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Labour leadership debate | Channel 4 News

All four candidates for the Labour leadership – Jeremy Corbyn, Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper – debate the key issues including the current migration crisis. A YouGov poll released last month put veteran Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn as … read more


Cameron & The Syria Refugees Crisis

‘Find your humanity’

Jamie Merrill and Matt Dathan in the Independent, ‘David Cameron has been told he must “find his humanity” rather than “shirking and making excuses” in his refusal to open Britain’s doors to more than just a few hundred Syrian refugees. Speaking … read more



Refugees Welcome Here: National Demonstration | London

Refugees Welcome Here: Day of Action National Demonstration 12 September Assemble Marble Arch 12 Noon March to Downing Street Called by: Stop the War Coalition | Solidarity With Refugees | Stand up to Racism | Barac | Migrant Rights Network … read more




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Wael B. Hallaq on the Double-Shahada

As I have discussed elsewhere, the Shari’a cannot be understood, nor could it have operated in any social context, without its moral bearings. The Shari’a without a moral community (which assumes morally grounded individuals) was not Shari’a. And morality – … read more



Surah Al-Hashr

Ustadh Saleem Kayani’s study circle – mp3 file tafsir of Surah Al-Hashr, based on Amin Ahsan Islahi’s Tadabbur-e Qur’an, 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



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