UK Muslims

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...

Cameron Says He's Happy To See 'Dangerous' Trump But Their Meeting Might Not Be Too Friendly

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Politics

The Prime Minister has said he would be "very happy" to meet the controversial US presidential hopeful Donald Trump. David Cameron insisted he was ri...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Invites Donald Trump To Meet British Muslims - To Prove They're Not 'Bad People'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics

New London Mayor Sadiq Khan has offered Donald Trump a personal tour of the city to show him how much Muslims are part of mainstream British life. In ...

Katie Hopkins Has Fallen For A Really Obvious Anti-Islam Photoshop

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

Katie Hopkins was frothing with outrage on Thursday morning over apparent evidence of the increasing influence of Islam in Britain. The motor-mouthed ...

Making of a Cohesive Society: Muslims In Iceland

William Barylo | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
William Barylo

This stay in Iceland lead me to reflect upon the efficiency of some policies seen on the continent and in the UK. The Icelandic approach seems to be the polar opposite of the suspicion-based politics and systematic monitoring of Muslims. I believe that if governments were truly working with its citizens as in Iceland, the issues linked to xenophobia or extremism would be far less prominent.

We Fact-Checked A Britain First Post On Muslims In Japan

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Britain First has posted a graphic on Facebook claiming the UK should follow the lead of Japan in its treatment of Muslims. The Japanese gove...

This Man Will Make You Question Everything You Know About The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Journalists and politicians are wilfully ignoring the facts about Muslims and migrants, a senior figure in the UN has claimed, leading to a complete m...

Deafening Silence and the Intolerable Hypocrisy by Liberals and Intellectuals

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

I'm becoming impassive to the inconsistent and selective mantra chanting of Western liberals calling for human rights, rule of law and democracy. They seem to be quick to condemn human rights abuse in certain situations but in others, especially those involving Muslims, they remain curiously silent.

Anti Muslim Prejudice Will Have Conservative Election Blowback

Lauren Booth | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Lauren Booth

Zac Goldsmith is also pally with his former brother in law, Imran Khan. A Pakistani former cricketer and politician who has, in his work as opposition leader, negotiated with the Taliban many times. This then makes Zac Goldsmith surely a graver threat (by proxy) to UK security than MP Sadiq Khan.

New Gym Hopes To Get More Muslim Women Active

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new gym is set to open in Wales specifically designed to encourage more Muslim women to be active. Haya Fitness will operate on a women-only basis a...

PCC Hustings: Who Will South Wales Muslims Be Voting for on 5th May Election?

Robiu Salisu | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Robiu Salisu

On May 5th members of the public will vote for their new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the South Wales area. Ahead of the vote Swansea MEND,...

Britain First 'Invade' Halal Butchers And Accuse It Of Working For Satan

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK

Britain First has 'invaded' a halal slaughterhouse, accusing both workers and customers of serving Satan and funding terrorism. In a video of the conf...