Armistice Day 2021

We remembered the fallen this morning under Old Joe at the University of Birmingham, along with fellow chaplains of different faiths, university staff and students, and we prayed for their souls, for people who work for noble causes, and for a future where our Human Family would know war no more. Al-Fatihah 🤲🏻 I See…Read more Armistice Day 2021

K.H. Adang Badruddin

Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioun.Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of KH Adang Badruddin, one of the great scholars of Nahdlatul Ulama in West Java, and head of Cipulus Pesantren in Purwakarta. My deepest condolences to all the Shaykh's family and friends. May Allah grant KH Adang Jannat-ul-Firdaus and to be in the…Read more K.H. Adang Badruddin

Holocaust Memorial Day and Islam

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, 28 January 2020 Yesterday I attended the UK National Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 at Central Hall in Westminster. This year commemorates 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and is an occasion of national significance. Welcomed by Laura Marks OBE, Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, we…Read more Holocaust Memorial Day and Islam

Reflecting on my visit to Srebrenica in 2015

Reflecting on my visit to Srebrenica in Bosnia & Herzegovina 4 years ago... A deeply moving and troubling experience. Together with recent increases in tensions between communities and both Islamist and Far Right activism, the tragedy that unfolded in Bosnia reminds us we must never be complacent about community cohesion, and the generally peaceful society…Read more Reflecting on my visit to Srebrenica in 2015