Mukhtar Master

Mukhtar Master has a BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology and has worked in Local Government as a manager for over 20 years. He has been active for many years in the local political scene and also the anti-war movement in the UK.
23 Articles

Delhi: A pogrom instigated and choreographed by the Modi government

5 Min Read

This is a message to the Muslims of the UK: it is a right upon you to know of the calamity that has befallen the Muslims of Delhi.

The Windrush scandal is just the tip of the racist iceberg in British politics

5 Min Read

Many of MPs lamenting the Windrush scandal supported the legislation that paved the way for it in the first place—the Immigration Act 2014

When Prevent Tried to Recruit Me

9 Min Read

What would your response be if the head of Prevent in your region offered you a "role"?

We are all Rohingya

10 Min Read

Do you complain about the inaction of kings and presidents?

The Death of John

7 Min Read

John was not rich or famous, he had no special standing in the community. But he was our neighbour...

Can there be any reward better than Jannah?

6 Min Read

Is there more than ‘just’ Jannah for the believers?

Theresa May’s Wholly Unholy Alliance

6 Min Read

Mukhtar Master discusses why Theresa May's aligning with the DUP might turn out to be the "coalition of chaos" she warned of after all...

Chemical Attack in Syria: what “red line”?

7 Min Read

The footage was extremely difficult to watch; images of men, women and small children writhing in agony, gasping for air and in the last throes of their lives. They were deprived of the sanctity, privacy and dignity of death by helpers pulling and yanking off their clothes and showering them with water.  Each and every gasp of air, foaming at the mouth, desperation and agony to survive, was captured on video for posterity.  Not only were these people denied their lives, but also the ultimate sanctity: the right to a death with dignity.  These videos were taken to show the

Innocent until proven Muslim?

12 Min Read

'Innocent until proven guilty', is the principle known as the presumption of innocence.  It is the principle that assumes innocence putting the burden of proof on the accuser.  This principle applies in most countries now, thankfully, including the UK, and was enshrined as a basic human right under article 11 of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. For Muslims this has been enshrined in the Law since fourteen centuries earlier, as the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhī wa sallam) said: “Al-bayyina ʿalā al-Muddaʿī— to clarify is upon the claimant.” However, this most basic of God-given rights seemingly does not

Silencing Pro-Palestinian Voices in Universities

7 Min Read

In 2003, a motion to twin Preston with the city of Nablus was tabled and debated by Preston City Council.  It was a motion which was proposed by a good friend of mine, Councillor Michael Lavalette.  It was one of the most tense and lively debates that I ever had the pleasure of witnessing. However, sadly, and as a result of political collusion by certain parties, it was narrowly defeated.  The late Tony Benn, a champion of the Palestinian cause, stated at the time that "A friendship between the peoples of Britain and Palestine is absolutely essential to maintain their morale