News of the World Saga- The Big Boys & the Media

By Majed Iqbal- The verdict finally came. Rebekah Brooks was acquitted of all charges and on Andy Coulson, he was convicted of phone hacking in his time at the NOTW but the jury failed to reach verdicts in two other counts. In addition many other who have worked for the News of the World were found guilty […]

ASIAN EXPRESS- Twins have the ‘Urban-Nasheed’ Factor

 By Majed Iqbal- Meet Nabeel Hussain and Aqeel Hussain – two Birmingham-based twin brothers who have made an explosive  entry into the world of chart topping music, but with a distinct difference. The dynamic duo, known as ‘Deewane Mustafa Twins’ have set the scene with a unique brand- Islamic poetry fused with urban beats. With […]

Rihanna’s Mosque Photo shoot- Any Publicity is ‘Good’ publicity

By Majed Iqbal- It seems pop stars don’t get enough of drawing attention to themselves nowadays and there also seems to be a winning formula for doing this! It’s not rocket science to tell you the truth. All they have to do is to do the most ridiculous thing they can think of! I am […]

VIDEO- Woolwich- ‘Road to Radicalistion?’ -Ummah Channel Show

The Woolwich Incident drew international attention as the spotlight diverted to the Muslim Community in the UK on how they should feel accountable for such events. This has led to confused responses from Masjids, Imams, Scholars and Islamic Groups taking on an apologetic Stance. Four panelists were invited to discuss the issue in detail – […]

VIDEO- “Know the man who defended Women”

I was invited on the Satellite Television Station, Ummah Channel, on the Community Platform Show, to discuss the topic “Know the man who defended Women”. The show was a third in the series of issues discussing issues related to Women and also introduced the “know Muhammad” Campaign, currently actively running in the UK, to help […]

VIDEO- “Islam the Untold Story” REBUTTAL- Debate Night- UMMAH CHANNEL

Ummah Channel hosted a ‘Debate Night’ Program looking into the Channel 4 (UK) Documentary aired 2 weeks ago which made many factually incorrect remarks on the origins of Islam. Documentary Presenter and researcher, Tom Holland, was heavily criticised with over 1000 complaint sent to the Television Network. I was invited, alongside Mufti, Professor Mustafa Baig […]

Will you be watching “Batman- The dark Knight Rises’ in Ramadhan?

By Majed Iqbal- I came across a strange discussion last week at a talk at a Masjid in my home town, Rochdale. I listened to an inspirational talk on ‘Holding fast onto the Quran’, a much-needed reminder and wake up call before the Month of Ramadhan arrives. The Ustadh delivering the talk, who was from […]

REBUTTAL- “Women & Islam: The rise and rise of the convert”

By Guest contributor Sarah Hunak- The rise of the single white female muslim documented in a mainstream broadsheet newspaper was a bit of a surprise and at first glance a refreshing change to the usual drivel written about Muslims in the British media.

Jumah Khutba- The Apprentice- “Are you FIRED?”

By Majed Iqbal– Assalamu `alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu. Insha’allah you are all in the best state of health and Imaan. Please take time to send durood (salutations) upon the Prophet ﷺ (Allah’s peace and blessings be be upon him), especially on the Day of Jum’ah. Abu Hurayrah (ra) may Allah be pleased with him narrated Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “The […]

Ummah Channel “NEWS WATCH” Appearance on NOTW Phone Hacking Scandal

I was invited to the Ummah Channel “News Watch” Show on Tuesday 12th July to discuss the increasingly intense drama over the News of the World newspaper phone hacking scandal. My main points of the show were Intrusion The whole episode allowed people to view the inner workings of not just the News of the world […]