AoBM Concern over President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

The Association of British Muslims views with great concern President Trump’s decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

East Jerusalem is under Israeli occupation and intended to be the capital of an independent Palestine.

The decision jeopardises the ‘2 State Solution’ and stability in the Middle East.

No other country in the world has taken this decision, as the international community awaits the Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to decide between themselves the future of Jerusalem, along with the rest of Israel and Palestine.

Our view is that the status of Jerusalem is for the Israeli and Palestinian people to decide among themselves, and this is not a decision that a leader of any other nation can rightfully make.

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
Co-Director, The Association of British Muslims.


Prayer for Egypt

My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and communities of the Shuhada (Martyrs) of yesterday’s cowardly terrorist attack in Egypt.

Allah SWT bless the Shuhada and grant them Jannat al Firdous. Allah support their families through this difficult time, support the people of Egypt, and bring to justice the cowardly ISIS terrorists who are destroying the lives of so many people throughout the region and internationally.

Al Fatihah. Ameen.



We are saddened to see the rise in cases of British citizens, who are or appear to be Muslims, arbitrarily being denied entry to the United States of America. Often after having already been cleared through the ESTA process.

In this, the most recent case, Khurrum Mahmood has been working with the United States Department Of State Counter Terrorism projects in Nigeria, where he narrowly escaped with his life in a Boko Haram attack that killed over 250 people.

We acknowledge and respect the right of nations to determine who they admit. We request however, that if there is a change in policy affecting British Muslims, that this be communicated to us as a matter of urgency, so we can let our members, networks and supporters know. This will enable us to go through the appropiate visa processes or make alternative arrangements.

Many British Muslims are concerned that they appear to be randomly selected and refused entry, that can result in the loss of several thousands of pounds. There is concern British Muslims are being discriminated against and unduly penalised.

The Association of British Muslims will be seeking to meet with the United States authorities in the United Kingdom to address the concerns of British Muslims, and to establish how these unfortunate situations can be avoided in future.


Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

The Association of British Muslims

Pray for Humanity 🙏❤️

Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahīm

Allāhumma-slih ummata Muhammad (SAW)

Allāhumma-rham ummata Muhammad (SAW)

Allāhumma-stur ummata Muhammad (SAW)

Allāhumma-ghfir li ummati Muhammad (SAW)

Allāhumma-hfaz ummata Muhammad (SAW)

Allāhumma-nsur ummata Muhammad (SAW)

Yā Arhama ‘r-Rāhimīn, arhamnā. Yā Arhama ‘r-Rāhimīn, fa’fū ‘annā. Yā Arhama ‘r-Rāhimīn, ya Ghaffāra dh-dhunūb, yā Sattāra ‘l-uyyūb, yā Fattaha ‘l-qulūb.

Allāhumma-sqina ‘l-ghaytha suqyā rahmatin wa lā taj’alnā min ‘l-qānitīn.

Āmin. Āmin. Āmin.

Wa salāmun ‘alā ‘l-mursalīn, wa ‘l-hamdul li-Lhāhi Rabbi ‘l-ālamīn.

In the name of Allah, most Compassionate, most Kind

O Allah! Reconcile the nation of Muhammad (PBUH)

O Allah! Have mercy on the nation of Muhammad (PBUH)

O Allah! Veil the imperfection of the nation of Muhammad (PBUH)

O Allah! Forgive the nation of Muhammad (PBUH)

O Allah! Preserve the nation of Muhammad (PBUH)

O Allah! Succour the nation of Muhammad (PBUH)

O Most Merciful of the Merciful, have mercy on us! O Most Merciful of the Merciful, pardon us! O Most Merciful of the Merciful, O Forgiver of sins, O Veiler of our shortcomings, O Opener of hearts!

O Allah, make us drink from the rain of Your Mercy and let us not be despondent.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

Peace be upon the Emissaries and praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.