‘Eed Greetings!

6th November 2011

From all of us here at the 1st Ethical team, we’d like to wish you all the very best of ‘Eed greetings with love and prayers for this blessed season. ‘Eedakum Mubarak, wa taqaballallahu salih’l-a’mal!

Those who profited on the road to financial crisis can compensate now. Get giving.

3rd November 2011

Timothy Garton-Ash, The Guardian Charity is no substitute for systemic reform, but it can help a lot in the meantime. And bankers have a moral debt to pay Illustration: Matt Kenyon Between the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral and the G20 meeting in Cannes, I have this message to bankers: give some of it back. By “bankers”…

1st Ethical ‘Eed’l-Adha Food Campaign

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 31st October 2011

This time next week, millions of us will be enjoying feasting away during the ‘Eed’l-Adha celebrations, specifically, during a number of days that have even been given their name (the Days of Tashreeq) based on the amount and nature of meat that was available and being treated for long term storage. And why shouldn’t we…

English ‘Til I Die

28th October 2011

Al Jazeera World In English ‘Til I Die filmmaker Awad Joumaa examines the rise of the English Defence League. Here he explains why the growth of the far right in Europe can no longer be ignored. For several years I have been intrigued by the rise of the far right across Europe. In England, I…

Banning Religious Symbols: A Threat to European Values

27th October 2011

Myriam Francois-Cerrah, State of Formation Current tumult over bans and restrictions on religious symbols are largely a smokescreen for the real issues which plague our society and the rest of Europe. As the economy shows little sign of recovery, the rise of the far-right in Europe poses a fundamental challenge to longstanding European values. Standing…

The government must engage with Muslim students

24th October 2011

Nabil Ahmed, The New Statesman Islamic student societies are challenging extremism. Home Secretary Theresa May was responsible for the cancellation of a meeting between Islamic students and the civil service. Prime Minister Cameron claimed in his Munich speech that not only had multiculturalism failed, but that certain parts of British society (Muslims mainly) had been…

Britain’s Child Beggars

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 20th October 2011

This is a must watch episode of Panaroma, on so many levels. It is a desperately sad eye-opener to the reality of what is happening with respect to child exploitation on our streets. Many Muslims have known about this going on for a long time now (considering it is most rife in heavily populated Muslim…

Why the Conservative frontbench broke off relations with Douglas Murray – and what happened afterwards

19th October 2011

Note: we might differ with Paul Goodman on a number of issues of course, but he certainly needs to be respected for some of his points below Paul Goodman, Conservative Home Blogs Islam and Islamism are different The struggle against Islamist extremism demands the separation of Islam, a complex religion, from Islamism, a political ideology….

“He is not one of us who does not show mercy to our young and respect our elderly.”

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 17th October 2011

The Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) said, “He is not one of us who does not show mercy to our young and respect our elderly.” Please read Madeleine Bunting’s superb piece below on a current disturbing trend which should lead citizens from all faith backgrounds to reflect on their own mindsets and attitudes. ________________…

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