Can’t get a job cos I’m Muslim

By Majed Iqbal-  You maybe surprised by the title and be thinking “Hey , i’m Muslim and i’m in a job!.” or “That cant be true for 2016 can it?.” The reality is, many Muslims are finding it hard to bag jobs when in competition with others. Many out there are being denied access to job […]

COMMENT- Government Fanaticism to cure ‘Extremism’ in Madrassas?

By Majed Iqbal– It was a few weeks ago when British PM, David Cameron announced that he would enforce tough measures on any educational institute that promotes intolerance and extremism. Weeks after these announcements, many are now beginning to see the irrelevance of his words uttered at the Tory Party Conference and are realising the repercussions […]

#TGBBO- The Cake with an Identity crisis

By Majed Iqbal– Earlier this week, we saw the grand finale for the ‘Great British Bake Off’ Show which has been dubbed by some as ‘Britain’s ultimate TV baking contest’. I have to be honest, i’ve only ever caught a few snapshots of the show! Nadiya Hussain, a Luton-born 30-year-old mum-of-three stole the show and became victor. […]

#Tweetdeck- BBC3 Documentary- “We want our country back”

On Tuesday 8th October, BBC3 aired a documentary about Britain First, an new name in far right politics. Deputy leader Jayda Fransen and leader Paul Golding were followed by a presenter who wanted to get a feel for the new movement which had hit headlines with publicity stunts outside Mosques and in densely populated Muslim areas. […]

Ramadhan Mubarak from Majed’s Blog

On the arrival of this Beautiful Month, the Month of Ramadhan, the Month of patience, the month of gratitude, the month of guidance, the month of self- reflection, the month of repentance, the month of change, the month of revival, the month of change and the month of victory. I would like to extend my […]

EXPOSED- Cameron & Theresa May’s Agenda on ‘Tackling Extremism’

The new Tory Government has decided to act on full speed to execute plans on ‘Tackling extremism’ before even its opponents could even recover from the hangover of the recent Election results. In full force, Cameron et al want to stamp their authority and mark, mirroring UKIP’s lame efforts of blaming the entire societal problems on […]

VIDEO- “Is ‘Extreme/bad’ Religion leading people to leave their faith altogether?”- Ummah Channel Show

I was invited onto the Ummah Channel show to discuss why some maybe sceptical of Islam and trying to distance themselves away from it. We explored the following questions Is Radical Islam a factor for why People may choose to distance themselves away from Islam? Is the Western narrative of ‘Either ISIS or the west’ […]

VIDEO- Ummah Channel Studio Discussion- “Khilafat A controversial term?”

I was invited to a studio audience on the UK based Ummah Channel to discuss the term Khilafat in the modern context, its appeal to Muslims, repercussions for calling for it and understanding the latest phenomenon, ISIS, which has declared itself a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria. Panelists include Mazhar Khan (Muslim Activist) Sharif […]

Jawaab Debates- “Pakistani Caste System Biradiri Kinship” (Part 1)

I was invited by Jawaab TV, a youth movement based in Uk which describes itself as “A movement of grassroots voices. Campaigning towards a world free of social oppression, xenophobia and inequality” to discuss a range of issues. The filming took place in March 2013 in Central Manchester All Rights reserved for Jawaab TV http://www.jawaab.org.uk

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 […]