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Thursday 30th June 2022

The Community


PRESS RELEASE: The Art of Building Bridges

Bridging Spiritual Cultures and All Saints Church, High Wycombe is excited to announce that with generous support from Amal – A Said Foundation Project, and further support from Wycombe District Council through a community arts grant, we are hosting an Art, Peace and Contemplation Day (10am to 4pm) and Evening Viewing with Iftar and Music Event (7.30 to 10.30pm) at All Saints Church, High Wycombe as part of Wycombe Arts Week on Saturday 27th May.

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

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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.

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

Museum exhibit Art of Islam Bucks County Museum

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.

Seminar review: politics, Islam and Modernity with Professor Wael Hallaq

Wael Hallaq Seminar

Andrew Booso attends a Seminar by academic, Professor Wael Hallaq in which Professor Hallaq gives a seminar based around his book “Impossible State”.

MuslimView Citizen Journalism Workshops

MuslimView Citizen Journalism Workshop

MuslimView is planning a series of workshops around the country on Citizen Journalism. Register your interest now.

Why ‘no religion’ is the new religion

Professor Linda Woodhead

The British Academy hosts a series of talks on religion in society, MuslimView attend to hear Professor Linda Woodhead’s findings on a poll conducted on White British attitudes towards religion in Britain.

A Triumphant Success for the Young Muslim Writers Awards 2015

YMWA logo 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.

Muslim organisations form coalition to tackle climate change

Muslim Climate Action Launch

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.

The First Muslim Life Style Expo hailed a success

Muslim Lifestyle Expo 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.


Reflections on adoption

Reflections on Adopting

Umm Maryam recounts her experience of adopting a young girl and welcoming her into her family.

Encounter: Guests of Syrian hujjaj

Mecca Hajj

A couple relate an encounter with a group of Syrian families and townsfolk they met whilst on their own journey to perform the umrah.

What is Encounter?

Everyday we meet and interact with people of all backgrounds whether religious, social, economic, national, regional, political and the plethora of other backgrounds that make up who we all are. Sometimes these encounters prove to be interesting and fruitful. This section is here for you to share your stories and anecdotes of everyday life in […]

A chat and a smile go a long way…

Just shortly after the horrific attack on holidaying Britons in Tunisia, I was queuing in my local bank and found myself listening to a couple of chaps behind me in the queue discussing the attacks. I caught fragments of the conversation and one of the men was clearly frustrated with Muslims. “It’s always Muslims … […]

Jesus Man of Bradford

‘Jesus Man’ as he has come to be known  recently passed away in Bradford West Yorkshire. A condolences book was placed in Bradford City Hall and there have been calls for having a street named after him as well as having a statue commissioned in his memory. So why was he so fondly received by […]


Al Madina mosque in Barking: Leading by example

Al Madina mosque in Barking is one of the largest mosques in London. It has also been recognised as one of the best mosques in the country. Currently, Ashfaq Siddique who is the Secretary to the Trustees is on the lookout for a faith leader to front the project. Here he answers some questions about the mosque, its activities and its plans for the future.

Food, Faith & Friends

Saima Khan - Hampstead Kitchen

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.

Interview with CEO of National Zakat Foundation

Iqbal Nasim, CEO National Zakat Foundation

MuslimView catches up with National Zakat Foundation’s CEO, Iqbal Nasim, to ask him about NZF’s activities and distribution of Zakat and Sadqah.
(photo credit: Rooful/

Interview: Shaykh M. Imdad Hussain Pirzada founder of Jamia al-Karam

Sh M. Imdad Pirzada

As Jamia Al-Karam reaches a landmark 30 years as a leading Muslim educational institute, MuslimView spoke with the founder, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, about his experiences in setting up and running the school, the struggles he faced, the successes that came, and his hopes and fears for the Muslims in Britain.



Nabeel Al-Azami: A leader in HR

Nabeel Al-Azami was probably the foremost human resources specialist in the British Muslim community and as the head of the consultancy, Murabbi, was leading an organisation that had already begun to make its mark in ethical leadership development. His passing has left a great hole in the British Muslim community.

Oliver Miles: A mandarin who spoke out

Oliver Miles was a noted Arabist and a leading expert on the Middle East in the Foreign Office for many years.

Lord Drabu: A community stalwart

Lord Khurshid Drabu CBE who passed away on 20 April 2018 was the first Muslim judge and a prominent British Muslim serving as a senior advisor to the Muslim Council for Britain.

A tribute to Pir Alauddin Siddiqui

On the third of February 2017, the Sufi scholar and spiritual guide Pir Muhammad Alauddin Siddiqui departed this world following a short illness. He left behind a huge wealth of spiritual teachings, educational institutes and charitable organisations. Softly-spoken, highly educated, humble and always inspirational, Pir Muhammad Alauddin Siddiqui has been deeply missed by Muslims in […]

Shaykh Yusuf Motala

Monday, September 9, turned out to be a day of profound anguish and sorrow for many around the world. In the early morning hours, news of the death of Mawlana Yusuf Sulayman Motala, fondly known as “Hazrat” (his eminence) to those who were acquainted with him, spread. He had passed away on Sunday at 8:20 […]

Sir Charles Farr

MuslimView was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Charles Farr in February last year. One of the most senior individuals working in British counter-terrorism, his passing was mentioned through a notice of the Cabinet Office and yet it is an indication of his contribution that he was made a Knight by the […]

Jo Cox MP, remembered

Jo Cox

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

British Muslims mourn the loss of a hero

Muhammad Ali & Peter Sanders

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) …

Remembering poet Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore (1940-2016)

Founder of, Omar Tufayl, shares his thoughts about his friend Poet Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore who tragically passed away after a battle with cancer. Whilst not a Brit, Abdal-Hayy left a lasting impact on many British Muslims that he came into contact with.

The life and legacy of Hafiz Patel (1926-2016)

Dewsbury Tablighi Jamat Markaz

Hafiz Mohammed Patel, aged 90, died on 18 February 2016. One of Britain’s most influential Muslims, he founded and headed the European branch of the Tablighi Jama’at (TJ), frequently cited as the largest movement of grassroots Muslim renewal in the world, from its headquarters in the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury.