Casey Coffee with a Muslim event aims to promote tolerance

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SHAFAQNA - A CASEY-first event that aims to unite Muslims and non-Muslims is being held this month in a bid to ease tensions and help tackle Islamophobia. Muslim woman Inaz Janif, a Casey teacher, will hold a “coffee with a Muslim” event…

Eight British Muslims kick off Hajj journey on bikes

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SHAFAQNA - Eight British Muslims have set off for Saudi Arabia on their bikes hoping to arrive just in time for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, to fall this year on August. The bikers will travel for six weeks through eight countries covering…

Young British Muslims are launching their own publications to provide a different media narrative

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SHAFAQNA - The editors of two magazines targeting Britain’s 2.8m Muslims have spoken about why they felt the need to provide a different media perspective for the minority group. The Black Muslim Times UK is a website set up  British Nigerian…

Muslim schoolgirl's heartfelt account of everyday life as she admits to feeling 'scared' in wake of terror attacks

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim schoolgirl has said she feels “helpless” and “scared” because of the way people react to her religion in a heartfelt speech. Yasmin O’Mahoney,15, wrote her passionate account about life as a British Muslim to…

Al Khoei Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary of Imam Sadiq School - London

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SHAFAQNA - This Saturday Al Khoei Foundation marked the 25th anniversary of the foundation of Imam Sadiq School in London, an achievement the local community welcomed as proof that education remains an integral part of one's religious achievement. For…

Quranic Course for Female Teachers Held in London

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SHAFAQNA - The London-based branch of the Holy Quran Institute affiliated to the Astan (custodianship) of Hazrat Abbas (AS) holy shrine held a Quranic course for female teachers in Britain. According to Al-Kafeel website, Sheikh Ziauddin…

East London acid attack: When Muslims are the victims, we refuse to call it terrorism

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SHAFAQNA - The differences in how we talk about attacks on Muslims, as opposed to those perpetrated by Muslims, reveal a double standard rooted in Islamophobia. Jameel Muhktar and his cousin Resham Khan will never forget what happened at…

Birmingham Hosts Largest Eid al-Fitr Celebration in Europe

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SHAFAQNA - Record numbers of Muslim worshippers from around the world came together at Small Heath Park for Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. Organizers estimate that as many as 106,000 people were at this year’s event. Families,…

Prince Charles visits Finsbury Park's Muslim community to show royal support after attack

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SHAFAQNA - The Prince of Wales has delivered a personal message of solidarity from the Queen as he visited faith leaders and community members including a victim of the suspected terror attack in Finsbury Park. One man died and nine people…

Muslims celebrating Ramadan have handed out more than 250 meals to the Swansea homeless

SHAFAQNA - More than 250 packed meals have been distributed to homeless people in Swansea by Muslims celebrating Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar and when observant adult Muslims give up food and drink and…

How to cope with Ramadan fasting in the 30C heatwave

SHAFAQNA - What's it like to go without food and water for almost 19 hours a day in this current hot spell? With Britain basking in a heatwave, most of us are reaching for iced drinks and making sure we have plenty of water or other fluids. But…

Finchley Great North Leisure Park death: Two charged with murder

SHAFAQNA - Two men have been charged with murdering a man who was mown down in a leisure centre car park. Seyyed Rasta Mir-Feyzi, 23, was hit by a white BMW in Great North Leisure Park in Finchley on 31 May at 20:30 BST. He was taken…

Tower blocks could be torn down says London Mayor Sadiq Khan

SHAFAQNA - High-rise tower blocks dating from the 1960s and 1970s could be torn down in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, London mayor Sadiq Khan said. Writing in the Observer, Mr Khan it may well be the "defining outcome…

Lancaster County Muslims host 2nd annual community iftar dinner

SHAFAQNA - Muslims around the world have been fasting during daylight hours since May 26 in observance of the holy month of Ramadan. On Wednesday evening, local Muslims gathered with friends and guests for the second annual community iftar…

