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Thursday 30th June 2022


Labour Muslim Network report highlights lack of progress

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

The Labour Party has relied on Muslim voters to win many ‘safe seats’ and prides itself on its values of fairness and equality. This report highlights that there is still some distance to travel to help Muslim members of the Party feel that they are welcome and safe in the Labour Party.

Inquiry into Manchester Arena bombing continues

Friday, March 19th, 2021

The Inquiry into the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena continues. It was set up as a response to the Inquests into the 22 deaths from the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017.

MCB elects new Secretary General

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Zara is the first female leader of any major Muslim organization in British Muslim history.

Ground-breaking report analyses the media’s reporting on terrorism

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

This report published by the Centre for Media Monitoring compared the reporting of terrorist attacks committed by Muslims and those by far-right activists over a four year period.

British Muslim charities rise to the challenge

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

194 Muslim charities responded to the pandemic crisis through supporting vulnerable people, opening food banks and helping people who are self-isolated, a report by the Muslim Charities Forum found.

Academics publish new report on views on Islam and Muslims on campus

Friday, July 24th, 2020

A new report compiled by a group of academics has produced surprising results on the perceptions of Islam on campus. Academics from Durham, SOAS, Coventry and Lancaster universities have examined the ways in which Islam and Muslims are understood on campus.

Sotheby’s sells document ordering the expulsion of Muslims from Granada

Friday, July 24th, 2020

In an auction on 15 July, Sotheby’s sold the document that ordered the expulsion of Muslims from Granada for 52,500 pounds. The document signed by King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella marked a key moment in the history of Europe.

Government loses appeal on Shamima Begum case

Friday, July 24th, 2020

The government lost its appeal on 16 July on Shamima Begum’s right to return to the United Kingdom after she left Britain to join ISIL in 2015. The Court of Appeal partially overturned an earlier ruling by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission from earlier this year.

British Muslims remember the massacre at Srebenica

Friday, July 24th, 2020

11 July 2020 was designated as Srebenica Memorial Day and Waqar Azmi, the founder and chairperson for Remembering Srebenica, said ‘Srebrenica has become a world symbol of the horrific consequences that can result from inaction, and therefore, taking action, however small, matters”.

Aziz Foundation applies for a prayer space in the Trocadero

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

The Aziz Foundation has applied for a prayer space after constantly being reminded of the lack of such a prayer space for Muslims in the Piccadilly area.

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.

Protests are held all over the world over Shukri Abdi’s death

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Protests were held on Saturday 27 June in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, London, Sheffield, Toronto and Los Angeles over the death of Shukri Abdi. Shukri was 12 when she drowned in the River Irwell, near Manchester.

Religious London

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Researchers found that 62% of Londoners identify as religious whereas only 53% of the population in Great Britain identify as religious. It is an intensive form of religiosity as 30% of Christians in London attend services and pray regularly. Only 13% do the same in Britain as a whole.

Christie’s sells a copy of the Qur’an for 6 million pounds

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Christie’s has broken the record for a fee paid for the acquisition of a copy of the Qur’an when it sold a Timurid era copy on Thursday 25 June for six million pounds in London. The auction price went for ten times the original starting price which was set at 600,000 – 900,000 pounds.

British government has spent 200 million pounds on prevent in the last five years

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The British government has spent 200 million pounds on prevent in the past five years.

Coronavirus has tested the financial preparedness of our mosques

Monday, June 15th, 2020

What is emerging is that those mosques that have better systems in place have been best suited to tackle the financial shortfall.

London Voices: A Citizen Journalism Competition for London

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

London Learning Consortium and The Media Society have joined forces to run a London Citizen Journalism Competition in 2017 to support aspiring citizen journalists. If you’ve ever wanted to give this a go, now is the opportunity!

