Prevent strategy damaging Muslim family relations
24th Aug 2018

Prevent strategy damaging Muslim family relations

Hamed Chapman Pressure on British Muslim parents to counter extremism is having a detrimental effect on intra-familial relations, according to new research conducted in West Yorkshire. Part of the Government’s controversial Prevent counter-terrorism strategy places increased responsibility on parents to … Continued

Legal Corner: English law can apply to a Nikah ceremony
24th Aug 2018

Legal Corner: English law can apply to a Nikah ceremony

This month the High Court handed down a judgment which has the potential to be hugely significant to Muslim couples who marry (or were married) following an Islamic marriage ceremony (a Nikah) but did not then register their marriage under … Continued

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence, guests respond
29th Jun 2018

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence, guests respond

Olubunmi Falilat Alabi, Librarian, Muslim Association of Nigeria & Kafayat Eletu, Educationist, Muslim Association of Nigeria (Photo: Abdul Datoo/The Muslim News) The Muslim News has been inundated with positive feedback from guests of this year’s The News Awards for Excellence, … Continued

PM praises mosque support Grenfell Tower fire survivors
29th Jun 2018

PM praises mosque support Grenfell Tower fire survivors

PM, Theresa May hosts an Eid reception (Photo: Downing Street) Ahmed J Versi Prime Minster, Theresa May, thanked Muslims at Al-Manaar Mosque situated short distance from Grenfell Tower, for opening up the mosque to the survivors of the fire. “Everything … Continued

Home Secretary Javid hits back at those questioning his faith
29th Jun 2018

Home Secretary Javid hits back at those questioning his faith

(Photo: Screengrab Ahmed J Versi/Muslim News) Ahmed J Versi Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, lashed out at those deriding him as “not Muslim enough” after he rejected claims by the Muslim Council of Britain that there was widespread Islamophobia in the … Continued

Be alert of Hajj fraud, pilgrims warned
29th Jun 2018

Be alert of Hajj fraud, pilgrims warned

(Photo: Creative Commons) Elham Asaad Buaras The UK’s national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre is warning Muslims to be alert to fraudsters targeting pilgrims to Makkah out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. The warning by Action Fraud comes in … Continued

29th Jun 2018

Israeli atrocities rewarded by UK

Sir, Since the massacre of Palestinian civilians, including women and children, by the Israeli army in Gaza, the world has not done much to punish the Israelis, not even the Muslim world. The Muslim 57 Muslim states body, the Organisation … Continued

Clamour grows for Tories to root out Islamophobia in own ranks
29th Jun 2018

Clamour grows for Tories to root out Islamophobia in own ranks

Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, dismissed claims by MCB that there was anti-Muslim hatred within his Party (Photo FCO/Creative Britain) Hamed Chapman The Conservative Party is being accused of being in denial over the extent of Islamophobia within its own ranks … Continued

Eid Messages: Political leaders
8th Jun 2018

Eid Messages: Political leaders

Eid messages from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable MP and First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister   It has been said … Continued

Reshuffle highlights shortage of Muslim Tory MPs
26th Jan 2018

Reshuffle highlights shortage of Muslim Tory MPs

Following her latest reshuffle of ministers, Prime Minister, Theresa May, claimed her new Government team had become more diverse and would ensure it “looks more like the country it serves”. The exercise at the beginning of the New Year was … Continued

Trump switches sabre-rattling towards Iran
26th Oct 2017

Trump switches sabre-rattling towards Iran

P5+1 photo session on Iran nuclear deal on 14 July, 2015 in Vienna. Photographer: Hasan Tosun/AA   Seven times the International Atomic Energy Agency has given Iran a clean bill of health over its nuclear programme. The country has been … Continued

Audit only partly exposes scale of UK’s racial discrimination
26th Oct 2017

Audit only partly exposes scale of UK’s racial discrimination

PM Theresa May’s pledge to publish Race disparity in the UK   exposes scale of race discrimination. Photographer: Kate Green/AA   It may have been long overdue but the publication this month of Race Disparity Audit pledged by Prime Minister, Theresa … Continued

26th Oct 2017

3000 people sign petition calling for resignation of Solihull councillor following anti-Muslim retweets

Nadine Osman Over 2,750 people have signed a petition calling for the resignation of a Solihull councillor following his retweets of a series of anti-Muslim comments last month. Jeff Potts, who sits on a religious education committee, has been suspended … Continued

Khan to visit India, Pakistan to promote business
26th Oct 2017

Khan to visit India, Pakistan to promote business

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Photographer: Ray Tang/AA Ahmed J Versi   Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will be visiting India and Pakistan to promote UK trade. The date of the visit has not yet been fixed. Speaking to ethnic … Continued

Marrakech conference committing to climate change action plans after Paris
30th Dec 2016

Marrakech conference committing to climate change action plans after Paris

UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa, 2nd left, and Morocco’s Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, centre, celebrate after the proclamation of Marrakech, at the COP22 climate change conference, in Marrakech, Morocco, on November 17 (Photo: UNFCCC)  Last month, dozens of world leaders … Continued

30th Sep 2016

Rise in anti-depressants prescribed to children in UK

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised concerns about an unprecedented rise in the number of children being prescribed anti-depressants in UK. Between 2005 and 2012, there was 54% increase in prescriptions issued for the drugs. This illustrates the need … Continued

Local councils can boycott Israel, rules high court
29th Jul 2016

Local councils can boycott Israel, rules high court

(Photo: Gavin George/ Creative Commons) Elham Asaad Buaras In a landmark decision the High Court in London has dismissed a pro-Israeli group’s legal challenge to local council resolutions to boycott goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West … Continued

UK vote to leave the EU should not be seen as victory for far right
1st Jul 2016

UK vote to leave the EU should not be seen as victory for far right

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union by a margin of 52% to 48% – early analyses seem to suggest that many Muslim communities have also supported Brexit. This decision has sent shock waves across the world, … Continued

Jo was murdered for her ‘very strong political views’, says her husband
1st Jul 2016

Jo was murdered for her ‘very strong political views’, says her husband

Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, who has been shot in Birstall near Leeds, (Photo: Michael Sercan Daventry /AA) Nadine Osman The husband of Labour MP Jo Cox said she was murdered for her “very strong political views”. The 41-year … Continued

27th May 2016

Prosecutions of hate crimes fall in London despite increase in reporting

Elham Asaad Bauras The UK’s largest police force had been accused of failing victims of Hate Crime after released figures revealed a dramatic fall in prosecutions. The number of people facing police action for Hate Crimes in London has dropped … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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