In June, the BBC News website ran a story in which it looked at a new wave of fruit machine like gambling terminals. These machines are driving huge profits for the betting shops and it is so worrying that local Councils are not trying to hit back and stop new betting shops from opening. Just … Continue reading Keep gambling, you will win millions
...But the Ahmadis are not alone in their struggle to practice their faith in Indonesia. Last week, a group of about 300 people from a variety of religious backgrounds staged a rally at Indonesia's parliament, demanding that their rights as citizens to freely worship, a right enshrined in the constitution, be respected. Muslims complain that … Continue reading The struggle of religious minorities in Indonesia
Is there a hell? This question was asked on the BBC show 'The Big Questions' on Sunday 24th Feb 2013. In this first part of two videos we will try and present the Islamic concept of hell to answer the question posed on the BBC show.
Is it possible to have religion without God? Thirty years ago, Don Cupitt's Sea of Faith set out "Christian non-realism" - ethics without God - angering the Church and intriguing millions. Philosopher Alain de Botton has recently done the same. But is this just a concept for cynical post-Christians, or could it work for Muslims … Continue reading Islam Without God
The BCC aired a programme called 'Great British Islam' on Wednesday 18th July, with a symposis as follows' As Ramadan approaches, this documentary tells the little-known story of three English gentlemen who embraced Islam at a time when to be a Muslim was to be seen to be a traitor to your country. Through personal … Continue reading The BBC erasing and distorting British Islamic history?
The broadcaster claims that allowing the lyric "free Palestine" would have comprised impartiality. In a ruling on 31 January, the BBC Trust defended its decision to censor the word "Palestine" from a freestyle by rapper Mic Righteous on 1xtra in February last year. In the performance (above), he rapped: "I still have the same beliefs … Continue reading BBC defends decision to censor the word “Palestine”
Muslims living in the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, should fast longer during the Ramadan holy month, Dubai's leading clerics have said. During Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to not eat or drink between dawn and dusk. "Burj Khalifa is almost one km (0.6 miles) high, which means people in higher floors can still see … Continue reading Ramadan fast ‘lasts longer high up’
Picture courtesy of Peter Sanders The world's largest exhibition on the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is to be staged at the British Museum, it has announced. Manuscripts, diaries, historic photographs and contemporary art will be displayed to mark the annual ritual, undertaken by Muslims across the world. The museum's director, Neil MacGregor, said the … Continue reading British Museum to stage Hajj exhibition
The BBC today announces The Life Of Muhammad, a three-part series presented by Rageh Omaar for BBC Two. Read more for further information In a first for British television, from the director/producer of the acclaimed Seven Wonders Of The Muslim World, Faris Kermani (Crescent Films), The Life Of Muhammad (3x60) charts the extraordinary story of … Continue reading Rageh Omaar to present The Life Of Muhammad for BBC Two
We were hurt when a brother Sunni sat quietly as a Christian priest said that the Holy prophet Muhammad (s) is NOT in heaven during an episode of the BBC Big Questions show. There was no rebuttal from our Sunni brothers sitting there and it made Ahmadis feel sad and ashamed. We discuss what happened … Continue reading Sunnis fail to defend The Holy Prophet
As has been shown the initial news about how Osama Bin Laden died in a fire fight and hid behind his wife were all lies. The Pentagon has now released five videos of Osama Bin Laden, seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where he was shot dead by US special forces last week. The … Continue reading Osama Bin Laden video released by Pentagon