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Muslims are the most targeted religious group in England and Wales

Most victims of religious hate crimes in England and Wales are Muslims, according to latest government figures.

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October 7, 2022
News

As minorities UK Muslims are twice as likely to be in 'deep poverty'

Black and minority ethnic people in the UK are twice as likely to be in 'deep poverty' than white people, according to a new analysis.

11:37
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October 6, 2022
News

The ‘Running Man’ of Oldham looks to raise £50k for Pakistan flood victims

The ‘Running Man’ raised thousands of pounds with a recent 30-mile 'Unity Trek' from Oldham to Bradford

11:37
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October 5, 2022
Lifestyle

Liz Truss says she's a “huge Zionist”, embassy move backlash

She called herself a “huge Zionist” and “a huge supporter of Israel” — a country that many human rights groups say is an apartheid state

11:37
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October 4, 2022
News

The Digital Sisterhood: the Muslim podcast that is topping the UK charts

A podcast fronted by a niqabi Somali woman based in Canada has been topping the charts

17:35
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October 4, 2022
News

Muslim NGOs condemn state-led Islamophobia in Europe

A coalition of European Muslim NGOs condemned the "endemic of state led Islamophobia across Europe" at a major conference

16:35
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October 3, 2022
News

Islam Channel round-up: Sheikh gets emotional on live TV

We have some shareable snippets from IslamiQA, Your View on the News, The Today Show and Our Masjid.

12:12
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October 1, 2022
Lifestyle

Guidance for the God Conscious — Surah al-Baqarah

Imam Ibrahim continues to look at Surah al-Baqarah and how its stories show us the different reactions people have to Allah’s guidance

11:29
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October 1, 2022
Lifestyle

Masjids encouraged to deliver 'green' khutba for Jumuah

Mosques around the UK are being urged to dedicate Friday's khutba (sermon) to climate change.

11:27
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September 30, 2022
News

Who are the finalists for Islam Channel's Business Awards?

Following a tough selection process, we selected 80 outstanding businesses as finalists in 15 categories.

17:17
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September 29, 2022
Lifestyle

Islam Channel Bangla launches 17th October

Islam Channel is looking forward to launching its brand new channel, Islam Channel Bangla, on 17th October 2022.

9:12
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September 28, 2022
News

What's the historical significance of Rabi al-Awwal?

Sheikh Wasim Kempson tells us three things that occurred in the month as narrated in the Seerah.

9:12
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September 28, 2022
Lifestyle

Palestinians assaulted and forced out of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli police

Ultranationalist Jewish groups have continued to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem

18:00
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September 27, 2022
News

'We need to bring Black Muslim voices to the fore'

Islam Channel columnist Zara Mohammed looks at the launch of MCB’s ‘Proudly Muslim and Black Report 2022.’

18:02
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September 27, 2022
Opinion

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi dies at 96

Prominent Egyptian scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the world's most influential Sunni Muslim scholars, has passed away at 96

14:12
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September 26, 2022
News

Islamophobia in Europe normalised by Austria, Denmark, and France — report

Major forces within Europe normalising Islamophobia with liberal democracies such as Austria, Denmark, and France the worst

11:23
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September 26, 2022
News

Pakistan floods: Helping rebuild the country

The Al Mustafa Welfare Trust (AMWT) is on the ground providing life-saving aid to those most affected by the floods in Pakistan.

21:38
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September 25, 2022
News

Video: Dutch convert footballer impresses with Quran recitation

Dutch footballer and recent Muslim convert Davy van den Berg has impressed people on social media with his melodic recitation of The Quran

11:33
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September 24, 2022
Lifestyle

'We can be respectful about the Queen's death and still allow people to voice dissent'

Hamza Ali Shah looks at the weeks since the death of Queen Elizabeth II and wonders why dissenting voices were side-lined and silenced

17:16
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September 24, 2022
Opinion

Watch: What's the reason behind Leicester's Hindu and Muslim tensions?

Leicester has hit the headlines recently over the heightening tensions among the city's Hindu and Muslim populations.

17:39
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September 23, 2022
News

One-minute explainer: What does the word Quran mean?

