UK Muslims

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.

Muslim Vlogger Challenges All Women To Wear Hijab For 15 Minutes To Understand Exclusion She Faces

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Muslim vlogger is challenging other women to try on the traditional hijab headscarf for 15 minutes, so they can see what it is like to be excluded f...

Muslim Teen Reveals Father's Response When She Told Him She Wanted To Stop Wearing The Hijab

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fed up of people suggesting all Muslim women are ‘forced’ to wear hijabs, 17-year-old Lamyaa asked her dad what he’d think if she stopped wearin...

Theology Teaches Us To Stand United In Defiance Against Terrorism

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK
Mustafa Field MBE

The tragic bombing of Coptic churches and the callous murder of scores of Christians in Egypt, is yet another reminder of the throes endured by Christian communities in the Middle East at the hands of ISIS.

Moving, Muslims And Mosques And Why I Fear They Might Be Turning Me Ever So Slightly Prejudiced

Paul Marshall | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Paul Marshall

I recently bought a flat in London. Well, whoop-de-doo for me. Not so far out of town (Wolverhampton, for instance) that even an estate agent with the...

Why I As A Muslim Will Never Hide My Faith At Work

Areeb Siddiqui | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK
Areeb Siddiqui

We cannot let the actions of a few be representative of the 22% of the human race that identify as Muslim, but neither can we let them dictate the way in which we live our lives. By hiding the aspects of our faith that we hold most dear, we miss the opportunity to show those of other faiths and cultures the other side of the coin through our daily interactions with people at work and at school.

Terrorism Has No Religion

Molly Thompson | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

Unfortunately in every group that holds a particular belief system, there are always those who take the messages too far or make their own definitions...

London Has Not Fallen - Thoughts Following Westminster Attack

Shaukat Warraich | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Shaukat Warraich

The hallmark of great people and a strong nation is defined in the face of adversity. For communities across the UK, the attack on Westminster should inspire more community efforts that help build resilience in people and institutions. Part of the process requires communities to understand the important role they play in facilitating efforts to eradicate hatred from society.

I'm Just Like You

Farida Ahmed | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Farida Ahmed

As a British Muslim woman I often fear that the backlash of such terrorist incidents will put me in a hugely vulnerable position, as a target for Islamophobic and racist attacks. I have been subject to many in the past, and it makes me feel very uncomfortable knowing that my choice of wearing the hijab makes me a very visible and obvious target.

There Can Be No 'Shared Society' Without Investment In Arts And Culture

Luqman Ali | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Luqman Ali

There can be no "shared society" without investment in arts and culture. Theresa May's calls for a 'shared society' have been lauded as a step in the right direction in an increasingly fragmented Britain, especially after a Brexit vote that split the nation.

Converting To Islam

Jessica Smith | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Jessica Smith

Five years ago I met a guy, it was a corny cliché romance. He was charming, fun, cheeky and rarely serious. I fell in love straight away. I was att...

Sexual Politics In The South Asian Muslim Community

Shazmeen Khalid | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shazmeen Khalid

Being South-Asian and Muslim are not to blame here, I'm merely acknowledging that as a female, South Asian Muslim, my intersecting identities have enabled me to notice gender inequality first-hand and experience the troublesome nature of sexual politics that have affected women for generations and are still affecting many of us today.

The Young Brown Girl In The Headscarf

Zobia Shahid | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zobia Shahid

all women everywhere I am not an assortment of labels, or boxes, or tags. The stereotypes that you attach to me, consciously or subconsciously, the person you assume me to be simply upon seeing me, is more reflective of who you are, than who I am.

If You Write A Play About A Muslim Woman People Assume It's About Syria Or Violence Against Women

Ambreen Razia | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ambreen Razia

all women everywhere So before telling stories about 'Jihadi brides' I wanted to present a raw tale of a girl simply searching for her own identity. A teenager who is seeking what every young person seeks at that age, love and affirmation.

Women Came Away From Our Event With Hope... Now We Need Action

Laura Marks OBE | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Laura Marks OBE

Last weekend, as I co-chaired Britain's first ever Jewish/Muslim conference with my 'Muslim sister' Julie Siddiqi, I saw the efforts of so many of us ...

Our Struggle For Equal Opportunity Has Become Invisible To Governments Only Concerned With Counter Extremism

Basit Mahmood | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Basit Mahmood

I've seen plenty of campaigns and events aimed at the Muslim community dedicated to combatting extremism. Yet when I sit with friends I realise the sheer gap between what defines the lives of ordinary Muslims, desires for a sense of belonging, for equality, for a sense that we matter too and what governments and others think has come to define them.

Phoebe English's Collection Sparks A Conversation Of Unity, But Where Are My Hijab-Wearing Sisters At London Fashion Week?

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

My closing thoughts rest on the rising global voices in fashion that originate from vastly different cultures and belief systems, and that speak on behalf of under-represented groups. I want to sit at shows and presentations alongside men and women representing all colours, faiths and styles