Ramadan

Finsbury Park Is No More Or Less A Terrorist Attack Than Manchester, London Bridge And Westminster

Azhar Kholwadia | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Azhar Kholwadia

The way to help change perceptions amongst others is not solely by preaching, but by setting an example of our behaviours, conducting ourselves in a way that breaks down barriers in our day to day activities.

Why The Muslim Charity Sector Should Increase Its Domestic Focus

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Britain is one of the richest and largest economies and is rightly known as the most charitable developed nation on earth. Sadly, despite this richnes...

Photos Capture Muslims Holding Prayers On The Street After Finsbury Park Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK

Photos have emerged of Muslims observing prayers following the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Monday morning. Worshippers wer...

My Mum And I Need A Political Response To The Finsbury Park Attack On Muslims

Gafar Kuku | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Gafar Kuku

Never EVER in my life did I think I would end up so close to police tape at the scene of a terrorist attack looking for a family member... The outcomes I desire however are political. The London Mayor, the Met Police and the Prime Minister need to spark outrage that a white male attacker was able to cause such destruction over marginalised communities. I can't imagine what it must feel like to get the call that there's been an attack in your capital as a state leader. I just imagine the feeling shouldn't be that dissimilar from how I felt tonight.

Pass The Samosa, Not The Blame

Zara Mohammed | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zara Mohammed

Its 11.56pm, after some very long standing for the beautiful night prayers of Ramadan, in one of London's biggest mosque, I open my phone to a barrage of messages asking if I am safe? I then hear the announcement for everyone to be vigilant, as another attack has been reported. If we are all supposed to be praying right now who could possibly be out killing?

A Faith Message Devoid Of Grace

Sufiya Ahmed | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Sufiya Ahmed

To the millions of people (mostly Americans in the rust belt, I'd say) who know little to nothing about Islam, it would be forgivable for them to assume that Ramadan, the Muslim month of charity, piety and fasting, is actually all about weeding out terrorists who would kill Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

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...

Fighting My Eating Disorder In Ramadan

Habiba Khanom | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

For those of us who also come from a past of binging and purging, this can be a very overwhelming time. It is inevitable to be ravenous after 18 hours of not eating or drinking anything, so when it is time to eat, even non-eating disorder sufferers can end up binging. It's what our bodies do. After months of trying to stop this behaviour, do I want to revert back to it?

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.

University Sparks Protests By Closing Muslim Prayer Room A Week Before Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A university has sparked protests after it announced it will close its dedicated Muslim prayer space just a week before Ramadan. The University of Ea...

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.

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

Ramadan - Making a Real Difference

Nick Donaldson | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Nick Donaldson

It is estimated by the Muslim Charities Forum that British Muslims gave approximately £100million to charitable causes during the month of Ramadan this year. To give some context, that equates to approximately £38 a second.

This Eid We Are Determined to Celebrate Togetherness

Qari Asim | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

Eid marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Celebrated by Muslims in the UK and around the world, it is a time when families and friends come t...

Bangladesh in the Hands of Terrorists

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

The terror attack is a sad way to end this blessed month of Ramadan for the people of Bangladesh. It is a terrible end of so many innocent lives. I feel intensely distressed by these massacres. As an Imam I offer my sincere prayers and condolences for those who have lost their lives in these atrocities. Bangladesh, may God grant you true freedom and shelter from tyranny. May God make you a great nation again.

Eid Prayer Event For 2,000 Muslims Cancelled Amid Racial Tensions Following Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

A Muslim prayer event has been cancelled in Southampton after far right activists scheduled demonstrations in the city centre. Eid celebrations to com...

Ramadan: A Source for Conflict Resolution?

Farhad Ahmad | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Farhad Ahmad

The summer has dawned upon the UK, in all its rain-filled glory, and is expected to be the hottest since records began. Some of us have extra reason to welcome the summer this year; it heralds the month of Ramadan when Muslims abstain from food and drink for some of the longest and hottest days of the year, from dawn to dusk.

Ramadan in Morocco: An Outsider's Perspective

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Our plane was descending slowly. From the window, we could see overlay yellow lights like sparkling stars in the dark night. Meanwhile, the pilot instructed all passengers to fasten their seatbelts and move their seats into an upright position. Our hearts beat faster and faster. We could not wait to begin our short trip to a country to which we had long been looking forward: Morocco.

What Ramadan Means To Young Muslims

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education

"Ramadan is far more than just not eating food," says 25-year-old Imam Farhad Ahmad. Ahmad is keen to use the holy month, which draws to a close in ea...

Amid The Post-Brexit Racism, Here's Something Positive You Might Have Missed

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK

Abuse screamed on trams. Polish communities centres daubed with obscenities. People being labelled racist insults in their own home towns. It's been a...

Widows Face Increased Suffering in Patriarchal Societies

Baroness Emma Nicholson | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Baroness Emma Nicholson

Once AMAR learned about Samila's story, we immediately went into action, helping her to develop the skills needed to provide for her family. We were able to help her buy a sewing machine, and she now has clients of her own with a steady income giving her peace of mind and a new confidence.

This Is What Ramadan Is About

Sara Tofiq | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Tofiq

As the sun sets on a cool June evening, Muslims across the UK prepare to break their fast. The eating of sweet dates from across the Middle East and d...

Learning the Lessons of a Sustainable Ramadan

Fadi Itani | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK
Fadi Itani

Ramadan is a special season; for a Muslim charity the usual focus is on fundraising, where a charity can receive between a third and a half of its annual income. But for many working in the charity sector, it is a time where they reconcile their relationship between those in poverty, and their relationship with God.

Pure Intentions and Sheer Willpower Can Make Long-hour Fasting More Liberating

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Ramadan demands that Muslims be positively active and dynamic in their community and wider society. As a people of faith we have a unilateral obligation to work for the good of all. We have the obligations of good-neighbourliness, of being concerned for others, to share their joys and feel their pains and to provide support and help wherever we can.