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Looking back at 1440 with Islam21c

By the Grace of Allāh Islam21c has been honoured to have had yet another year of articulating Islām in the 21st century, and over the year our community’s thinkers, scholars and activists have not shied away from addressing important issues in our own community and beyond.

Whether it be: launching our new Unscripted podcast; our NewsViews department providing accurate information illuminated by divine values of Truth; setting the record straight in the face of orchestrated misinformation and attacks on the Muslim community in one form or another; rekindling our community’s connection with the Book of Allah and the teachings of His Messengers (alayhim al-Salam); or talking about any issue – no matter how difficult or troubling – that we require to flourish in the 21st century; we are honoured that you have been with us on this journey.

Below is a small selection of some of our featured content our editorial team has put together to remind you of some key events and discourses that you took part in throughout the year 1440. Below that you’ll find our News Editor’s pick of NewsViews from 1440. May Allāh continue to bless the Ummah and guide it in the coming years, and make us a means for nurturing its future generations.

Featured Content

From Watchdog to Lapdog: How Sections of Indian Media are Failing Democracy

September 14, 2018

“Freedom of the press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose.” - George Orwell

Prison, Torture, Death… Enter Paradise

September 17, 2018

With the current global trend of persecuting scholars who refuse to sway on issues of Islām and moral justice, Imam Ashraf Dabous re-aligns our focus with some of the messages and promises found within the Qur’ān...

What’s next for Idlib?

September 18, 2018

Moazzam Begg (CAGE) joins Dr Salman Butt LIVE at 7:30pm inshaAllah

Khabib vs McGregor: More than just a fight

October 8, 2018

Regardless of the ethics or ruling of the sport Khabib has dominated, the fact of the matter is that a great deal—possibly even the majority—of Muslim youth across the world, for at least a night, looked up to him, were following him, were listening to him...

The Shaping of the Modern Muslim World

October 14, 2018

"Be aware of key moments in history in order to understand the Ummah's current position today..."

Should changing your legal gender be “easier than buying car insurance”?

October 15, 2018

Yusuf Patel shares his views on the government's consultation on new gender change rules. Have your say before the deadline this Friday 19th Oct.

Global Strategies for Revival – Sh Dr Haitham al-Haddad

October 16, 2018

Tune in to watch live at 7pm iA

Promises that divided the Muslim World

October 25, 2018

Promises, Agreements and Declarations that shaped the modern Muslim World

The Dismantling of the Muslim World

November 6, 2018

As European leaders commemorate in Paris this week, we take a look at the gathering there a century ago that carved up the Muslim world ushering in an unprecedented era of strife...

The Cure to Black Friday

November 23, 2018

Today is the sacred festival of one of the world’s fastest and most aggressively spread new religions.

Who are the world’s forgotten refugees?

November 27, 2018

Watch the One-on-One Big Discussion to learn their story

8 Steps to Increase in Tadabbur

November 29, 2018

Let us consider these simple steps to enhance our reading and reflection of the Qur’ān, seeking to fulfil its right over us

Trial After Trial: The Plight of Refugees in Britain

December 1, 2018

Many have shown outrage over the Islamophobic assaults on refugee children in Huddersfield recently, but how well do we know the plight of refugees?

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Legal Challenge to Prevent Reaches Court of Appeals

December 10, 2018

This week will see the next significant step along the long path to holding the UK government to account for its policies against so-called “extremism”, including the toxic Prevent policy.

Rizqy Business: 12 Ways To Increase Rizq

December 15, 2018

Make your wealth do more with less

Bethlehem: A City of Islam

December 24, 2018

Bayt-Lahm Bethlehem is a city that is famous for being the alleged birth place of one of the greatest and mightiest Messengers of Allāh, ʿĪsā / Jesus (ʿalayhi al-Salām). Bethlehem is taken from the Arabic ‘Bayt Laḥm’ (“House of Meat”). It is a city which is in the Occupied West…Read More

Boris’ Mockery Considered ‘Respectful & Tolerant’

December 26, 2018

Where have we gone wrong? Why does the benchmark fall shorter for Muslims compared to other minorities?

Do We Care About Drones Now?

December 29, 2018

Recent drone sightings over Gatwick Airport plunged it into chaos. Are Britons now ready to care about drones?

Why the Muslim World is Silent Over China’s Repression of Uyghurs

January 1, 2019

The silence of Muslim-majority states over China's repression of Uyghurs is not due to ignorance, writes Lukman Harees, but a calculated political and economic decision.

