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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 …

UK Police Tips to Avoid Hajj Fraud

UK Police Warns Against Hajj Fraud, Offers Advice to Pilgrims

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – In an official statement on July 9, Nottinghamshire Police has presented some fraud avoidance advices for British Muslim pilgrims who are heading to Makkah for Hajj next August. “Within this pilgrimage mass of humanity are thousands of UK citizens, many of whom will have saved for years in the knowledge that, for them, …

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 …

British Muslim Account of Eid at 10 Downing Street

Eid at 10 Downing Street... Reflections of a British Muslim

British Muslim leaders and influencers were invited to an Eid event hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May. With many difficult situations from the government’s Prevent program to indirect involvement in wars such as those in Yemen to Brexit, many British Muslims feel at times disenfranchised. Entrepreneur Shahzad Younas, founder of mismatch shares his thoughts on …

World Leaders Greet Muslims on `Eid Al-Fitr

TORONTO – World leaders have sent special greetings to the Muslim community to mark the end of Ramadan and `Eid Al-Fitr, commending their spirit of giving and integration. “After a month of fasting and reflection, `Eid is a time for Muslims to come together to feast, celebrate, and share their good fortune with others,” said …

Royal Wedding: Can People’s Interest Really Become a Mental Health Issue?

Royal Wedding: Can People’s Interest Really Become a Mental Health Issue?

Many young girls dream the fairy tale of meeting prince charming, marrying him and living happily ever after. After all, this is how Disney movies prime us to think of the ideal reality and the perfect life scenario. Well, this is the reality for Meghan Markle who will be marrying a prince soon this month; …

AboutIslam Talks to UK Muslim Running for Local Election

LONDON – British Muslim Humaira Ali is one of three candidates standing for the local elections in London Bridge & West Bermondsey, on May 3rd, with the Liberal Democrats. “In my life, I have always been the person who has fought for the underdog. Whether it was someone being bullied at school,” she told AboutIslam.net, …

British Artist Reclaims Muslims Image on Instagram

LONDON – A British artist has launched a creative campaign on Instagram to challenge misconceptions about Muslims in the British society. “I wanted to do a project about Muslims here in the UK for a while,” Charlotte Bibby, based in London, told The National. “When Muslims are brought up in mainstream media, they are often …

Muslim Scientist Invents Device for Testing Drugs

SHYMKENT – A Kazakh biochemist from the University of Warwick, the UK, has invented a highly unique device for testing drugs at cheaper cost, more quickly, efficiently, and accurately. “My application seemed interesting to Dr. Stefan Bon at the University of Warwick. Following a successful interview, he offered me the opportunity of becoming a PhD …

Colchester Muslims Donate Half a Ton Food to Foodbank

COLCHESTER – The Muslim community in Colchester, Essex, has donated half a ton of food to help those in need in one of the largest donations yet. “The community center has the aim of making sure we help our local community and do as much as we can,” Shoomi Chowdhuri, from the Colchester Islamic Community …



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