Sunday, 1 May 2022

Ramadan & the Cost of Living

BBC News, 'Rise in Muslim families' seeking Ramadan food help

"As Ramadan, Islam's holy month of fasting and prayer, comes to a close this Sunday, charities say many Muslim families have struggled to afford food to break their fasts."

Adam Mohammed Ali, BBC News Wales, Ramadan: Cost of living stops Muslims observing

"Some Muslims have been unable to fully observe Ramadan because of the soaring cost of living."

Monday, 11 April 2022

Update: Sir David Amees

BBC News, Sir David Amess murder: Ali Harbi Ali given whole-life sentence, 13 Apr 2022 "The jury took just 18 minutes on Monday to convict Ali of murder and preparing acts of terrorism."
PA/Belfast Telegraph, Sir David’s killer known to authorities, police said, 11 Apr 2022 "“By his own admission, he (Ali Harbi Ali) spent an awful lot of time on the internet as part of his radicalisation journey and his research into conducting this attack"” (Detective Chief Superintendent Dominic Murphy)

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Rawḍah mosque

Greensville Trust, The Making of an English Gothic Mosque "This short documentary takes a look behind the scenes during the early stages of the development of the Rawḍah mosque at Muṣṭafā Mount in Bradford." A very interesting clip. (tip: Yahya Birt)

Ramadan Reflections

This is an interesting Ramadan development from BBSIOnline streaming live on Facebook every evening at 6.30 BST (with recordings also available). (tip: @YBirt) Details via British Board of Scholars and Imams' Facebook and Twitter


Monday, 4 April 2022

'Local Muslim Representation'

Muslim Council of Britain, Local Muslim Representation: Empowering Council of Mosques and Local Umbrella Organisations (PDF) "The report makes several recommendations for Muslim civil society and Local Authorities around increased knowledge and experience sharing, greater recruitment of women and youth, financial sustainability and further engagement with local authorities."

The Iftar Next Door

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Saturday, 2 April 2022

UK Food Poverty

Sadiya Chowdhury, Sky News, Half of UK Muslims will struggle to provide enough food to break fast during Ramadan, charity says, 2 Apr 2022 "Half of the UK's Muslim population will struggle to provide enough food for their families to break their fast during Ramadan, according to Islamic Relief, which warns an estimated 1.6 million live in poverty and deprivation."