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New Vacancy: Relationship Manager (London)

30th March 2015

Relationship Manager for Muslim-Faith Primary, Secondary & Supplementary Schools Hours: Full Time Location: London – field based, with two days a week working from our London office. Travel to our Greater Manchester office will be required once a month and as and when required Full Driving Licence essential (six penalty points or less) Start Date: Immediate…

Girls slit wrists as Zayn Malik leaves One Direction – and what this teaches us about society

Ibrahim Khan - 30th March 2015

As many of you will be aware, Zayn Malik the British singer in the world’s most successful boy band One Direction, has left the band citing stress-related reasons. Following his departure Twitter has been flooded with shock, disappointment, sadness, and anger from his fans, and some have even started the highly concerning “Cut4Zayn” trend where…

Huququl Ibad: Animals in Islam

1st Ethical - 23rd March 2015

Cats in Islam The Prophet Muhammad taught mercy to all of God’s creation. There are many reports of his love for cats resulting in their historical acceptance among Muslims. Cats were very common among the people during the time of the Prophet, and he said, “They (cats) are not impure and they intermingle with you.”1…

Afifah Girls School: The Curious Case of the Hijabi Girls and the 100-year-old Woman

1st Ethical - 16th March 2015

Every week Elsie, 100, joins a small group of elderly men and women gather at the Age UK Trafford in Sale. Elsie and her friends reminisce and chat with each other about the old times, how their families are doing, and the news of the day. Last week, to everyone’s surprise, this idyllic meet-up had…

Being confident, well-rounded, active and ethical Muslims

M. Seedat - 13th March 2015

We’re all practising Muslims, or so we like to think. We pray five times a day, we fast in Ramadhan, we give charity occasionally, and that’s about it. That’s what being a Muslim is all about, right? The Prophet would be pleased with us if he could see us, wouldn’t he? Now let’s take a…

Quwwat Ul Islam Pupils Take Part in Sponsored ‘Sleepout’ for Charity

1st Ethical - 9th March 2015

On the 30th of January 2015, pupils at Quwwat Ul Islam Girls School, Forest Gate took part in their school’s first ever sponsored ‘Sleepout’ for the Homeless charity, Caritas Anchor House raising a smashing £800. Following a workshop on homelessness given by the charity, on a cold winter’s night, the year 10 & 11 pupils…

What a Honey Bee can teach Muslims in Britain about Shared Values

Ibrahim Khan - 9th March 2015

In the Qur’an there is a powerful passage that is very relevant to our current situation as Muslims living in the UK. The particular verse that I want us to reflect on talks about a humble animal: the honey bee. Allah says: And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains,…

If You Had a Million What Would You do with it?

Ibrahim Khan - 27th February 2015

This is the story of a young boy who was raised by his mother. Few persons in the world have even been endowed with a proverbial memory. One of them is Bukhari, the greatest compiler of Hadith (narratives pertaining to the Prophet’s life and his sayings) that Islam has produced. He is said to have…

Common Discipline Mistakes Parents Make

External - 26th February 2015

1. Getting Enraged when Disciplining One of the biggest mistakes parents make when disciplining their children is getting enraged when correcting them. Expressing your rage when disciplining your child is problematic for several reasons. First, it directs your child’s attention away from his mistake and causes him to focus on your wrath, instead. The object…

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