UK Muslims

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 17.07.2014 | 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 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.

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 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".

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 03.07.2014 | 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 02.07.2014 | 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...

What's Really Behind the Doors of Britain's Mosques?

Abdul-Azim Ahmed | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics
Abdul-Azim Ahmed

Muslims are the most financially generous religious group, something attested to within the holy month of Ramadan which will see over £100 million raised and donated to charity - much of that fundraising done via mosques. Mosques also contribute to local causes.

ISIS Declares Caliphate In Iraq And Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Radical jihadists ISIS have declared a new Islamic caliphate on territory it own across Iraq and Syria, as the splinter groups eclipses the goal of it...

Radical Saudi Preacher Banned From The UK After 'Jihadi Recruitment' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Controversial Saudi preacher Mohammad al-Arefe, who has been banned from Britain after allegedly urging young British men to fight in the Middle East,...

Mosque Denies Fostering Extremism After ISIS Fighters Visit Revealed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

A mosque attended by two British jihadis fighting with Islamist rebels in Syria has denied teaching extremist ideologies. The Al-Manar Centre repor...

Sudanese Christian Mother, Sentenced To Hang, Is Freed By Court

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

A Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for apostasy has had her sentence canceled and is set to be released, the country's official news age...

Could Gove 'Effectively Stop' Muslims Becoming School Governors?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Hardline new rules for academies and free schools that compel them to promote British values are "dangerous" and could effectively stop Muslims becomi...

Jessica Elgot

'Victim Blaming' Or 'Hijab Rethink'? Author Sparks Fury With Tweet About Murdered Muslim Student

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Campaigners have attacked suggestions from a prominent political commentator that Muslim women should not wear the hijab because of the threat of viol...

Sri Lankan Muslims Need Protection Due to Anti-Muslim Attacks

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

The hard-line group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) have killed three Muslims and severely wounded more than 50 people in overnight attacks in the areas of Darga Nagar, Aluthgama and Beruwela, Sri Lanka.

Why I Loathe Gove's 'British Values'

Minesh Parekh | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Minesh Parekh

Education secretary Michael Gove recently declared that all 20,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK, stating that this government 'will put the promotion of British values at the heart of what every school has to deliver for children'. But this raises several questions, most importantly: what actually are "British" values?

If You Want to Understand Pakistan, Talk to its Bus and Ambulance Drivers

Salman Shaheen | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Every day, Zahir braves the bedlam of Karachi's bustling streets, driving one of the city's iconic technicolour busses bedecked with peacocks and Urdu scrawlings. His concerns about the country he's living in and what can be done to fix it are among those told by Asad Anees of the University of Karachi...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Meltdown Over Muslims

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 8 June 2014... 1) MELTDOWN OVER MUSLIMS The fallout from the May-Gove row shows no signs of ...