ASIAN EXPRESS- “We need to learn from Asian and Black Communities on looking after the elderly” says MP

By Majed Iqbal- An MP has raised eyebrows, commenting on the endemic problem of isolation of elderly people by citing Black and Asian people as role models and their family structures in looking after their elderly. READ FULL ARTICLE ON links below WEB ARTICLE (Page 22) ONLINE ARTICLE  

COMMENT- ‘Students turn to Prostitution to fund Studies’

By Majed Iqbal- A report aired on BBC Radio 5 live today morning on  ‘Students turning to Prostitution to fund their Studies’ grabbed my attention immediately. The report highlighted that more and more students were turning to work in the sex industry to pay their way through university in the face of rising tuition fees […]

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 […]

Sexism, Sports And Society. Why Sky’s Not The Limit

  By Zaufishan Iqbal- Sports are a man’s kingdom and the kitchen was fully fitted for women. While modernity has blurred these socially accepted gender roles into new and improved feminised women and emasculated men, misogyny is rampant on every sports ground and channel. I, and I’m certain our readers, have a keen interest in […]

SPECIAL REPORT- More British Converts To Islam

By Zaufishan Iqbal- A new report Reveals that there are over 5,000 people embracing Islam every year in Britain. Despite material progression and freedoms at their disposal, why are many Britons re-defining their views on life? This special report for Majed’s Blog unveils some of these questions. This report “More British Converts To Islam- The […]

Wives, Girlfriends or BOTH?

In the midst of Jack Straws ‘timely’ plan of blaming Pakistani culture for the problem of grooming in recent cases around the North West and Midlands, Muslim youth groups in Rochdale were already discussing the underlying factors which lead to this behaviours many years back. Rochdale Youth ran a series titled “Thug Life” in Summer […]

ASIAN IMAGE ARTICLE- 3/4 of Youth in Pakistan define themselves as Muslims first

By Majed Iqbal- The Pakistan British Council has released a report titled “Pakistan: The Next Generation”, a large section of which aims at encapsulating the opinions of the youth of Pakistan on a variety of matters like religion, education and international politics. The report set out to argue for the ‘demographic dividend’, a principle which […]

UMMAH CHANNEL Appearance on the “Debate Night” Show

I was invited on the Ummah Channel (Sky 828) to speak about The role of Masjids and the keynote subject of the Governments latest announcement on compulsory sex education for under 16’s. Panelists included Sheikh Salim Ghisa from Preston, Noreen Hamed from Al-Asar ISlamic School in Blackburn and a media representative from MCB who also […]


The following article was published in the Passion Islam Magazine Spetember 2009 edition. The article was written for this blog by one of the contributors. Read the Article ONLINE on pages 24-26.  To read the full article by Zaythoun Suleman, please CLICK HERE.

Afghanistan’s “Pop Idol”- Signs of Democracy, Progress, Liberation?

By Majed Iqbal- The second presidential election in Afghanistan under the new constitution, designed after ‘liberation’ in 2001 was held on August 20, 2009. The much awaited election has been at the forefront of international observers from the west. An election result which must prove that democracy has now been embedded in Afghan society and […]