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Friday 15th December 2017

Opinion

Food, Faith & Friends

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Saima Khan founder and head chef of The Hampstead Kitchen talks about food, faith and friends recounting how she left a highly successful and highly paid career in banking to pursue her passion for food after cooking for her boss Warren Buffett and his friend Bill Gates.

Saima Khan - Hampstead Kitchen

Institutional development – a look at the role of UK Councils for Mosques

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Faith Associates CEO looks at the importance of regional and national ‘Council of Mosques’ initiatives and how they benefit the community across sectarian divides.

Placing profit before the Prophet?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

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.

Agreeing to disagree in Ramadan

Friday, June 24th, 2016

As we move into the last ten days of Ramadan, scholar Imam Tahir Mahmood Kiani urges us to put aside the perennial contentious issues during the holy month, place our trust in those in authority in religious matters and focus on what matters.

A bowl of dates

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

‘Allah is our Hafiz’ – What Ramadan is like for the Hafiz al-Qur’an

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Ramadan can be a challenging time of year generally for everyone, but spare a thought for the hundreds of huffaz (memorisers) of the Quran who lead congregational prayers every night of the month of Ramadan.
Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain al-Azhari explains what the month is like for those leading this special prayer.

Surah al-Hijr 15, verse 9

What the Sadiq Khan mayoral win means to me

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Alchemiya CEO, Navid Akhtar, reflects on what it means for him to witness a son of immigrant Pakistani Muslim parents, from humble beginnings, rise through the ranks and become Mayor of London.

Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

What to do about Prevent?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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.

What to do about Prevent

‘Keep the Faith’ – the rise & rise of Leicester City

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Die hard and life-long Leicester City football fan, Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain talks about Leicester City Football Club’s success and the positive values embodied by the team that gave them their success. [photo credit: BBC Asian Network]

Imam Ather Hussain celebrating Leicester's EPL success

No shame in getting therapy

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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.

Lilly pond