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Muslim Volunteers Support Patients in UK Hospitals

ILFORD – A new volunteer-led service has been set up to provide emotional support to Muslim patients at Queen’s Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Ilford. “It’s very interesting and you hear lots of stories about their lives,” Sofia Bhatti, a member of the Muslims Support Service (MSS), told The Guardian. “I feel …

‘Super Muslim Comedy Tour’ at Bolton This October

BOLTON – Muslim American comediennes Salma Hindy and Yasmin Elhady will be showcasing their own very brand of humor at 2018’s Super Muslim Comedy Tour which comes to Bolton, the UK on October 29, The Bolton News reported on October 18. “Finally, an Egyptian Muslim woman who was raised in Kentucky gets to crack her …

Black History Month: Bilal's Story Is Just the Start

LONDON – When Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and his companions sat together wondering how to call the masses to congregational prayers, it was Bilal, a freed slave, a Black man, who was granted the honor of calling out the now universally known sound; something so very beautiful, that when sung with musical precision …

UK Oldest Mosque Built By Jewish Student: (In Pictures)

WOKING – The British newspaper The Sun published on September 24 a selection of unique pictures of the oldest British mosque in Woking, Surrey, dating back to the Victorian era. The incredible pictures show the early 20th century days of Britain’s first mosque; Shah Jahan Mosque which was built in 1889, about 50 km southwest …

Nigerian Muslim Neurologist Gets Order of British Empire

KANO – A Nigerian Muslim neurologist in West Midlands, UK, Dr. Abdullah Shehu, has been awarded the membership of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen of England in recognition of his work. “It is with great pleasure that I write to congratulate my confidant for this accomplishment as been graciously conferred …

Scottish Mosques For All: Group Calls for Women-Friendly Mosques

EDINBURGH – Muslim women across the UK are campaigning for more prayer spaces for women in mosques, saying that more than a quarter of mosques in the UK either have no facilities for women or access is restricted. “It is unfortunate that many mosques fail to provide basic access for Muslim women to use the …

Muslims Face Disproportionate Media Coverage: Study

LONDON – Two British teenagers were imprisoned for 10 and 12 years respectively for what the judge, Justice Cheema-Grubb said, “was not wishful thinking or fantasy, it was a real plot… You planned to murder teachers and pupils at your school in North Yorkshire by shooting them in a re-enactment of the Columbine massacre… (and …

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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 …

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 …



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