The Muslims of Sri Lanka: From harmony to persecution

Sri Lanka's Muslim community has been under the spotlight in recent years due to Colombo's discriminatory policies. In this feature, we take a look...

Democracy has turned into mob rule

Jahangir Mohammed, director of the Ayaan Institute, argues that democracy is in crisis all over the world and has descended into demagoguery and mob rule. It seems a...

Masjid Al-Aqsa: Its history, its significance and the urgent need for protection

On the occasion of Aqsa Week, we take a look at the history of Masjid Al-Aqsa and reveal the threats Palestinians say are facing...

Arabic can create greater social solidarity among Muslims

Jahangir Mohammed, director of the Ayaan Institute, argues that Muslims must refocus their efforts on mastery of the Arabic language as a means of...

Who was Ahmadiyya founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad?

The founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, was born on February 13, 1835. Considered heretics by mainstream Muslims, the Ahmadis claim to...

Who was Imam Shamil ‘The Lion of Dagestan’?

The people of the Caucuses region are currently commemorating the life of Imam Shamil Al-Daghestani al-Naqshbandi who died on February 4, 1871. But who...

William Shawcross in his own words

This is a selection of the speeches and writings of William Shawcross who has just been appointed to review the government's Prevent counter-extremism strategy....

The fall of Granada, the glories of Al Andalus and the butchery of Spain

On January 2, 1492 the last Muslim kingdom of Al Andalus fell to the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, putting an end to 800...

What were the top international Muslim news stories of 2020?

From a Muslim perspective 2020 will probably go down in history as the year when the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the Hajj...

What were the top British Muslim news stories of 2020?

2020 was a year when coronavirus dominated the headlines, with Muslims suffering disproportionately from it and being targeted because of it. It was also...
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