Islam

Terrorist attacks often spark fresh waves of Islamophobia. Here's how it feels to be on the receiving end.
Now that Saudi Arabia is on the UK amber travel list, here's what you need to know about planning your visit for Umrah.
A teacher has been suspended for reportedly showing pupils a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed deemed offensive.
Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Jews talk about the "emptiest year imaginable" and the emotional toll of having their celebrations cancelled.
The Lichfield MP later deleted his tweet about "Anglo-Muslim relations".
Calls have spiked since lockdown as we faced a lonely Ramadan and stressful A-Level results day. But we will always be somewhere to turn to without fear of judgment or chastisement.
Asifa Lahore grew up in a strict Muslim Pakistani family but upon reaching puberty, before transitioning in her 30s, realised that she was gay. This meant the performer had to reconcile her sexuality with her faith and for many years lived a double life that led to a period of depression. Now the performer identifies as trans and after initial struggles with mental health, her family and even entering into an arranged engagement has now found support from her parents. But self identifying as ‘Britain's first out Muslim drag queen’ has meant that Asifa receives death threats in the mail and online from members of the Muslim community.
The holy month of Ramadan is considered one of the five pillars of Islam, as commerations of the prophet Muhammad’s first revelation through fasting, prayer, reflection and community are observed. With lockdowns due to coronavirus however, many Muslims across the world are having a very different Ramadan to ones they usually have. Mohammed Ali Amla and his family tell us how they will be using the lockdown period to connect more with God.
It's usually a time to fast, eat and pray together, but many Muslims are focused on the positives despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A man in his 70s was stabbed on Thursday after leading the call to prayer.
Muslim voters in the north of England have spoken of their fear and heartbreak at the re-election of a man who compared niqab-wearing women to letterboxes.
It is time the 1.8 billion followers of Islam in the world stood shoulder to shoulder with climate activists to rally the call for action, Afzal Khan MP writes.
And almost a third think Islam encourages Muslims to carry out acts of violence against non-Muslims.
There are an estimated 80,000 converts to Islam in Britain, with their number growing by 5,000 every year, yet many of still treated with suspicion, Adeem Younis writes
More than a third of the articles that were checked “misrepresented or generalised”.
America has its fair share of xenophobes and racists, but I feel a duty to share my work with those who need it the most, writes artist Aadil Abedi
A new mosque in Cambridge is Europe's first green mosque. The founders say it's been built to operate at an almost zero carbon footprint. The facade of the building is finished in brick, complementing the materials already found in the local neighbourhood of Victorian terraced houses. The mosque has no minaret and the call to prayer will not be broadcast outside the building.
No one is saying that homophobia in the Muslim community doesn’t exist, but when there are those who care about inclusive education, that affirm tolerance rather than hatred, it’s time we listen to them.
Nicola Benyahia’s son Rasheed was radicalised and went to fight for Islamic State. Rasheed died in combat in Syria and Nicola now works with families in Birmingham and across the UK to stop others suffering the same fate as her family and working on the signs to stop people from becoming radicalised.
Displaced people at the Jadaa camp in northern Iraq are observing Ramadan despite difficult conditions. As they prepare for Iftar, camp residents describe the hardships they face and how they are trying to recreate the Ramadan atmosphere they once knew back home