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"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…

Revealing the generosity of the UK's Muslim community during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - With Ramadan beginning this week, we wanted to look at the holy month for British Muslims and a little known aspect about the acts of generosity that happen during this time. Ramadan is a month when Muslims fast between sunrise…

The charity app that could change the way we give and think social responsibility

SHAFAQNA - If Islam heavily encourages people to extend a generous hand to those less fortunate, as a mean to elevate their faith and hold true to their social responsibility, the holy month of Ramadan revolves almost exclusively around such…

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…

Muslims and prison: When crime collides with faith and morality

SHAFAQNA - How do Muslims ‘get on’ after prison? There is a grittiness to moral life seen in youth and crime. No one interviewed by Ryan Williams justified their crimes, but they did locate poor decisions within wider efforts to lead…

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,…

Got 24 hours to spend in London? Try these 4 halal food hotspots

SHAFAQNA - When you jet to a non-Muslim destination for a very quick stay, it makes sense to choose convenience at meal times and opt for something vegetarian or seafood-based. However, with more and more halal restaurants and takeaway options…

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…

Two in hospital after suspicious package at Muslim MP office

SHAFAQNA- Two people were taken to a London hospital Monday afternoon in a “precautionary” measure after a suspicious package leaking a suspicious liquid was received at a Muslim MP’s office at Westminster Palace. The package was…

‘Punish a Muslim’ day letters shook Muslims in UK

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SHAFAQNA-British police have launched an investigation after letters were posted to Muslims’ homes in the UK apparently calling for them to be killed and mosques to burnt down in a day of hate, UK daily The Mirror reported. The leaflets advertise…

The best exercises to lower arthritis pain

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SHAFAQNA- Arthritis pain affects about 10 million people in the UK, according to the National Health Service (NHS). These are the best exercises to reduce and prevent joint pain and inflammation. Arthritis is a common condition that…

UK Muslims Thank Far-right Leader, Find Out Why

SHAFAQNA- People are thanking Jayda Fransen, the deputy-leader of the far-right and anti-Muslim group, Britain First, after she shared a video of the adhan, or call to prayer, on her Facebook page. “This is East London,” Fransen wrote…

Interfaith in Action

SHAFAQNA - Open Discussions in association with Gulf Cultural Club marked the birth anniversaries of Prophets Mohammad (pbuh) and Jesus (pbuh) s part of a Faith in Action programme in Abrar House, London. The speakers included Alan Murray,…

The difference made by Muslim charities is often ignored – especially over Christmas

SHAFAQNA - Tory MP Anna Soubry and Labour MP Wes Streeting, co-chairs of a parliamentary group that addresses Muslim issues and seeks to tackle Islamophobia, say we should recognise the important work carried out by many different communities…

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…

Muslim Charity Helps Collect Thousands Of Coats For Vulnerable People

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim charity has helped collect more than 23,000 coats and other items of clothing to help vulnerable people around the UK this winter. Human Appeal, a Muslim humanitarian charity, partnered with Hands On London for the…

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…

The Balfour Declaration: A Century of crisis

SHAFAQNA - Open Discussions in association with Gulf Cultural Club hosted a seminar titled:The Balfour Declaration: A Century of crisis with speakers focusing on the role of Christian Zionism in validating  the unjust land grab perpetrated…

BBC Urdu has been caught red handed mistranslating and lying about Iranian FM’s claims on Iraqi paramilitary groups fighting ISIS

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    The BBC has long been known as a mouthpiece and propaganda for the British government’s neocolonial agenda in the world. It does not just represent the British government’s views, but it actively spreads misinformation…

Muslim Students Protest over Newcastle University's Plans to Limit Their Prayer Space

SHAFAQNA- Muslim students took part in a peaceful protest against a university’s plans to limit their prayer space. Earlier this year, Newcastle University announced the temporary closure of its Muslim prayer space, in the King George…

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…

Saudi warplanes kill 10 Yemeni civilians in Sa’ada, Hajjah provinces

  SHAFAQNA - Saudi warplanes have bombed residential areas in the Sa’ada and Hajjah provinces of Yemen, killing at least 10 civilians, including an entire family. The Saudi air raids, which targeted the city of Ghamr in Sa’ada…

UK firm launches 1st major arms fair in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - A British company has launched a first international arms fair in Bahrain, ignoring rights groups’ criticism of Manama’s repression of dissent and participation in a Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen. British company…

UK’s Labour Party repeats calls for arms ban on Saudi

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      SHAFAQNA - The UK’s Labour Party has renewed calls for a ban on all arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom’s brutal military aggression against poverty-stricken Yemen continues. Fabian Hamilton, the shadow…