UK Muslims

Hunger for Fame - #NotInMyName

Dilly Hussain | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

After ISIS executed British aid worker David Haines, the group is now threatening to kill another aid worker, Alan Henning. While it is categorically against Islam to arrest and murder non-combatants, be it aid workers or journalists, we have witnessed another episode of senseless apologetic condemnations from British Muslim leaders.

Meet The Young British Muslims Rejecting ISIS With Their #NotInMyName Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Jack May | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of young British Muslims has launched a campaign to reject ISIS, whose violent acts in recent weeks have drawn international condemnation. ...

What Do Muslims Really Teach Their Children?

Shohana Khan | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shohana Khan

If we believed the news it would appear like the entire population of Muslim youth have gone abroad to join ISIS and create a medieval world. And with the backdrop of the Trojan Horse investigation of Muslim schools, it would be safe to say the seeds of suspicion have been planted across wider society, of how Muslims raise their children.

Mehdi Hasan

Moeen Ali Interview: 'I Am A Muslim, Yes, But I Am Also Very English'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

In an exclusive and very personal interview, the new star of England cricket, Moeen Ali, talks to Mehdi Hasan about sport, faith and being Bri...

Government To Develop Sharia Student Loan System For Muslim Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government is to develop a student loan system complaint for Sharia Law in order to boost the Muslim population at England's universities, it has ...

Should British Jihadists Be Given a Second Chance?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

If British foreign policy in the Muslim world can be seriously revised, and a genuine effort by the government not to modify Islam by funding embarrassingly unpopular 'Muslim' think-tanks and self-professed scholars, only then can Britain, as a nation, begin to work towards a practical solution in tackling extremism.

As Bloodshed Builds Across Middle East, Faith Leaders Declare #WeAreAllHuman

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has joined senior Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders from across the country for an inter-faith vigil to "sta...

Breaking Bread With the Caliph - In the Heart of the British Countryside

Farooq Aftab | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Farooq Aftab

Rest assured- this Caliphate is a far cry from the Caliphate predominating the headlines in recent months. The Caliph, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad is man of peace, one who guides tens of millions of Ahmadi Muslims worldwide to live their lives with love, respect, tolerance, and goodwill to those around them.

Sexual Grooming - An Issue of Race, Institutional Failures or Societal Values?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I reject the racial link between the criminal's and their victims, in this case being mainly Pakistani men sexually abusing white girls. The role of race has no relevance to this act of sexual deviancy, just like it has no relevance with the prolific child sex abuse cases involving Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris, Roman Catholic priests and the British political establishment.

Self-interest, Sycophancy and Strategic Failure - How Britain Lost The War On Muslim Radicalisation

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Mohammed Ansar

What we see today - the radicalisation of young British Muslims, the alienation and marginalisation from mainstream society and joining ISIL / Islamic State - has not happened overnight. It has been a slow and painful slide into the abyss.

Calling Islamists 'Deranged and Deluded' Avoids the Real Issue

Denis MacShane | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

Every time something cruel happens, the reflex is go into the rattle bag of clichés of condemnation. What that does is prevent serious thought about the politics and ideology behind the decision to fly a plane into the World Trade Centre, murder Daniel Pearl in Pakistan because he was Jewish, and now butcher James Foley because he was American.

The Muslim Blame Game - 'Not In My Name'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Since 9/11 and the subsequent terrorist attacks which have taken place in the West, Muslims have been entrapped in a vicious circus show called "Not in my name". This circus show entails guilt by association of faith, and the never-ending apologies and condemnations that Muslims are forced to make for crimes allegedly committed in the name of Islam.

Charlotte Meredith

Mehdi Hasan Slams The British Press For Encouraging Islamophobia

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Sections of the British press are encouraging Islamophobia and publishing "brazen lies" that exacerbate community tensions, one of the UK's leading Mu...

British Muslims + British Values Does Not = 'British Islam'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

'British values' is an ambiguous term which means many things to different people, especially to those who were born and raised in the UK. I highly doubt that the ruling political class in Whitehall could define what British values are without parroting automated generic words like "freedom", "tolerance" and "respect".

HSBC Closes Muslim Groups' Accounts As They're 'Too Risky'

PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest bank HSBC is closing a range of Muslims groups' bank accounts after deeming that continuing to manage them would be beyond their "ri...

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

Lucy Sherriff

A Day In The Life Of A Muslim Student

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Drinking is embedded in the student culture, so for those who abstain, it's bound to be somewhat of a struggle to integrate, particularly during the a...

Tesco Sorry After Muslim Worker Refuses To Serve Ham And Wine

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco has rushed to apologise after a Muslim worker refused to serve a customer seeking to buy ham and wine saying he was fasting fo...

Jobs For The Boys

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

It has been a long road for the Church of England. Women priests were first proposed as concept in 1975, but it was only in 1992 that the Synod approv...

The Hardest Question to Answer During Ramadan

Asad Dhunna | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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.

Hijabs: University's Last Taboo?

The Huffington Post UK | Snehal Shah | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University has long had a reputation for being a diverse and tolerant environment, but when it comes to religious wear, and particularly the hijab, st...

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

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 05.09.2014 | 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".

The Absolutely Shocking Names Trolls Call Muslims On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

Islamophobia is “rampant” on social media and affects even the tamest online debates when Muslims attempt to engage, new research has suggested. ...

What is Religion Without Unity?

Aemun Reza | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aemun Reza

In Islam, there is a concept known as 'Ummah'. In Arabic it simply means a group of people, or a nation, but in the context of the Quran it takes on a different meaning. A Muslim Ummah is a nation of people connected together by the ties of their religion... Muslims need to unite together to protect Islam from those who fought against it.

Book Review: Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam by Innes Bowen

Faisal Hanif | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Faisal Hanif

The author has called it a "labour of love". Seven years of painstaking research and interviews all done alongside a full-time role at BBC Radio. The result of it all should prompt future generations as well as those alive today to show a debt of gratitude to Innes Bowen...