Tag: SCHOOLS

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Egypt bans schoolgirls from wearing niqab

Cairo’s niqab ban models French government’s recent decision to ban schoolgirls from wearing the abaya.

Unscripted #16 | GCSEs are dumb | Usman Qureshi

Join us this week on our Unscripted podcast with Usman Qureshi.

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The Muslim minority you never hear about

Bismillāh Alḥamdulillāh Wassalātu Wassalāmu ʿala rasūlillāh, Wa ʿala ālihi wa saḥbihī wa man wāla With deafness being the second largest disability in the UK, it is surprising that the overwhelming majority of the British public do not understand the concept of a Deaf culture. Honestly speaking, the concept seemed quite

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Hijab: A Generation of Change

“And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosom…” It started one Ramadan. But then, I am getting ahead

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Aspiring Minds: Empowering the Youth

  Mistaken identity – the need for Spiritual Development We find that the youth of today are in search of some “freedom” with the desire to live their “own lives.” The majority of youth are goalless, yet for Muslims our goals are all divinely inspired. Allāh says, “The goal of

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Our Children; Bullied to Death

It was in the winter of 1967 when a young, bespectacled boy named Steven Shepherd left his home and walked in heavy rain to strawberry fields in Newburgh, Lancashire. The fields were important to Steven. Some months prior, Steven had an unusual and momentary break from a sequence of abuse, physical

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Why I am against grammar schools

Meritocratic Society or Politics in Play? On the 12th of September 2016, PM Theresa May unveiled plans to lift the near 20-year ban introduced by Labour in 1998 against opening new grammar schools. Plans not initially present in the 2015 election manifesto, May’s idea has been met with considerable opposition

The Pain of Invasion, Relief and the Way to Victory

Marking its 68th anniversary, very few remain to tell their story of the Nakbah, or the Palestinian Catastrophe, of 1948. One that culminated in the violent extermination and mass expulsion of millions of Palestinians from their homes to be replaced by a migrant people, prompted by a political movement, branded

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The slander of ‘Deobandi Islām’

Suspicion is forbidden in Islām, however the irony is that under the Government’s Prevent, counter terrorism strategy, all Muslims are themselves under suspicion.  Not even little four year old children at nursery are exempt, as demonstrated by the recent 'cooker bomb' incident, which was deemed as a sign of obvious

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Response to Ch 4’s “Jihadis Next Door”

Jihadis under your bed Last night’s shocking Channel 4 documentary reminded me of the age-old relationship between opinion-formers and power. From Biblical Pharaohs and Roman Emperors to the modern nation state, there have always been some ideologists in the service of the ruling elite, propagating their necessary myths, eulogising their