A Road to Mecca

16th November 2011

Al Jazeera World In A Road to Mecca, filmmaker George Misch sets out to explore the frontline between the Muslim world and the West. His guide for this journey is a man from the past – somebody who, 80 years earlier, crossed all boundaries between countries, cultures and religions. Leopold Weiss was born a Jew on…

1st Ethical in the Media

Shaykh Ibrahim in the Media: 4thought.tv

14th November 2011

Should a Muslim support his family by working earnestly or should he depend on the state? Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Goodwill Ambassador for the 1st Ethical Charitable Trust shares his thoughts with Channel 4. You can watch it here now.

British Muslims, submit your video for “Britain In A Day”

11th November 2011

Mehzabeen, Muslim Matters (Ed: We were just planning to say the same thing here at 1st Ethical but Muslim Matters have beat us to the punch and good on them for it! Read Mehzabeen’s piece below and submit your recordings to show that we are part of this country’s story too!!) Britain In A Day…

Women & Islam: The rise and rise of the convert

8th November 2011

Richard Peppiatt, The Independent Three-quarters of Britons who become Muslims are female. Now a major new study has shed light on the difficulties they face in adjusting to their new life. Record numbers of young, white British women are converting to Islam, yet many are reporting a lack of help as they get used to…


‘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…

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