UK Muslims

Muslim Women- We Are Not Commodities To Be Sold In Your Political Marketplace

Hanan A Khalek | Posted 29.08.2016 | UK Politics
Hanan A Khalek

The actual problem at hand, that perhaps someone could shed light on, is this internalised archaic colonial fetishization, that we are shockingly still forced to be a part of in 2016. There is a multitude of Muslim women with a multitude of firm voices ready to share a multitude of opinions because we are not a homogenous group, you are all just speaking too loudly over us to hear any of it.

Where Are Our Imams? We need you

Azi Ahmed | Posted 28.08.2016 | 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.

A Muslim Woman's Beach "Fashion Faux Pas"

Nishaat Ismail | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Nishaat Ismail

This may seem like a frivolous debate to have amidst ravaging wars across the globe and unprecedented levels of political uncertainty in Britain and across Europe but lets no longer glaze our words with honey and accept that this policing of Muslim women's attire is symptomatic of an entrenched issue France has with Islam.

The Burkini Ban - A Conversation with the French Police

Alexandra Chaloux | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Alexandra Chaloux

- We are the French Police! We're going to stop those terrorist attacks once and for all! - Oh, thank goodness! How are you going to do that? - At the beach! - What?

We Asked British Muslim Women What They Think Of France's Burkini Ban

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK

A number of beaches in France have barred women from wearing burkinis, in the wake of deadly terror attacks on Nice and a Catholic church in France. F...

Burkini Ban Boosts Sales 'By 200%'

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Style

The burkini ban in parts of France has caused widespread debate - but despite wearing one being punishable by fine, one manufacturer claims sales have...

This Festival Brought 30,000 Muslims Together To Condemn Extremism

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK

A festival held in the middle of a field in rural Hampshire brought 30,000 Muslims together to try and tackle extremism. The ‘Jalsa Salana’, which...

By Banning The Burkini, The French Are Blaming Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

At worst, the ban is another example of French institutional Islamophobia. At best, it would seem to be a smokescreen behind which the real reason Corsica is "sitting on a powder-keg" of tensions and violence. And that powder keg would seem to be rather more about Corsican nationalists than Muslims or those of North African origin.

Muslim Women Face Discrimination And Stereotype When Seeking Jobs

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK

The Government needs to do more to tackle discrimination against Muslim women when looking for a job, a hard-hitting report has warned as it raised co...

The Hijab: More Than Just a Piece of Cloth

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The hijab worn by Muslim women is still regarded by many as a problematic ideological symbol; thereby making many women vulnerable to discrimination, harassment, and violence. Islamophobia that is spreading in some parts of the world should be scrapped because, as a religion, Islam is the same as other dominant religions in the world; namely, one that respects differences. Would it not be boring if everyone was uniform in their beliefs?

Two of the Worst Words in Politics

Andrew Legon | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Legon

It's strange though, that when people were asked about their trust in public figures, they had the common sense not to believe Joey Essex on this issue. And yet most of us probably have about as much knowledge as him on many of the big, complex issues we face. We're all Joey Essex, in a way. But we seem to trust ourselves. Maybe we shouldn't?

Ethnic Rohingya Muslims Are Entitled to Enjoy Their Fundamental Rights

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all individuals have rights based upon their race, colour, gender, language, religi...

Anti-Muslim Abuse Countered Brilliantly With This Fact About Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK

A fact about British Muslims’ charitable donations during Ramadan is being shared online after the furore around a Sun column arguing that Muslim jo...

Bangladesh in the Hands of Terrorists

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

The terror attack is a sad way to end this blessed month of Ramadan for the people of Bangladesh. It is a terrible end of so many innocent lives. I feel intensely distressed by these massacres. As an Imam I offer my sincere prayers and condolences for those who have lost their lives in these atrocities. Bangladesh, may God grant you true freedom and shelter from tyranny. May God make you a great nation again.

A Tale of Two Mosques

Richard Reoch | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

As a Buddhist, I have spent the last month - to the surprise of many - visiting the morning and evening prayers at my local mosque during this holy month of Ramadan. In brutal contrast, this morning I woke up to the news that my fellow Buddhists in Southeast Asia had just razed a local mosque to the ground.

What Ramadan Means To Young Muslims

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education

"Ramadan is far more than just not eating food," says 25-year-old Imam Farhad Ahmad. Ahmad is keen to use the holy month, which draws to a close in ea...

These Shocking Racist Attacks Prove Brexit Vote Has 'Legitimised People's Prejudices'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

Racist attacks directed against Muslims, including young children, prove the Brexit vote has "legitimised the prejudice of some people" as the number ...

Leave Voter Admits He Voted 'To Stop Muslims Coming Into The UK'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK

A Barnsley man has admitted he voted leave in the EU referendum 'to stop Muslims coming into the country'. Interviewed by Channel 4 News the u...

Orlando Shooting Proves LGBT Solidarity Prevails Over Hatred and Terror

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Anastasia Kyriacou

From every attempt to extinguish this solidarity an even bigger flame seemingly erupts, evoking the words of Rozalla that everybody has a right to be free to feel good. Now let us start educating and spreading respect for that freedom before more lives are lost.

Learning the Lessons of a Sustainable Ramadan

Fadi Itani | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
Fadi Itani

Ramadan is a special season; for a Muslim charity the usual focus is on fundraising, where a charity can receive between a third and a half of its annual income. But for many working in the charity sector, it is a time where they reconcile their relationship between those in poverty, and their relationship with God.

When I Met the Champion Muhammad Ali

Qari Asim | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Sport
Qari Asim

People throughout the world are mourning the loss of legendary Muhammad Ali, however he had told the world quite sometime ago that he was "ready to meet God" as he had lived his life to the full.

Muhammad Ali Had the Name He Deserved

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Sport
Lauren Booth

Muhammad Ali, the man loved by people of all faiths, nations and walks of life, is laid to rest. The Islamic funeral service in his hometown, Louisvil...

How Muslim Women Can Benefit From Alicia Keys This Ramadan

Mona Moussly | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mona Moussly

True to her word, Keys has been photographed in public with no makeup on, and even performed at the recent final opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League without even so much as lip gloss on, a scary thought for most women.

Jesus Christ the Humanist

Julian Bond | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Julian Bond

"Render to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." (Jesus Christ) Jesus wasn't about religion, in fact he reserved his anger for organised...

When Is Ramadan? Date For 2016 Fasting Period

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

According to the sighting of the crescent moon, this year the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin on Monday 6 June. Fasting Muslims do not eat dur...