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I have created this website because I am proud to be British and have profound love for Great Britain and the British people. This website was created on the 20th March, 2004 as a way of appreciating the unique values of Great Britain and the British People. It is also a means of saying "thank you" to the British people for their tolerance of other nationalities, religious beliefs and  cultures. This is the least I can do for my adopted country. I had been meaning to do something like this for quite a long time now, but hesitated to do so due to not being sure how it would be perceived by my own people and others. But my religion commands that I should acknowledge and show gratitude for the good that people do to you; "Those who are not grateful to the people are not grateful to Allah"

My name is Abdul Rashid. I am a naturalised British Citizen. I am an Asian Muslim who was born in Malawi (Africa) in the year 1952. Malawi was then a British colony called Nyasaland. I was accorded the status of a British Subject at birth because I was born in a British colony and so were my father and mother.

When the political situation in my country of birth became unstable, my entire family emigrated to Great Britain in the 1970's. I have now been living in Great Britain for over 30 years. All, except one, of my children were born in Great Britain. They all grew up here. I have three grown up sons and they all share my sentiments about Great Britain. We are all law abiding citizens because this is what our religion commands us to do.

Since emigrating to Great Britain, I have always worked hard and continue to do so even now. My late father cautioned us against depending on state benefits saying that once one becomes dependent on them, a person becomes lazy and never prospers in his life. I agreed with him entirely.

Since emigrating to Great Britain, I have traveled to several countries. After having first hand experience of the attitudes of other cultures and countries, I have concluded that there is no other country in the world that can match Great Britain in Tolerance, Religious Freedom, Non-Discrimination, acceptance of a Multi Cultural Society, Equal Opportunities, respect for Human Rights, Justice, Security, Law and Order, Honesty, Politeness, Etiquette, Good Manners, Kindness, Honesty, Generosity, etc. Also, unlike people of other western rich countries, the British people are not arrogant! All these qualities are truly Islamic and exactly what Islam teaches.

The Medical Health System in UK is also the best in the world. The medical staff and doctors in UK are the best in their attitudes and treatment of their patients. Their compassion, kindness and care of patients is un-matched. The nurses and doctors are the best in the world. Their patience, kindness and attention towards patients, regardless of their race, colour or religion, are also un-matched. This is bearing in mind that medical treatment is provided free of any charges in Great Britain! Even visitors from abroad, who need emergency treatment while on their visit to England, get the same treatment for free! Where on earth can you get this type of humanity in this time and age? This truly is the Islamic welfare system.

All British citizens are treated equally regardless of their race, colour or religion. This is truly what Islam teaches and stands for. As a Muslim, I am ashamed to say that this can not be said about many Muslim countries. The freedom and equality that I enjoy in Great Britain is unimaginable in many Muslim countries. This is a very unfortunate but true fact.

As I have already said earlier, this Website is a way of appreciating these unique values of Great Britain and the British People. It is also a means of saying "thank you" to the British people for their tolerance of other nationalities, religious beliefs and their cultures.

As I and my family have now adopted Great Britain as our home country, we are proud to be British and have profound love for the country and her people. I would like to offer my sincere prayers by saying: "God Bless Britain and protect the British people".

Our religion teaches that we should love the country that we live in and should be its loyal and law abiding citizens. If we do not like the country or its laws, we should just leave the country, go and live elsewhere.

I strongly condemn any form of violence against anyone. Whether it is instigated by individuals or governments. Whether instigated in the name of religion or politics. Islam condemns all forms of violence or terrorism. Islam teaches that all humans are one great family of God, regardless of different religious beliefs, nationality or race. They should love and protect each other. They should not hate and kill each other.

As a Muslim, I consider life to be sacred and believe that to save one life is like saving the whole humanity and taking one life is like killing the whole humanity. All religions teach that human life is sacred.

 This is what Allah says in the Holy Qur'aan:

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". if anyone slew a person, unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land, it would be as if he slew the whole of mankind. And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of a whole people." (Al Qur'aan - 5:32)

 

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"O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)." (The Al Qur'aan - 49:13)

 

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"Nor can goodness and evil be equal. repel (evil) with what is better: Then will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate!" (The Al Qur'aan 41:34)

 

And this is what the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said during his last sermon on 6th March 632 AD:

 

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"All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action."  Read full Sermon

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