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Wednesday 18th May 2022


2020: A British Muslim community audit

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

It is the appeal to the market that has driven many of the key developments in the community in the past two decades, not a strategic analysis.

British Muslims and the gender question

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

British Muslim women have been calling for progress on issues of gender equality, but change is too slow.

Reviewing the ‘Preventing Extremism Together’ recommendations 15 years later

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

In 2005, the British government invited British Muslim leaders to put forward a series of recommendations in response to the terrorist attacks in London. Fifteen years on, we review the progress made against these recommendations.

Ramadan lockdown and the impact on the UK Muslim Charity Sector

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Ramadan this year will be like no other Ramadan before it. The virus lockdown will mean that there will be no prayers in the Mosques or community iftars (opening of the fast). Ramadan will be at home with family. Ramadan is also a month when Muslims give their Zakat and increase their Sadaqa donations. Ramadan […]

Big Brother – Watching Muslims. 

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Mobeen Butt, founder of the Muslim Museum Initiative and Dr Claire Chambers, Senior Lecturer in Global Literature at University of York, take a look at who is behind the recent BBC TV show ‘Muslims Like Us’.

muslims like us

Shared traditions between Englishness and Islam

Friday, October 21st, 2016

“The English have never been an easy species to define, and a significant academic industry thrives on attempts, usually futile, to pin them down. In the words of one recent academic study, they are ‘a curiously mysterious, elusive and little understood people’. But in this, the English are not alone. A no less murky cloud of unknowing hovers over the head of that other very diverse entity, that we refer to as the Muslim community.” writes Tim Winter.

Shah Jahan Mosque Woking

After Brexit, where do British Muslims go from here?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

After Thursday’s referendum, there is no doubt we are going through a turning point in British history. Yet for Britain’s three million Muslims, as for the rest of the country, it is far too soon to know what all the implications will be. Yahya Birt offers some initial reflections.

Polling Station

Mothers at work – where are the Muslim women?

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Much public and media debate has recently centered upon the roles of women in the home and the workplace. Following International Women’s Day, swathes of articles and radio debates have discussed stay-at-home mothers, employment figures and childcare, including a House of Lords debate on the issue of maternal care for children in the early years. Mirina Paananen looks at unemployment amongst Muslim women.

Mothers at work - where are the Muslim women?

Prevent and teaching British values

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Further education college teacher and performance coach, Zakiyah Khan, talks about her experiences in teaching white British teenagers British values and discussing the Government’s prevent agenda with them.

Class of Kids

British values at the expense of education?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Headteacher Ataullah Parkar argues that Muslim schooling organisations need to adopt a common approach to tackle the challenges set by the Government’s prevent agenda or risk schools becoming a sum of government regulations.

British Values at the Expense of Edcuation