Here's a quick 1-minute explainer on what the word Quran means by Sheikh Bilal Brown, one of our experts on IslamiQA.

17:44
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September 22, 2022
Lifestyle

'Why British Muslims should join the enough is enough campaign'

Taj Ali writes about the "Enough is Enough" campaign and why he thinks Muslims should get involved in this grassroots movement

10:39
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September 21, 2022
Opinion

Call for calm after pro-Hindutva rallies in Leicester spark disorder

a large-scale disorder broke out in Leicester over the weekend, triggered by pro-Hindutva crowds marching along Muslim populated areas.

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September 20, 2022
News

British Muslim history goes further back than you think

Did you know the earliest Muslim connection with Britain goes back to 141 years after the death of Prophet Mohammed (SAW)?

12:05
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September 18, 2022
Lifestyle

Surah al-Baqarah: The guidance we pray for

Imam Yahya Ibrahim looks at the Surah al-Baqarah’s essential message: the call for devotion and submission to the message of Allah (SWT)

14:31
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September 19, 2022
Lifestyle

Arab public opinion is against normalising relations with Israel - Survey

The majority of people across the Middle East and North Africa oppose normalising relations with Israel, according to a new survey

12:04
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September 16, 2022
News

The Islam Channel Business Awards

Islam Channel Business Awards is back to celebrate the entrepreneurial talents and outstanding successes of Muslims in business

16:18
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September 23, 2022
Lifestyle

Sermon & adhan robots to help worshippers at Makkah’s Masjid al-Haram

Saudi Arabia continues its drive to use modern technology and artificial intelligence as it unveils several robots to help worshippers

11:57
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September 14, 2022
News

Video: Hijab-wearing Muslim senator gives emotional first speech

Senator Fatima Payman broke down in tears talking about her family as she gave her first speech to the Senate last week

17:24
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September 13, 2022
News

'Britain's leaders need to overcome the challenges and build a strong & inclusive future'

Zara Mohammed looks at Britain's new prime minister Liz Truss and monarch King Charless III and what the change means for Muslims

18:37
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September 13, 2022
Opinion

Can we say "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un" for non-Muslims?

It's a common question we on Islam Channel have heard following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last week.

9:04
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September 12, 2022
Lifestyle

British Muslims are treated as second-class citizens, says thinktank

British Muslims have 'second-class citizenship’ due to the citizenship-striping powers introduced by various governments since 2002

18:13
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September 12, 2022
News

King Charles III: Quotes that capture his admiration for Islam and Muslims

King Charles III has long been fascinated by Islam and Muslims — and he has made several public speeches in support of the community

22:34
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September 14, 2022
News

Muslim tributes pour in for Queen Elizabeth II

Tributes poured in from Muslim figures and leaders from across the globe following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

13:32
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September 9, 2022
News

Buckingham Palace announces that Queen Elizabeth II has died

The UK's longest-serving monarch died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

10:53
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September 8, 2022
News

“The Pakistan floods show why rich nations need to do more on the climate emergency”

Columnist Taj Ali looks at why those nations who do the most to cause climate change, should do more to tackle it.

19:56
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September 8, 2022
News

Halal economy thriving due to demand from Muslim and non-Muslim nations

The demand for halal products from Muslims and non-Muslim nations is increasing, according to a new study.

9:43
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September 6, 2022
Lifestyle

New PM Liz Truss urged to honour 'zero tolerance' approach to Islamophobia promise

Muslim groups have urged the new Prime Minister Liz Truss to come good on her promise of taking a 'zero tolerance' approach to Islamophobia

13:56
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September 6, 2022
News

Over 200 masjids take part in #VisitMyMosque

Over 200 masjids from across the country opened their doors to guests from the local community for this weekend's Visit My Mosque event

0:41
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September 5, 2022
Lifestyle

FOSIS warns Muslim students could withdraw from NUS over Islamophobia

It will lead disaffiliation campaigns against the National Union of Students (NUS) after the NUS suspended its president Shaima Dallali

0:41
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September 5, 2022
News

Danish public against school hijab ban, commission members reverse ban advice

Two commissioners reverse their initial recommendation of a hijab ban in schools as new poll shows Danes not in favour of ban

