AlulBayt Foundation marks Eid Al Ghadeer

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SHAFAQNA - Alulbayt Foundation in London will mark Eid al-Ghadeer on September 15th.  

EXCLUSIVE - The London Halal Food Festival

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SHAFAQNA - Over 18,000 people attended this weekends spectacular Halal Food Festival.The event - the only one of its kind, was staged at London’s historic Tobacco Dock. The festival attracts visitors from across the UK keen to discover new…

SPL brings Practical Project Management training with Ali Jaffri

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SHAFAQNA - SPL brings Practical Project Management training, with Ali Jaffri. Date: 9th September Time: 10am - 4pm Address: 126 Blackchurch Lane, E1 1ND We have a limited number of seats available for this training, so get yourself…

Mosque in London holding open weekend to introduce people to Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Kingston Mosque is reaching out to the community and encouraging people to visit its open weekend. This Saturday and Sunday (August 5 to 6), there will be an exhibition, free food, some activities for children and the opportunity…

IUS presents Spiritual Revival During the Month of Hajj

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SHAFAQNA - Spiritual Revival During the Month of Hajj A special one-day intensive study circle with Sheikh Usama al-Atar Time & Date: Saturday 5th August 11-3pm Fee: £10 To Pay Online http://studycircle.eventzilla.net Venue:…

Priest condemns selfie-taking tourists disturbing worshippers

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SHAFAQNA- Telegraph: A senior priest at England's most-visited parish church has condemned "disrespectful" tourists who enter simply to take selfies. Worshippers have found themselves surrounded by groups of visitors posing for…

Grenfell Tower Vigil

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SHAFAQNA - On the 27th July there was a multi-faith vigil for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. After lighting of candles, Mrs Aliya Azam, representing the Al-Khoei Foundation made the opening remark  "United in…

30,000 Muslims to gather in Hampshire countryside this weekend

SHAFAQNA - More than 30,000 Muslims are gathering in Hampshire this weekend. They will gather near Alton to listen to keynote addresses from Caliph on July 28-30. The convention will see Muslims pledge peace and loyalty to Britain with…

Muslim woman's hijab pulled off by a man in London

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim woman’s hijab was pulled off allegedly by a man in a vicious assault in London, amid a spike in hate crime incidents following a series of terror attacks in the UK. Aniso Abdulqadir was waiting for a tube at Baker Street…

Vatican versus: how cricket united Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - It began with a conversation between Pope Francis and archbishop Justin Welby. Now, three years on, the Unity Through Cricket tournament is flourishing – and seeking to bring in Jewish, Sikh and Hindu players too. In September…

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…