Being A Car Enthusiast – Is It Haram? 😲

A young YouTube viewer asked if it was Halal to be into cars

Recently I got this question in a YouTube Comment – I won’t say who it was, but it asked ‘is it ok for we Muslims to become car enthusiasts? Because I love cars very much, is it Halal to become a car enthusiast?? I am a bit confused 🤔🤔 please answer my question’ Initially I thought this was a joke, but no, it was a serious question. So I did a bit of research!

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Riding in Jinnah Rolls-Royce on 75th Pakistan Independence Day

Jinnah Rolls Royce leads Classic Car Rally on 75th Pakistan Independence Day 14 Aug 2022

An epic classic car rally – I join the “Freedom Drive” – a line-up of dozens of stunning classic cars, including the actual Rolls-Royce that took MA Jinnah (Quaid-E-Azam) and Lord Mountbatten to the signing of the Declaration of Independence of Pakistan on 14th August 1947 – 75 years ago. I ride in it ahead of the parade from Frere House to Nishan-E-Pakistan in Karachi, on 14 August 2022. What an incredible privilege and honour!

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Supercars and Classics London Concours 2022

Rare supercars & Classic Cars Plus Interview with curator of Nizam’s cars and finder of Sheikh Zayed’s 1965 Rolls-Royce

Attended ‘Supercar Day’ at the amazing 2022 London Concours yesterday held as usual at the Honourable Artillery Company near Old Street in Central London. The Drivers Union, Supercar Owner’s Club, was there in full attendance. Plus some extraordinary new and classic cars.

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How Much Per Month to Lease a Movie Car?

Leasing.com has been working out how much it would cost to lease movie cars

Most expensive on the list was James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 costing £28,787 per month – because to buy one today would cost about £3.45m. Although if you found the actual Connery Car, it’d be worth about £25m!

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Hen and the Art of What?! Motoring Journalist and Author: Martin Gurdon

Check out my latest interview/podcast!

Check out my latest video podcast, this time with veteran motoring journalist, Martin Gurdon and in association with GoClassics magazine. He writes about cars for the London Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph and Spectator Online website as well as other titles. He’s also a judge for the Motor Trader Awards. He’s also an author with nine books to his credit including the Bluffer’s Guide to Cars and Hen & The Art of Chicken Maintenance! I ask him about that, and also his first car, which was a Honda Z600, which he bought for 5 pence from his dad. These days he rocks around in a 1989 Skoda 120L saloon, that’s the Estelle.

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Nissan Leaf or VW Golf – which will get you further for £50? [EV Vs Petrol]

Where in the world can you get the most miles per pennies?

When it comes to pure electric cars, they’re generally more expensive than their petrol or diesel equivalents to buy. So are they really cheaper to run on electricity?

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Fast & Furious 9 Review [Spoiler Alert]

‘Cars in Space’ or ‘Dumb & Dumber on Wheels’ – pick your title, but whatever you do, DON’T miss it!

So last weekend I saw the latest instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise – Fast and Furious 9-  Cars in Space. I don’t think it’s really called that, in fact I think it’s The Fast Saga, but it should be called Cars in Space. So have I just let slip a spoiler? Probably not if you’ve seen the trailer or if you’ve actually seen the movie of course.

But in any case – I’ll give you a big warning right now, this is one of those rare occasions I will tell you NOT to read on or watch the embedded video, if you haven’t seen the movie or even the trailer (which mostly tells you everything anyway), because there are going to be huge spoilers ahead. On the other hand if you have seen it, or just don’t care, then here’s what I thought of the newest car movie out, which you can actually see now that – Thank God – the cinemas are open again.

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New 2022 Lotus Emira!

Will this be the Last True Lotus?

Taking a look at the all-new 2022 Lotus Emira that was revealed yesterday and will go on sale next Spring. It’s the last Lotus to not be electrified, is it then the last true Lotus? I look at the styling, the design, the platform, the interior, the spec, the engines, and speculate about what this means for Lotus, and ‘For The Drivers’.

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