“Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching.”Al Nahl: 125
The Invitation is an online magazine created by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Our purpose is summed up by the words of Allah.
The invitation is a unique blend of Quranic knowledge and the beautiful and practical way of our blessed master Muhammad peace be upon him. Our aim is to help the Muslim community, young and old to learn the spiritual and moral teachings of Islam. We focus on the essence of Islam: peace, trust among communities and personal and moral development of the individual and the family. This is our invitation, open to all humanity.
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 bringing up good citizens. We will praise the tireless charity workers and the elderly who have built our 2,000 mosques up and down the country. We will pay tribute to the women and men who run the numerous Islamic Institutions.
With the digital 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 personal moral values of compassion, honesty and patience these are values that will make them resilient to stress and the scourge of corruption. The spiritual values of mindfulness: being aware of our Creator and always thinking of the day of judgement will prevent them from going astray and following their whims. These are times of great opportunities and transformation; we have an opportunity to share the life-giving message of the beloved master Muhammad may peace and blessings be upon him. So, how can we help to elevate humanity?
People using social and digital media are conscious of facts, moral values and spiritual ideals. We are obliged to help humanity, this the time of their need. Our society has chronic depression, distress, broken families and broken lives; so, people of faith must come out of their cloisters. Rescue the ailing and the sick humanity. Don’t forget the climate emergency; rising sea levels; deforestation; wildfires; desertification. Now you can see the scope of our work to help humanity and to save the planet. People trust God, the word of the Quran and the teachings of our beloved messenger; they want examples from the lives of the great sages and saints of Islam. So, let’s spread these effective teachings to the hungry billions.
Diversity, pluralism 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 do our best to heal those wounds and to make people more tolerant of one another and to share our similarities. Invitation magazine is about sharing the similarities of beauty, the goodness of human nature and the possibilities of creating a compassionate and loving world. We have a thousand and one stories to tell from the Quran and the traditions of our beloved messenger.
If you believe you have got what it takes to be a contributor and have a genuine desire to make a real difference to the state of the UK Muslim community, we want to hear from you. If you feel you can commit to the associate editor role then please see the job description here. If not, we’d still like to hear from you!
To join our team and to send us your articles, contact us today by email at firstname.lastname@example.org