10:06
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September 4, 2022
News

Jewish Google employee quits over the 'silencing' of Palestinians

The employee accuses the tech giant of silencing and retaliating against employees who speak out in support of Palestine

10:06
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September 3, 2022
News

Torture & abuse: China's treatment of Uyghur Muslim possible crimes against humanity - UN

The UN said allegations of torture and detention of the Uyghur Muslim minority were credible and citing possible crimes against humanity

12:40
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September 2, 2022
News

Shamima Begum: Canadian Spy 'trafficked' schoolgirl into Syria

According to a new book, Begum and her friends were smuggled into Syria by a Canadian spy and Britain then helped Canada cover up its role.

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September 1, 2022
News

A third of Pakistan is underwater, floods are "worst in country's history"

Aid efforts ramp up to deal with the unprecedented floods that have killed over 1000 people and displaced over 33 million

16:21
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August 31, 2022
News

The key to the Quran – Surah al-Fatiha

‍Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim starts his Journey through the Quran series by looking at Surah al-Fatiha

19:04
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August 30, 2022
Lifestyle

The Isms Project: Looking at the Muslim marriage crisis

Is there a Muslim marriage crisis? Nailah Dean, the founder of the "Isms Project," certainly believes so. Find out why

19:04
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August 29, 2022
Lifestyle

Video: What are the rules of Aqeeqah?

‍The Aqeeqah is a highly recommended practice — it's when an animal is slaughtered following the birth of a child.

19:04
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August 28, 2022
Lifestyle

Alhamdulilah, Bismillah, InshaAllah: Why are celebs increasingly using Muslim expressions?

‍The use of Islamic phrases like Alhamdulilah, Bismillah, InshaAllah have entered the mainstream with many non-Muslims using those words

19:04
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August 27, 2022
Opinion

What's happening with the Pakistan floods?

This summer, Pakistan has seen some of the heaviest monsoon rains in years, resulting in severe floods in the country's south.

19:04
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August 26, 2022
News

The Rohingya crisis five years on — a 30-second explanation

It's been five years since Myanmar's military launched a ferocious crackdown against the country's Rohingya Muslim population.

19:04
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August 25, 2022
News

Young Muslim thanked for Cairo church fire rescue, Salah donates towards rebuild

A young Egyptian Muslim was thanked for his bravery after he saved people from the deadly Cairo church fire that killed 41 people.

13:51
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August 25, 2022
News

Student received uniform violation for wearing hijab

Student received uniform violation for wearing hijab

19:04
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August 24, 2022
News

“Cost of living crisis: Time to reach out to those in need”

With many fearful and anxious about the future, Muslim communities are stepping up to the challenge, ready to yet again serve those in need

19:04
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August 23, 2022
Opinion

Quran Champions: Beautiful recitations from Qariahs

Ustadha Maryam Amir listens to some of the best young female Quran reciters in this series of Quran Champions.

15:03
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September 11, 2022
Lifestyle

“Boxing brings me closer to Allah”: How Islam is helping hijabi boxer Tina Rahimi be a big hit

‍Tina Rahimi, the Aussie Muslim hijab-wearing boxer, sat down with Islam Channel and talked to us about boxing, her upbringing and Islam

19:04
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August 21, 2022
Lifestyle

“My wife’s a hijabi!" Sonny Bill Williams overjoyed after wife dons hijab

Sonny Bill Williams shared his delight with fans about his wife Alana's decision to wear the hijab.

19:04
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August 19, 2022
Lifestyle

"Heroes or villains? Here's why media representation of Muslims matters"

Taj Ali says positive Muslim stories get ignored in favour of negative depictions because there is a lack of Muslim journalists

19:04
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August 19, 2022
Opinion

Bella Hadid says she regrets not being raised amongst Muslims

She was denied the opportunity to live in "a Muslim culture" and added that she would continue supporting Palestine despite backlash

19:04
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August 18, 2022
Lifestyle

Video: Qatar pledges to rebuild destroyed Palestinian homes

Qatar has pledged to fund the rebuilding of houses destroyed by Israel's latest military offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip.

