I just pray that the UK Muslim Orgs don't become like some of the Uncle Tom type of orgs in the US.
Anyhow, a hadith in Sahih Muslim describes 5 qualities of ar-Room (the Europeans & those of European descent):
- They have the patience to undergo a trial and
- immediately restore themselves to sanity after trouble and
- attack again after flight.
- They (have the quality) of being good to the destitute and the orphans, to the weak and,
- fifthly, the good quality in them is that they put resistance against the oppression of kings."
In other news, I bought Imam Anwar's set on the Makkan seerah today. I've heard it before and its great - i definitely recommend it. I've heard from a friend that the Madinan Seerah should be available around Ramadan time, insha'Allah.