Mr Hammond’s welcome realism

The Guardian reports, ‘The UK foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has said that “a new phase” has been entered in the search for a resolution to the Syrian conflict with the thawing of relations between the west and Iran paving the … read more



Abdelwahab El-Affendi on Educational Reform

In established industrialised societies, where most of the important debates about the overall general direction of society have been resolved, the debates around the purpose of higher education usually centre around the contests between utilitarianism (vocational and professional skills and … read more



Surah Al-Waqi’ah

Ustadh Saleem Kayani’s study circle – mp3 file tafsir of Surah Al-Waqi’ah, click here. read more

Muslims in Britain


Alarming rise in Islamophobic incidents

Since 1st August 2015 THE ABUSE, PHYSICAL DAMAGE, VIOLENCE 21st August 2015 Muhsin Khan succumbs to fatal injuries – Rotherham attack 10 days earlier. 20th August 2015 The Lancashire Telegraph reports, ‘Two men attending a mosque have reported being hit … read more

Surveillance State


Confronting PREVENT

Statement from NUS Vice-President (Welfare) Shelly Asquith (August 2015) If there is anything we need an agenda to prevent right now, it is the Prevent agenda itself. The student movement, with our colleagues in trade unions and campaign groups, must … read more

Islamicate Archives

ELM Concept Drawing

The East London Mosque 1982 – unveiling of foundation plaque

From Impact International, October 1982: …About two months ago, a gentleman saw the artist’s drawing of the proposed mosque at the Islamic Cultural Centre East London Mosque, 1982 read more

Featured Videos


Eid ul-Fitr Prayer in Moscow (2015)

Footage shot from a drone shows large numbers of Moscow’s two million Muslims praying outside the city’s central mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The Russian capital is home to roughly two million Muslims, with Islam the second most popular religion … read more



Office Administrator

Employer: Apex Primary School… Job Type: Full Time… Location: Ilford, London… We have a strong ethos that boasts a friendly working environment and is devoted in developing children’s academic and Islamic well being… For further information or to apply click … read more



General Hamid Gul

HAMID GUL (1936 – 2015) Pakistan’s former spy chief An influential three-star general Hamid Gul served as the head of Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan’s spy agency, from 1987 to 1989. The General was deeply involved in his country’s policy towards neighbouring … read more