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Campaign launched to enshrine UN's day to combat Islamophobia into UK law

The Aziz Foundation has launched a major campaign to enshrine International Day to Combat Islamophobia - March 15 - into UK law.

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January 30, 2023
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Rise in extreme right-wing radicalisation and child referrals - Prevent

For the second year running ‘extreme right-wing' radicalisation exceeds ‘Islamist’ radicalisation, according to new Home Office figures

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January 29, 2023
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Why India Banned BBC Documentary on Modi's role in anti-Muslim riots

India's right-wing government has employed emergency measures to prevent the airing of the new BBC documentary

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January 27, 2023
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Video: From Makkah to Madinah

Five men walked from Makkah to Madinah, replicating the famous journey of our Prophet (PBH) — the Hijrah.

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January 27, 2023
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Rights group raises concerns about Home Office ‘interference’ in Prevent review

A human rights charity has raised concerns that the Home Office may have “interfered significantly” on the Prevent review

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January 25, 2023
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200 unaccompanied children missing from Home Office hotels

The government has been accused of a “dereliction of duty” after confirming that children seeking asylum have gone missing

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January 24, 2023
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Widespread fury over desecration of Quran in Sweden by far right politician

Far-right politician sparked widespread condemnation and fury after burning a copy of the Holy Quran outside the Turkish embassy

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January 23, 2023
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UN warns of ‘alarming’ rise in Rohingya deaths at sea in 2022

The UN says there was an ‘alarming’ rise in Rohingya deaths in 2002 as 3,500 desperate people tried making the deadly sea crossings

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January 20, 2023
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Poll ranks Muslim-majority countries as the safest

Muslim-majority countries and cities are among the safest in the world, according to the website Numbeo.

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January 20, 2023
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Muhammad Ali: 9 inspiring quotes about Islam and Muslims

Born on January 17th, Muhammad Ali was an icon for Muslims because of his conversion to Islam, but also a legend in the eyes of all

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January 18, 2023
Lifestyle

German report warns of Islamophobia and racism's threat to democracy

The country's first anti-racism commissioner calls for an end to years of ignoring the problem of racism in Germany.

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January 15, 2023
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Report urges policymakers to unleash the potential of British Muslim civil society

A landmark new report says civil society must realise the untapped potential of Britain’s Muslim community.

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January 16, 2023
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New iconic Birmingham masjid hoping to build a prophetic community

The Islamic Centre of Britain will be a six storey masjid offering a range of services to the community.

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January 14, 2023
Lifestyle

When does Ramadan 2023 start?

When is Ramadan 2023? The start of a new year often prompts people to look forward to when Ramadan will begin.

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January 13, 2023
Lifestyle

Video: Former UFC fighter converts to Islam — "Allah always has a plan"

Former UFC fighter Kevin Lee has revealed that he is a Muslim after going public about his conversion to Islam.

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January 11, 2023
Lifestyle

21st anniversary of Guantanamo: Nearly 160 rights groups demand closure

Nearly 160 international rights groups sent a letter to President Biden urging him to close the prison

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January 12, 2023
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Praise for British Airways after unveiling new hijab uniform

It's unveiled a new uniform collection for the first time in nearly 20 years — and it features hijab and tunic options for Muslim women

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January 11, 2023
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Saudi says no restrictions on number of Hajj pilgrims in 2023

There will be no restrictions on Hajj pilgrims this year after three years of pandemic curbs limited numbers.

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January 9, 2023
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Anger & outrage at UN meeting over Ben Gvir storming Al-Aqsa compound

Anger & outrage at UN meeting over Ben Gvir storming Al-Aqsa compound

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January 6, 2023
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Woman guilty of lying about Asian 'grooming gang'

A 22-year-old woman who claimed she had been abused by an Asian ‘grooming gang was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

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January 5, 2023
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The important Islamic dates to look out for in 2023

So, the new year is here and many people are wondering when the key dates in the Islamic Hijri calendar will occur.

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January 6, 2023
Lifestyle

New year honours includes first hijabi referee & Islam Channel award winner

Over 30 Muslims were mentioned in King Charles' first honours list since the Queen’s death

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January 1, 2023
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Video: A year in review

As we bid farewell to 2022 and welcome in 2023, let's take a moment to reflect on the past year.

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December 31, 2022
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UN rights chief calls for countries to protect Rohingya refugees after sea rescue

Calls for more countries to protect Rohingya refugees just days after nearly 200 of them were rescued from a stricken vessel in Indonesia.

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December 30, 2022
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Muslim religious leaders urge Taliban to lift ban on women attending university

Muslim religious leaders have urged the Taliban to overturn its decision to suspend women from attending universities in Afghanistan.

