By Milad Ahmed
In the future, what would I want? A world without the need for telephone helplines services providing listening ears and safe spaces for many members of our societies with no place/s to turn. As Head of Support Services of the Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH), Britain’s first and only telephone helpline service dedicated to Muslims, which may sound like a very peculiar wish, not to mention a “resignation letter”, for myself. So why make such a statement? 873
By Rizwaan Sabir
Muslims Must Work to Change the Anti-Terror Laws
Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, the British government has launched a series of programmes and initiatives under its counter-terrorism strategy (Contest) to counter the threat posed by individuals intent on adopting a violent methodology for change. Out of the four areas that comprise Contest (Pursue, Prevent, Protect, Prepare), the Prevent strand, or Preventing Violent Extremism as it’s officially known, has been given the most...
By Alia Suruliz
As a student of law, I was surprised by the extent to which English law has developed to protect a suspect from injustice and arbitrary state action: from undue detention until charged; from undue punishment until convicted; from being treated as innocent until found to be guilty. Yet the enactment of the Terrorism Acts 2000 and 2006 and similar anti-terror measures make a mockery of the traditional criminal legal system and the principle of habeas corpus. 505
By Mahera Ruby
Most Muslims are very proud of the historical presence of Muslims in Britain for at least the past 300 years, since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Seamen came from Yemen settling in small communities in Cardiff, Liverpool, London, South Shields and Tyneside setting up small prayer rooms to help them meet and pray together. We are even more enthusiastic in sharing the history of prominent British Muslim intellectuals, who began to emerge during the late 19th century, responsible...
By Mohammed Dhalech
I want to use this short piece, not to highlight one perspective over another, but to raise some questions and initiate a discussion on youth work and young people and I hope to engage both young people, first and foremost, and professionals in the field of youth work. 199
By Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari
The urge for education and learning is in the Muslim psyche, thanks to inspirational texts in the Muslim holy book and strong encouragement by the Prophet (PBUH). The shining contribution of Muslims in all spheres of life in the dark period of Europe was due to the thirst for knowledge among the masses and promotion of scholarship by most Muslim rulers. Sadly, the severe stagnation due to colonial take over of many Muslim lands and post-War mismanagement of Muslim countries...
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