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Muslim Charity Dinner Networking
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 15/09/2015

Muslim Charities to be big supporters of values of peace Dr. Mozammel Haque We need Muslim charities most to be big supporter to support the values of peace, the value of justice; the value of equality; the value of women; actually the value of children; the value of kids, the value of families; all these need to be shown always and always highlighted through your way; through your work. This is actually your vision of work for the future of the Mosque in the UK; the vision for the Muslim

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Islamism in the Horn of Africa
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 09/06/2015

A discussion on the topic “Islamism in the Horn of Africa” took place at Chatham House, London, on Wednesday, 13th of May, 2015, where following speakers participated and spoke: Dr. Harry Verhoeven from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Sideq Osman, Sudanese Affairs Researcher; Professor Justin Willis from the Department of History, Durham University and Jeson Mosley, Associate Fellow, African Programme, Chatham House. This event was chaired by Dame Ros

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The Middle Path of Islam: Between Rejection & Extremism
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 09/06/2015

Dr. Mozammel Haque Shaykh Fadel Soliman of the Bridges Foundation was talking about Wasatiyah and first of all, he explained what is wasatiyah. He said, “Wasatiyah is the distinguishing feature of this Ummah. Wasatiyah in English can be translated to moderation. It can also be Middle Path; it can also be balance life and balance understanding.” Talking about the importance of Wasatiyah in Islam and in the life of Muslims, Shaykh Fadel mentioned, “Wasatiyah in Islam starts f

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Islamic Banking Is Welcome In Russia
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 09/06/2015

Dr. Mozammel Haque A Round Table discussion on the “Challenges and Prospects of Islamic Banking implementation in Russia” took place on 18 March 2015 at the Russian State Duma Committee on financial market. The discussion was attended by the representatives of the Central Bank of Russia and the Federation Council, executive authorities, large financial institutions and banks of Russia and Azerbaijan, as well as the representatives of the embassies of Egypt and Iran. Challenges a

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22 tips for parents on keeping Muslim teens Muslim
By Selim Rahman
- Last updated on : 31/05/2015

By Samana Siddiqui   What does it take for parents to get a teen to become a practicing Muslim?Sound Vision has talked to parents, Imams, activists and Muslims who have grown up in the West to ask what are some practical things parents can do to help Muslim teens maintain their Deen. These are some of their suggestions: Tip #1: Take parenting more seriously than you would a full-time job This means both parents must understand their children are a trust from Allah, and He will as

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The Best of Times: Virtues and Significance of important Days, Nights, Months and Festivals in Islam
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 04/11/2014

The Best of Times:  Virtues and Significance of Important Days, Nights, Months and Festivals in Islam, by Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad, Birmingham: IPCI Islamic Vision.  The Islamic Calendar, known as the Hijri Calendar, was formulated during the glorious reign of Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab (583–643 CE). It is called the Hijri Calendar because it begins with the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) historical migration (hijrah) from his native Makkah to the nearby oasis of Madinah in 622

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The Islamic New Year and the Significance of Muharram
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 28/10/2014

By Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad LLB (Hons), PGCE, MA Use of the Lunar CalendarThe Islamic Calendar is based on the Lunar Calendar consisting of 354-355 days annually and is 10-11 days shorter than the western Solar Calendar. The Lunar month is based on the time it takes the moon to complete a single orbit around the earth and it is just over 29.5 days. There are many advantages to the Lunar Calendar. For example, the various dates in the Islamic Calendar such as Ramadan and Hajj rotate every ye

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Mosques in United Kingd
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 06/05/2014

    Serial No Mosque Name Location Founded/Established  1  Brick Lane Mosque  Brick Lance, East London, UK    2  East London Mosque  Whitechapel, East London, UK    3  Ford Square Mosque  Shadewell, East London, UK  

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Prime Minister joins Muslims to recognise the very best of British Muslims achievement
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 22/04/2014

Prime Minister joins Muslims to recognise the very best of British Muslims achievement By Mozammel Haque                                                                                                      British Prime Minister David Cam

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Muslim migration to the West
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 08/04/2014

Muslim migration to the West This might destroy liberal democracy in Europe and North America   It was several years ago that I asked a middle aged woman from South Asia about the possibility of her own country taking in distressed refugees from other lands if her country was rich. She looked at me shocked and said: ‘No, why should we?’ to which I said it would be an act of kindness to unhappy folk. Her reply was: ‘What we have is ours.’ End of discussion.

