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...

The Muslim Prophet of Nazareth

Sajda Khan | Posted 27.02.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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...

Haj - A Journey towards Unity

Sajda Khan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sajda Khan

It's that time of the year again when Muslims from all over the world heading off to Makkah for Haj -- the annual pilgrimage. I went last year and I, to date, reminisce about the ineffable moments of this momentous journey.

Muslim Student Banned From School Because Of Beard Allowed Back

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim student who was excluded from school because he refused to shave off his beard has been allowed back to class, it has emerged. The pupil, ...

Egyptian Man Addicted To Stealing Cuts Off Own Hands In Line With Sharia Law

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

An habitual thief who was left so ashamed by his uncontrollable urge to steal, took the drastic step of cutting off his own hands. Ali Afifi is be...

£4.8m Holy Quran Theme Park To Open In Dubai

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A £4.8m holy Quran theme park will open in Dubai next year. The 60-hectare park will include an outdoor theatre, fountains, a lake, walking and b...

How Should Young Muslims on the Streets of Woolwich Be Reading the Qur'an

Michael Mumisa | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK
Michael Mumisa

When I first saw the distressing news reports on television networks that a man thought to be a British soldier had been brutally murdered on the streets of London by two men in what was suspected to be an act of terrorism I immediately had a strong feeling that the killers would claim to be Muslims.

Woolwich; Stronger Together

Gareth Milner | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK
Gareth Milner

Similarities might bring people together, but that which is different is what makes people stronger. Diversity in a number of different areas allows an eclectic band of brothers and sisters to each bring their own skills to the table.

Muslims Condemn Woolwich Attack: Facing Repercussions

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

The horrendous attack on a British soldier that took place in Woolwich was a brutal act that British Muslims, including myself, completely condemn. Many British Muslims now have to face the repercussions for the evil act that a deviant individual chose to inflict on an innocent member of society.

Muslim Women Complicit in their Repression?

Sajda Khan | Posted 23.07.2013 | 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.

As a Muslim, I Struggle With the Idea Of Homosexuality - But I Oppose Homophobia

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

As a supporter of secularism, I am willing to accept same-sex weddings in a state-sanctioned register office, on grounds of equity. As a believer in Islam, however, I insist that no mosque be forced to hold one against its wishes.

'The Work Of The Devil'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

Muslim hackers have attacked the French Euromillions site denouncing gambling as "the work of the devil" and replacing text on the homepage with Quran...

Naila Mumtaz 'Evil Spirit Murder': What Is A Djinn?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

On Monday a husband and three members of his family were jailed for life for the murder of his pregnant wife, in an apparent attempt to rid her of an ...

The 'Innocence of Muslims' Controversy: No Innocents Involved

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

The middle-east is up in arms in anger, chanting anti-US slogans. Muslims across the world have been deeply offended. US embassies are being targeted across the globe. Hard-line clerics and leaders from across the spectrum are rising up, inciting hatred and exhorting violence.

Girl Arrested In Pakistan For 'Burning Quran' Is 14, Doctors Say

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

A Christian girl detained in Pakistan accused of burning pages of the Quran is 14 years old, and has a mental age of much less, doctors have said. ...

Doctors Examine Pakistani Girl Arrested For Burning Quran

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Doctors have examined a young Christian girl in Pakistan accused of burning pages of the Quran, to establish her age and to determine whether she suff...

Down's Syndrome Girl, 11, 'Arrested On Blasphemy Charge For Burning Quran'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

An 11-year-old girl with Down's Syndrome is being held on blasphemy charges after being accused of burning pages of the Quran as she apparently gather...

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?

Is the 'Hijab' Discriminatory to Women?

Dr Tasmia Mesbahuddin | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tasmia Mesbahuddin

Let's not fool ourselves, we only have to open the news these days to see horrific articles about women being raped, date raped, molested and faced with a deluge of sexual abuses for their appearances (I mean we have to be a certain shape, size or else we lose our appeal to the opposite sex!). So on that note I find my hijab a very liberating experience.

The Islamic Hijab: Is it Really as Oppressive as We Think?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

Over the last few decades, the steady immigration of Muslims from around the world to America and across Europe, has thrown the spotlight on the hijab. Many Americans and Europeans are surprised to find that contrary to what they believe, a large number of Muslim women do not wear the hijab out of compulsion but out of choice.

World's Largest Qur'an Unveiled

Posted 19.03.2012 | Home

It took five years to complete, and now it’s finally ready: the world’s biggest Qur’an has been unveiled in Kabul. Calligrapher Mohammad Sabi...