A murder that changed Britain

7th January 2012

Bagehot, The Economist A country with a race problem has learned from a racist killing   THE assault that killed Stephen Lawrence, an 18-year-old black student stabbed as he waited for a London bus, lasted less than a minute. That was in 1993. On January 3rd, after a campaign for justice lasting longer than her…

Why Muslims Should Walk The Walk On “Fair Trade”

4th January 2012

It has been said by one of our own scholars that Muslims came to put the “fair” into “trade” but are we really setting those same standards in our modern times? Watch this fascinating lecture to learn more about why “Fair Trade” is so much more than just a hippie slogan. Link removed due to…

Federal Law, at Least, Is on Our Side

1st January 2012

Although Shaykh Hamza is referring to the American scene, one can’t help but notice undertones of the same here in the UK where freedom to religious practice is also protected by law, yet day-by-day one does begin to wonder…   Federal Law, at Least, Is on Our Side Hamza Yusuf is a co-founder of Zaytuna College…

A Point of View: The Meaning of Debt

29th December 2011

Sarah Dunant, BBC News Magazine There are different ways of looking at debt – including the debt owed to those who have been a force for change, writes Sarah Dunant. As a child, I went through a bizarre phase when, to try and fall asleep at night, I counted. Obviously it started with sheep but…

“And they have this “Tai”, which means you give 1/7th of your money to Jihad…”

27th December 2011

You are about to watch one of the most insane, hilarious but true videos ever – a video which makes Dumb & Dumber positively old hat. It is almost unbelievable that we have such people such as Victoria Jackson who have the guts to look a camera in the eye without bursting out in laughter….

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

25th December 2011

We’ve been having a lot of change here at 1st Ethical to better articulate to you what we feel should be some of the areas we need to focus on as a community. But more on that soon. On the other hand, there are some things that we shouldn’t change. Like the best alternative Christmas…

Paul Goodman apologises for slander against Sir Iqbal Sacranie

1st Ethical CT - 17th December 2011

From the Conservative Home website Sir Iqbal Sacranie “In a Diary post by Paul Goodman (“Pickles and Warsi wrestle for control of Government strategy on anti-Muslim hatred”, 19 November) we repeated in good faith a statement wrongly reported elsewhere that Sir Iqbal Sacranie is a trustee of Union of Good, an organisation which has been listed by…

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Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 6th December 2011

You might have noticed things being a bit quiet round these parts recently but we have good reason. In the coming week we are hoping to launch our new website God willing which we believe will inspire you and show you the potential that we can achieve when empowering one another to work for our…

Tackling poverty from grassroots

1st Ethical CT - 30th November 2011

Melanie Wallwork, Lancashire Evening Post From a smile, to avoiding excessive debt, to compulsory contributions, charity takes various forms in Islam. Ali Amla worships at the Jamea Masjid, Clarendon Street, which threw open its doors to give people from all backgrounds the chance to explore one of Preston’s largest mosques. Mr Amla, northern co-ordinator at…

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