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Community Rallies Around Mosque Vilified by BBC

MANCHESTER – On 19 August, a far-right protest which took place outside a mosque in the North of England was outnumbered by supporters from all walks of life. A TV report has reignited calls for a well-loved mosque in Greater Manchester to undergo a change of leadership. An ‘investigation’ by the BBC this week alleged …

British Muslim’s Hajj Diary: Prepare Your Backpack

Dr. Asad, a British Muslim traveling to hajj this year with his sister shares his experience in umrah and hajj, as he goes through the spiritual journey along with around 2 million Muslims from across the world.

A Muslim Doctor Made Scapegoat for British Health Services

LONDON – Dr. Hadiza Bawa-Garba is a British Muslim pediatrician who, while working in the NHS, was convicted for homicide, after a child, Jack Adcock, who was born with Down’s syndrome and had a heart condition, was admitted to hospital and died of sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011. Struck off in January 2018, …

British Muslim's Hajj: Humor, Tips & Wrapped Up In Cloth

With British Muslims well on their way to begin and complete the spiritual rites of Hajj, an experience which should allow people from all walks of life to be in the same place together, irrespective of social standing, some have gone with family, others have gone alone

For Decades, This Man Has Made Hajj Easier for British Muslims

LONDON – For 37 years, British Muslims performing the lifetime hajj journey have enjoyed best services, thanks to the London-based Egyptian El-Sawy travel agency. Established in 1981, the agency quickly reached a respectable reputation that in 1989 the Swedish ambassador to Morocco, a convert to Islam, asked to join it. “I organized the first Hajj …

UK Mosque Buzzing With a Sense of Community

LONDON – Whitechapel, London’s East End, is where legendary Asian restaurants, spice, and clothes markets nestle amongst English pubs and trendy art galleries creating a unique multicultural environment. Each summer, along with locals and tourists, the area buzzes in a special way, thanks to a project on the roof of East London Mosque. Khalil Attan …

Muslim Burqa: Boris Johnson’s Fall From His Fall

Boris Johnson, the former Mayor of London and the former Foreign Secretary, spoke some words which have caught the attention of the media. “If you tell me that the burka is oppressive, then I am with you. If you say that it is weird and bullying to expect women to cover their faces, then I …

Muslim Group Blasts Boris Johnson Over Niqab Comments

LONDON – UK’s former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has sparked criticism with his comment on Muslim  women in burkas,  saying they “look like letter boxes.”; he has been asked to apologize. “Boris Johnson rightly opposes the Danish ban on the niqab but denigrates the minority of women who choose to wear it. He described them …

Islamic Marriage Falls Within Scope of English Law: Court

LONDON – A high court judge has ruled Wednesday, August 1, that Islamic marriage falls within the scope of English matrimonial law, a ruling that will impact positively on thousands of Muslims in the UK. The ruling had “given heart to many who otherwise suffer discrimination,” Hazel Wright, a family law specialist at Hunters Solicitors, …

UK Muslim Astronaut Awarded Neuro Fellowship

LONDON – Hussain Manawer, who is set to become the first British Muslim to travel in space, received an honorary fellowship from King’s College London to raise awareness about mental health, Ilford Recorder reported on July 31. “I am very grateful to King’s College London for recognizing my work, this is a big deal I …



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