ‘The Invitation Magazine‘.
It was August 1987 that I published a two-page newsletter called ‘The Invitation’. It was to be a platform for learning about Islam and a forum for discussing news and views. In our 33-year history, we have seen a great deal of change. Our purpose is summed up by this verse where Allah says “Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching” (Nahl: 125).
It is described as an Islamic community magazine. The invitation is a unique blend of Quranic knowledge and the practical way of our blessed master Muhammad (peace be upon him). We focus on the essence of Islam: peace, trust among communities, personal and moral development of the individual and the family. This is our invitation, open to all humanity. Please visit and check out the website: www.invitation-magazine.org
I ask you to support us by reading the articles, liking and sharing them. You can also send us stories about your work or the work of your community. We are looking for people to write positive stories about Muslim communities in the UK. This is to build their confidence and highlight their achievements. We want to celebrate the accomplishments of our doctors, teachers, businessmen and women, entrepreneurs, sportspeople, civil servants and social workers. We will applaud mothers and parents who have committed themselves to bring up good citizens. We will praise the tireless charity workers and the elderly who have built our 1,857 mosques up and down the country. We will pay tribute to the women and men who run the Muslim schools, charities and food banks.
Why do we need the Invitation Magazine?
With modern technology and social media, we have great opportunities to spread the positive, health-giving, and compassion filled message of Islam. We can help readers to align themselves with the Divine purpose of life and help them to understand the meaning of their probationary period on earth. We can enrich them with compassion, honesty and patience; values that will make them resilient to stress and the scourge of corruption. The spiritual values of mindfulness; awareness of our Creator and the Day of Judgement. Powerful thoughts that stop one following their whims. These are times of great opportunities and transformation; we have the opportunity to share the life-giving message of the beloved master Muhammad (peace be upon him).
How can we help to elevate humanity?
Sadly, our society has chronic depression, loneliness, distress, broken families and broken lives. So, we invite you to come out and rescue humanity. Don’t forget the climate emergency; rising sea levels and deforestation. Can you see the scope of our work? People trust God, the word of the Quran and the teachings of our beloved Messenger, they want examples from the lives of the great Saints and Scholars of Islam. So, let’s give it to them!
Diversity and differences among humanity are great assets that we need to share, we should be tolerant of others. With so much fake news and propaganda that splits communities and nations, we must heal these wounds. Let’s share our similarities. The Invitation is about sharing beauty, the goodness of human nature and the possibilities of creating a compassionate world.
We are looking for associate editors for community affairs, new discoveries in Science and Technology, medical advancements, sports, sisters’ section and poetry. So, if you’re interested or know anyone who might be then please get in touch HERE.
We also need your financial support to do this wonderful work, please sponsor or advertise with us, click HERE for more details and last but not least, please remember The Invitation in your duas.
What will you do for humanity today?