An icon is a symbolic representation of goodness. Nelson Mandela’s characterisation as an icon represents political integrity, sacrifice, principle, honour, loyalty and leadership
The decision to bail a right-wing terror suspect despite the discovery of a nail bomb has prompted a Muslim academic wrongfully accused of terrorism and detained for six days without charge for downloading a document to question the police’s reluctance to use pre-charge terror detention on right-wing terror suspects.
It is expected that the role of any leader includes promoting the best interests of his/her country and citizens abroad. Indeed, the Foreign Office spends millions with the British Council and more indirectly with BBC World Service to present such positive images. This begs the question as to why Prime Minister, David Cameron, has not once but twice tarnished the image of British Muslims during overseas trips.
Mandela’s policy of inclusivity that was his mark and suggested that the nature of interaction between the strands of religious heritages could help lay solid foundations for the establishment of a world order based on mutual respect, partnership and equity.
The family of an Orthopaedic surgeon from south London who died in custody in Syria have accused the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of failing to help get him freed.
The issues in the booklet will help the Tooting MP, who is in charge of Labour’s London campaign strategy for the 2014 council and European elections, 2015 General elections and 2016 mayoral and GLA elections, to strategise his party’s policies.
Conservative MP and the Government’s Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, has apologised for “any offence” caused by his remark that corruption is “endemic” in certain ethnic minority communities
Councillor Saleem Siddiqui was conferred the Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Hackney in “appreciation and acknowledgement of the eminent service he rendered with distinction as Councillor of the Borough” since 1990.
A BBC Online article [published on February 4, 2013] about the life of Israeli settlers breached editorial guidelines on accuracy, the BBC has ruled.
One of the main challenges is to tackle grooming on public areas such as social networking sites, where paedophiles engage conversation with minors that may appear benign at the start but soon develops into the abusers grooming these children and eventually meeting offline.
Three Middlesex University teams have bagged medals and been named as the UK’s most talented in their field in the finals of the WorldSkills UK National Competitions at ‘The Skills Show’ including Design Engineering student Mohammed Yussuf.
An independent Muslim primary school in Newham recently held a series of events to mark Inter-Faith Week with an exhibition featuring six major world religions for the pupils and visitors.
Narendra Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister, who bullied his way into becoming the prime ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last year by sweeping aside the claim to the post of the Party’s founding father and Modi’s own personal mentor, Lal Krishna Advani, is taking full credit for the BJP’s victories in the recent Assembly elections in four states of India.
Fourteen women jailed in Egypt over a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been freed after an appeal court ruling.
Seventeen wedding guests were killed in US drone air strike in Yemen.
Angolan Government has denied it has become the first country in the world to outlaw Islam, despite growing evidence of a crackdown on the practice of the religion in the country.
An appeal for calm and witness has been issued after the Imam of Hull Mosque was left permanently blind in his right eye in an unprovoked attack.
A two century old mosque was burned down by Buddhist extremist monks in a village in Maungdow, western Myanmar (Burma). The old mosque became yet another target in the continued wave of anti-Muslim violence in the region.
An Islamophobe ran into a petrol station in Lancashire and threw bacon at the Muslim attendant.
Two non-Muslim professors are wearing the hijab to work to protest against the Parti Québécois' (PQ) secular charter and its proposed ban on religious symbols for teachers, daycare workers and other public sector employees.
A “sinister” anti-Muslims letter has been sent to Muslim schools and mosques in Dublin. The letter uses violent language and makes threat to “attack any Muslim man women [sic] and child that enters any mosque in Ireland.”
Paris Appeals Court, overturning a high court decision, ruled that a private nursery school was justified in firing an assistant director who refused to remove her hijab.
Two mosques in a West Bank village were defaced with racist graffiti on April 7 marking the latest hate crime by suspected illegal Israeli settlers.
A report commissioned by the French Government in the summer has recommended lawmakers scrap the hijab ban in state schools to help integrating the country’s ethnic minorities.
At least one racist incident is reported daily in Bolton schools, according to stats obtained from Bolton Council by Mancunian Matters. Bolton Council of Mosques Manager, Ibrahim Kala, said the data is only the “tip of the iceberg” and that Islamophobia makes up a large portion of the reported incidents.
Many employers have difficulties dealing with the ramifications of employees who are on long-term sick leave. They struggle to manage their absence and are unsure how much they need to investigate the matter and at what point they can decide it is reasonable to dismiss.
This book is one of the first comprehensive studies of Muslim chaplaincy in Britain focusing mainly on the role of Muslim chaplains in the Hospitals, Armed Forces, HM Courts, Airports and Her Majesty’s Prison Service.
Hate crime can have a devastating effect and tears communities apart. It has no place in modern Britain.
Help to Buy is making the dream of home ownership a reality for families up and down the country.
“Separate seating arrangements for men and women are very much a normative Islamic practice” implemented by Muslims all over Britain.
Some say that Shari’ah law requires males and females to be seated separately, but it is of note that “Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, is resoundingly desegregated”.
Some key provisions that came out of the agreement regarded loss and damage as well as deforestation at UN convention on climate, Conference of Parties, COP19, many see these as political farces, with only ever more “pathways to concrete talks” pushing deadlines for Paris in 2015 where countries may finally commit.
In recent years there has been a lot in the press about the need to plan for Britain’s ageing population.
The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on 25 March in central London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.