G8 summit fails Syria

The G8 summit in Northern Ireland has not brought Syria any closer to a solution despite the fine words from world leaders on Tuesday,...

Thank God I don’t live in France

If British Muslims think they've got it bad they should thank God that they don't live in France, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. The news that...

5Pillarz is one month old so this is where your money went

When we launched this website a month ago we promised you total financial transparency, so here it is, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. We received around...

Qatar ruler steps down with reputation at its lowest ebb

As Qatar's emir prepares to hand power to his son Sheikh Tamim, Roshan Muhammed Salih argues that after a promising start Hamad bin Khalifa...

The “sexual grooming khutbah” smacks of the worst kind of apologism

Today imams up and down the land are conducting a PR exercise aimed at appeasing the right-wing media and politicians, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. They...

The Sun plumbs new Islamophobic depths

Today the Sun newspaper plumbed new desperate, ridiculous Islamophobic and racist depths with its front page story on Channel 4’s decision to broadcast the...

The rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood

After incredible early successes during the Arab Spring the Muslim Brotherhood overstretched itself and is now squarely on the back foot, writes Roshan Muhammed...

7/7 anniversary: The British government continues to manipulate Muslims

Eight years on from the July 7 London bombings the British government still has its head buried in the sand, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. The...

Ramadan Mubarak to all our readers!

On behalf of the 5Pillarz team I pray that this Ramadan will be a month of prayer, abstinence, reflection, Quran recitation and peace for...

Egypt: A dangerously divided nation

I've only been in Cairo for a few days but it seems like everyone here has a different diagnosis of the country's problems and...
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