Changing Exams To Accommodate Ramadan 'Sets Very Bad Precedent,' Says Ofsted Chief

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The head of Ofsted has said moving A-level and GCSE exams to accommodate Ramadan and other religious festivals would set a "really bad precedent", put...

Some Facts About That 'Exams Being Rescheduled Around Ramadan' Story

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's biggest exam council has belatedly tried to downplay fears that hundreds of thousands of teenagers will face major timetable disruption to a...

GCSEs And A-Levels Set To Be Rescheduled So They Don't Clash With Ramadan

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A number of GCSE and A-level exams look set to be rescheduled to avoid clashing with the Islamic holy month Ramadan, after concerns were raised fastin...

Eid Mubarak! 15 Beautiful Pictures Of Muslims Celebrating The End Of Ramadan

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

Muslims across the world today are celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is an annual celebration and holiday which lasts ...

Eid Mubarak! Celebrating The End Of The Holy Month Of Ramadan

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

Eid al-Fitr is an annual celebration at the end of the holy month of fasting for Muslims taking part in Ramadan. The Eid holiday lasts several days an...

Student 'Censored' By School After Her Breastfeeding Artwork Removed From Display During Ramadan

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student says she has been "censored" by her school after her breastfeeding artwork was not displayed in a communal space alongside other pupils' pai...

Something We All Need for Ramadan "Spirtual Declutter"

Tami Mir | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tami Mir

It's a declutter Ramadan party and your invited by getting rid of everything that didn't matter, I made room for everything that did. Thirty day Ramadan Goal 2015, I am more than often persuaded to do things I don't feel like doing and that is clearing out my junk.

Optimism Is the Best Weapon Against Terrorists

Julie Siddiqi | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Julie Siddiqi

I just left the Memorial Lecture of the 7/7 Tavistock Square Memorial Trust hosted by the BMA, this year delivered by Dame Tessa Jowell. It was such a fantastic lecture in so many ways. Powerfully delivered but sensitively balanced.

Hotter Than Hawaii! Britain To Sizzle In 35°C Heatwave

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

• Mercury could tickle 35°C in Greater London • 'Level two' heatwave warning in place • Tennis fans take heed: Wimbledon is set for a scorc...

37 Dead As Gunmen Attack Two Tunisian Holiday Hotels

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK

• 37 dead in terror attacks on two luxury Tunisian hotels • Six nationalities among the dead • Local radio claims majority of dead are Germa...

Blundering Tesco Promotes Ramadan With Smokey Bacon Pringles

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

Tesco is under fire for promoting Ramadan with a display of smokey bacon flavoured Pringles. Fasting Muslims do not eat during daylight hours and ...

Chebakia - Moroccan Honey and Sesame Cookies

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

These uniquely shaped cookies are made typically using a special cutter which creates a beautiful flower which is a skill to do by hand with an interesting approach to weaving pastry in and out to form a beautiful looking flower.

Voices from Gaza in Ramadan 2015: Palestinian Hopes and Struggles

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

As the holy month of Ramadan commenced on Thursday 18th June 2015 around the world, Muslims have started to fast from dawn till dusk. In Gaza, the backdrop whilst breaking fast is a reminder of the suffering, war and destruction that Palestinians are left to face with on a daily basis.

I Celebrate Ramadan! on My Own. In My Backyard.

Ellis Shuman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

My wife and I recently attended a get-together of Jerusalem Jews and Palestinian Muslims from the neighboring villages. Thank you David Brinn for inviting me to what is a regular interfaith gathering that meets a bit irregularly. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Fasting: It's More Than Just Starvation

Meliha Hayat | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Over the next month millions of Muslims across the world will be observing fasts during the month of Ramadhan (the Islamic month of fasting). Fasting is a very important component in Islam; it is one of the five main pillars that make up the values of the religion and is also seen as a practice that is good for the soul.

Ramadan Wishes Have Flooded Twitter As Fasting Begins

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

Twitter has been awash with people wishing each other peace and happiness to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, when eligible Muslims fast b...

Ramadan UK Fasting Hours Compiled By East London Mosque

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

A UK-based Islamic charity has released a calendar of fasting hours for Muslims taking part in Ramadan in Britain. Islamic Relief UK issued the ho...

Ramadan Spirit Can Heal Our Fractured World

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In this year's month of Ramadan, which is only a few days away, Muslims in the northern hemisphere will have very long days of fasting. In London it is expected to be around 19 hours of voluntary 'starvation' from food, drink and physical intimacy. This annual month-long fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam aimed to create 'God-consciousness' (taqwa in Arabic) amongst believers.

Fatwa From Muslim Academic Calls For Shorter UK Ramadan Hours

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK

A Muslim academic has called for Ramadan hours to be shortened in Britain because summer daylight is too long for fasting. Dr Usama Hasan of the an...

All You Need To Know About Ramadan In One Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

Latest: Ramadan 2015 Trends Online As Muslims Begin Fasting For 30 Days And Share Good Wishes Ramadan, the celebration marking Prophet Mohammed's r...

Struggling With an Eating Disorder During Ramadan

Habiba Khanom | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

I want to fast. I really do. However, I am ashamed to admit that I don't want to fast for God. I am not there yet. I still want to fast to lose weight. I want to fast because everyone else would be fasting and that makes me feel triggered.

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).

On Eid, Many Muslims Are Cash-Strapped, Thanks to Ruthless Travel Agents

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

In short, any agent who is not registered and cannot provide anything in writing needs to be given a wide berth. Otherwise for many it could mean not just a ruined Eid, but also the trip of a lifetime.

Eid Mubarak! 41 Pictures Of Muslims Celebrating The End Of Ramadan

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid al-Fitr celebrations to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The festivities involve thanksg...

British Muslims Have British Values

Sadiq Khan | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

British Muslims are an extremely enterprising community. They contribute over £31billion to the UK economy every year. Over 100,000 British Muslims are civil servants, doctors, lawyers and accountants. In London alone, small businesses run by Muslims employ over 70,000 people... The majority of people view British Muslims as contributing well to our national way of life. Let us build on and strengthen that. While I'm fasting this weekend - when I'm hungry and thirsty - I will be thinking about what I can do to promote a more positive view of British Muslims - I think we should all do the same.