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New Year Honors: Meet UK’s Muslim Good Samaritans

Many British Muslims, especially youth and women, have been named in the Queen’s new year honors, in recognition of their charitable work to help their community. The following list gives insight into those who have made it to the honor list this year. Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Ruby Khalid Bhatti: …

British Mosques Train Women for Senior Roles

British Mosques Train Women for Senior Roles

LONDON – The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) launched its ‘Women in Mosques Development Programme’ to support female leaders in finding roles in mosque boards and managerial positions, Eastern Eye reported on December 5. “As a woman leader, the programme helps you feel confident enough to put yourself forward in the position. Should a situation arise where the …

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Nigel Farage Quits Ukip Over Anti-Muslim Policies

LONDON – The British politician, Nigel Farage, has quit the right wing UK Independence Party (Ukip) after 25 years, saying the party he led to its greatest election successes was “now unrecognizable because of the fixation with the anti-Muslim policies of its leader, Gerard Batten”, The Guardian reported. “My heart sinks as I reflect on …

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Islamophobia: British Muslims Demand Full Legal Protection

LONDON – British Muslim organizations and councils across the UK are calling the political party leaders to adopt a newly proposed definition of Islamophobia. The demand is made through co-signed open letters published earlier this week. The Guardian reported on December 1. “For our communities, it was vital that the definition encapsulated the racialized reality …

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UK Mosque Raises £14,000 in Cryptocurrency Donations

LONDON – Two months ago, a mosque in the UK decided to accept cryptocurrency donations – and it’s seen dramatic results… Masjid Ramadan in East London now has raised almost £14,000 in digital payments, Crypto News Review reported on July 16. During the past holy Hijri month of Ramadan, between May 16 and June 14, the mosque in Shacklewell …

UK Muslim Organization Appoints Youngest Leader (Exclusive Interview)

Muslim Council of Britain Appoints Youngest Leader - (Exclusive Interview)

At the 2018 Annual General Meeting at the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), the youngest ever Deputy General Secretary was appointed. Haasan Joudi, aged just 28, makes the transition from working on mosque-focused projects to the leadership of the MCB. In an exclusive interview, AboutIslam caught up with Hassan and asked him a few questions …

British Council Bans Unstunned Halal Meat from Schools

LANCASHIRE – Lancashire county council in UK voted on July 12 to stop providing halal meat from unstunned animals to school meals, The Guardian reported. The decision ignored the result of a public consultation in which 65% of respondents strongly disagreed with the proposal and just a third of respondents (33%) strongly agreed. Some 8,545 filled …

Work Begins on New Mosque in Bolton

Images of New Mosque in Bolton Revealed As Work Begins on Site

BOLTON – Work has begun on a new mosque in Bolton, with developers revealing images of what the new building will look like, The Bolton News reported on July 11. The Taiyabah Islamic Centre will be an expansion for the current Taiyabah mosque which was built in 1967, but is now running at maximum capacity. …

UK Muslims Slam Tories Handling of Party Islamophobia

LONDON – The Muslim Council of Britain has sent a second open letter to the Conservative Party criticizing it for neglecting an inquiry about rising Islamophobia in the party. Anadolu Agency reported on June 27. “Three weeks ago we wrote to you requesting an inquiry into Islamophobia within the Conservative party, sadly we have neither …



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