Islamophobic networks engrained within government’s CCE, exposed in latest CAGE report

January 7, 2019

Advocacy group CAGE have today revealed details of the networks and organisations that have engrained themselves within the Commission for Countering Extremism...

Op-Ed: Prevent and the CCE are one and the same and both must be boycotted

January 9, 2019

“We do not believe that communities should be party to their own oppression”

Seven Messages For Those Who “Leave Islam”

January 13, 2019

"Fame and fortune aside, here are seven things leavers of Islam ought to remember"

The Education Wheel of Fortune

January 15, 2019

Institutional privilege is now even embedded into the exam system, warns senior school leader.

Renewing Our Commitment to Articulating Islam in the 21st Century

January 17, 2019

After 13 years of providing guidance and solutions we felt it was time to give Islam21c.com a fresh new look whilst sharing our commitment to articulating Islam in the 21st Century. Our new logo is now live...

Convert Islamophobia

January 19, 2019

How then do we understand the experience of a convert; a person born upon the culture of a people, once a friend and loved, but now an object of discrimination...

Tariq Ibn Ziyad: Invader or Liberator?

January 24, 2019

"...the Muslims were welcomed by a large proportion of the ruling aristocracy and the Jews."

Unity of Muslims: an anti-imperialist stance

January 31, 2019

Prof Dr Ali Güneş argues that today's Muslim leaders should apply a policy of unity spearheaded by Sultan Abdulhamit II almost a century ago

Do not be a trial for wrongdoers

February 2, 2019

What does this du'a actually mean? How can we be a trial for wrongdoing people?

Stop “proselytising” LGBT ideology to pupils, demand parents

February 7, 2019

An example of a British Muslim parents' group standing up for their principles in the face of pressure

Leaders who are afraid to be clear about Islam do us a disservice

February 13, 2019

"I would not have come to Islam if Muslims had told me that everything going on in the Western world was fine..."

Shamima Begum – all of a sudden not British

February 20, 2019

Should brown people's Britishness be dependent on good behaviour?

Victory for Palestinians as prayers held at the al-Rahma gate for the first time in 16 years

February 24, 2019

The reopening of the gate signals a victory for the Palestinian people and a defeat for the occupation in its attempt at ethnically cleansing the holy site.

Pulwama: the most important question no one is asking

March 1, 2019

Why are young Kashmiri men turning to militancy?

#AreWeBritish? British Aid Worker’s Citizenship Removed

March 5, 2019

British Muslim aid worker Tauqir Tox Sharif has gone public to expose the racist depravation of citizenship meted out on children of immigrants to the UK

40 Signs You’ve Really “Made It”

March 11, 2019

Have you made it in life?

Advice in Light of the Tragic Masjid Shootings

March 15, 2019

Six pieces of advice from Sh Sajid Umar in light of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Shaikh Haitham: From New Zealand to Gaza—Terrorism Against Muslims

March 15, 2019

Shaikh Haitham's message regarding the New Zealand Terrorist Attack

New Zealand Attack: 7 Things Muslims Must Know

March 17, 2019

"The absence of a strong Muslim voice in the world today is what is causing humanity at large to suffer..." —Sh Haitham al-Haddad

From Knowing to Growing | One-on-One Big Discussion

March 19, 2019

"There's a difference between movement and progress..."

The Christchurch Terrorist Was Not a Lone Wolf

March 26, 2019

A lecturer in politics dissects the Christchurch New Zealand terrorist Brenton Tarrant's "manifesto"...

Balancing Mercy & Accountability After Christchurch

March 28, 2019

"For forgiveness in all its beauty to be realised, we need justice as a part of it..."

Turkey’s Local Elections: Economic Fact-Check

March 31, 2019

The facts to set the record straight...

Three Important Things Turkish Elections Prove Every Time

April 6, 2019

While many of us in the UK only realise there’s a local election when rummaging through our take-away menus, Turkey’s local democracy teaches us all a lesson.

An Open Letter to my Brothers on Road

April 9, 2019

She stayed awake with you as a baby and guarded over your life. Now, she stays awake because she fears the next young man to bleed out on the pavements or in the back of an ambulance will be you.

Why Western Governments Hate Julian Assange

April 11, 2019

From revealing US human rights violations at Guantanamo Bay to Obama’s secret war in Yemen, the arrest of Julian Assange represents an attack on accountability and justice. 

Golan Heights Fiasco: Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’?

April 13, 2019

"When will the Muslim leadership regain their long-lost backbone and save the dignity of the Ummah from further degradation?"

