UK Muslims

Muslims Who Support Donald Trump Explain Why

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK

Despite Donald Trump saying Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, some American Muslims actually support him. Nedal Tamer, a Musli...

Mr Phillips, I'd Like to Ask a Question...

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

According to a poll recently carried out by Channel Four and presented by Trevor Philips last night I find that apparently I may be accepting of my hu...

When Muslims Play God...

Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK
Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi

What's my offence - am I neglecting my prayers, or not eating halal meat? Allow me to first tell you how I came into my faith and practice it today, and then judge for yourself.

Channel 4's 'What British Muslims Really Think' Provokes Passionate Backlash

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

Channel 4 is facing a backlash over a documentary highlighting the findings of a survey about British Muslims. 'What British Muslims Really Think', pr...

A Handy Guide To What Actually Happened When Britain First Were 'Brutally Attacked'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

Earlier this week Britain First stood outside a London mosque holding crosses and a banner that read "no more mosques". Unsurprisingly, this provoked ...

British Muslims Poll Accused Of Being 'Skewed' Towards Poor Conservative Areas

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK

A survey claiming to show most British Muslims think being gay should be illegal has been criticised for only speaking to those in poorer areas with a...

Young British Muslims Need to Disinherit Anti-Ahmadi Prejudice. Here's How.

Umar Nasser | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Umar Nasser

Personally, I have little hope for the older generation of Muslims who have inherited over a century of anti-Ahmadi propaganda. Rather, it is my generation I have some hope for. With the knowledge available from the internet and the increased visibility of Ahmadis in society, perhaps they can look past the myopia of many of their forefathers.

'Kill Ahmadis' Leaflets Found In London's Stockwell Green Mosque

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK

Leaflets calling for the killing of a sect of Muslims have been found in a south London mosque, days after the Muslim Council of Britain issued a stat...

The Media Needs to Bring People Together in the Face of Terrorism, Not Drive Them Apart

Angeli Bhandal | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angeli Bhandal

Instead of worrying about the spread of ISIS, we need more uplifting spirits. We must remember that we are the majority. Individually we may not be able to do a lot, but collectively we have the power to make a difference. It is up to us to filter through the sea of fear-mongering and ignorance and make a stand for the oppressed, regardless of race or gender.

A Muslim Tries to 'Explain Brussels'

Syed Kamall | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

Don't expect Muslim to explain what happened in Brussels any better than non-Muslims; but that does not mean that Muslims can wash our hands of trying to find solutions to stop people from misusing our God to cause carnage.

50 Shades of Extremism - Muslims Policing Other Muslims

Shaista Gohir | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Shaista Gohir

Glasgow shopkeeper, Asad Shah, was murdered by another Muslim for what appears to be a religiously motivated crime. Mr. Shah had wished Christians a H...

Muslim Ex-Prisoner Says Guards Routinely Called Him A Terrorist For 'Banter'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK

A Muslim ex-prisoner says he was regularly called a ‘terrorist’ by jail staff and viewed with suspicion because of his religion, as a report claim...

Islamophobic Graffiti Altered To Give It A Whole Different Meaning

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK

In the wake of the terror attacks on Brussels this week, someone took it upon themselves to daub Islamophobic graffiti on a wall in Dublin. The messag...

Prevent Strategy 'Is Being Used To Target Young Muslims'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK

Teachers are to debate whether schools' involvement in the Government's flagship counter-terrorism strategy should be scrapped amid fears it is leadin...

Tweeting Islamophobia: From the #StopIslam to the Katie Hopkins Saga

Imran Awan | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Imran Awan

You know something bad is going to happen when Katie Hopkins begins tweeting about Islam. This time her insults were directed at all 1.6 billion Musl...

If You Still Think Islam Is To Blame For Brussels Then You Should Read This

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK

Yesterday's terror attacks in Brussels inevitably prompted feelings of fear, anxiety and... bigotry. Every one of you who said refugees are welcome...

Brussels: Not in My Name

Fariha Khan | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

As the events of this shocking morning in Brussels unfold, our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives in these barbaric acts and their loved ones left behind. I can't imagine what must be going through their minds. I also hope and pray that humanity stands together to fight the evil of terrorism and this does not cause division in society.

An Open Letter to the Terrorist

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

As a Muslim let me remind you what God says, "replace evil with something better" and let me tell you that you, the terrorists are solely responsible and your ideas shall be challenged and you shall be defeated!

Why Britain Isn't Belgium

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

I do believe in today's Britain more people are beginning to understand that those wanting to divide us are not only a tiny minority but more importantly, are not the same as the vast majority of British Muslims. If you want evidence of this, remind yourself of the uniquely British put down, 'you ain't no Muslim bruv'.

Muslim Hiker or Another Fighter?

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Lauren Booth

I was walking with my children on the heath surrounding Lyme Park, the stately home famous as the backdrop for Colin Firth's wet T-shirt moment, in Pride and Prejudice. It was a breezy morning and my teenage daughters, pasty faced, baggy eyed (from our early start) were in a sulky mood, hands shoved deep into hoody pockets.

Modest Fashion or Fashioning Modesty? HijUp Unveiled at London Fashion Week

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Style
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

This week, Indonesian brand and e-commerce platform HijUp made an appearance at London Fashion Week. Early in 2015 they took venture funding between $US1 million and $US10 million from a pool of global investors.

Muslims Tackled This Anti-Islam Rally With An Onslaught Of Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.02.2016 | UK

Muslims have made friendly gestures to passers-by during a rally and march by far right group the English Defence League, amid a heavy police presence...

Do Muslims Ever Agree on Anything?

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

This research seems to reinforce the message that regardless of the sectarian or theological differences that exist between Muslims, there are fundamental principles that adherents have and will always will believe in, according to the way of life that they willingly transcribe to.

The Need to Define "Normative Islam"

Dilly Hussain | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Dilly Hussain

The Normative Islam Report should not be treated as a definitive representation of the beliefs of mainstream Muslims, but as an insight to what influential British Muslims consider as the basic tenets of their faith.

Muslim Teen Who Wants To Be First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina Just Landed A Scholarship To Dance School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim teenager whose dream it is to be the first hijab-wearing ballerina has just landed a scholarship to go to dance school after trying to raise ...