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How Islam Spread in India
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 20/02/2014

How Islam Spread in India Nov. 24, 2014 Today, there are over 500 million Muslims throughout the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), making it one of the largest population centers of Muslims in the world. Since Islam first entered India, it has contributed greatly to the area and its people. Today, numerous theories about how India came to be such a largely Muslim land exist. Politically, some (such as the Hindutva movement in India) try to make Islam seem foriegn to India, by insisting it only exists because of invasions by Arab and Persian Muslims. The truth, however, is far from that. The Earliest Muslim Indians Cheraman Juma Masjid Even before the life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in the 600s, Arab traders were in contact with India. Merchants

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“Say [O Messenger]: If you love God follow me: God will love you. - Al-Qur’an”
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 19/02/2014

By Dr. Mozammel Haque   This is the month of Rabi al-Awwal, when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last and the final Prophet of Almighty Allah, was born in Makkah. The Holy Qur’an, the Final Revealed Book, was revealed to him through Angel Gabriel. I read a book entitled: The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad, (peace be upon him by Tariq Ramadan a few years ago and I am presenting some of his thoughts and ideas through this column. “He (The Prophet) re

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MUSLIM VOICE : Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar and the Role of the OIC
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 19/02/2014

By Dr. Mozammel Haque Rohingya Muslims who have been living in Myanmar (Burma) for centuries, are declared foreigners by the enactment of new Citizenship Law. This citizenship law is the root cause of the present religious persecution against and ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. “The claim that the Rohingyas are foreigners is a despicable lie — the first written mention of Rohingyas in Rakhine dates back to 1799,” wrote Gwynne Dyer. Still on the flimsy an

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Islam and Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 19/02/2014

  Islam and Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina  By Dr. Mozammel Haque Mr. Bakir Izetbegovic, the Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, toured the beautiful new building of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OXCIS), Oxford, on 28 October, 2013. The building was only in the planning stages when he visited the Centre twelve years ago, that was in April, 2001, he came with his father, Alija Izetbegovic who gave a lecture at the Centre entitled “Bosnia on the H

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Brand Islam is farst becoming the new black in marketing terms
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 18/02/2014

  Brand Islam is farst becoming the new black in marketing terms  We should be paying more attention to the 'third one billion' and the Islamic economic paradigm, argues Jonathan Wilson  The Islamic economic force is about much more than 'meat and money'. Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian The ancient Muslim tradition of commerce along the silk roads and spice trade routes has been rebranded into a phenomenon I have termed "Brand Islam". Islamic marketi

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The Sincere Muslim Intellectual
By Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 06/02/2014

    The Sincere Muslim Intellectual OCTOBER 5, 2007 6:05 PM PERHAPS IF YOU grew up in a country or house devoid of intellectualism, you might protest out of fear that I am decrying intellectualism. This would be a fair response. But for those of us, many in North America and Europe, who are stimulated by discussion after discussion and book after book, the situation is often radically different. Rachid al-Ghannouchi reportedly said that Tunisians in Tunis need human rights, while

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The Islamic New Year and the Significance of Muharram
By Selim Rahman
- Last updated on : 04/12/2013

By Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad,      (LLB (Hons), PGCE, MA)   Use of the Lunar Calendar The Islamic Calendar is based on the Lunar Calendar consisting of 354-355 days annually and is 10-11 days shorter than the western Solar Calendar. The Lunar month is based on the time it takes the moon to complete a single orbit around the earth and it is just over 29.5 days. There are many advantages to the Lunar Calendar. For example, the various dates in the Islamic Calendar such as Ramadan and Hajj rotate every year and are not fixed like the Solar Year. People, therefore, will perform acts of worship in various climatic conditions and in different length of hours in submission to the will of Allah where human imagination plays no part. The new moon marks the beginni

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News
Shahena died after 'punishment' by members of her family
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Shahena Uddin, found dead at her home last year had “suffered a regime of brutality and extreme punishment” at the hands of her family for years, a court heard today. The body of Shahena Uddin was found in the bathroom of her house in Leavesden Road, Watford, by paramedics shortly before 9.30am on Saturday, October 11, 2014, after a brother called 999. The 19-year-old student’s legal guardians, her oldest brother Suhail Uddin and his wife Salma Begum, appeared at St Alba