#NotreDame: Why is it that bricks matter more than bones in today’s secular world?

April 17, 2019

"The devastation of Notre Dame Cathedral has left me troubled," says Dr Abdul Wahid. Find out why...

Parental Guidance Series

April 21, 2019

Rules for "Relationship Education" in schools are changing. This new Parental Guidance series equips parents to positively influence how it's taught.

Easter Sunday Massacre in Sri Lanka

April 24, 2019

A devious attempt to rekindle racist fires.

Unscripted #4 | Sh Haitham al-Haddad speaks about battling cancer

May 3, 2019

Shaikh Dr Haitham al-Haddad talks about his battle with cancer, will power, self discipline, intelligence, and more.

The real reason the Conservatives reject the APPG Islamophobia definition

May 21, 2019

Those that have been trying to ban Muslim speakers for years are no friends of “free speech”.

Reverts in Ramadān

May 28, 2019

Ramaḍān can be a lonely time for Muslim converts. Do you know any?

Have we misunderstood the “Saved Sect”? One-on-One Big Discussion

June 8, 2019

Sh Fraz Farhat joins Dr Salman Butt in this introspective discussion that may surprise some…

Autism Hour in the Mosque

June 14, 2019

“My autistic children have been able to visit and be accommodated by the local cinema, supermarkets, and even the London Zoo. So, why not the mosque?”

President Morsi: “Our Brother, Our Martyr”

June 17, 2019

The first and last elected President of Egypt, who answered the cries of Egypt's impoverished, Syria, and Palestine, returns to the Court of Justice, standing in the courts of tyranny. Raḥimahu Allāhu.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About President Morsi

June 18, 2019

Who is the real President Morsi? Here are ten little known facts that may help provide some clues.

Sadaqah Jariyah for Mohamed Morsi

June 18, 2019

Calling on all people of conscience, organisations, and groups. President Morsi and thousands of others have been killed in pursuit of truth and justice. What can we all do to support their legacy? Islam21c has launched an ongoing Sadaqah dedicated to the Champions of Justice. For those deprived of life,…Read More

Muslims in Sri Lanka are Under Siege

June 19, 2019

"There is a volcano waiting to explode..."

In Support of Imām Abdullah Patel

June 20, 2019

“What message does the suspension pending investigation give to any young Muslim who wants to speak out against social injustice?”

To Conflate Anti-Semitism with Anti-Zionism IS Anti-Semitic

June 22, 2019

Who will Exonerate Semitism from Zionism?

The Suicide of Dutch girl Noa Pothoven and Finding Light in Our Darkest Moments

June 26, 2019

What outlook and remedy does Islām provide for some of our darkest and hardest moments?

Zaira Wasim: Leaving Bollywood for Allah

July 2, 2019

"Who is there to stand between you and Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā)'s forgiveness?"

Will Morsi’s Death Awaken our Voices against Injustice?

July 4, 2019

Lukman Harees questions when the Muslim moral imperative for striving for justice will move from the current reactive stage to a much-needed proactive stage.

Zionism Has Truly Lost the Debate

July 6, 2019

Judaism has safeguarded Jewish identity and culture for thousands of years, Zionism will eventually destroy it.

Saudi Jeddah Fest: The Desperate Face of Liberalism

July 8, 2019

"Those seeking to 'liberalise' the country have become neither stately custodians of Islām, nor paraders of the political systems of Liberalism. They sway between the two and belong to neither."

A Bigger Threat than Islamophobia

July 12, 2019

In a day and age where Islamophobia is on the rise, what could possibly be a greater threat to us as Muslims?

China’s Concentration Camps: What Can We Do?

July 17, 2019

“We are witness to the ‘largest industrial scale persecution of a religious minority since the Holocaust’ and we find Muslim leaders, at best, staying silent, and at worst, speaking in support of such persecution!”

Islamic FinTech: More Virtual Than Reality?

July 21, 2019

Will innovation in FinTech break Islamic finance out of the unjust banking framework?

39C…and the Extraordinary Secrets of Lowering the Gaze

July 25, 2019

Today could see unprecedented temperatures, maybe up to 39C in the South-East. And despite expert heat warnings, many will be encouraged to greet the soaring heat onto their bared flesh. With such a reality, today, we must renew our commitment, not only to protecting our eyes from the burning heat…Read More

Six Considerations for Every Pilgrim

July 28, 2019

Travelling for Ḥajj this year? Here's what you need to think about before you leave for the airport...

What Can YOU Do for Tuqa?

