Review of the Year April-June 2016: Sadiq Khan elected London mayor

We continue our look back at the major Muslim news stories in 2016 at home and abroad. The months April-June were dominated by the...

Review of the Year Jan-March 2016: David Cameron voted Islamophobe of the Year

Over the next few days 5Pillars will be looking back over the biggest Muslim stories of the year, at home and abroad. We start...

Louis Smith: I want to apologise directly to the Muslim community

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith has told 5Pillars that his behaviour in a video where he is shown mocking Islam was "inexcusable," and that he...

The martyrs of 1987 and the Saudi violation of Hajj

Arzu Merali is one of the founders of the Islamic Human Rights Commission   Arzu Merali argues that last year’s disaster in Mina was just more...

Why are Scottish Muslims more comfortable with their identity than English ones?

Nafees Mahmud is a freelance writer based in Scotland   5Pillars journalist Nafees Mahmud explores why Muslims in the land of thistles and bagpipes experience life differently...

Founder of Secondwife.com: Men should be honest about their polygynous nature

Azad Chaiwala recently made headlines after appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to promote polygyny. The 33-year-old British entrepreneur runs a website - Secondwife.com...

Browse for a spouse: The online Muslim matrimony industry

Blogger Khadija Ahmed explores the growing online Muslim matrimonial industry and how seeking a spouse on the internet is replacing more traditional forms of...

From Syria to Scotland: Refugees in Moray are being welcomed with open arms

In a week where Amnesty International said the UK must do more to help refugees, Nafees Mahmud writes how members of Moray's Community Planning Partnership are...

New MCB Secretary General: My priority is to empower the youth

Harun Khan, 46, is the youngest and the first British-born leader of Britain's biggest Muslim organisation, the Muslim Council of Britain. In his first in-depth...

Babar Ahmad: How to find hope in your darkest hour

Babar Ahmad  was released in July 2015 after spending 11 years in prison in both the UK and the US. You can read his...
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