What's in our Name

Ha Meem are the letters that begin seven powerful consecutive surahs of the Quran, known in Arabic as ‘al-hameemaat’ (the Ha-Meems). These surahs are:

 

Ghafir (Forgiver), Fussilat (Expounded), al-Shura (Consultation), al-Zukhruf (Embellishment), al-Dukhan (Smoke), al-Jathiya (Crouching), and al-Ahqaf (Wind-curved Sandhills).

 

The letters ‘Ha Meem’, like all the letters that start surahs, are a sign of the limit of human knowledge, according to scholars of the Quran, as well as a sign of the miracle of Quran which is composed of such letters.

 

Thus, at Ha Meem Foundation, students begin their studies of the Islamic tradition with the humble recognition that human knowledge can never be compared to the Ultimate Knowledge of God. This distinguishes us at the foundation from the Western path, which has confused spiritual blindness with intellectual freedom by arrogantly claiming to have dispensed with the divine. 

Muslims in Britain

According to Islamic law (Shari’ah), it is necessary for Muslims living in a non-Muslim land, such as Britain, to be honest, upright and just. Specifically, it is completely forbidden for a Muslim who is living under the security of the non-Muslim state to engage in any form of violence or terrorism against his non-Muslim neighbours, as has been stated very clearly in the famous classical manual of Islamic law, ‘ The Hidayah.

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