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It’s Not About Burqa: New Book Challenges Muslim Women Stereotypes

BEIRUT – Giving the Muslim women the opportunity to tell their own story, a new book has been published by a feminist Muslim author who challenges the stereotypes pegging Muslim women as “submissive” and judging them by their religious clothing. “Burqa is the most politicized word around Muslim women,” Mariam Khan, the author of “It’s …

Back from ISIS: British Muslim's Thoughts on Shamima Begum

British Muslim Shamima Begum was born in East London to parents originating from Bangladesh. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer and passed away, she was targeted online by ISIS recruiters, made that much easier with her frustrations of her father remarrying just months after her mother died. She gathered the money needed to leave …

33 Inspiring Figures Win British Muslim Awards 2019

BRADFORD – The 7th British Muslim Awards took place in the city of Bradford. With over 100 mosques and Muslim community centers in the area of Bradford, the Central Mosque in Westgate, known for its beautiful stained glass windows is a perfect reflection of the richness of color and diversity of British Muslim talents that …

UK Mosques Recognized for Community Work

Three institutions across London were the first in the UK this week to receive the coveted benchmark and were personally presented with a plaque of excellence LONDON – Proving that mosques are not only places of worship, three mosques in the UK have been recognized through the ‘Beacon Mosque’ initiative for their remarkable achievements and …

Bullied at School, Syrian Refugee Plans to Set Up Anti-Bullying Charity

Teenage refugee seen attacked in a viral video reveals he has settled into a new home in the Midlands. When the teenager and his family relocated to the UK, he says it was school that felt like dangerous territory. HUDDERSFIELD, West Yorkshire – A young Syrian refugee, bullied at school in the UK, is planning to …

Shari`ah Marriage Law to Be Introduced in UK

Couples may need to hold a civil marriage ceremony alongside Islamic wedding Ministers want to give legal protection to tens of thousands of Muslim women LONDON – British Ministers are planning to introduce a new law that accepts the Islamic Shari’ah marriage in the UK to ensure Muslim couples register their marriages properly within the …

Muslim Couple Share Wedding Buffet with London Homeless

LONDON – Making their wedding day memorable forever, a British Muslim couple has dedicated a share of their wedding buffet to the homeless and the less fortunate in their London borough, Ilmfeed reported. “Our marriage is a blessed and memorable day for us. We wanted to express our gratitude for all the positive things in …

Brunel Univ. Offers Sports Hijab to Encourage Muslims

LONDON – A London-based university is offering sports hijab to Muslim girls to encourage them to play sports and stay active, BBC reported Monday. “I genuinely think it’s a lifesaver,” business management student and gym-goer Faith Al Saad said about the new hijab created by the university. Adorned with their emblem, the Brunel University in …

Birmingham Mosque Shelters Homeless in Freezing Winter

Green Lane Masjid appeals for more volunteers to help look after rough sleepers coming in off streets The mosque has also launched a winter freeze project to help protect the homeless as temperatures fall to zero and below  BIRMINGHAM – A Birmingham mosque has opened its doors to help homeless and rough sleepers during freezing …

Visit My Mosque: Preston Mosque to Open Doors in March

PRESTON – A local mosque in Preston, the UK, has announced plans to open its doors in March, welcoming people of the wider community to know more about Islam and Muslims, Lancashire Post reported. “Our mosque, City Mosque Preston, is taking part in the open day initiative and in the spirit of friendship and conversation …



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