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December 28, 2022
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Muslim Hikers complete another Christmas walk despite last year's racism

The Muslim Hikers went on their annual hike up one of the UK's most well-known peaks undeterred after last year's racist hate online.

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December 27, 2022
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Paris attack: Gunman kills three in possible racist attack on Kurdish community

Three people killed in a shooting at a Kurdish cultural centre, which authorities suspect may have been motivated by racism.

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December 24, 2022
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Video: Why is everyone hating on the Bisht?

The Qatar World Cup 2022 final was widely regarded as one of the best ever, but much of the media attention was focused on the bisht.

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December 23, 2022
Opinion

Tributes to much-loved Muslim chef who invented Britain's favourite curry

Tributes for Ali Ahmed Aslam, the Glasgow restaurateur believed to have created one of Britain's favourite national dishes

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December 22, 2022
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UN chief warns far-right poses "biggest threat of terrorism" in West

The “biggest threat of terrorism” is posed by far-right and white supremacist groups in the West, according to the UN Secretary General

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December 22, 2022
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Danish TV slammed for comparing Moroccan World Cup team to monkeys

A Danish TV channel was slammed for comparing Moroccan players' celebrations with their mothers at the Qatar 2022 World Cup to monkeys

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December 18, 2022
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Four-year study maps Canada's orchestrated Islamophobia industry

A four-year study uncovers the well-funded and orchestrated Islamophobia movement and its effects on Canada.

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December 18, 2022
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Video: What can we learn from the Qatar World Cup?

Video: What can we learn from the Qatar World Cup?

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December 16, 2022
Opinion

Two arrested for hate crime after pig's head was thrown onto mosque roof

Police carried out three simultaneous raids in Stockport and arrested two men in connection with the hate crime

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December 15, 2022
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Fans urged to show love for Prophet (PBUH) during Morocco v France semi-final

Football fans are being urged to “shake the stands” by sending prayers upon Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) during Wednesday's semi-final

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December 13, 2022
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Why far right extremism is a growing threat to our society

Two things happened last week that show why far-right extremism has become a major concern in recent years.

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December 14, 2022
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30 years on: The demolition of Babri Masjid

It is 30 years since the demolition of the Babri Mosque in India, which many say was a major turning point in the treatment of Muslim

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December 11, 2022
History

Watch: Muslim shopkeeper praised for showing compassion to thief

The Muslim owner of a mobile phone shop in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, offered to help a thief who tried stealing mobile phones from his shop

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December 10, 2022
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Is the hostility towards Muslims in Germany growing?

Recent reports from Germany show the difficulties and discrimination Muslims living in the country face.

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December 9, 2022
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Sujud, Sura al-Fatiha & Palestinian flags: Morocco's historic World Cup win

Six majority Muslim countries qualified for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, and only one team remains — Morocco.

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December 7, 2022
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Here's why you should watch Netflix film Farha

Farha, released last week on Netflix, shows a window into the atrocities and ethnic cleansing faced by Palestinians during Nakba

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December 5, 2022
Lifestyle

Awards celebrate the best of British masjids

Representatives from all over the UK came together to celebrate the best of British masjids at The British Beacon Mosque Awards

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December 5, 2022
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"The best World Cup ever": See how Qatar is helping bust myths about Islam & Muslim

It's already been dubbed the "Best World Cup ever" on social media and busting plenty of myths about Muslims and Islam

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December 4, 2022
Lifestyle

2021 census analysis: The Muslim population in numbers

Here we take a deeper dive into what the numbers tell us about Muslims, including an early analysis of the figures from the MCB

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December 1, 2022
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'Islamophobia Awareness Month 2022: Tackling the denial in our midst'

Zara Mohammed looks at what we can do to raise awareness about Islamophobia and how best to tackle it

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November 30, 2022
Opinion

Islam Channel's Mohamed Ali Harrath on the importance of Muslims to the British economy

Islam Channel’s founder Mohamed Ali Harrath spoke about the influence of British Muslims on the country's economy and wider society

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November 30, 2022
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Palestinian solidarity in full display during Qatar World Cup 2022

Palestinian flags are flying high during this year's world cup as football fans show solidarity and support for the country

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November 29, 2022
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2021 Census: Muslim population up 44% but England & Wales less religious

The 2021 census has revealed that the number of people following Islam in England and Wales has risen 44%

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November 29, 2022
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Twitter failed to detect upload of Christchurch terror clips

Twitter failed to pick up videos of the Christchurch terror attack freshly uploaded on its platform

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November 28, 2022
News

Watch series: The Story of Coffee

This brand-new series explores the history of coffee — the world's most-consumed beverage after water.

