Dr. Salman Butt

Dr. Butt studied Biochemistry at Imperial College London, followed by a PhD in Chemical Biology, carrying out research into photosynthesis. During his years at university, he became involved in Islamic society da'wah and activism, and general Muslim community projects. At present, he is the Head of Islamic Thought and a regular contributor at Islam21c, and also has a blog on HuffPost. You may find him on social media.
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Uyghurs say, “Palestine is our cause”

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At the launch of the UK East Turkistan Society, we were reminded of the special bond shared by Palestinians and Uyghurs.

Muslims NEED to build these 10 institutions | Empowered Podcast #3 | Sufyan Ismail

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On this episode of Empowered by Islam21c we're joined by Sufyan Ismail, an entrepreneur who left the world of business to help start Muslim institutions and structures to empower and represent Muslims in the West.  With Gaza still under illegal bombardment, we discussed practical solutions that require institution-building, including Islamophobia Awareness Month #IAM and the shocking impact that it’s having, mashaAllah.  We also discuss the impact of Rishi Sunak sacking Suella Braverman on the Muslim community going forward, Muslims punishing the Labour Party, and the hard work that’s going on behind the scenes to make an impact in the next

How to Re-humanise the Palestinians | Empowered Podcast #2 | Dr. Osman Latiff

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Welcome to the second episode of our podcast, Empowered by Islam21c, where we collaborate with leading voices to discuss Islam's solutions to 21st century challenges and trends. In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Osman Latiff, an esteemed scholar whose post-doctoral research focuses on empathy, 'othering', and conflict. 📌 Topics Discussed 🔹 Empathy & Othering in Conflict: Dr. Latiff shares his insights on how these concepts manifest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 🔹 Rehumanising the Palestinians: Practical steps and philosophical frameworks for countering dehumanisation. 🔹 Was Mandela a Terrorist?: A provocative question exploring resistance, terrorism, and how narratives change over time. 🔹 Media Language & Its

What Just Happened in Gaza?! Empowered Podcast #1 | Ustadh Ahmed Hammuda

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Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast, Empowered by Islam21c, where we collaborate with leading voices to discuss Islam's solutions to 21st century challenges and trends. In this episode, we sit with Ustadh Ahmed Hammuda, a Palestinian writer, on the last week's events in and around Gaza following Operation Al-Aqsa Flood. Analysts are already describing it as one of the most significant events to have taken place in the region in the last 75 years with long-running consequences that have already reshaped political calculations. We deconstruct some of the ideas and discussions around Palestinian existence, the resistance movement and what

Hindu fascist apprehended over anti-Muslim riots

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Monu Manesar, alleged to be the chief instigator of deadly anti-Muslim riots in Haryana state, has been arrested.

Dhul Hijjah 1444 | 2023 Announcement

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Islam21c is excited to announce the start of Dhul Hijjah 1444 / 2023 and to share our transformational content for this special period!

Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad says it’s WAJIB to support Erdogan

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In this video, we find out why the world's Islamic scholars are supporting Erdoğan, as Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad argues that it is obligatory for us to support him.

Should We Swear Allegiance to King Charles III?

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Should Muslims swear allegiance to the King? With the coronation of King Charles this weekend, many Muslims have been asking - and debating - about the permissibility of taking part in ceremonies and oaths of allegiance to the King and Head of the Church of England. Shaykh Haitham writes about how British Muslims should view this national event whilst staying confident and proud of Islam, comfortable in their Britishness and keeping with a vision for the  wider Ummah and humanity at large. Read the detailed article here.

Suella, don’t blame ‘political correctness’ for YOUR failures

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The Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, claims that grooming gangs are “almost all British Pakistani”; Dr. Salman Butt issues a strong rebuke.

Do Muslims know about Pakistan’s Islamic awakening?

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Dr. Salman Butt, Chief Editor at Islam21c, shares some of his thoughts as he travels through the Islamic powerhouse that is Pakistan.