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Shelim Hussain MBE Wins London & South Entrepreneur of the Year Award
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Shelim Hussain MBE, owner of the Euro Foods Group and Founder of Kukd.com won the EY London & South Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015 last night at a ceremony at the Tate Modern.  Shelim Hussain MBE is a Bangladeshi-born British entrepreneur. He has worked in restaurants since the age of 11 and started the Euro Foods Group at the age of 17 with a £20 investment. Euro Foods Group is now a leading international manufacturer and distributor of frozen and fresh foods, with a UK tur

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Seamark’s Iqbal Ahmed wins Business Person of the Year in 2015
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

The global success of the Seamark organisation was recognised once again when its CEO and Chairman Iqbal Ahmed OBE won Business Person of the Year in the prestigious Asian Achievers Awards on Friday, 18th September, at the London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane Mayfair. Before a star-studded audience, Iqbal Ahmed was presented with his coveted award by the chairman of the judging panel, Sir Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Other  jud

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Bangladeshi Faith Healer murdered in Whitechapel
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

A faith healer was stabbed to death at a business centre in East London. Father-of-three Zakariya Islam was killed at the Ruqya Therapy Centre’s based in Whitechapel. Police and paramedics rushed to the scene and found the married 46-year-old Islamic healer suffering critical injuries. Despite desperate attempts he could not be saved and was pronounced dead a short time later. A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He was treated in hospital for hand i

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Greater Lamakazi Welfare Association celebrates its 10 year anniversary
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Greater Lamakazi Welfare Association celebrated its 10 year anniversary and fund raising dinner party at White House venue in East London on 29th October vibrantly in the presence of huge number of non-residence-bangladeshis. Community leaders and members enjoyed the whole event throughout which was present by a group of new generation young people. Najia Yasmin Miah and Jeba Mohammod jointly presented the event and organisation’s General Secretary Abdus Salam took care of everything.&nb

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Biman signs agreement with London Bangla Press Club
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Biman Bangladesh Airlines and London Bangla Press Club have completed the signing of corporate agreement between them.  General Manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Mohammod Shafiqul Islam signed on behalf of his organisation while the President of LBPC Nabab Uddin represented London Bangla Press Club.  The co-signatories of this agreement were Reservation and Ticketing officer of Biman Mansur Ali Tuhin and Genreal Secretary of London Bangla Press Club Emdadul Haque Chowdhury. As a re

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BCA Essex Region decides to sigh agreement with Learn Direct
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

BCA leader called upon all caterers to maintain the highest quality, presentation and realistic pricing of their products.  The leaders requested this to all curry industry owners in a executive committee meeting held in Colchester on Thursday 8th October which was organised by Bangladesh Caterers Association Essex branch. President of Essex BCA and UK BCCI London President Jamal Uddin Moqoddus presided over the meeting and General Secretary Forhad Hossain Tipu.  Membership Secretary

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Celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

The Bangla Mirror Group, publishers of the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who publication, held a press conference on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the London Muslim Centre, to announce the launch of the much anticipated 2015 publication. The official launch of the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who 2015 publication and award is being held in the prestigiousMeridian Grand venue on Thursday 5th November 2015.Many high profile dignitaries, celebrities and guests are expected to attend. The fir

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Barrister Nadia Choudhury accuses BNP and Jamat for the attack on Shamsuddin Manik
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

A press conference was held in protest of the attack on former Supreme Court Judge A H M Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik, which took place on 21st October in a Puja Celebration in Bethnal Green.  Some unidentified men assaulted the ex-judge when he and his daughter were leaving the York Hall in Bethnal Green after visiting a Durga Puja Mandap there. In a press conference held on 26th October at Monte fiore Center, Barrister Nadia Chowdhury read out a written statement to the journalists and co

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Bangladeshi migrants get less for lack of language skill
News by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Bangladesh’s migrant workers toil in foreign lands for longer hours compared to peers from other countries, but they earn much less as they lack skills and face a language barrier, depriving themselves of a better future and the country of remittance. Experts on Wednesday called on the government to equip aspirant migrant workers with the right set of skills and languages before they depart for jobs, so they can earn more and protect themselves from exploitation. Syed Manzur Elahi, a for

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