Photos: THE 29th ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION held IN LONDON

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SHAFAQNA – Muslims in the United Kingdom gathered in central London for mourning in the anniversary of Imam Hussain (P) martyrdom.  The 29th Annual Ashura Day Procession was held in London on  September 20, 2018 on the day of Ashura. Thousands…

September 20th: The Annual Ashura Day Procession in London

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SHAFAQNA - Millions of Shia Muslims worldwide participate in the mourning processions and ceremonies to mark Ashura and mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his companions. For the 29th Annual Ashura Day Procession, Muslims…

Islamic Center of England celebrates Eid Al-Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA:  In London, a ceremony to celebrate Eid al-Ghadir will be held in the Islamic Center of England on Thursday. According to the center’s website, the event will include various programs, including a speech by the center’s…

Anti-Semitism accusations against Jeremy Corbyn had little impact on political support of him

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SHAFAQNA- Jeremy Corbyn was under fire after pictures emerged of him at a memorial event at Palestinian Martyrs Cemetery in Tunisia in 2014. But YouGov polling finds it will have little impact on political support of the Labour leader. Jeremy…

British Government do not support a ban on wearing the veil in public

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SHAFAQNA- Boris Johnson has sparked anger by claiming that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes and bank robbers. His comments have been furiously condemned by Muslim leaders and Labour, with MP David Lammy branding him a ‘pound-shop…

Two Birmingham mosques attacked with catapults during evening prayers

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SHAFAQNA - Both mosques were hit by heavy-duty catapult ball bearings which broke windows during evening prayers. Muslim groups in the UK have condemned catapult attacks on two mosques in the city of Birmingham, which smashed several windows…

How different countries celebrate Eid al-Adha?

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SHAFAQNA - Eid al-Adha, also known as "Feast of Sacrifice" or "Big Eid", is an Islamic religious festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow God's command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event. This…

Can Muslim Marriage be covered by English law?

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim women in Britain have been “given hope” by High Court judge ruling that a Muslim woman can have a British court dissolve her religious marriage and was entitled to maintenance from her husband after they split even though…

Bus firm apologized after driver demands Muslim mother remove her niqab

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SHAFAQNA - A Bristol bus company has been forced to apologize after one of its drivers said he would only allow a Muslim woman onto a bus if she removed her veil. The 20-year-old mother was with her two-month-old child when the man asked…

Photos: Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosques: The Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith UK, commonly referred to as Green Lane Mosque, is one of Birmingham’s and Britain’s major mosques. Established in the 1970s, the Masjid occupies a prominent corner site in…

Online and offline Islamophobic attacks are on the rise in UK

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SHAFAQNA - In 2017 Tell Mama recorded a total of 1,330 reports. Of these reports, 1,201 were verified as being anti-Muslim or Islamophobic in nature and as having occurred in the UK between January and December. According to Independent,…

Muslim Council of Britain accuses Conservative Party of Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim Council of Britain writes a second letter to the Conservative Party to warn about the presence of Islamophobes in the party’s ranks and to criticize that the party’s chairman has not responded to its call for an internal…

Prince William’s Middle East tour to build a relationship with the people of the region

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SHAFAQNA - Metro| by Amy Duncan : While Kate Middleton remains on maternity leave, Prince William is preparing to head on his first solo tour to the Middle East. It is the first time a member of the British Royal Family has officially…

The Spactator claims Britain is fully Quran-compliant!

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SHAFAQNA - A British magazine claims that Britain is fully Quran-compliant. And it has been since the Elizabethan era. Ed Husain* writes in The Spectator: In all the agonising about Islamism, and what to do about it, it would be a mistake…

London Mosque Becomes the UK’s First to Accept Cryptocurrency

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SHAFAQNA - The move would make the Hackney mosque in East London the first in the UK to take payments in digital currency. The chairman of the Shacklewell Lane Mosque told the UK’s news publications about the move to accept both Bitcoin…

"Lessons from Quran" held at Islamic Centre of England during holy Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA - Quranic sessions titled “Lessons from the Quran” are being held at the Islamic Centre of England during the holy month of Ramadan. The center hosts the program every day during the holy month starting from an hour before Iftar. Three…

France remains a target for radicals - foiled terror plot

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SHAFAQNA - French police have arrested two Egyptian-born brothers who they believe were plotting an attack using either explosives or the lethal poison ricin, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday. Ricin is a naturally occurring…

Bahrain Opposition Block UK denounces King Hamad’s wealth grab

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SHAFAQNA - Ahead of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s visit to the United Kingdom, Bahrain Opposition Block UK held an event at Friends House in London, briefing members of the press and the public on a topic mainstream media made a point at…

Every year British Muslims fall victim to Hajj fraud

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SHAFAQNA - Britain’s Muslims have lost almost £1 million (Dh4.97m) to bogus travel agents who target families booking once-in-a-lifetime trips to perform the Hajj. Victims lost £988,743 between 2013 and 2017, anywhere between £1,000…

A lesson in compassion and partnership

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SHAFAQNA - Young Jews and Muslims joined together to collect more than £500 for refugees sleeping rough in Calais last Sunday. The youngsters asked shoppers at Camden Sainsbury’s to add an extra item onto their shopping list for refugees,…

Ramadan worth £200m to UK economy

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims observing Ramadan were reported to be worth at least £200m to the UK economy in 2017, as food and gift expenditure rose during the month-long religious observation. According to the report published by Islamic brand…

UK Muslim body commemorates 20th anniversary

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SHAFAQNA - The Muslim Council of Britain, an organization representing Muslims across the UK, held its annual Muslim Leadership Dinner on Friday celebrating progress made by the organization as well as the Muslim community in the UK. It was…

Islam’s green future: Inside Europe’s first eco-mosque

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SHAFAQNA - Green is the color of Islam and also the color that symbolizes eco-friendly, sustainable living. A building under construction in Cambridge seeks to marry both in what will be Europe’s first eco-mosque. The project is 10 years…

Imam gets shot in the UK - Sectarian based violence on the rise

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SHAFAQNA - An Imam who was shot in the arm moments after leading evening prayers says three thugs gunned him down in the street before fleeing in a BMW. The 47-year-old, who asked not be be named, was one of two men shot on Portland Road…

UK: London mayor's failure to act against extremists could lead to another terror attack

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SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan accusing him of facilitating another potential far right terror attack against Muslims on the streets of London similar to that carried out by Darren Osborne against Muslim worshippers…

Muslim comedian answers vile taunt - Punish a Muslim Day

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Earlier in March, a horrifying letter spread through the United Kingdom in the form of a flier advocating “Punish a Muslim Day”. The anonymous letter, which was sent to multiple people throughout the country, suggested that April 3 be…

‘Punish a Muslim Day’ Fliers Spur Warnings, Police Investigations

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SHAFAQNA - Authorities in the UK say that anonymous mailings of fliers advocating violence against Muslims on 3 April 2018 have triggered a counter-terrorism investigation. Fliers calling for violence against Muslims on 3 April 2018 (dubbed…

Labour Muslim Network Launched

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SHAFAQNA - Jeremy Corbyn helped to officially launch the Labour Muslim Network in Committee Room 11 at the House of Commons but was immediately hit with allegations that the Chair of the launch Ali Milani was known to have been an anti Israeli…