July 30, 2019

“And when the girl who was buried alive is asked. For what sin she was killed?”

“Panic” Created in Kashmir by Indian State

August 4, 2019

Tourists told to leave. Extra troops deployed. People stockpiling essentials. Petrol pumps and ATMs run dry. Two Kashmiris write about panic in Kashmir right now.

Exclusive leak to Islam21c exposes British journalism for sale

August 5, 2019

Muslim charities are collateral damage as leaked documents show a UK newspaper used for propaganda for Gulf monarchies.

Lives of the Forgotten Refugees: Tahir’s Story

August 7, 2019

You cannot help but be inspired by Tahir’s story...

Advice to Youth in the Public Eye

August 11, 2019

Too many young and intelligent people are pushed into the public eye before their ideas can fully ripen...

Would you appoint Nigel Farage for a Brexit “independent” review?

August 14, 2019

Prevent is in crisis, and the "independent review" to save its image is like putting lipstick on a pig, writes Dr Abdul Wahid

Glad tidings of Hind

August 20, 2019

In a current period of turmoil for Muslims in India, Z A Rahman brings a message of hope from prophetic words regarding Hind.

A Destructive Education

August 22, 2019

The burgeoning Muslim middle classes are walking into an epidemic, writes educationalist Usman Qureshi.

Kashmir is Invisible

August 26, 2019

Who is speaking the language of Islam, the idle youth in the Gulf or the defiant youth of Kashmir?

Joint statement of Muslim Scholars & Imams on LGBT row in schools

August 28, 2019

Over a hundred scholars & Imams in the UK have spoken out calling for true tolerance, concerning the row in schools over LGBT classes

“My Brother You Are Free” – Remembering Sayyid Qutb’s Farewell Poem

August 29, 2019

Today marks 53 years since Sayyid Qutb's martyrdom Rahimahullah. Ahmed Hammuda recounts one of the most famous poems he composed while waiting to be executed.

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UK government’s mass surveillance violated human rights

September 14, 2018

Snowden: "Don't thank me: thank all of those who never stopped fighting.”

Summer holidays may be over but Brexit is still no sunlit uplands

September 15, 2018

This summer, we have seen dancing in Africa, divorces in London and gridlock in Brussels. Bashir Ibrahim talks of the worrying lack of progress on Brexit.

Muslim mothers successfully fight back against Prevent to keep their children

September 25, 2018

A new CAGE report has been released exposing the continued use of discredited pseudo-science used to take Muslim children away from parents, helping families fight back to challenge Prevent and stay together.

UAE allegedly aiding Chinese persecution of Uyghur Muslims

September 27, 2018

UAE police said to have randomly arrested Sharjah resident working as a muazzin, in order to send the Chinese national to Xingjiang’s notorious “concentration camps” following recent strategic agreement between the two nations

Well-known Markaz Takwin al-Ulama shutdown by Mauritanian authorities

September 30, 2018

Sheikh Dido: a surprise with no cause or justification

MEND co-hosts fringe event at Labour Party Conference: ‘Media Manipulation of Minorities and Other Press Abuses’

October 3, 2018

“We will never be champions of a press which is the mouthpiece of the mighty. We believe in fair and accountable regulation”.

Christian family bakery wins Supreme Court appeal over “gay cake” case

October 10, 2018

The most expensive cake in the world?

Tariq Ramadan Case: another accuser’s story “collapses”

October 12, 2018

Tariq Ramadan’s rape accuser’s story has collapsed after text messages found on Christell’s phone which “prove there has never been rape”

United Nations: Yemen on brink of “worst famine in a century”

October 20, 2018

13 million civilians are in danger of dying...

The Jamal Khashoggi murder: latest updates

October 26, 2018

The Saudi narrative continues to develop amidst an almost-daily release of new evidence...

Court rules insulting the Prophet ﷺ is not free speech

October 26, 2018

Austrian woman loses seven-year court battle as European Court of Human Rights rule that insulting Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is not excused by hiding behind the right to free speech

International Union of Muslim Scholars elects new Chairman

November 8, 2018

The organisation—which brings together over 1500 Scholars from all over the world—elected a new Chairman, Sheikh Ahmed al-Raissouni, succeeding Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi after announcing that this is the last time he will chair the meeting.

Breaking: Avigdor Lieberman resigns as Palestinian resistance puts Israel in disarray

November 14, 2018

Israeli 'Defence Minister' and extremist politician Avigdor Lieberman resigns as Palestinian resistance in Gaza puts Israel in disarray...

