Quran

The Qur'an: A Handbook for the Disabled Community

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

In recent years, Qur'an, the holy book for Muslims, has come under increased scrutiny due to the widespread of Islamophobia and the growing threat of terrorism by certain extremist groups. It is considered by many as a book of hatred, anti-feminism, or even a 'manual' for terrorists. Some even went as far as planning to burn the book that is regarded as containing 'the words of God' by at least one billion people worldwide.

When Muslims Play God...

Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi | Posted 15.04.2017 | 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.

Someone Analysed The Bible And Quran To Discover Which Is More 'Violent'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

An analysis of the Bible and the Quran has found that violence and destruction are discussed more frequently in Christian scripture than in the Islami...

Shambolic BBC Debate on British Islam

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

The problem with the rejectionist proposition is that they wish to throw out the baby with the bath water. You cannot cherry pick aspects of Islam. It appeared during the debate that they were interested only in embracing those aspects of Islam that suits them and rejecting those they disagreed with.

The Birmingham Koran: Extravagant Claims, Inconvenient Truths and Common Sense

Keith Small | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK
Keith Small

The Birmingham Koran fragments are again in the news. The BBC yesterday published 'Birmingham's Ancient Koran History Revealed'. Is this new informati...

#ExMuslimBecause - How Islam Protects the Rights of Ex-Muslims

Damir Rafi | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

As affirmed emphatically by Islam, faith is a matter for the heart. If the so-called Muslim scholars today truly wanted to prevent apostasy, they would treat everyone - including apostates - with kindness rather than intolerance, and with love rather than vengeance.

Bombs May Kill Extremists, but They Will Not Kill Extremism

Umar Nasser | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Umar Nasser

Nothing can ever justify an extremist taking an innocent life, particularly one who does so in the name of Islam. However, without a commitment to change deeply ingrained behaviours in our international approach, extremism is here to stay.

The Qur'an Would Condemn ISIS, not Support it

Damir Rafi | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

A 2008 report conducted by MI5 concluded that the majority of 'Islamic terrorists' are in fact not Islamic at all. In fact a large number of them neit...

Is ISIS's Interpretation of Islam Legitimate? How Top Journalists Cenk Uyger, Julia Hartley-Brewer and Gavin Ashenden All Got it Wrong

Tahir Nasser | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tahir Nasser

In short, the Qur'an tells the reader how it should be interpreted, so the notion that "it's all in the interpretation" is false. Extremists are desperate for all to accept their poisonous narrative as Gospel truth. My message? Don't believe the hype.

Would Prophet Mohammed join ISIS?

Hiba Khan | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK
Hiba Khan

If he was here today, I can say with certainty, Mohammed would condemn IS and their brethren. But he is not. And so I, along with millions of other Muslims, stand firmly against the Islamist narrative.

Why the Refugee Crisis Is My Favourite Crisis of All

Tahir Nasser | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Politics
Tahir Nasser

We would simply think and do what is best for others, as we would count them among our own kith and kin. And that's why this refugee crisis is my favourite crisis of all - because maybe, just maybe, it might teach us that our actions will return to us, if not today, then tomorrow.

Extremists Cannot Combat Extremism

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

What do you get when you combine an extremist who claims to be a reformed moderate Muslim and a bunch of Neocons that claim to be friends of Islam? The answer is simple - dangerous confusion, wholesale deconstruction of a sacred religion and maligning of its people.

The Person Who Made This Birmingham Quran May Have Known The Prophet Muhammad

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

Part of what is believed to be the world’s oldest Quran has been discovered in a somewhat unlikely place…Birmingham. The manuscript found at th...

The Role of Islamic Social Financing in Humanitarian Action

Amjad Saleem | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Amjad Saleem

The recent Briefing Paper from Global Humanitarian Assistance 'An Act of Faith: Is Islamic charitable giving a promising new resource for future human...

Jordan Releases Slick Footage Of F-16 Jets Bombing Islamic State

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

The Jordanian government has released a highly choreographed video shows its fighter jets preparing to bomb Syria. State TV showed footage of aeri...

Muslims Who Saved Jews in the Holocaust? Honour the Righteous Muslims

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Quite a few of the documented stories of Muslims who saved Jews come from Albania, followed by North Africa and Turkey. Yet, many of these stories have never been properly investigated.

When Ebola Hits Home

Adama Juldeh Munu | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK
Adama Juldeh Munu

I came across the story of a Sierra Leonean 8 year old boy whose father had died, most likely from Ebola, who called the national hotline in early November, and presumably is now the head of the household, overseeing five younger siblings.

A Christian Ramadan Retreat

Julian Bond | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

On the day I got up as usual, it was still dark, and made breakfast. I prayed the Lord's Prayer - 'give us this day our daily bread!' and asked for strength in fasting as a spiritual exercise. I finished breakfast around 06.30 (discovering later that the fast should began at 05.30, no imam for guidance though I could have researched it better - this was several years ago).

Saving Islam From Muslim Extremists

Nehad Ismail | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

All Muslims must stand together and not only condemn them but work together to defeat extremists like ISIS. Some critics of Islam blame the strict interpretation of Islam by Wahhabism a Saudi strand of Islam and the teaching of children to curse and hate kuffars for the rise in fundamentalism and extremism.

Slavery - An Anathema to Humanity and Islam

Farooq Aftab | Posted 07.01.2015 | 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'?

Why Everyone Should Read the Qur'an in Plain English

Shihab S Joi | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

Thing is, they're not entirely wrong: there are plenty of instances of hatred, bigotry and hissy fits, but there is also much love, tolerance and, goddamit, beauty. To get it, you absolutely have to read it as a narrative rather than a pick 'n mix of copy and paste.

'When Jesus Met Muhammad ...'

Julian Bond | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

How do we put in practice what our founders taught- if we did inter faith would come naturally and be an integral part of our own religious practice. So what would it be like if Jesus and Muhammad met? It's a question which intrigues and excites me.

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.

Man Charged After Tearing Pages From Quran

PA | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

A 25-year-old football fan has been charged after pages were torn from the Quran and thrown during a match. The incident occurred during the Birmin...

Citizen's Charter for Ukip

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

Ukip MEP Gerard Batten demands that the UK Muslims must sign a code of conduct to show that they reject violence and agree that parts of the Qu'ran should be 'deferred or suspended'. He also warns of an explosion of mosques across Europe. His ignorance about Islam and the Muslims baggers belief...