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It’s Time To Stop Stigmatising Muslim Recruits

SHAFAQNA - Colonel Richard Kemp was Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan and a former head of the international terrorist team at the Cabinet Office so no one can argue with his military pedigree - but that’s no guarantee of good sense. I…

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…

Help to a victim of domestic violence has led a UK policewoman to Islam

SHAFAQNA- The 28-year-old Briton came to know about Islam while helping a victim of domestic violence in Eccles, Salford. “It started when I had a woman approach me at work who was experiencing honor-based violence,”she said. I wasn’t…

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…

UK: Indian Muslim woman murdered in honour killing after starting relationship with Arab man

SHAFAQNA - 19-year-old Indian-origin Muslim woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in the UK in a suspected honour killing for dating an Arab Muslim. 19-year-old Indian-origin Muslim woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in…

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…

Irem Mumtaz, a mother from Birmingham, UK, explains why she has chosen to home educate her two children

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SHAFAQNA - Irem Mumtaz lives in Birmingham with her husband and two children aged two and four. Instead of sending her children to school, she has decided to educate them at home as part of a growing movement of “home educators”. Irem previously…

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…

Vigil held in London to protest Islamophobic attacks

SHAFAQNA - A group of activists held a vigil on Wednesday in the British capital to support victims of recent anti-Muslim attacks in the U.K. Stand Up To Racism held the vigil in Stratford, east London, to show “solidarity” with the victims…

Riyadh major foreign sponsor of extremism in UK: Think tank

SHAFAQNA- A British think tank says that Saudi Arabia is the main sponsor of extremism in the UK, urging a probe into sources of the money being injected mainly by the Riyadh government into the institutions promoting radicalism in the European…

Christian former-lawmaker sets out steps to help Muslims integrate - UK

SHAFAQNA - A Christian and former attorney general has set out a number of recommendations to help British Muslims integrate into wider UK society. Leading a new report to be unveiled in Westminster Cathedral on Monday, Dominic Grieve…

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…

Manchester United midfielder Pogba opens heart on Islam

SHAFAQNA - As a devout Muslim player, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has spoken movingly about being a Muslim living in Manchester after the Arena attack, talking about his disbelief at the tragedy and ruling out any connection between…

Jeremy Corbyn calls to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK's main opposition Labor Party, has called for a halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and a ceasefire in Yemen. Since the start of war in Yemen, the UK has approved arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia…

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…

UK fire fears continue as 60 high-rises deemed unsafe

SHAFAQNA- The fallout from London's devastating tower block blaze continued on Sunday with the government announcing 60 high-rises have failed safety tests, as an insurance body said they had warned officials of the fire risks. The massive…

BREAKING: 'Car ploughs into people' on Newcastle street as armed police swoop

SHAFAQNA - Emergency services were scrambled to the site of the collision outside a community centre on Westgate Road. Up to seven people – potentially including children – were hit before medics rushed to the scene. A 42-year-old…

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…

Quds day marked by British protesters in London

SHAFAQNA - Scores of protesters have taken to the streets of London to mark the International Quds Day in solidarity with the Palestinian people. The demonstration was held on the last Sunday of the holy month of Ramadan and saw people marching…

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…

Al Quds Day London - 2017

SHAFAQNA - Al Quds Day 2017 - London

Grenfell Tower tragedy saw Muslims get social media love - and the trolls hated it!

SHAFAQNA - If there's one crumb of comfort to come out of the awful Grenfell Tower tragedy, it's the way the community has come together. It's not just the locals in West London – people from all backgrounds throughout London have come…

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…