Breaking: Professor Tariq Ramadan released on bail

November 15, 2018

A court hearing took place today in front of the Appeal judge in France, which has decided to free Professor Tariq Ramadan on bail...

Court overturns UK government’s removal of two British Muslims’ citizenship

November 20, 2018

“There’s no difference between me and a white expat, but I was made stateless. This treatments seems to be unique to Muslims.”

85,000 children may have died from malnutrition in “world’s worst humanitarian crisis”

November 25, 2018

This number is said to be equivalent to the entire population of children under five in Birmingham

Uyghur Muslim prisons run like ‘concentration camps’ Amnesty says 

December 17, 2018

Over 1 million Uyghurs are being held by Chinese authorities in ‘re-education camps’

MCB criticises verdict on Boris Johnson’s Islamophobia inquiry 

December 21, 2018

The former foreign secretary has been cleared of misconduct by Conservative party panel…

Netanyahu is “a cold-blooded killer” says Turkish FM 

December 24, 2018

Foreign minister’s comments come after increasing tensions between Turkey and Israel...

Israel to hold snap elections in April as Netanyahu’s coalition dissolves parliament

December 25, 2018

The elections will be held seven months before schedule with parliament to be dissolved…  

Syria to be readmitted to the Arab League 

December 26, 2018

The Arab world is preparing to welcome Syria back into the bloc after being expelled 8 years ago…

UAE reopens its embassy in Syrian capital

December 27, 2018

The embassy in Damascus had been closed for the past seven years following the start of an uprising against the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad…

Sudan protests turn violent as police fire live ammunition

December 28, 2018

Sudanese security forces fire live ammunition as demonstrations in the capital and surrounding cities continue...

Kidnapped British aid worker rescued as criminal gang destroyed in Syria 

January 13, 2019

A British aid worker who was kidnapped by an international criminal gang in Idlib province has been rescued by the rebel group, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

Muslim student helped deliver newborn at Tube station

January 19, 2019

Medical student was first to respond and said it was a panicked situation…

UK Government’s widely discredited Prevent strategy faces independent review

January 24, 2019

“In allowing an ‘independent review’ of PREVENT to go ahead the Government has conceded that the policy lacks any trust or credibility.”

Prominent Saudi scholar Sh Muhammad al-Mohaisany released

January 25, 2019

Sheikh Muhammad al-Mohaisany spent more than 8 months in arbitrary detention...

Besieged Qatar wins 2019 Asian Cup

February 2, 2019

Muslims around the world celebrate Qatar’s historic victory over Japan in the UAE…

Parliament has passed the new Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act into law

February 13, 2019

New bill will significantly increase powers of the security apparatus in public and private life…

Kashmir Attack: Pakistan PM Imran Khan condemns threats of escalation by India

February 19, 2019

"Pakistan will not just think about retaliation, Pakistan will retaliate."

Eight Labour and three Tory MPs resign and form new party

February 20, 2019

Many of the MPs who resigned are accused of being ‘Blairites’ and are in favour of the privatisation of basic amenities such as water and electricity and representing the “old politics of the 1990s”.

Erdogan condemns Sisi over mass executions 

February 25, 2019

Erdogan has called for the release of Egyptian prisoners and says he will “never talk to someone like” Sisi

Judgement Released: Dr Salman Butt vs UK Government

March 8, 2019

#TakingPreventToCourt The judgement from the Court of Appeal regarding Dr Salman Butt vs UK Gov is now public.

Theresa May humiliated by second Brexit defeat

March 13, 2019

MPs rejected the prime minister’s deal for the second time, weakening her authority and giving parliament more control over Brexit

LIVE UPDATES: 49 Muslims killed in terrorist attack on two mosques

March 15, 2019

"Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision..." May Allāh accept them as shuhadā

#EggBoy becomes overnight internet sensation following egging of Australian Senator

March 19, 2019

"Not all heroes wear capes, some carry eggs"

Mufti Taqi Usmani survives assassination attempt that kills two

March 23, 2019

The renowned scholar was targeted by unidentified gunmen, but survived whilst two of his guards were killed

Student activists’ cards deactivated ahead of Queen’s visit to King’s College London

March 26, 2019

"The affected students are predominantly women of colour"

Gaza marks Great March of Return anniversary 

March 31, 2019

Four martyred and hundreds wounded as occupation forces fire live rounds and tear gas on protestors

Islam21c Offline Dinner: Aftermath

April 7, 2019

Watch the evening's inspiration and entertainment

Netanyahu takes Fifth Term as PM in Toxic Rhetoric Marred ‘Israeli’ Elections

April 10, 2019

The election campaign was marred by racist rhetoric, seeing the foremost candidates attacking Palestinians to garner more support.

