Prophet Muhammad

Should We Evangelise? Reflections, and Tips, From the World of Inter-Faith

Julian Bond | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

Our dialogues which both underpin and overarch our practical initiatives will include reflecting on what we might say together, and differently, about the mission of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad...

Remembrance as an Expression of Gratitude

Asim Hafiz | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Asim Hafiz

At this time of reflection, as well as remembering those who have served and died for us, I hope we can find a moment to appreciate the values we share, and be thankful of their role in shaping our Armed Forces and what they fight to defend today.

Slavery - An Anathema to Humanity and Islam

Farooq Aftab | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Farooq Aftab

Whatever warped religion these terrorists are practising, it has little to do with the true teachings of Islam. But what can you expect from those whose only knowledge of the faith comes from 'Islam for Dummies'?

Sunni and Shia Islam- What's The Origin of The Split?

Amelia Amin | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Amelia Amin

The differences between Sunni and Shia Islam are political in origin, and remain so to this day. The way that Muslims are positioned throughout the world (70% Sunni, and 20% Shia) has heavily informed the politics of various countries and created much geopolitical tension and associated extremism between the two sects.

Christian Couple Sentenced To Death Over 'Mohammed Text'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

A Pakistani Christian couple have been sentenced to death after they allegedly sent a text message insulting the Prophet Mohammed. Shafqat Emmanuel...

The Muslim Prophet of Nazareth

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

The common theological heritage and the mutual reverence of Jesus and his mother by both Muslims and Christians has sadly, become sullied throughout history as Islam and Christianity are often portrayed as implacable enemies, embroiled in conflict. The reality is, despite the troubled history. there have been epochs where Christians and Muslim have co-existed in peace.

Peace and Reconciliation - A Legacy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

The world mourns the loss of one the world's most revered statesman. Eulogies at his memorial service reminisce over his noble characteristics, wish him a peaceful repose and beckon humanity to embrace his legacy...

Devout Shia Muslims Mark Ashura With Mass Self Flagellation Ceremonies (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Devout Shia Muslims across the world have mourned the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson with rituals including fire breathing and mass fl...

'Jews Poisoned & Murdered Arafat Like They Did The Prophet Muhammad'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

A Palestinian Authority minister has delivered a sermon comparing Yasser Arafat’s death to that of the Prophet Muhammad – and blamed the Jewish pe...

A Warning to Muslims This Ramadan

Rima Amin | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

Giving to those less fortunate is an important aspect of Islamic life especially during the holy month of Ramadan. New research hows Muslims give the most to those in need. Such generosity must embraced but also met with awareness of precisely where that money is going.

PICTURED: Teenage Syrian 'Atheist' Reportedly Shot By Rebels

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

This is the 15-year-old boy who was publicly executed by Islamist rebel militia in Syria, apparently for the crime of blasphemy. Mohammad Qataa wa...

Muslim Women Complicit in their Repression?

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

When I was a first year undergraduate student, my psychology lecturer told me that Muslim women were complicit in their own repression and did not know what it was like to be liberated. As a student of humanities and social sciences I gauged that his views were conspicuously grounded in the litany of anecdotal sources cited by the media.

Burkas For Babies: Saudi Cleric Calls For Female Infants To Wear The Veil

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Footage of a Saudi cleric calling for all female babies to have their faces covered with the burkha has surfaced. Sheikh Abdullah Daoud delivered ...

Shia Muslims Mark Martyrdom Of Prophet Muhammad's Grandson With Mass Flagellation Ceremony (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Devout Muslims in India have mourned the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson with a solemn mass flagellation ceremony. The ritual is know...

Anti Muslim Video, Insulting Cartoons and Newsweek is This Not Provocation?

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

Following the recent anti Muslim video 'Innocence of Muslims' against the Prophet Muhammad (May peace and blessings be upon him) there has been much debate surrounding the misuse of the term freedom of speech.

'Charlie Hebdo' Exposes Extremist Muslims on Breivik's Path to Justice

Rooksana Hossenally | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK
Rooksana Hossenally

The third media scandal to hit the news in the last few weeks after debate surrounding whether or not photos of Prince Harry photographed naked during...

Some Muslims Have Been Denigrating the Prophet's Legacy for Years

Faisal Hanif | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics
Faisal Hanif

But even such occurrences are subject to a revisionism that is the hallmark of such a sectarian mindset. A recent example from my own experience was being told that Sufism is a load of nonsense as it is only, "what two or three hundred years old."

Channel 4 Receives 1,000 Complaints Over 'Reckless' Islam Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Thousands of viewers have complained to Channel 4 about a documentary on Islam, which suggested Mecca might not have been the real birthplace of the P...

Ramadan - A Time for Reflection

Sajda Khan | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK
Sajda Khan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which is based on the lunar system. Muslims fast for 29/30 days by abstaining from food, drink, nourishment and sexual relations from dawn to sunset. Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam and it is an obligation upon all Muslims, who have reached puberty. However, certain people such as the ill or frail; pregnant and menstruating women; breast feeding mothers, children and travellers are exempt from fasting. They are allowed to defer their fasts until a later date, or if they are unable to fast they are required to give a determined sum to charity. Muslims begin their fast at dawn with a meal known as Suhoor and break their fast at sunset with a meal known as Iftar.

Why the Need for Spirituality?

Sajda Khan | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK
Sajda Khan

Spirituality means different things to different people. Although spirituality is often associated with religious life, many believe it can be developed outside of religion where it focuses on: humanistic ideas, qualities such as love, compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, responsibility, harmony, and a concern for others, without necessarily accepting belief in a supernatural reality or divine being.

Muslim Women - Salient Emblems of Islam

Sajda Khan | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK
Sajda Khan

If the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him) were to return to earth today, what would he think of how his teachings regarding Muslim women have been distorted over the centuries?

French Magazine Firebombed After It Joked About The Prophet Muhammad

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

The Paris office of the satirical French Magazine Charlie Hebdo has been firebombed and its website has been hacked. It follows the announcement that...