London Voices: A Citizen Journalism Competition for London

Bucks County Museum Art of Islam Exhibition and Festival Finishes with a Flourish

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The Bucks County Museum’s Art of Islam Exhibition and Festival had been in full flight since April this year and finished with a flourish at the end of September. Dr Siobhan Bygate recalls some of the key highlights of the event.

illuminated borders

High Court rules that non-invasive autopsies must be offered

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Coroners must send bodies for scans rather than autopsies if religion demands they stay intact, High Court rules. The ruling is a landmark legal victory for the religious rights of Jews and Muslims

Charity Commission on Muslim donations to charity

Monday, August 1st, 2016

On their blog, the Charity Commission mentioned that it is estimated that British Muslims give approximately £100 million to charitable causes during the month of Ramadan this year, which equates to about £38 every second. The blog also reports that the sheer scale of charity work is immediately apparent, “vast and varied”. One charity estimates that […]

Post Brexit xenophobia and racism

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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.

The rise of post-Brexit racism

History of Asian Cricket in Yorkshire to be Celebrated

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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 ©

History of Asian Cricket in Yorkshire to be Celebrated

40th anniversary of the World of Islam Festival

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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.

Festival of Islam SOAS

Jo Cox MP, remembered

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Iqbal Bhana OBE, DL shares his thoughts on Jo Cox Labour MP for Batley and Spen who was tragically killed last week.

Jo Cox

Politics is politics – The EU referendum

Monday, June 20th, 2016

With just days to go, Britain will decide this week on whether it should stay in the European Union. This is an important political moment. How should we vote? Should Britain leave the EU?

EU Referendum polling card

Buckinghamshire County Museum Trust launch the Art of Islam Exhibition & Festival

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

His Eminence, Khaled al -Duwaisan Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, opens the Art of Islam Exhibition and Festival by the Bucks County Museum Trust. A summer long exhibition and festival celebrating the art and cultures of Islam. Dr Siobhan Bygate reports for MuslimView.

Museum exhibit Art of Islam Bucks County Museum

The MuslimView EU Referendum poll part 2

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

With a just a week left before the important EU Referendum, we are running the poll again, this time you don’t need a Twitter account to take part.

EU Referendum Poll and British Muslims

British Muslims mourn the loss of a hero

Friday, June 10th, 2016

MuslimView asked British Muslims to reflect on and remember the life, influence and legacy of Muhammad Ali and what he meant to them (Photo credit: Peter Sanders Photography) …

Muhammad Ali & Peter Sanders

Help chronicle England’s missing history

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

For the first time ever the organisation Historic England is asking the general public to share their knowledge and contribute to chronicling England’s listed buildings and places.


The Results: MuslimView Twitter Poll on EU Referendum

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Which way will Muslims in Britain vote in the upcoming EU Referendum? MuslimView sets up a Twitter poll to get an idea of where Muslims stand on the issue.

EU Referendum

A literature festival like no other! Bradford Literary Festival

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

The Bradford Literature Festival, only in its second year, has proven to be a huge success attracting thousands of people from across the district and beyond showcasing Bradford’s rich cultural heritage.

Bradford Literature Festival

Cross-Party Support for Human Appeal’s Ramadan Launch Campaign

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Human Appeal celebrates 25 years of service, providing aid and development to some of the poorest nations and conflict zones around the world. MuslimView attended the 25th anniversary dinner where Channel 4 news journalist and present Jon Snow was the keynote speaker.

Jon Snow from Channel 4 News

Dates4Syria campaign to provide bread for Syrians

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Dr. Ismail Ray, trustee of SKT Welfare Trust talks about their Dates4Syria campaign that is helping to provide bread, a basic staple for Syrians.

SKT Dates4Syria

Government whitepaper makes provision for Shariah-compliant student loans

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The government, this month, published a whitepaper in which provision for making available Sharia-compliant student loans is outlined. This has been an area of great concern for Muslim students and their families since the introduction of university tuition fees under the Labour government nearly fifteen years ago.

Government makes provision for interest free loans

All party parliamentary group on religious literacy in the media

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 CTO attends an APPG on religious literacy in the media convened by MP Yasmin Qureshi. The meeting, at Westminster Palace, brought together people from politics and media to discuss the lack of religious literacy in the media.

