LIVE at BBC Big Questions- Sunday – 10AM- 1st April

– LIVE – “BBC Big Questions” Show- Watch Majed & others from Rochdale participate in a studio audience tackling discussions on – EDL & Far right – Raising legal age for Prostitution SUNDAY- 10AM – BBC1

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 […]

ASIAN NEWS- Documentary will look at how Muslims view the election

A Rochdale blogger wants to hear your views on the up-coming general elections. Community activist Majed Iqbal wants to know how the local Muslim community views the current elections for his documentary, To Vote or Not to Vote. It will give people the chance to talk about how they feel about voting, the political parties […]

VIDEO BLOG CAMPAIGN- “To vote or Not to Vote?”

By Majed Iqbal- A new campaign will be launched today which will explore the big Questions on voting in this years Elections. Already being dubbed as the most important and closest of elections in decades, huge emphasis has been attached to getting out and voting by all parties. This comes in the midst of a year of […]

Rochdale Council refuses to disclose PVE funded groups

By Majed Iqbal- A new report issued by the Tax payer’s alliance has singled out Rochdale Council, after it refused to disclose key information on how the Prevention for Violent Extremism (PVE) money had been distributed in Rochdale. The Tax payer’s alliance, an independent body who research where tax payers money is being spent by […]

ASIAN NEWS ARTICLE- Muslim Communities in the North Reject Government PVE strategy

 Pubished on the Asian News Website- By Majed Iqbal- A report released last week by think-tank the New Local Government Network (NLGN) has criticised the flagship £70 million Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) programme launched by the government two years back because it alienates Muslims. Community groups across the North West and Yorkshire have refused to join […]

Rochdale Muslims to participate in Consultation against Compulsory Sex Education for 5 year olds

In the last months, there has been an active campaign to mobilise the Rochdale community against new  Government plans to introduce compulsory sex education for 5 year old children. The group “Rochdale Muslims against Sex and Relationship Education for 5 year olds” has played an active public role in highlighting these proposals and demonstrating exactly how […]

Rochdale unites against Government proposals for compulsory Sex education for 5 year olds

By Majed Iqbal- Rochdale’s campaign against the introduction of compulsory sex education for 5 year olds stepped into the next phase with the first of its public events. At Kashmir youth project, Rochdale, over 50 members of the local community, consisting of teachers, Deputy heads, Parents, Primary School Governors, Councillors, Mosque representatives, Youth parliament delegate, […]

SLIDESHOW- Rochdale Stall for SRE Campaign

Campaign stalls have been running for 2 weeks highlighting the growing concern on Government plans to introduce Sex Education for 5 year old children. The slideshow shows  the Weekly Saturdays Stall for the SRE Campaign that is growing in support in Rochdale

MUSLIMS.NET ARTICLE- Britons against sex classes for children

 (Part of Al-jazeerah publishing)- CAIRO – With the British government planning to offer sex classes in primary schools, a campaign has been launched on the world’s largest social network Facebook to counter the move, reported the Rochdale Observer on Saturday, April 25. “We believe the teaching of SRE (sex and relationship education) in schools is […]