Fahad Ansari

Fahad Ansari is a solicitor specialising in immigration, asylum and nationality law often with a crossover with matters of national security. He has authored a number of articles and reports on international human rights, social discrimination and anti-terrorism legislation and is regularly invited by media outlets to comment on current affairs.
25 Articles

Refugee Crisis: the Islamic Approach

20 Min Read

This #RefugeeWeek2022 the UK Gov is trying to transport asylum seekers to Rwanda, but Fahad Ansari asks: where are the Muslim voices?

The Day I was Radicalised: 20 Years On

9 Min Read

The picture of the final moments of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah’s life became one of the most iconic images of what became known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada, the uprising by Palestinians against decades of Israeli occupation. For me personally, the scene became etched in my mind forever.

Feeling Demotivated this Ramaḍān? Remember the Supplication of Jibrīl

9 Min Read

We are half way through the blessed month of Ramadān and many of us are unfortunately still only warming up in our worship and righteous acts...

ʿĀshūra: Remembering the Real Legacy of Mūsa

9 Min Read

Does our right to Mūsa (ʿalayhi al-Salām) extend beyond just fasting the Day of ʿĀshūra? What is the true legacy?

What Have We Learnt From Malcolm X? (Rahimahullah)

0 Min Read

In this Face to Face episode, Fahad Ansari discusses some pertinent lessons from the wisdom of Al-Hajj Malik el-Shabbaz, more popularly known as Malcolm X, rahimahullah.

#AleppoIsDying – “What Use is Protesting?”

8 Min Read

I have seen many comments and messages from people questioning the point of petitions, demonstrations, lobbying campaigns and even prayer to try and stop the ongoing genocide in Aleppo. People are frustrated and feel they must do something. Others question the usefulness but do not offer alternative solutions. There are 8 critical concepts we all should understand. I. Whatever we do now is simply reactionary. Had we acted in a proactive way over the past few years, we might not have gotten to the stage we are at now. II. No single thing we do, in and of itself, is

The Politics of Anti-Semitism

9 Min Read

It has been incredible to watch how swiftly the government, the mainstream media and dissidents within the Labour party have exploited comments made by a handful of politicians to try and undermine the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn with allegations that there is a problem of anti-Semitism within the party. It has now emerged that 18 members have been suspended from the Labour party over alleged anti-Semitic postings on social media since Corbyn was elected as leader in September 2015. With over half of these having been suspended within the last month including MP Naz Shah, Ken Livingstone and veteran anti-racism

Reflecting on the Nakba by remembering the Prophet’s ﷺ Night Journey

14 Min Read

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most catastrophic events to have taken place in recent history, an event that would constitute the foundations for decades of endless bloodshed, carnage and tyranny. Today, millions of displaced Palestinians around the world will mourn the theft of their land and the ethnic cleansing of their people in the establishment of the Israeli state, the illegitimate entity that exploited the genuine suffering of the Jewish people in Europe to terrorise the inhabitants of the Middle East. 70+ years on, the plight of the Palestinian people remains as hopeless as ever suffering under

The Muslim Vote: Time for an Informed Discussion

16 Min Read

Voting and electoral participation has always been a controversial topic amongst Muslims in Britain with an increasing number of Muslims now adopting the position that voting is not harām, with some yet considering it an obligation. It is no surprise then that with general elections around the corner, there has been a recent flurry of emails, blogs, websites and even YouTube clips in circulation encouraging British Muslims to play their part and make sure they use their vote. Also read: Is Voting Really Haram?  |  Shaikh Haitham on the 2015 elections  | More Leaving aside the issues of the permissibility

What Have We Learnt Since Malcolm X’s Martyrdom?

17 Min Read

In an age when Muslims in the West find themselves as a minority, it is time for us to examine the life of Malcolm X and adopt his attitudes and beliefs as a template for our own attitudes and behaviour.