APPG Religious literacy in the media

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

Safeguarding children – A prophetic practice

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Shaukat Warraich, CEO of Faith Associates talks about the importance of Safeguarding children in mosques, madrassas and dar ul ulooms.

Faith Associates - Safeguarding Children

Charity begins at home

Friday, January 15th, 2016

As the bad weather set in and Storm Desmond hit the North West of Britain, Cumbria became victim to severe flooding leaving people without food, clean water and power. Many Muslim organisations rushed to help and were roundly commended by the victims and the media for this selfless act. MuslimView does a round up of the kinds of charity and aid work British Muslim organisations are doing.

Islamic Relief York Floods

A Triumphant Success for the Young Muslim Writers Awards 2015

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Hundreds of people enjoyed an afternoon to remember when talented young writers were celebrated at the Young Muslim Writers Awards 2015. The event was organised and presented by charity Muslim Hands in association with the Yusuf Islam Foundation, on Saturday 5th December in London.

YMWA logo 2015

The Sun Poll on British Muslim Attitudes

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

The Sun newspaper was roundly criticised for misrepresenting the findings of a survey conducted by market research agency Survation. The polling agency also distanced itself from The Sun’s interpretation of the survey results.

The Sun Front Page Headline

Dewsbury Muslims launch independent counter-extremism project

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

‘Engage’ was set up with the specific aim of working and engaging with young people who have either been radicalised, or are at risk of radicalisation. Engage primarily focuses its work on two aspects: firstly to work directly with young people who are at risk of radicalisation who have been referred to the programme from a variety of sources such as parents, mosques and friends.


Horrific acts on the streets of Paris add to the litany of death and destruction by DAESH

Monday, November 16th, 2015

MuslimView’s response to the Paris shootings.


New sports facility encourages women’s sports and community cohesion

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Kick Off Dewsbury, opened its doors in August and is a well equipped facility that has been welcomed by women and women’s groups in Dewsbury.

The Batley Ninja's Muslim Women's football team

Research report on Hostility Towards Muslims finds “Anti-Muslim hate is normal”

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Organisation Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) commission a report which found that events such as the murder of Lee Rigby, the attacks in Paris and Tunisia and the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal have served as ‘trigger’ points that have “fuelled the growth of anti-Muslim hostility on social media as well as on the streets […]

Tell MAMA research report

Muslim organisations form coalition to tackle climate change

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Muslim Climate Action was launched at the House of Commons on 8th September 2015 with UK Energy Minister Lord Bourne giving the keynote speech at the Launch event.

Muslim Climate Action Launch

Islamophobia set to be documented by all Police Forces

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron announces that Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate will be recorded as a separate category by all police forces in England and Wales. This brings Islamophobia in line with anti-Semitic attacks which have been recorded separately for quite some time now. The move is broadly welcomed by Muslim groups and will go a […]

Anti Muslim Hate Crimes to be recorded by Police

Prevent Strategy – A Review

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Under John Reid as Home Secretary, the Home Office was re-organised – he famously described it as being unfit for purpose. The office for Security and Counter-Terrorism was set up to take control of all counter-terrorism policy in government. Charles Farr was drafted in to lead this policy and with Gordon Brown as Prime Minister and Charles Farr as head of OSCT, there was considerable engagement with British Muslim communities.

Home Office

Muslims achieve top grades in A Levels

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

This year, and once again British Muslim students  continue to achieve top grades at A Level in various subjects fuelling their academic and career aspirations. At a time when the media focuses on a minority of young people becoming radicalised, it is important to highlight that the vast majority of British Muslim children are getting […]

Muslim Children achieve top grades at A Level

Why MuslimView?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

The British Muslim community is a young and dynamic community. It is as richly diverse as the nations from which its demographic is made and this too has its own challenges.

The First Muslim Life Style Expo hailed a success

Friday, August 14th, 2015

1st and 2nd of August saw the UK Muslim Lifestyle Expo (MLE) taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The expo brought together Muslim businesses.

Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2015