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November 27, 2022
History

Pension funds may be contributing to Uyghur Muslim repression

Report reveals pension funds invested in companies allegedly complicit in China's repression of Uyghur Muslims.

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November 25, 2022
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Qatar World Cup 2022: Morgan Freeman's reaction to Quran

Morgan Freeman shared a moment of reflection on the division in the world and how Islam's message is one of unity and understanding

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November 24, 2022
Lifestyle

A year ago, 31 migrants froze to death in the Channel

A year ago 31 refugees slowly froze to death in the Channel whilst waiting for a rescue that never came.

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November 24, 2022
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FOSIS national speaker tour hindered by "Islamophobic tactics"

FOSIS has criticised the universities that cancelled its national speaker tour on Islamophobia

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November 23, 2022
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Does your name appear in the UK's 100 most popular baby names?

The annual list of the nation’s most popular baby names has been released and expectedly, Muhammad takes the top spot for another year

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November 23, 2022
Lifestyle

Shamima Begum was a victim of human trafficking, tribunal told

Shamima Begum was a victim of human trafficking, tribunal told

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November 22, 2022
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Labour MPs urge Gove to adopt formal Islamophobia definition

Labour MPs have urged Communities Secretary Michael Gove to help crackdown on hate crime by adopting an official definition of Islamophobia

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November 22, 2022
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Fans enraged by BBC snub of Qatar’s World Cup 2022 opening ceremony

Football fans blasted the BBC for not showing the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony in Qatar on Sunday.

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November 21, 2022
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World Cup 2022: FIFA President blasts Qatar critics of hypocrisy

FIFA president Gianni Infantino accused the West of racism and "hypocrisy" in its criticism of Qatar in the lead up to the 2022 World Cup.

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November 19, 2022
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Highlights: Celebrating the best in British Muslim business

Some of the most prominent Muslim businesses in the UK were at the Islam Channel Business Awards on Friday.

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November 25, 2022
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Muslim schoolboy's IQ beats Albert Einstein and Steven Hawking

An 11-year-old Muslim schoolboy has achieved a higher IQ score than two of the world's greatest minds; Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking

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November 17, 2022
Lifestyle

Family say racism played part in toddler's death

The tragic death of two-year-old toddler Awaab Ishak was caused by exposure to mould in the family home

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November 16, 2022
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Muslim officers want 'Islamist' dropped from counter terrorism policing

NAMP has called on the Home Office and police to drop terms such as 'Islamist' and 'Islamism'

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November 15, 2022
News

Watch: Islam Channel Business Awards live today

The Islam Channel Business Awards will be live on Islam Channel on Friday, 18 November.

11:51
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November 17, 2022
Lifestyle

UK Muslims amongst the worst affected by cost of living crisis - report

A new report reveals the huge impact the cost of living crisis is having on UK Muslims.

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November 15, 2022
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Islamophobia Awareness Month: What you need to know from the past week

A look at some of the stories from the past few days that highlight the problem of Islamophobia in society.

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November 14, 2022
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Turkey blames Kurdish separatists for Istanbul bomb attack

Turkey accused the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in Istanbul,

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November 14, 2022
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More sponsors distance themselves from True Geordie after Islamophobic slur

The likes of Myprotein, Twitch have joined PokerStars and Gymshark in seemingly distancing themselves from True Geordie,

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November 11, 2022
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'We cannot rely on institutions to tackle Islamophobia. Self-organising is key'

Taj Ali asks whether Muslims should build community movements to tackle Islamophobia rather than rely on institutions

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November 13, 2022
Opinion

Here's why the "world is worried" about an extreme Israeli far-right coalition

Israel could see one of its most right-wing governments in history — and it's causing serious alarm amongst Palestinians and the world

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November 11, 2022
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The Muslim 500: Who are the most influential Muslims in the world?

Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) released its 2023 edition of 'The Muslim 500',

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November 11, 2022
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Video: French star Marine El Himer converts to Islam

French reality television star Marine El Himer converts to Islam

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November 10, 2022
Lifestyle

Record-Breaking 82 Muslim electoral victories during US midterms

Muslim Americans increased their presence in US politics with a record-breaking 82 Muslim electoral victories during this week’s midterms.

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November 10, 2022
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Global consultancy firms and football club nominated for supporting Muslims

Big multinational companies and a football club are amongst the shortlisted finalists for the Islam Channel Business Awards

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November 9, 2022
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YouTuber dropped by sponsor after fury over Islamophobic comments

YouTube personality True Geordie has been dropped by one of his sponsors after making Islamophobic comments

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November 8, 2022
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Video: No, Didier Drogba has not become Muslim

Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend denied that he has become a Muslim after rumours spread on social media that he had converted

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November 8, 2022
Lifestyle

Islamophobia Awareness Month: What you need to know this week

Each week we'll highlight some stories from the past few days that highlight the problem of Islamophobia in society.

