By Dr Syed Talib Hussain Warsi Director of Intrafaith Relations, AOBM The Association of British Muslims strongly condemn and express our revulsion at the brutal and insane act of violence and murder of twelve people and injuring eleven others in Paris at the offices of the satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo. On behalf of the Muslims…Read more KILLING AT CHARLIE HEBDO: IS AN ASSAULT ON FREEDOM AND LIBERTY
The Association of British Muslims (AoBM) strongly condemns the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has killed at least 13 people according to the news reports. Our thoughts are with the victims of this terror attack and the families affected at this difficult time. At AoBM, we have maintained…Read more The Association of British Muslims calls for Europe to Confront Violence and Protect Freedom.
Abdul-Rahman Kassig, a true shaheed (martyr) of Islam. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un; surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return. Rest in Peace. May Allah SWT grant you a high station in Heaven and help your family and friends through this tragic and most traumatic of events. Not that we…Read more Abdul-Rahman Kassig, a True Shaheed, R.I.P.
By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Apparently, according to some guy called Abu Baraa, wearing poppies is imitating "non-muslims" like Jews and Christians. "There has even been a campaign recently pushing Muslims to wear ‘poppy hijabs’ and similar clothing. This is worrying not only because of the dangers of imitating non-muslims in their, religious clothes, commemorations, their…Read more On Poppies and Imitating Non-Muslims…
WITH THE NAME OF GOD, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL FATWA ON THE SO-CALLED “ISLAMIC STATE” (FORMERLY “ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ & SYRIA”) Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessings be upon His final messenger Muhammad. Due to recent events in the Middle East and their impact on some people…Read more FATWA ON THE SO-CALLED “ISLAMIC STATE” (FORMERLY “ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ & SYRIA”)
All children have a right to a childhood, the right to be educated and the right to be treated fairly. We must do all we can to ensure their rights are protected. Children are not political footballs. Schools must be places where all children feel secure, their talents nurtured and cultivated. The United Kingdom is…Read more Children Are Not The Political Footballs of Anyone
Ahl al Sunnah wal Jamaat (Sunni) and Ahl al Bayt (Shia) are the two largest denominations of Islam, themselves comprised of many subgroups and schools of thought (madhab). Contrary to some media reports, the two denominations are not at war with one another. While it's true a profound disagreement over who should lead the Muslims…Read more Islam: Sunni/Shia Conflict?