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Almost Four Years on, One Syrian Family's Painful Testimony on Life as a Refugee in Jordan

Justin Byworth | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

Three years ago, a group of school-children scrawled political graffiti on a wall in the remote Syrian town of Daraa. Their subsequent arrest and torture was the spark that ignited the civil war now ravaging Syria and devastating the lives of so many of its 22 million people. This civil war is now thought to have spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Christians and Eid

Julian Bond | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

I wondered how UK Christians might respond to Ramadan and Eid. Could British churches follow the lead of the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury in sending greetings to British Muslims? Apart from our most senior religious leaders, who have been trailblazers and pioneers of inter faith encounter, we have not seen such recognition of Muslim festivals. This is a new approach for a different era.

When Ramadan Comes to an End

Asad Dhunna | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Asad Dhunna

Twenty-nine days later. 29 long, hot, hungry days later. The end of Ramadan is here. And with it always comes a range of feelings.

A Very Channel 4 Ramadan...

Lina Prestwood | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lina Prestwood

The atrocity in Woolwich galvanised our belief that it would be wrong to let extremism and violence continue to set the Islamic agenda and claim to be a representative face of Islam; to abandon the season we had planned for many months would be letting down the majority of Muslims in Britain for whom terror and extremism have no place in their faith.

Mankini-Clad Men Pelted With Eggs And Branded Paedophiles

Caters News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

Two men who went on a sponsored walk wearing comedy mankinis had to be escorted to safety by police - after locals branded them paedophiles and pelted...

WATCH: Muslim Referee Halts Football Match To Break Ramadan Fast (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Sport

A match in Senegal was halted by a Muslim referee as he broke his Ramadan fast. Half-an-hour into Casa Sport and Yeggo's fixture, referee Ousseynou...

Ramadan Spirit: The Best Way to Fortify Morality

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Real-life Muslims have considerable contradictions in practical, day-to-day life: we have a disproportionately high number of Muslims in the prison population that is worrisome; there is a visible, although tiny, number of violent extremists who have been putting Muslims in the docks through their mindless acts. The Ramadan message needs to reach all Muslims.

Gammongate: Hammed Up Story Hiding Bigger Picture

John Sargeant | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK
John Sargeant

Many stories during Ramadan have come to media attention - the serving of pork actually occurred some months ago, but the story broke in the last few days. Bigger issues of children fasting seem to be in the background.

The Secret to Spirituality

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

During the month we (Muslims) train ourselves, train ourselves to have restraint, train ourselves to have patience and steer clear from basic desires. The desire to eat, the desire to drink, the desire to argue back when under attack, the desire to indulge curbing our enthusiasm for all of these things until the set time and realizing that in actuality we are in no need of most of these desires.

Britain Does Ramadan... And Does It Very Well

Julie Siddiqi | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK
Julie Siddiqi

Ramadan does mean that we go without food and drink from dawn to sunset and yes, in this heat and with such long days it is a challenge, no doubt (if I had a pound for each time someone has said to me 'I could do it but not without water' - I'd be a very rich woman!) But it means so much more than that.

A Warning to Muslims This Ramadan

Rima Amin | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

Giving to those less fortunate is an important aspect of Islamic life especially during the holy month of Ramadan. New research hows Muslims give the most to those in need. Such generosity must embraced but also met with awareness of precisely where that money is going.

Syrian Civil War- Rebels Have Little Hope Left

Max Sobell | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's victory over the rebels seems almost assured now. Over two years ago with all the revolutionary thought of the Arab Spring, the Syrian Civil War began and today it is estimated that over 100,000 have died in the conflict and more than one million refugees created.

A Non-Muslim Take on Ramadan

Asad Dhunna | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK
Asad Dhunna

Over the past week I was struck by real humility after two people said they would try fasting in order to gain compassion and understanding for what millions around the world are undertaking. Their label? Non-Muslims.

How Social Media Taught Me More About Islam

Steve Rose | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

The word Qur'an means 'to read'. Yet, for many non-Muslims, we remain remarkably ignorant (perhaps wilfully) to its contents. We do not read the Qur'an. We digest our knowledge about the religion from the media. But ordinary Muslims are often marginalised from newspaper pages and television screens.

Fasting: The Half Way Point

Asad Dhunna | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK
Asad Dhunna

We're half way through Ramadan. That's right, day 15 today. And there's one question I can't seem to find an answer to: Is it getting easier?

Ramadan Ratings War Sees Pakistani TV Show Give Abandoned Babies To Childless Couples

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK

A Pakistani prime-time TV show is giving away abandoned babies in an apparent bid to boost ratings during the holy month of Ramadan. Aamir Liaquat...

The Month of Ramadan and its' Lasting Impact

Shohana Khan | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shohana Khan

Today Muslims live in a society where consciousness of God is predominantly relegated to the private sphere, where religion usually is placed. Making the actions of life, family to work, social interactions to politics; aspects for individuals to decide how best to do, assuming their individual moral quality will drive them to do good.

Imagine Having to Tell Your Kids Christmas Is Cancelled: Ramadan in a Refugee Camp

Wendy Bruere | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Wendy Bruere

For two years in Syria the conflict, which fractured Heshan's family, put a stop to celebrations, and this year in Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq there isn't the money or the spirit to mark the occasion. "It's not a special day anymore. It just happens and no-one notices," his mother, Naslya, tells me. "There is no life in this tent."

Which Religion Gives The Most To Charity?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: 'Which Religion Cares Most About The Homeless?': Man Divides Begging Bowls By Faith (PICTURE) Muslims give more to charity than other rel...

Promoting Safer Giving This Ramadan

Saif Ullah | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Saif Ullah

According to research from Islamic Relief, over £100 million is expected to be given to charity by British Muslims over the course of Ramadan.

Broadcasting The Call To Prayer Is 'Patronising' Says MP Angie Bray

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

Channel 4's broadcasting of the Muslim call to prayer could be seen as "patronising" MP Angie Bray has said. Speaking at the Culture, Media and Spo...

What Does Ramadan Mean To You?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Muslim students set up a tent outside their university to break their fast with the local community. They aimed to share their religion and culture wi...

Revolutionary Rap in the Digital Age

Michelle Holmes | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michelle Holmes

Music sites that support Mos Def's music also chose to report this story showing the effectiveness of such an act, allowing this plight to reach a generation of people that may not even be aware of what Guantanamo Bay is.

Muslim Students Break Their Ramadan Fast With The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Muslim students are inviting the homeless to join them in breaking their fast for Ramadan in the hope to challenge misconceptions about Islam. Stud...

A Fast Look at Three Important Traits

Asad Dhunna | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Asad Dhunna

I'm really starting to enjoy fasting. There, I said it. In my first blog post I wrote about how I wasn't quite sure about giving up food and drink this year; due to a combination of questioning my faith and also the impending heat wave but now we are almost a week in I find myself looking at things differently and so far there are three things I have come to realise.