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OUR PRINCIPLES

The Madina Town Movement has emerged at a time when the Muslim and wider community find ourselves in a deep existential crisis. Decisions regarding the direction we as families and society at large take, the impact our lifestyle has on the environment and our youth, and the accompanied spiritual evaluations, are underpinned and shaped by conflicting materialist market ideologies.

  • Madina Town Movement produces educational material, holds seminars, workshops and events to educate people
  • We are a family-centric movement who intend to live a healthier life and aspire towards the greater common good
  • We want professionals and businesses to understand the Prophetic model of business practises that can help us build trust in community
  • We will share our ideals and help people live a better, healthier, happier life

In these conditions we, The Madina Town Movement, have turned to our primary source of right guidance and action, the Divinely ordained discrimination of the Noble Qur’an to align our efforts with five principles which Allah, glory be to Him, mentions and which are the foundations of a healthy, thriving community:

PEACE

Turn from them and say, ‘Peace! You will soon come to know.’
(Az-Zukhruf 43:89)

JUSTICE

You who have iman!
Be upholders of justice, bearing witness for Allah alone,
even against yourselves or your parents and relatives.
(An-Nisa 4:135)

UNITY

Hold fast to the rope of Allah all together, and do not separate.
Remember Allah’s blessing to you when you were enemies
and He joined your hearts together so that you became brothers by His blessing.
You were on the very brink of a pit of the Fire and He rescued you from it.
In this way Allah makes His Signs clear to you,
so that hopefully you will be guided.
(Al-‘Imran 3:103)

FREEDOM

11. But he has not braved the steep ascent.

12. What will convey to you what the steep ascent is?

13. It is freeing a slave

14. Or feeding on a day of hunger

15. An orphaned relative

16. Or a poor man in the dust;

17. Then to be one of those who have iman
and urge each other to steadfastness
and urge each other to compassion.
Those are the companions of the Right.
(Al-Balad 90:11-17)

In the Tafsir (commentary) of Al Jalaylan, he writes ‘Particularly freedom is the braving of the “steep ascent”, i.e., what you give to others; slaves, the hungry, orphans, and the poor. This leads to compassion – the next principle. We are all ‘Abd Allah – slaves of Allah.

COMPASSION

Then to be one of those who have iman
and urge each other to steadfastness
and urge one another to compassion.
(Al-Balad 90:17)

It is a call to return to the Prophetic model which is exemplary in itself and allows the Muslim community to showcase the best of the best through the examples and practises of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. This is often easier said than done. However the Madina Town Movement is based on tangible changes and project based solutions which can assist in the transformation of society by steps taken by the Muslim community by turning inward and looking towards our own practises within the community.

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