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.
27 Articles

Gaza: Exposing the Hypocrisy of the World

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Four years on from Operation Cast Lead, both the Palestinians and Israelis are celebrating once more, each declaring victory over the other, following a week long conflict in which three Israelis were killed and over 100 Palestinians, and immense destruction and devastation inflicted upon the infrastructure in Gaza.  The Muslim world is jubilant at what is being viewed as a victory for resistance, defiance and indomitable spirit. While there is no doubt that the recent conflict terminated against the wishes of Israel and secured concessions, on paper at least, that years of negotiations, conferences and the ‘peace process’ had failed

Hajj: Trusting in the Promise of Allah

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The Hajj season is upon us once again with millions of pilgrims preparing to don their ihraam and travel to the holy cities in search of Allah’s mercy and forgiveness, striving to turn over a new leaf in their lives and come closer to their Creator. In preparation for this journey, pilgrims will have spent many hours hunting for the best value Hajj packages by speaking to friends and family, checking references, and comparing price plans. Hard earned savings, which may have been accumulated over a lifetime will be invested for this three week journey. Wives and children may be

This is Terror

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So the people of Britain have finally learned the true meaning of the word ‘terror’. For almost a decade, the government and the media have expended enormous efforts to attempt to teach us to be afraid, to have fear, to be terrorised. Widely publicised pre-dawn raids, hyperbolic statements of the threat to our way of life from senior political leaders and fabricated stories of dirty bombs, sleeper cells and shari’ah law have all been utilised as a means to foster a climate of fear among the British public. The message has been clear – be cautious, be vigilant and be

Manhunt: Comparing the Pursuits of Osama Bin Laden and Ratko Mladic

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May 2011 will forever be remembered as the month in which the man deemed responsible for the deaths and suffering of thousands of innocents was assassinated in front of his family by US forces operating in the sovereign territory of another country. Having dumped Osama bin Laden’s body in the sea overnight, US President Barack Obama claimed that ‘Justice has been done’. May 2011 should however be remembered for the apprehension of another man deemed responsible for the deaths and suffering of tens of thousands of other innocents. For in the same month that Osama Bin Laden was executed, Ratko

Liberating the Muslim Mind

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Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE The month of Rabi al-Awwal has just passed us, the month in which it is related that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the greatest of creation, both entered and left this world. In this month, we heard many lectures and sermons, read many articles and commentaries, and received continuous reminders about the noble character of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his mercy, his kindness, his compassion, his forgiveness, his miracles and the tarbiyah he gave to his family and his companions. The word "tarbiyah" is an Arabic

Dreading Rejection | Part 2

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This article is part of a free translation of al-Iftqar ila Allah, Lubb al-'Ubudiyyah by Aḥmad al-Suwayan Following on from Part One, this article is a continuation of our discussion: the apprehension we should have of our actions being accepted by Allāh. The believer credits his blessings and acts of devotion back to his Lord and Patron, all favour and grace belong to Him; he does not assume it to be of his own making and toil: Allāh the Most High says, ‘So whoever Allāh wants to guide – He expands his breast to Islām; and whoever He wants to

Gaza: The Spark that Ignited the Ummah

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Gaza - the word that will forever remain etched in the hearts and minds of generations upon generations of people all over the world. For Muslims, it will be proudly remembered as the time when it became apparent that the pulse of the Ummah was still beating, albeit faintly, but beating nonetheless. Amidst the never-ending tragedy of oppression and humiliation that has now become the norm for the Muslim world, Gaza was solid proof that despondency could be replaced with hope, fear with courage and defeat with victory. When Muslims emerged in their hundreds of thousands onto the streets of