Breaking: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested from Ecuadorian embassy [Updates]

April 11, 2019

"He is a truth-teller and one that has sacrificed his own liberty to shed light on the abuses of the world’s most powerful states."

UAE and Israel join hands in joint military exercises

April 19, 2019

The joint air force exercise in Greece is one of the many times in which the UAE and Israel have cooperated together.

Death of an Algerian revolutionary intellectual: Sh Dr. Abbassi Madani

April 25, 2019

He – raḥimahullāh - fought against French colonialism as a teenager and was instrumental in the revival of Islamic values and principles in Algeria. A role model for the Muslim world.

US forces and their allies have killed more civilians than the Taliban in early 2019

April 27, 2019

UN figures show that government and pro-government forces have killed 305 civilians in Afghanistan, with US and NATO airstrikes killing 145 civilians in the beginning of 2019.

Sri Lanka: Government bans niqāb and burqa after attacks

April 30, 2019

Muslim organisations and human rights groups have criticised the ban as Muslims fear reprisal attacks.

UK Mosques go green for Ramadan 2019

May 8, 2019

Eat. Waste. Pray. Repeat?

Are Milkshakes the new British bullet?

May 20, 2019

#MilkshakesAgainstRacism

Modi’s party sees landslide victory for a second term following a “lynch rule”

May 27, 2019

Modi wins second term as Prime Minister where a “cow in India has a fundamental right to life” but a “Muslim can be killed for they have no fundamental right”.

Muslim Council of Britain calls for inquest into Conservative Party Islamophobia

May 29, 2019

The formal complaint consists of over 150 examples of Islamophobia and coincides with the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s announcement to investigate the Labour Party over antisemitism.

From football star to revolutionary icon: Abdel-Basset al-Sarout

June 11, 2019

“The goalkeeper of freedom, the icon of Homs, the bard of the squares, the unforgettable sound of the Syrian revolution has been martyred.”

BREAKING: Egypt’s President Morsi dies in court

June 17, 2019

Innā lillāhi wa innā ilayhī rāji’ūn

REVEALED: UK Gov approved £14m arms sales to “Israel” during mass protester killings

June 25, 2019

Despite ‘Israeli’ soldiers shooting unarmed Palestinians, the British government continued to sign off weapons licences. 

The biggest threat to free speech at universities is Prevent

June 27, 2019

"The true threat to free speech on campus is the government’s own policies", says Liberty.

Turkey receives Russian S-400 missile defence system despite US threat

July 12, 2019

Purchase of controversial defence system has angered the US, who argues Ankara cannot have both S-400 missiles and F-35 fighter jets.

King Salman will host US Armed Forces in the Kingdom again

July 20, 2019

The Saudi kingdom has not hosted US combat forces since 2003, when Donald Rumsfeld, the United States Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush, announced their withdrawal.

“Extreme concern” over appointment of new Home Secretary

July 25, 2019

Conservative Party’s Sayeeda Warsi said that Priti Patel was a “disturbing appointment at a critical time for the Middle East.”

Government appoints Prevent advocate to lead its professed ‘independent’ review

August 13, 2019

Lord Carlile was a former government reviewer who approved of the toxic counter-extremism strategy…

UN Security Council discusses situation in Kashmir for the first time in decades

August 16, 2019

The UN Security Council has met behind closed doors to discuss the ongoing situation in Kashmir as tensions continue to rise between Pakistan and India...

New report says detention of Muslims at UK ports and airports is ‘structural Islamophobia’

August 21, 2019

Tens of thousands of people are subject to ‘suspicionless stops’, with law enforcement using controversial counter-terrorism powers to detain Muslims for up to six hours.

UAE rolls out red carpet for “butcher of Gujrat” Modi

August 25, 2019

Qatar has withdrawn its signature from the pro-China statement defending China’s repressive policies in East Turkestan, whilst the UAE presents the butcher of Gujrat with the ‘Highest Civilian Award’.

Joint statement: “We should respect and tolerate our differences,” say UK scholars and Imams

August 28, 2019

Click below to find out why over a hundred scholars & Imams have signed a joint statement over the recent LGBT row in schools.

About Dr Salman Butt

Salman 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. He is the Chief Editor and a regular contributor at Islam21c, and also has a blog on the Huffington Post.

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