12:56
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August 17, 2022
News

Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim: Journey through the Quran

Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim will share lessons from the various surahs in the Quran in a series of blogs that will enlighten our minds and nourish

10:25
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August 17, 2022
Lifestyle

Muslim shopworker wins £30k payout after boss tells her to wear "tighter clothes"

She claimed that her boss at an upmarket greengrocer told her to take her scarf off and wear “tighter clothes”.

0:59
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August 16, 2022
News

NGOs demand release of frozen aid to end "near universal poverty" in Afghanistan

Charities are demanding the international community help ease the country's economic and medical crisis by releasing its frozen assets

0:59
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August 15, 2022
News

Video: What are you asking for from Allah?

In this short video, Imam Zakarya Gangat from Cambridge Central Mosque talks about how we should be content with what we have

17:18
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August 14, 2022
Lifestyle

Paul Pogba makes dua for Palestinian children in Instagram post

The French footballer has yet again expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine following Israel's latest military offensive

0:59
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August 12, 2022
News

Meet the Muslim heroes who saved their neighbours from a burning tower block

Meet the young Muslim heroes who saved their neighbours from a burning tower block

0:59
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August 12, 2022
News

How UK Muslim Film is challenging stereotypes on screen

UK Muslim Film (UKMF) was set up to counter the negative depictions of Muslims in film and TV.

0:59
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August 11, 2022
News

Blackburn Rovers praised for highlighting how fans can pray

Blackburn Rovers football club has been widely praised for informing Muslim supporters about where they can pray during a match.

0:59
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August 10, 2022
Sport

6 Muslim baby traditions you should know about

As Muslims, we can observe special rituals to welcome the new arrival and give thanks to Allah (SWT).

11:09
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August 9, 2022
Lifestyle

'We can open doors and hearts with #VisitMyMosque 2022'

Zara Mohammed tells us about how opening mosque doors to the general public can help change perceptions around Islam and Muslims in Britain

17:45
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August 8, 2022
Opinion

'Islamophobia isn't confined to bigots; it permeates our politics and media'

Islam Channel columnist Taj Ali looks at the role major political parties and the media play in further dehumanising Muslims in the UK.

15:13
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August 6, 2022
Opinion

Sunak ignores Islamophobia appeal, criticised for Prevent plan

Rishi Sunak has not responded to letters from a parliamentary group demanding action to combat Islamophobia,

15:13
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August 5, 2022
News

Muslim comings and goings in the Premier League

‍Premier League teams have been busy this summer making new signings and Shamoon Hafez looks at the Muslims comings and goings

15:13
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August 5, 2022
Lifestyle

Commonwealth Games: The Muslim athletes to keep an eye on

The Commonwealth Games 2022 are well underway with many Muslim athletes participating in the tournament in Birmingham.

15:13
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August 4, 2022
Lifestyle

US kills Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan, Taliban says strike violates deal

A United States drone strike killed Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri at a hideout in the Afghan capital over the weekend

14:57
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August 3, 2022
News

What's on Islam Channel this August?

Plenty of new TV shows will appear on your screens this August, including lifestyle, current affairs and kids programming

14:57
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August 2, 2022
Lifestyle

Fatima Payman: Australia's first hijabi senator gives powerful speech

Fatima Payman made history by becoming the first elected representative to wear a hijab in Australia's parliament

16:07
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August 1, 2022
News

‍#Stand4Uyghurs: Protestors show Uyghur solidarity in several cities

Hundreds of grassroots Muslim organisations rallied outside Chinese embassies and consulates in several cities worldwide on Sunday,

17:54
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August 1, 2022
News

'No, the Conservative Party leadership contest is not a victory for diversity'

The leadership contest's 'diverse' makeup means nothing for representation — especially if it perpetuates the difficulties minorities face

10:46
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July 31, 2022
Opinion

Watch: We remember Sheikh Muhammad Alshareef

In 2012, Sheikh Muhammad Alshareef filmed an episode of 'Footsteps of Ibrahim' with Islam Channel. We share the episode here in his honour.

10:46
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July 28, 2022
News

Fasting on the day of Ashura

Ashura falls on day ten of the New Year - which means that the day of Ashura 1444/2022 will be on Monday, August 8.

