1 in 5 Brits Don't Know Christmas Is Celebration of Jesus' Birth: Poll

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SHAFAQNA - A recently released survey has found that about 20 percent of Britons do not know that Christmas Day is a celebration of Jesus' birth. The History Channel and Onepoll.com surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that one in five…

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf. Ofsted schools inspectorate head Amanda Spielman announced the plan last weekend. She declared that wearing a hijab…

Far-right ‘Identitarian’ movement aiming to launch UK branch, but who are they?

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SHAFAQNA - A far-right movement which has united young nationalists from Canada, the US and across the European Union, resulting in shocking, often hostile anti-migration campaigns, is plotting to set up shop in the UK. Génération Identitaire…

Silent march along seafront to show solidarity with Rohingya muslims in Brighton - UK

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SHAFAQNA - A HUNDRED human rights campaigners marched on Sunday to protest against the displacement and slaughter of Rohingya muslims in Myanmar. The march was organised by leaders from Brighton and Hove’s muslim community and started…

Xenophobic Britain: Black And Muslims Are Treated Worse In Prisons

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SHAFAQNA - The race equality thinktank, the Runnymede Trust, and the University of Greenwich, investigated the treatment of male ethnic minority prisoners. New research has found that black and Muslim offenders are more likely to be badly…

Muslims extend hand to Jewish community after hate crime

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Muslim men have offered a “wonderful” gesture to their local Jewish community, after a synagogue was targeted with racist graffiti. The swastika and a racial slur were daubed on the sign outside the Etz Chaim synagogue…

Justice for Syed Mohammad Sibtain Kazmi - Community rallies around its cleric

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SHAFAQNA - Syed Mohammad Sibtain Kazmi, a renowned and honourable religious and community leader who has serviced multiple communities across the UK, has been detained in Pakistan on serious charges, of which he is innocent. We need your help…

Shia cleric held on trumped up charges in Pakistan - Anti-Shiism campaign reaches new heights

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SHAFAQNA - Back in May 2017, Mawlana Syed Sibtain Kazmi, 57, who lives in Bradford, was held by Pakistani police as he was about to fly home from Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. The cleric, who has been a strong advocate…

UK Rights Group Calls for Fight Against Islamophobia as Anti-Muslim Crimes Surge

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SHAFAQNA - A British rights group has commented on a media report, citing police data, saying that the number of hate crimes against Muslim places of worship in the UK has doubled between 2016 and 2017. UK anti-racism advocacy group Hope…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan compares Trump’s speeches to ISIS rhetoric

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SHAFAQNA - London Mayor Sadiq Khan has hit out at US President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, saying its tone reflects the propaganda touted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Speaking at an event hosted by the Guardian…

Young UK Muslims face social mobility barriers – Report

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SHAFAQNA - A new report by the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) has found that young Muslims living in the UK are facing enormous social mobility challenges. Analysing barriers to improved social mobility for young Muslims in education and…

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…