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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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.

Idrissa Gueye – European Football Wants Black & Brown Bodies With White Cultural Norms & Beliefs

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We want your superior speed, strength and discipline, but you must adopt our beliefs and cultural norms—which we inherited by complete historical accident, by the way. 

Western outrage over Afghan women’s dress code despite them starving to death due to US sanctions

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Afghanistan’s Ministry for the Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtue issued a decree described as “advice” to women in public to wear the traditional Afghan face-veil. Dr Salman Butt accuses the majority of the mainstream coverage of a racist bias. https://youtu.be/E8ShtP5Y0-E Also read Comment The Playboy HijabReem Ahmed26/09/2016 Current Affairs “Burkini” – A Look at Modernity’s Domination and ControlʿAbd Allāh Nūr al-Dīn18/09/2016 Asia Sh Haitham: “Non-Muslims Are Being Radicalised”Shaykh (Dr) Haitham Al-Haddad28/01/2016 Featured If only you knew your true worthSana Mahmood21/10/2020 Current Affairs Response to the St Stephen’s Primary School Fasting & Hijab BanUstadh Abu Haneefah Sohail17/01/2018 Current Affairs Amanda

Uyghur Iftar This Sunday #Stand4Uyghurs

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We've never done this before, but for the Uyghurs we're doing it this Sunday inshāAllāh

The Uyghurs Invited Islam21c to Istanbul to Give You a Message

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I wanted to wait until I got back into the country safely to write this...

Landmark Uyghur Tribunal in Westminster underway

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The #UyghurTribunal is LIVE now - tune in to watch

National Khutbah Day: #Stand4Uyghurs

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This Friday mosques up and down the country will be talking about Uyghurs inshāAllāh - download a khutbah template and mosque announcement to do YOUR bit. Will your masjid #Stand4Uyghurs?

President of Uyghurs on Unscripted #84

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For the first time in #Unscripted history! While they were in the UK for the Uyghur Tribunal and G7 summit, President Dolkun Isa and Inspector General Abdulhakim Idris of the World Uyghur Congress joined Dr Salman Butt in a special podcast not to be missed.

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10 things you can do for Uyghurs right now

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"We are not in charge of the outcome," writes Dr Salman Butt, "but our main concern should be doing whatever is in our ability and our sphere of influence, so that we may have an excuse before Allāh..."