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Muslims of Scotland and the Islamic Tartan

Bagpipes, historic castles and dare I say, the Lochness monster! These are a few things that define the country of Scotland, and with a growing Muslim population it now has the added attractions of domes, minarets and Islamic tartan. Yes! Islamic tartan! In a country with a population of 5.4 million, there are about seventy …

Scottish Author Urges Fellow Muslims to Join Xmas Celebrations

Shared respect for Jesus should inspire Islam followers to celebrate the Christian holiday, according to historian of the Koran They should be able to send festive cards, decorate their homes in tinsel and wear Santa hats GLASGOW – A Scottish Muslim author and historian has encouraged fellow Muslims to join Christmas celebrations, saying that shared respect …

Scottish Muslims, Jews Unite Against Hate

GLASGOW – Jewish and Muslim community leaders have joined forces in a landmark challenge to hate crime in Scotland. Members of both faith groups unveiled a communique which lists aims that include challenging hate online and prejudicial reporting by the media, as the government reviews hate crime legislation in the country. “We stand together determined …

Scottish Muslims Hand out Flowers on Prophet Muhammed's Birthday

WEST FIFE, Scotland – The local Muslim community in West Fife, Scotland, has been handing out flowers and cards that tell about Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in an outreach effort to engage with the wider public and introduce true Islamic values. “The outreach offers people an insight into the values of the Islam …

Muslim Shopkeeper Provides Free Energy Top-ups to Needy

The harsh winter months are a time when many people in Britain struggle to afford to heat their homes. In particular we have the elderly, many of whom are too terrified to put the heating on due to affordability and the high costs of their utility bills Fuel poverty is not limited to pensioners and …

Decades On, New Mosque in Aberdeen Takes Major Step Forward

ABERDEEN – After almost two decades, the Muslim community’s dream of having a new mosque in Aberdeen, northwest Scotland, gets a big boost as the council’s city growth committee sanctioned a lease to the Aberdeen Islamic Charitable Trust (AICT). “The council has approved the terms of a lease for the site at the beach for the …

Muslim, Christian Women Walk Together in Glasgow

GLASGOW – Muslim and Christian women had a wonderful time walking  together in Glasgow’s Queens Park to discuss their lives and faith. “When you’re walking, you look at people differently,” Church of Scotland Moderator, the Right Reverend Susan Brown, told The BBC. “If you’re walking alongside somebody, the conversation’s a lot looser, it’s a lot …

Scotland's Local Mosque Gets Support After Attack

DUNFERMLINE – In a swift reaction to the vicious attack on the Dunfermline Central Mosque, the local community in Fife, Scotland, has organized a race against racism event to show support and love. The shocking incident happened last Saturday when an unknown person covered the door and doorstep of the mosque with bacon. “We had …

Muslim Minister Observes Lent to Support Catholic Aid

EDINBURGH – Scottish Government minister Humza Yousaf has joined Christians in observing the season of Lent to raise funds for a Christian aid charity. “Think I’ll join Christian friends doing Lent this year,” Yousaf said, Scottish Catholic Observer reported. The Scottish Government’s minister for transport and the islands and MSP for Glasgow Pollok made the …

Scottish Muslim MP Counters Islamophobia, Xenophobia

GLASGOW – A Muslim of Pakistani origin is not deemed Scottish enough to run and get elected in the European country. “I can’t support your bid and can’t vote for you because Scotland isn’t ready for a brown, Muslim Pakistani,” a councilor from the Scottish Labour Party told Anas Sarwar, a Glasgow Parliament Member, during …



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