UK Muslims

First Gay Muslim Wedding Takes Place In UK And The Grooms Couldn't Look Happier

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two men have become the first in the UK to have a gay Muslim wedding, it has been reported. Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, tied the knot in...

What's The Solution?

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has said it's time to press the reset button and ensure that this time the Muslim community is an equal partner in the fight against terrorism, but the question I want to ask is whether the government is brave enough to have the grassroots community around the table and start right at the beginning by clearly defining the problem we are addressing, as only then will we find a solution because for me, enough is enough.

From Burma, Indonesia And Malaysia To The Streets Of Britain, We Must Drive Out Religious Hatred For Good

Benedict Rogers | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Throughout the world, writing as a Muslim and a Christian from two different countries and two different political traditions, we cry out for three simple principles: recognition of human dignity for all, defence of freedom of religion or belief for all, and action to promote dialogue and understanding and drive intolerance from our places of worship, our streets, our chatrooms and our legislatures for good.

Grenfall Tower Tragedy

Lotifa Begum | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Lotifa Begum

I heard of one woman resident who miscarried due to the post trauma stress she experienced after the fire, which is absolutely heartbreaking. This tragedy has led to a great number of psychological issues and post trauma therapy is needed for families. As a British aid worker, I have been to the field in Bosnia, Bangladesh and other places, but I never thought I'd be responding to a national disaster of this scale and nature here in London in one of the most affluent boroughs in the UK.

Extremism Is Tearing London Apart

Rabbil Sikdar | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Rabbil Sikdar

The far-right and the Muslim extremists fuel each other with their messages of hate and intolerance and their actions. And it is up to each of us to disempower these people lurking within our communities.

Finsbury Park Attack Highlights Vulnerability Of Mosques

Shaukat Warraich | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Shaukat Warraich

The terrorist attack on Muslim worshippers leaving the Mosque after completing Ramadan night prayers has bought into sharp focus the vulnerability and...

Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

If Islamophobic hate crime is to be framed by counter-terror and counter-extremism narratives, why is this necessary? What makes Islamophobia exceptional and distinct from other discriminatory phenomena? How does Islamophobic hate crime differ from hate crimes motivated by race, disability or sexual orientation?

'Thank God For Ramadan' Locals Praise Muslims Who Woke Neighbours As Grenfell Blaze Took Hold

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK

Muslims who were awake late to eat before resuming their Ramadan fast may have saved lives in Grenfell Tower, HuffPost UK has been told. As a blaze to...

Britain First Reaches New Low By Harassing Muslims Helping Grenfell Tower Families

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK

Britain First today posted an angry video claiming it had been “ABUSED” outside the East London Mosque for the “heinous crime of standing on a B...

Countering Paranoia: Muslim Women Are Leading The Fight Against Terrorism

Maria Munir | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Munir

The arguments over how the attackers in London and Manchester were radicalised have veiled the fact that women and young people are tirelessly trying to speak up, and are often ignored. We are sick and tired of being held up as solely victims of gendered violence, when we also fight to stop it, by challenging outdated preachers and reviving new techniques of engaging with maligned people.

Terrorism Is The Enemy Of Britons Of All Faiths

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK
Mustafa Field MBE

I have family in Iraq and know how that country has suffered beyond endurance at the hands of Daesh. In the same way that my family, and friends have resisted this scum in Iraq, I will resist them here. In this struggle, I will link arms with imams, rabbis and priests. People of genuine faith and love must find the inner strength to build a wall that Daesh cannot penetrate.

My message to Manchester's Muslims

Azi Ahmed | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Azi Ahmed

The 2017 election campaign will always be remembered for the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, which brought troops onto the streets and the prospect of our human rights laws being re-written.

Pass The Samosa, Not The Blame

Zara Mohammed | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zara Mohammed

Its 11.56pm, after some very long standing for the beautiful night prayers of Ramadan, in one of London's biggest mosque, I open my phone to a barrage of messages asking if I am safe? I then hear the announcement for everyone to be vigilant, as another attack has been reported. If we are all supposed to be praying right now who could possibly be out killing?

Why British Muslims Hate Extremism More Than You Do

Aaliyah Hussain | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Aaliyah Hussain

We are the ones who feel the full force of a racist backlash each time a terrorist attack happens. We are the ones who are made to feel guilty, on the defensive, anxious that our children will be picked on in the playground, or that our colleagues are whispering behind our backs. We are the ones who are abused, sworn at, spat at, pushed, punched, kicked, beaten and even killed on British streets. Our homes and places of worship are petrol-bombed and have faeces posted through their doors.

Let's Talk About 'Terrorism'

Priya Jasmin Begum | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
Priya Jasmin Begum

People have created a "them and us" narrative. The media has painted a picture in everybody's heads of desert people thirsty for the blood of 'infidels'. This is despite the fact that the vast majority of ISIS', and other related groups, victims are Muslim which is conveniently forgotten by many.

Oi, Katie Hopkins - If You Hate Britain So Much, Let's Swap Passports

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

Here's the deal: let's swap passports. Before you say no, hear me out. You would fit in perfectly in Trump's America. You even promised to move here if he was elected, so you and I both know this is what you want.

Ramadan Starts Today - Here's What You Need To Know About It

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is celebrated by Muslims around the world. The month marks the first revelation of the Qu’r...

This Is How Much Money British Muslims Donate To Charity During Ramadan

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK
Mustafa Field MBE

The donations were as varied as they were generous. One Muslim-led charity estimated its work over last Ramadan to have helped at least one million people. Other efforts helped those suffering drought in Somaliland and conflict in Syria. There were also local, community focused acts, including soup kitchens for the homeless and aid for those affected by last year's floods in Carlisle.

Manchester Bombing: Don't Let the Haters Win

Bob Morgan | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK
Bob Morgan

Those affected by the Manchester bombing - those who have lost loved ones and those who have been injured will be traumatised in a way most of us will...

Utilising Sports To Counter Extremism In The Muslim World

Muddassar Ahmed | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Sport
Muddassar Ahmed

The co-existence of different faiths and ethnicities is increasingly under threat in both the Islamic and Western worlds, now is the time to build new models to bring people together and celebrate what we share: our humanity.

Muslim Fashion And Muslim Clothing Is Not A Uniform: How Diverse Is The Modest Fashion Industry?

Mariyah Zaman | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Style
Mariyah Zaman

Offering a professional platform to exalt modest fashion designers in London was no coincidence. Organiser of LMFW, Franka Soeria said, "London is one of the trendiest places for modest fashion" in the West with a large supportive community.

Everything You Need To Know About Ramadan 2017

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is celebrated by Muslims around the world. The month marks the first revelation of the Qu’ran...

Fasting, Patience And The Spirit Of Ramadan

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mohsin Tanveer

If we want to respect Ramadan and celebrate this Holy month as it is meant to be celebrated, let's be fair to ourselves, our religion and our society.

I Will Not Stop Challenging Ukip's Racism

Naima Omar | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Politics
Naima Omar

This call has nothing to do with defending women's rights. It has everything to do with UKIP demonising the Muslim community, just like in France last year when politicians campaigned to ban the Birkini. Why should anyone have the right to tell Muslim women what to wear? UKIP and their kind are constantly targeting people who just want to get on with their lives. It shows the nature of their party, it shows their racism.

Ukip's Burqa Ban - The Nastiest Type Of Politics

Bob Morgan | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

This is about the worst kind of politics. This is politics that picks on minorities who cannot defend themselves in order to gain votes and says more about Paul Nuttall and UKIP's polling numbers than it does about a small number of ladies who cover their faces when they go shopping.