12:48
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August 7, 2022
Lifestyle

Hijri New Year 1444 and the virtues of Muharram

As we welcome the new Hijri year 1444 AH, we look at the virtues of the first month in the Islamic calendar - Muharram.

17:54
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July 29, 2022
Lifestyle

Boris Johnson delays probe into Tory MP’s Islamophobia claims

Boris Johnson said the investigation into the Islamophobia claims made by Tory MP Nus Ghani will have to wait until his successor is appoint

12:17
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July 28, 2022
News

Study reveals how schools supported Ukraine but ignored Palestine

Schools went to great lengths to support Ukraine, which is in sharp contrast to how Palestinian solidarity was suppressed in schools.

13:12
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July 27, 2022
News

How British Muslims are missing out on £11.5bn pensions pot

Working British Muslims have a £11.5 billion pension deficit, according to analysis from digital pensions platform Penfold.

17:32
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July 26, 2022
News

"I had everything but missed peace:" Sana Khan on Hajj and why she chose hijab over showbiz

She talks about her recent Hajj journey and revealed how depression pushed her to quit acting and start wearing the hijab

16:52
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July 25, 2022
Lifestyle

Saudi police arrest citizen who helped Israeli sneak into Makkah

Saudi police arrested a man who allegedly helped an Israeli non-Muslim journalist sneak into Makkah.

16:32
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July 25, 2022
News

Watch: 12-year-old's question astounds TV sheikh

Here is a heart-warming video of a 12-year-old child eagerly making sure he wakes up for Fajr.

13:25
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July 24, 2022
Lifestyle

Abtaha Maqsood: Mural celebrates Britain's first hijab-wearing cricketer

A primary school in Birmingham unveiled a striking mural of Abtaha Maqsood, Britain's first hijab-wearing cricketer

13:25
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July 23, 2022
Lifestyle

Sheikh Muhammad Alshareef dies aged 47

Sheikh Muhammad Alshareef, the founder of AlMaghrib Institute, suddenly passed away at age 47.

13:25
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July 22, 2022
News

What does the Forde report say about Islamophobia in the Labour Party?

The long-awaited Forde report was released this week and made some damning claims about Labour failing to tackle Islamophobia

13:25
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July 22, 2022
News

Video: Naz Shah hits out at "disgraceful" government for MCB boycott

Listen to MP Naz Shah's impassioned speech on the UK government's boycott of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB).

13:25
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July 21, 2022
News

Exclusive: Cricketer Adil Rashid tells us about his Hajj journey

He tells Shamoon Hafez and Islam Channel about the processes, rituals and emotions of this once-in-a-lifetime journey

13:25
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July 21, 2022
Lifestyle

Cost of living crisis: Muslims in the north need more financial support

Muslims in the north of the UK need more local financial support, according to new data from the National Zakat Foundation

13:25
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July 20, 2022
News

Study confirms 'Muslim penalty' exists in employment

A “Muslim penalty” exists in the employment market, which results in a high unemployment rate among British Muslims, a study confirms

11:25
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July 19, 2022
News

Daily Mail slammed for 'blatant Islamophobia' as it rails against MCB

The Daily Mail has been roundly attacked for its 'gutter journalism' and 'blatant Islamophobia'

17:04
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July 18, 2022
News

Video: How can I be content with what I have?

Attaining contentment is the goal of every person. But what does it mean if you never feel like you're content with life?

16:38
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July 17, 2022
Lifestyle

'When discussing the struggles of working-class communities, why are British Muslims ignored?'

Writer Taj Ali explores how British Muslims are invisibilised from the discourse on social class

12:24
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July 16, 2022
Opinion

Watch: From a war zone to Carnaby Street

Over half of Syria's population has been displaced since 2011, with millions forced to flee the country and having to start all over again.

16:38
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July 15, 2022
Lifestyle

Backlash over new Met Police commissioner's "prejudicial" comments about Muslims

Muslim and anti-racism groups have raised concerns about new commissioner's previous comments and links with right-wing organisations

11:44
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July 14, 2022
News
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