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House of Lords: Book Launch

House of Lords: Book Launch

A book by Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari was launched at the House of Lords today. ‘A Guide to Parenting in Islam: Addressing Adolescence’ is the latest instalment by Dr. Abdul Bari, on a topic that is most pertinent to him as a community leader and activist. Th book launch was generously hosted by Lord Nazir...
Family Should be at the Heart of our Social Reconstruction

Family Should be at the Heart of our Social Reconstruction

The shooting of 29-year-old Mark Duggan by armed police in north London on the evening of 4th August created a chain of riots, looting and mayhem in London and subsequently other cities. The first human casualties were three young Asian men of Muslim origin in Birmingham who were defending their property. According to the West...

The Good Childhood Inquiry

The Good Childhood Inquiry was commissioned by The Children’s Society and launched in September 2006 as the UK’s first independent national inquiry into childhood. Its aims were to renew society’s understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children. Evidence was contributed by over 30,000 people – including over...

Unicef Report on Childrens Happiness Amongst Developed Countries 2007

An overview of child well-being in rich countries. A report by Unicef, please click here to download the full report. Report Summary: European countries dominate the top half of the overall league table, with the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Finland claiming the top four places. The UK and United States are in the bottom third...

Islam-Inspired Social Activism: A Vision for the Common Good

Preface What drives some people to become socially active? Personal fulfilment or ambition? Nationalism, any ideology or religion? This has always been an intriguing subject. This paper is a critical analysis of active Islamic groups in the West with a view to offering some thoughts on the Muslim community’s better future in an era of...
Ramadan and the Majestic Qur’an: Part 1

Ramadan and the Majestic Qur’an: Part 1

Fasting and the blessed month of Ramadan The month of blessings, forgiveness and salvation from Hell-fire, the month of Islam’s first victory over the pagan Arabs, and above all, the month of Al-Qur’an, has a distinctive significance for Muslims all over the world. Allah, in His infinite mercy upon the Muslim ummah, has awarded this...
Ramadan and the Majestic Qur’an: Part 2

Ramadan and the Majestic Qur’an: Part 2

The Book that shaped the world! The month of Ramadan is the one in which the Qur’an was sent down as guidance for mankind, with clear signs containing guidance and criterion…. (Al-Qur’an 2:185). At a time when the world sank to its lowest and humanity deviated from its elevated position of Allah’s vice-regents into the...