How do you know if it’s a good idea to see a counsellor? It can be particularly daunting if you've not seen a counsellor before and ultimately a very personal decision to make. The first big step towards change is the one that happens in your head. Counsellor Sabnum Dharamsi explores counselling and mental health in Muslim communities.
Many individuals and organisations have raised concerns about a policy that has preferred to teach thousands of teachers and health professionals about how best to spot an extremist rather than to have directed the same resources at engagement with the British Muslim community. Dr. Atif Imtiaz suggests at an alternative way forward.
As Muslims we are duty bound to keep trusts and be people of trustworthiness. It is the Sunnah, the Prophet was famed for being al-Amin even before revelation was given to him. Sadly, the concept of amanah has been eroded and needs to be reasserted, particularly in the area of trade.
Britain's referendum decision to leave the European Union brings with it a rise in racism and xenophobia on the streets of Britain. We review some of the many and growing incidents reported in the press.
England cricketers Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid owe part of their success to early Asian migrants who played in local parks and set up teams and leagues over four decades ago. Now, a new project, ‘From Parks to Pavilions’ has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to document the history of Asian cricket in Yorkshire. Image Courtesy of John Bolloten Photography ©
With Bucks County Museum putting on the Art of Islam festival, 40 years ago a major international festival called The World of Islam Festival was inaugurated. The founder, Dr Paul Ahmed Keeler spoke about the achievement at SOAS last month.