Everyone in Cardiff has been invited to join Muslims for a meal to break their Ramadan fast

SHAFAQNA - Muslims in Cardiff have invited everyone in the city to join them for two special events and break the Ramadan fast together. The Iftar events – which have a special aim of helping the capital’s most vulnerable – take place…

LIFE SAVERS Muslims get praised for courage and solidarity following London inferno

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SHAFAQNA - MUSLIMS who were awake breaking their Ramadan fast bravely alerted their sleeping neighbours as flames engulfed the Grenfell Tower last night. Residents who were awake for Suhur – a meal Muslims eat at 1am during the holy month…

Shia organisations offer aid to victims of London's fire

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SHAFAQNA - On the wake of Grenfell Tower tragedy this Wednesday Al Khoei Foundation and the Islamic Universal Association organised humanitarian relief by offering Muslim and non-Muslim families iftar.  

British Muslims handed out 3000 red roses on London Bridge

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SHAFAQNA - People walking on London Bridge were given 3,000 red roses in a show of solidarity and love. The beautiful idea was arranged by British Muslims who wanted to do something to help after eight people died in a terror attack…

Newly converted Muslims in Britain break fast at mosques

SHAFAQNA - The long hours without food and water can be a challenge for the converts fasting for the first time in Ramadan, but the holy month provides a chance for them to engage more with the Muslim community. Every year, thousands of people…

3 Nights Laylat Al-Qadr - Islamic Centre of England

SHAFAQNA - 🕌 Islamic Centre of England 🕌 (Tomorrow) Tuesday 13th June Thursday 15th June Saturday 17th June 9:34pm: Maghrib & Isha Prayers 9:50pm: Iftar 10:10pm: Dua Jawshan Alkabir 11:40pm: English Lecture 12:10am: Latmiyya…

Hundreds gather for anti-terrorism rally by Muslims in Sheffield

SHAFAQNA - Muslims today gathered in Sheffield to condemn the 'barbaric' terrorists who took innocent lives in Manchester and London. Hundreds of people congregated outside Sheffield City on Saturday afternoon to pay their respects to those…

12 Pakistanis among 16 Muslims elected to British parliament

SHAFAQNA - A dozen British Pakistanis have won elections to become members of the House of Commons on mainly Labour and Conservative tickets. Over 40 men and women of Pakistani origin took part in the snap General Elections and 12 have secured…

Jeremy Corbyn's Critics Predicted he Would Destroy Labour. They Were Radically Wrong

SHAFAQNA - Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party eceived more votes than in any election for decades, outperforming expectations in a snap contest that an overly confident Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May herself called. Rather than gaining seats,…

Laylat Al-Qadr - Islamic Centre of England

SHAFAQNA - Tuesday 13th June Thursday 15th June Saturday 17th June 9:34pm: Maghrib & Isha Prayers 9:50pm: Iftar 10:10pm: Dua Jawshan Alkabir 11:40pm: English Lecture 12:10am: Latmiyya & A'maal 1:45am: Suhoor will be provided Address:…

UK terror attacks: who’s to blame?

SHAFAQNA - Britain is still in shock following a terror attack that struck London this past Saturday. The attack drew international condemnations. However, it once again made the world look back to see what led to the birth and the growth of…

Trump's Feud With Sadiq Khan, London's First Muslim Mayor

SHAFAQNA - London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim to lead the United Kingdom's most populous city, is used to political opponents taking potshots at his faith. But recently, as his city has dealt with a wave of terrorist attacks, he's…

Conservatives would be ‘disaster’ for UK: Stephen Hawking

SHAFAQNA - World-renowned English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking has endorsed Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn ahead of Thursday’s general election.   Hawking, often described as the world's smartest scientist,…

May's authoritarian response to the London Bridge attack: An Analysis by CNN

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SHAFAQNA- Analysis By Jane Merrick, CNN: Enough is enough." This was the uncompromising message from Theresa May on Sunday morning as Britain woke up to its third terrorist attack in as many months. This was a day that was supposed to be…