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On Eid, Many Muslims Are Cash-Strapped, Thanks to Ruthless Travel Agents

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

In short, any agent who is not registered and cannot provide anything in writing needs to be given a wide berth. Otherwise for many it could mean not just a ruined Eid, but also the trip of a lifetime.

What Can We Take From the Student Ramadan Experience?

Camillia Khan | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Camillia Khan

"I would describe fasting during university as challenging yet satisfying. As a dental student I see patients day in day out. Most people don't notice I'm fasting as my clinical abilities thankfully remain unaffected besides the odd yawn on a friday afternoon."

Burka Ban: Why Muslim Women Cover Up

Fariha Sikondari | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Fariha Sikondari

Contrary to misconceptions, the vast majority of Muslim women in the West are not being forced by men to cover up. For the very small minority of Muslim women who are forced to cover up a ban only results in further confining these women to their homes.

The Hardest Question to Answer During Ramadan

Asad Dhunna | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Asad Dhunna

It is fantastic to see a light-hearted approach to things and also that Muslims are sharing this experience with others. It also got me thinking about my very own #RamadanProblems. The hashtag is slightly ironic (and is intended to be) as you're not really supposed to complain during the month.

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

Muslim Students & Officials Banned From Ramadan Fasting In Northwest China

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest have been banned from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Statements were posted o...

Media Coverage of Islam in Britain Is All Doom and Gloom

Ismaeel Nakhuda | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Ismaeel Nakhuda

For over a decade now, Muslims in Britain have been under intense media scrutiny with doom and gloom stories abound in the media about the faith, its adherents, places of worship, and religious and cultural practices...

'Demonising The Muslim Community Over Isis Will Only Lead To Further Radicalisation'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

A counter-terrorist official has warned against "demonising the Muslim community" as it emerged the Security Service has made tracking British jihadis...

A Sidelined Conflict in the Heart of Africa

Omayma El Ella | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Omayma El Ella

We cannot afford to allow another tragedy to take place in Africa and we cannot afford to be complacent in our response. The regional ramifications and the human cost are too great for this to be another forgotten crisis.

'Kill As They Did In #Colchester': ISIS Fighter Calls For Essex Revenge Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

A British Islamist fanatic who claims to be fighting with ISIS has called for UK civilians to be targeted to avenge the death of Saudi student Nahid A...

Dedication, Not Delegation, Is What You Need Prime Minister

Grant Feller | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

David Cameron has got me singing an old TV theme tune all morning. It's from the wonderful Roy Castle's Record Breakers: 'If you wanna be the best, if you wanna beat the rest, dedication's what you need...'

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

Ukip Candidate Insists She Does NOT Want Islam Banned In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics

A Ukip councillor and candidate for the European Parliament has denied wanting to ban Islam after being accused of sharing a message on Twitter saying...

Islamic Charities Should Not Be Used as a Scapegoat

Dr Hany El-Banna OBE | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Dr Hany El-Banna OBE

Underneath the big headlines, who is going to appreciate the difference between an "Islamist" organisation and an "Islamic" one? Yet for over a century legitimate Islamic charities have been the backbone of the Muslim community in the UK.

Soaring Muslim Prison Population Is a Blight on the Community

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan has rightly called for an inquiry on rising prison populations from the Muslim community in London prisons. Figures show that 27% of London prisoners are Muslims; double the rate of the overall Muslim population in the city.

The Maajid Nawaz Controversy - Rights, Democracy and Cartoons

Liam Deacon | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Deacon

The debate over group rights is contested, but what shouldn't be, is the fact that calling for instant and somewhat arbitrary retributive action against a single MP candidate, who has exercised a right afforded to everyone else, just isn't a convincing way to invite this debate into the public domain. Neither is it just or democratic.

Legoland In Lockdown: Theme Park To Shut Down Over Right-Wing Threats

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

Legoland is due to shut down temporarily following threats from right-wing extremists. The theme park in Windsor, Berkshire, will have to close its...

Boris Johnson Has Lost The Plot

Sharmeen Ziauddin | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
Sharmeen Ziauddin

Whilst Boris may have appeased some of the electorate by attacking members of the Muslim community, he's definitely lost me as a voter and possibly thousands of others. Social services have enough on their plate without making them work out which brown person is a religious Muslim parent and which is a radicalised Muslim parent.

Why Are Young Asian Girls Invisible When It Comes to Eating Disorders?

Akeela Ahmed | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Ahmed

We know that in our society there is huge cultural pressure on young people and in particular girls to be skinny, waif like and attain impossible barbie like body shapes. The gendered link between media pressure and eating disorders is inescapable. But frustratingly just as women from ethnic minorities are absent from everyday media appearances, the fact that they too are also subjected to the same cultural pressures and resultant illnesses, is also absent.

Legoland Cancels Muslim Family Day Out After Far-Right Threats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

Legoland has announced it has cancelled a day trip arranged by Muslim families after staff and children were threatened by far-right extremists. Mo...

Religious Freedom Needs Free Speech

John Sargeant | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
John Sargeant

A t-shirt is not usually newsworthy. When it depicts The Prophet Mohammed saying "How ya doing?" from the Jesus and Mo cartoon it has legs. When the story has intrigue, personal rivalry, politics and religion thrown in it runs and runs.

White Feminism

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Ackermann

I recognize the horrible irony of saying this as a white, cis, able-bodied woman, but feminist spaces need to prioritise the platforms of marginalised voices; poor women, LGBT+ women, disabled women, women of colour, and so on.

Time for Mosques to Go Green

Nadeem Javaid | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Nadeem Javaid

With storms like Typhoon Haiyan becoming a scarily more frequent occurrence, we need a truly global movement of people from all backgrounds and walks of life who are wide awake to the reality of climate change. Mosques in the UK and further afield in Europe are getting ready to Green Up! and do their bit to reduce their carbon footprints.

‘Muslim Patrol' Members Jailed For Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Three members of a self-styled “Muslim Patrol” group in London have been jailed for harassing, intimidating and assaulting people they deemed were...

Ken Clarke: Women In Face Veil Wearing 'A Kind Of Bag'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

Former justice secretary Ken Clarke has said Muslim women giving evidence in court should not be able to wear the face veil in court because it is alm...