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We Need To Be Paying Our Imams A Fair Wage

Shaukat Warraich | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK
Shaukat Warraich

There is no doubt that the roles and responsibilities of contemporary Imams have fundamentally changed over the years. Whereas initial Muslim migration to the UK would have been content with the Imam that led them in the 5 daily prayers, today's society requires a faith leader that provides a holistic service within the Mosque and effective engagement and representation outside.

Heroic Imam Embodies The True Spirit Of Islamic Leadership

Shaukat Warraich | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Shaukat Warraich

At a time when Islamic faith leadership is under scrutiny, the actions of Imam Mohammed have embodied the true spirit of Islamic leadership and is something that should be praised, encouraged and emulated.

Where Are Our Imams? We need you

Azi Ahmed | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK Politics
Azi Ahmed

They have a duty to discuss a wider range of topics. So, if young people are vulnerable; are not sure about their faith, are scared about their religion and what it means; may possibly feel under pressure of social media - Imams need to tackle this.

Key to Defeating ISIS is this Religious Event

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Revolutions, being upheavals of the most radical form, require changes to take place at the root of a society's value system. Given that Iraq was deci...

Who Is Your Hero?

Qari Asim | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

The article below appears in the second edition of the digital magazine Haqiqah (meaning the reality) and Qari Asim is the Senior Editor. The magazine...

Our Moral Duty to Help Save Fellow Human Beings

Qari Asim | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

The tragic conflict in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis has culminated in the now sadly iconic image of Aylan Kurdi on the beach in Bodrum. It has caused much soul searching; for individuals, communities, and nations, about how best to support the millions of people desperately searching for safety.

Yom Kippur and Yom Arafat - Muslim and Jewish Relations

Qari Asim | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

Muslims and Jews can only overcome challenges through solidarity and mutual cooperation to prevail over shared hatred, education, not legislation is needed. On both sides, the urge to live and let live peacefully must prevail over any other sentiments.

When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

Remembrance as an Expression of Gratitude

Asim Hafiz | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK
Asim Hafiz

At this time of reflection, as well as remembering those who have served and died for us, I hope we can find a moment to appreciate the values we share, and be thankful of their role in shaping our Armed Forces and what they fight to defend today.

Sunni and Shia Islam- What's The Origin of The Split?

Amelia Amin | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Amelia Amin

The differences between Sunni and Shia Islam are political in origin, and remain so to this day. The way that Muslims are positioned throughout the world (70% Sunni, and 20% Shia) has heavily informed the politics of various countries and created much geopolitical tension and associated extremism between the two sects.

Faith Schools: What Really Goes on Behind Closed Doors?

A.J. Higginson | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
A.J. Higginson

A recent 'National School Survey' by Stonewall has alarmingly revealed that: almost two thirds of young gay people at secondary school, some 150,000 people, have experienced homophobic bullying. In faith schools that figure rises to three in four.

British Imams To Preach Sermon Against Sex Grooming

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK

Thousands of Muslims will hear a hard-hitting sermon condemning sex grooming in mosques at the end of June, emphasising strict Koranic messages on res...

Freedomphobes

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Inna Shevchenko

We are at war... A war between two eras. A war between a mentality that belongs to Middle Ages and a 21st Century mentality. A war between civilization and backwardness, between freedom and oppression, war between democracy and dictatorship.