Ramadan

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 24.06.2016 | 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 20.06.2016 | 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 16.06.2016 | 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 14.06.2016 | 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.

Four Killed In Deadly Tel Aviv Market Shooting

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

Gunmen killed four people and wounded 16 during an attack in an open air shopping complex in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night. Israeli police said the men ...

How Muslim Women Can Benefit From Alicia Keys This Ramadan

Mona Moussly | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mona Moussly

True to her word, Keys has been photographed in public with no makeup on, and even performed at the recent final opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League without even so much as lip gloss on, a scary thought for most women.

‘Ramadan Is A Time To Break Down Mystique And Suspicion Around Islam’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

New London Mayor Sadiq Khan is hoping to break down the "mystique and suspicion" around Islam as he begins fasting alongside millions of Muslims aroun...

When Is Ramadan? Date For 2016 Fasting Period

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

According to the sighting of the crescent moon, this year the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin on Monday 6 June. Fasting Muslims do not eat dur...

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 04.07.2016 | 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 29.06.2016 | 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.