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November 8, 2022
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Police confirm Dover bombing was a far-right terrorist incident

Police finally confirmed that the petrol bomb attack on the immigration centre in Dover by Andrew Leak was a far-right terrorist incident.

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November 7, 2022
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Shaima Dallali seeks legal advice as supporters criticise dismissal by NUS

Shaima Dallali is ‘considering all available legal remedies’ after she was dismissed as president of the National Union of Students (NUS).

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November 7, 2022
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Banning religious slaughter in Europe is a threat to our way of life

Zara Mohammed, Secretary General of the MCB, stresses the importance of freedom of religious practice

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November 1, 2022
Opinion

Rishi Sunak and the fallacy of representational politics

Taj Ali explores Rishi Sunak's appointment and asks if 'brown faces in high places' really make a difference

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October 27, 2022
Opinion

Khushu — the essential quality of prayer

What is khushu and what might it have to do with becoming better God-centred leaders? Iqbal Nasim explores.

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October 31, 2022
Lifestyle

What would you do if you were ten times braver?

Iqbal Nasim looks at how you can tackle fear – the unjustified fear that prevents progress and destroys dreams.

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October 26, 2022
Lifestyle

'Our ummah's issues with racism aren't only in the west'

Writer Soukeyna Osei-Bonsu looks at the racism that exist within parts of the Muslim community with a particular focus on the MENA region.

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October 25, 2022
Opinion

Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory is unlawful - UN report

Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory is unlawful under international law due - says UN commission report

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October 21, 2022
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Report celebrates the contributions of Muslim charities

It celebrates the significant contributions Muslim organisations make to British society and describes some of the hurdles they face

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October 20, 2022
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Rights groups urge government to repatriate trafficked Brits from Syria

Rights groups urge the government to repatriate more vulnerable and trafficked Brits from Syria after a British woman came back

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October 19, 2022
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Karim Benzema & Sadio Mane: Muslim footballers top the 2022 Ballon d'Or

The results are in from the 2022 Ballon d'Or and two Muslim players have topped the poll

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October 18, 2022
Lifestyle

Sami Rhymes: exclusive performance to mark Black History Month

The award-winning spoken word poet, writer and coach was on Salaam Britain recently to talk about her work

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October 28, 2022
Lifestyle

Australia reverses decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

The Labor governmenthas reversed the decision made by the former prime minister back in 2018 — a move that defied international law.

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October 18, 2022
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Europe’s assault on how Muslim women dress continues

Several stories emerged over the last few days that show the difficulties Muslim women face when it comes to practising their faith

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October 17, 2022
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9 key points from the 'Ummah at the Margins' report

A new report from the Ayaan Institute looks at Muslim minorities and the state of the Ummah in the world.

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October 17, 2022
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Sacred Formula: A study of the dua of the Prophets of Allah

‍In this new series of articles, Imam Yahya Ibrahim will tell us about some essential duas that we can learn and make it part of our daily r

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October 16, 2022
Lifestyle

'Never Have I Witnessed': Malcolm X's journey to Makkah and Islam

Malcolm X’s pilgrimage to Hajj in April 1964 was a turning point in his life. His famous letter from Makkah to friends signified this.

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October 15, 2022
History

What to expect from the new Islam Channel Bangla

We spoke to the new Bangla team to learn more about what the community can expect from the new Islam Channel Bangla channel

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October 14, 2022
Lifestyle

'We must uphold international law — do not move the British embassy to Jerusalem'

‍Zara Mohammed on the intensifying backlash around the suggested British embassy move to Jerusalem and what UK Muslims can do about it

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October 13, 2022
Opinion

Tiktok profits from Syrians begging for donations, says investigation

TikTok takes up to 70% of the proceeds from displaced families in Syrian camps begging for donations on its app, says BBC investigation

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October 12, 2022
News

Police announce hate crime officer online, she gets Islamophobic abuse

Trolls flooded the new hate crime officer, a black hijabi Muslim woman, with racist and Islamophobic abuse

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October 12, 2022
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WuduMate: How a non-Muslim business is helping Muslims feel accepted in the workplace

‍WuduMate is sponsoring the Ihsan Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion at Islam Channel's Business Awards next month

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October 12, 2022
Lifestyle

Issa brothers-owned Asda launches £1 meals for over 60s

Issa brothers-owned supermarket chain Asda has launched £1 ‘winter warmer’ meals for the over 60s

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October 11, 2022
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