EVENT UK - "Returning to the essence: How remembrance of death can unlock our immense potential"

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SHAFAQNA - IUS and LYF invite you to a workshop with brother Hassan on: "Returning to the essence: How remembrance of death can unlock our immense potential" Sunday 23 April, 12.00-4.30pm Venue: Imam Hussain Mosque, 14 Brondesbury Road,…

How British Muslims United For London

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SHAFAQNA - It was a normal Wednesday afternoon and I was working away in the office not far across from the River Thames across from Westminster Bridge, in fact you can see the London Eye from the top floor of my office - then all of a sudden…

One shot, several injured in UK parliament

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SHAFAQNA - A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured on Wednesday close to Britain's Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reuters reporters inside the building heard…

UK anti-terror campaign will encourage young Muslims to vote independence, claims academics

SHAFAQNA - The tone of the UK Government's anti-terrorist campaign will likely drive the majority of young Scots Muslims towards a Yes vote in a second referendum campaign, academics claim. Ahead of presenting a new study to parliamentarians…

UK: ‘Muslim manifesto’ tabled in House of Lords

SHAFAQNA - With the upcoming political elections in the UK a new initiative the Muslim Manifesto, was launched at the House of Lords on February 23rd. “I have been in politics for 38 years, I have never come across the Muslim community…

How Muslim youth feel like outcasts

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SHAFAQNA - "When I tried to read the Quran in a mosque, I was taken into a separate room and interrogated about my motives. And when we came to the Religious Fundamentalism unit of my A Level in RE, my teacher advised me not to Google around…

UK terrorism convictions double in 5yrs, Birmingham a hotbed – report

SHAFAQNA - Terrorism convictions in the UK have doubled over the past five years, and the number of offenders known to the authorities prior to their involvement in terrorism is a major concern, a comprehensive new study says. The 1,000-page…

Young Muslims help keep Britain's streets, parks clean

SHAFAQNA - Young Muslims from Scunthorpe joined members of the local community to help keep Britain's streets and parks clean. Youths from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Scunthorpe chapter took part in the initiative for the…

Lebanon: An Oasis within Conflict

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SHAFAQNA - Israel's defeat at the hands of Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon was arguably one of the key events that preciptated both the 'Arab Spring' and the latest Middle Eastern conflict. For many political analysts what happens in Lebanon,…

Bahrain Revolution 6th anniv - Shafaqna;s interview with Press TV

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SHAFAQNA - As Bahrain nears the 6th anniversary of its popular uprising against the Al khalifa dynasty, British and Bahraini activists in London pledge their support for anti-regime protesters in the Persian Gulf kingdom. Press TV’s Camilia…

#VisitMyMosque: UK Muslims open doors to fight bigotry

SHAFAQNA - More than 150 mosques invite Britons of all beliefs and none to visit and ask questions about the Islamic faith. Hundreds of mosques around the UK threw open their doors to Britons as part of an initiative to counter misconceptions…

Most Britons believe selling arms to Saudis ‘unacceptable’

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SHAFAQNA - Almost two-thirds of British people think selling arms to Saudi Arabia – the UK’s largest defence customer – is unacceptable. Almost two-thirds of Britons, 62 percent, think selling arms to Riyadh, the UK’s largest arms…

Anti-Trump demonstration in London

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SHAFAQNA - Thousands of protestors have marched on London for the second time in a week, to oppose US President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from seven mainly-Muslim nations entering the US. The protest comes at the end of a week where…

UK mosques rally against hate: hold open day for non-Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - More than 150 mosques around the UK will open their doors to non-Muslim visitors this weekend to offer people a better understanding of Islam and the chance to ask questions about the faith. Thousands of people are expected to…

British newspaper and Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA - British newspapers have been accused of publishing a “consistent stream” of inaccurate stories about Muslims, after national titles were forced to make corrections over inaccurate reporting more than 20 times in recent months. Miqdaad…

Muslims seeking job are disadvantaged in UK: Govt

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim job-seekers in the UK are disadvantaged, the British government has acknowledged after Muslims were found to be facing significant pay gaps compared with those who identify as Christian. The Government Equalities Office…

Muslim woman spat on - UK Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim woman who was racially assaulted and spat on by a stranger in a restaurant has urged more female Muslims who have experienced hate crime to speak out. Nahella Ashraf, 46, was wearing a head scarf when she was attacked as…

Islamic Centre of England to hold a majlis in commemoration of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Centre of England will hold a majlis in commemoration of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani this Tuesday (January 7, 2017) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm  

Red Cross warns against NHS state, speaks of "humanitarian crisis"

SHAFAQNA - Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is facing a “humanitarian crisis” as hospitals and ambulance services struggle to keep up with rising demand, the British Red Cross has warned. The warning came following the deaths…

Speaking up against Yemen’s War - The Genocide we don’t talk about

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SHAFAQNA - As we prepare to pull the curtain on 2016 I believe we ought to reflect on what it is we are leaving behind, so that maybe we would learn not to repeat in our errors, misgivings and otherwise laggings. By all accounts 2016 has…

Islamic organisation sends Christmas message to Churches in UK

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SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH WILAYAH - A UK-based Muslim organisation has produced Christmas cards and delivered a message to the Church wishing them a happy festive season. The letter which was published by the Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission…

UK Muslims press for peace at 10 Downing Street

SHAFAQNA - Engagement2030 campaign in more than 125 locations worldwide aims to dispel myths and build interfaith understanding. In an attempt to promote peace and dispel stereotypes surrounding Islam, a group of British Muslims visited…

London Muslims donate 10 tonnes of food for homeless at Christmas

SHAFAQNA - Muslims have donated 10 tonnes of food to feed the homeless across London at Christmas, religious and charity leaders said. Hundreds of Muslims flocked to the East London Mosque on Friday in a drive to feed London's homeless during…

Celebrating Christmas and Mawlid al-Nabi at the Khoei Foundation in London

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SHAFAQNA - On the 15th December 2016 the Christian Muslim Forum held an  event at the Al Khoei Foundation celebrating the festival of Christmas and the occasion of Mawlid al-Nabi. Ayatollah Milani, Dr Damian Howard SJ and Mariam Hakim…

Muslim restaurant offers free Christmas meal

SHAFAQNA - The London restaurant’s offer started with a simple note, handwritten on a sheet of white paper. “No one eats alone on a Christmas Day!” it read, with the exclamation point modified so that it included a heart. “We are…

Casey report criticised for focus on UK Muslim communities

SHAFAQNA - Muslim groups have raised concerns about the government’s community cohesion report, arguing that it confuses race, religion and immigration and focuses too heavily on Muslim communities. The study, commissioned by David Cameron…

British Muslims spread universal message of peace with bus campaign

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SHAFAQNA - To coincide with one of the most auspicious months of the Islamic calendar and part of a number of events arranged by British Muslims, a four week nationwide bus campaign will be launched in the UK from Monday 5th December 2016. The…

Muslims In UK: Muhammad Is Now The Second-Most-Popular Boy's Name In Britain

SHAFAQNA - Muhammad continues to be one of the most popular names in the United Kingdom, with a new survey finding it to be the second most common name given to baby boys in 2016. The traditional Muslim name was the number one baby boy’s…