JUMAH KHUTBA- “Preparing for Exams & Preparing for Death”

  By Majed Iqbal- Inshallah you are all in the best state of health and Imaan.  Please take time to send durood upon the Prophet (saw) especially on the Day of Jumah.. Abu Hurrayrah (Radi Allah Ta’lah Anhu) narrated Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said,  “The person who recites eighty times on Friday (the following Durood) immeadiately after […]

JUMAH KHUTBA- Preparing the Mind, Body & Soul for Ramadhan

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 that the Holy Prophet […]

‘Prevent’ only targets Muslims and not far-right extremists

 By Majed Iqbal- The Coalition Government released their long-awaited strategy to counter extremism, radicalisation and in the process diminish the threat of Terrorism the country faces. The ‘Prevent’ Strategy, a title borrowed from the previous Labour Governments efforts in this field, has been described by Political observers as simply a re-hash and recycled document that […]

Valuing the Debate or Debating the Values?

  By Hamid Chaudry- The subject just won’t go away, will it? Or it isn’t allowed to go away. But is that such a bad thing really? Let us look a little closer. A few weeks ago, David Cameron stated , ‘We have to drain the water from the swamp in which the violent extremism […]

SEERAH CIRCLE- Prophet Muhammad ﷺ ’s Birth and Forty Years Prior to Prophethood

By Majed Iqbal- The following circle (Halaqah) was delivered in Rochdale as part of the “Project Madinah- Seerah Series”- A 12 week course aimed at breaking down the seerah in a manner which allows the youth of today to appreciate the Life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the lessons we can connect from […]

ASIAN EXPRESS- Exploitation of Power at the Expense of the British Taxpayer

By Majed Iqbal- I was once told that if you went to Pakistan and wanted to strike a conversation with someone whilst travelling on a bus or a coach or in a restaurant, all you have to do is start talking about any one of the following topics – cricket, religion or politics. But the […]

Manchester Evening News- Musharraf’s comeback marred by protests

By Majed Iqbal- Nearly 2,000 people packed into Manchester’s Sheridan Suite over the weekend where former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf launched his new political party despite protests inside and outside the building.The Manchester launch followed ones in London and Birmingham where Musharraf announced his comeback with the All Pakistan Muslim League to restore a ‘troubled Pakistan.’ After a musical start with […]

THE ASIAN NEWS- Musharraf’s comeback marred by protests

By Majed Iqbal- Nearly 2,000 people packed into Manchester’s Sheridan Suite over the weekend where former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf launched his new political party despite protests inside and outside the building.The Manchester launch followed ones in London and Birmingham where Musharraf announced his comeback with the All Pakistan Muslim League to restore a ‘troubled Pakistan.’ After a musical start with […]

Rock n Roll Jihad- The answer to ‘Radicalisation’?- An Interview with Junoon’s Salman Ahmad

By Majed Iqbal- Debates raging around extremism and radicalisation have actively been discussed in the last years in government circles, by Politicians, ‘expert’ think tanks and the media. Adding to this list comes forth Salman Ahmad, dubbed as South East Asia’s version of Bono and a Global citizen working for peace. Salman Ahmad is Pakistan’s leading […]

THE ASIAN NEWS- Manchester Elections Debate explores Political path for Muslim community

By Majed Iqbal- On Sunday night over a hundred people from the Manchester Muslim community attended a panel debate where participants looked into the upcoming elections. The audience were given a lively and vibrant debate where panelists shed light on the much discussed topic of the role of the Muslim community in the upcoming elections. Prior […]