A Hijabi Londoner in Paris

Ayisha Malik | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Ayisha Malik

Since the horrific attacks last Friday I've seriously been thinking about what my hijab means. I first wore it because I believed it was the spiritual thing to do. After many years, a little more knowledge and a diverse group of friends I wonder how spiritual the practice actually is.

An Open Letter to the Muslim Community

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

I implore the people of the UK to unite in solidarity with the Muslim community and not let the racists and terrorists divide us. In the meantime, to the Muslim community, please accept my apologies. I am sorry.

This Owen Jones Video Makes An Extremely Important Point About ISIS And Religion

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

A Muslim woman living in Paris has opened up about the faith of the Islamic State attackers in an impromptu interview with journalist Owen Jones. ...

48 Hours in France: Rules, Railways and Tombstone Technology

Karl Davis | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

In the wake of the last few days, the thoughts of the world are undoubtedly with those suffering the effects of a seminal moment in the history of the...

A Parisian Autumn of Discontent

James Mahon | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK
James Mahon

I happened to be in Paris the week before the so called "Islamic State" launched the concerted terrorist attacks that have engrossed and horrifie...

Reflections of a Muslim Student: We are #StudentsNotSuspects

Yusuf Hassan | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yusuf Hassan

We as FOSIS, alongside the NUS Black Students' Campaign, Defend the Right to Protest, and the University and College Union (UCU) have organised the Students Not Suspects Tour across the UK, trying to bring about awareness surrounding Prevent.

Madrasahs Are Simply About Inculcating Spirituality and Recognising the Rights of Fellow Citizens

Ismaeel Nakhuda | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Ismaeel Nakhuda

The Prime Minister's lumping of madrasahs within a three part strategy to tackle extremism at the Tory party conference on Wednesday problematises an ...

It Doesn't Surprise Me That It Took Me Over Three Years to Speak Publicly About Being Muslim and Trans

Sabah Choudrey | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabah Choudrey

We're in a culture that teaches queer people that we don't deserve to be religious. We are taught to put faith only in ourselves because self love is the only love we will feel. Queer people don't deserve faith or hope, because why pray when you're already queer? 

How a Boy With a Clock Becomes a Terrorist

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Ahmed's story has shed some light onto a culture of Islamophobia that goes far beyond a boy and his clock. Whether or not we have the courage to take the story further remains to be seen.

Shake it Off, Khan: 1/3 of Londoners Uncomfortable With a Muslim Mayor

Rae Duke | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Rae Duke

Ultimately, be it Mr Khan or Mr Smith, we want a London mayor with the brains and guts to tackle the issues affecting Londoners and to ensure its progress as one of the best cities in the world.

David Cameron's Strategy on Extremism - The Way Forward?

Farooq Aftab | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Farooq Aftab

In short, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community supports the Government in its genuine efforts to curb extremism and we pray that their efforts are successful so that the evil of extremism and terrorism is finished and so that all people of all faiths and beliefs can live together in peace and harmony.

This Charity's Website Hosted Artices Calling For Gays To Be 'Destroyed By Fire'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

A website for an Islamic charity hosted articles calling for homosexuals to be "destroyed by fire" and encouraged the killing of other Muslims, an inv...

I Came Here an Immigrant - I'm an Expat Now! (Or, Why Foreigners Are Better Placed to Live the British Dream Than You)

Shihab S Joi | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Shihab S Joi

There's no such thing as the British Dream, of course. Once you've ruled the world only to lose the lot, there's not really anywhere to go from there,...

Muslim Schoolgirls Designed Their Own Amazing Basketball Uniforms

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Style

When religious custom meets basketball, traditional clothing can be a problem. A team of young Muslim women have designed new uniforms that allow t...

China's Clampdown On Uighurs Will Breed Further Extremism

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

While many of us are fortunate to reside in countries that permit a degree of religious freedom, one that allows us to practice our faith, for the Uighur Muslim minority in China's far western Xinjiang region such a freedom has been growingly truncated by the Chinese government in Beijing.

Countering the ISIS Terror From an Islamic Theological Perspective

Dr Zahid Iqbal | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Dr Zahid Iqbal

Last weekend, 50 young British Muslims converged to the leafy surroundings of Kidderminster to be trained for counter-extremism work. Their purpose was to learn how to weed out emergent religious extremism from its ideological and theological roots, and therefore to prevent young people from being brainwashed into leaving their homes to join barbaric terrorist groups abroad.

Rohingya Muslim Minority: The World's Most Unwanted People

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It is difficult to see when all of this going to end, but one thing needs to be made clear: If we remain silent, all of us will eventually have to pay a heavy price.

Liverpool FC To Take Action Against Fan For Tweeting Muslims Praying At Anfield Were A 'Disgrace'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK

Liverpool FC says it will take action against a man who tweeted a photograph of two Muslim fans praying at half-time and branded them a “disgrace”...

Heard the One About the Muslims Who Walks Into a Bar?

Asad Dhunna | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Asad Dhunna

A Muslim walks into a bar on a Friday night. The set-up already alludes to a preposterous story but bear with me. It's a good one. Said Muslim sits down and gets chatting to a well-meaning gentleman. The conversation flows as follows...

Muslim Woman Pens Heartfelt Letter To Any Girls Considering Joining Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

A Muslim women’s rights campaigner has issued an emotional open letter to any young girls considering fleeing the country to join the Islamic State....

The Curious Case of 'Bad Behaviour' in Charities

Abdurahman Sharif | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK
Abdurahman Sharif

The reaction from the Charity Commission on these cases was in my eyes exemplary. Not only did it act swiftly to remove a charity that should have never been on their register in the first place but it also was quick to reassure the public on social media and elsewhere that the programme did 'not reflect the vast majority of charities that are properly run by honest trustees'.

Muslim Students Murdered In Chapel Hill 'In Parking Dispute'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

The shooting of three Muslim students in a suburban neighbourhood of North Carolina has been attributed to a parking dispute, police say. Deah Sha...

Richard Dawkins Steps Into Furore Over Murder Of Three Muslim Students

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

SEE ALSO: Chapel Hill Muslim Students Murdered 'Over Parking Dispute' Chapel Hill Muslim Student Shootings Spark 'Islamophobic' Outcry Over Lack Of...

World Hijab Day 2015: Empowerment and Equality Through a Piece of Cloth

Priyanka Mogul | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priyanka Mogul

When I wore the hijab there was nothing unusual that happened to me and nothing very different that I experienced while going about my day - most of the time I forgot it was there. I realised that it was more of an experience for myself, rather than an experience to judge the reactions of other people towards me.

Indonesian Muslim Women Are Using Selfies To Fight Oppression

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

Indonesian women have been posting streams of selfies in definace of a fatwa by prominent Muslim author Felix Siauw. Nemu foto selfie hijaber commu...