Live Broadcast: March 2019 Community Meeting

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On the first Sunday of every month we open up the doors of our Mosque in Wembley for our ‘Community Meeting’. This is, as always, a gathering which is open to all people, Muslim or not, and is a chance for people to come along and join in with our efforts to portray the true meaning of Islam, or just to meet new and interesting people and have a free hot meal.

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Eric Pickles letter to the Muslim community

Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary has sent the following letter to over a thousand Muslim community ‘leaders’.

We strongly support the request from the Communities Secretary to these Muslim leaders asking them to denounce violence and to say that they are proud to be British and uphold and promote values such as democracy, freedom of expression without insulting or offending others, respect for all religions and religious leaders, and equality of opportunity for all communities regardless of colour, creed or nationality.

It is unfortunate that most Muslim leaders failed to positively respond to his message. It is even more unfortunate that, except for this Islamic organisation, all others teach their members and the children under their care that Muslims are superior to all other humans and that jihad means forcible conversion of non-Muslims to Islam or to kill them.

The government has promoted faith schools which promote such deplorable values and continues to finance them. Although TV channels have been fined for broadcasting extremist programmes from overseas, this is not enough. More effective measures need to be taken against all organisations, which poison our society by promoting hate and bigotry.

From the printing of the book The British Government and Jihad published 125 years ago by the founder of this organisation, to the book Islam Peace and Tolerance recently published by us, we have continued to preach a message of respect and harmony between the communities.

Shahid Aziz, President of the UK branch of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Associations for propagation of Islam, said:

It is high time we developed a world vision of Islam for this age. We need pure Islam that is free from cultural and historical baggage, based on the Holy Quran and actions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s). A vision that is not founded on the interpretations of some well meaning jurists who appeared hundreds of years ago. They developed a vision of Islam for their time and country. Let us now do so for our time and our country and be proud to be British.

Jewish and Muslim unity

Bradford Synagogue

We’re constantly bombarded by implicit and explicit images of the relationship that Jews and Muslims supposedly have in today’s world. We are bombarded with the cliched reminder that we “used to get along” but recently have become enemies. We’ve almost become used to it, accepted it as some sort of reality. And, ironically, all these “interfaith” events can often cause us to feel even more disconnected. They just don’t seem as genuine as a true connection. It would seem the only people you would need to show such “unity” with is people you don’t get along with.

Jewish-Muslim relations always get a bad press. In the link below popchassi.com have posted just a few examples of how members of each community have helped each other. It all started at the advent of Islam when Jews would flee the Christian persecution in Europe and seek sanctuary under Muslim rule. But such help is not ancient history. Muslims saved Jews during the Holocaust, a Muslim raised funds for a Synagogue so that Jews in his area didn’t have to travel 10 miles to pray – the list may be endless.

Original Source: 10 images of Jewish Muslim unity that go beyond the headlines

Live Broadcast: October Community Meeting

On the first Sunday of every month we open up the doors of our Mosque in Wembley for our ‘Community Meeting’.

This is, as always, a gathering which is open to all people, Muslim or not, and is a chance for people to come along and join in with our efforts to show the true message of Islam, or just to meet new and interesting people and have a free hot meal.

Today Dr Zahid Aziz will be the main speaker and his topic of choice is ‘The innocence of the Prophets’. This will be followed up with a short speech by Faizan Ahmad who is one of the many younger followers in our Jamaat.

We will be live broadcasting the whole event, as usual, and you can watch and even join in with the question and answer section if you wish, by typing your question in the ‘chat box’.

Our programme starts at 3pm BST (British Summer Time). To watch and interact with us all you need to do is click on the link below.

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Live Broadcast: June Community Meeting

On the first Sunday of every month we open up the doors of our Mosque in Wembley for our ‘Community Meeting’.

This is, as always, a gathering which is open to all people, Muslim or not, and is a chance for people to come along and join in with our efforts to show the true message of Islam, or just to meet new and interesting and have a free hot meal.

Today Mr Ross Mahmood will be the main speaker and his topic of choice is ‘Prayer, our Deliverance’. This will be followed up with a short speech by Shayaan Ahmad who is one of the many younger followers in our Jamaat.

We will be live broadcasting the whole event, as usual, and you can watch and even join in with the question and answer section if you wish, by typing your question in the ‘chat box’.

Our programme starts at 3pm BST (British Summer Time). To watch and interact with us all you need to do is click here.

Ahmadi Community of Pakistan Fearful following Agitation by Banned Islamist Group


Rabia Saleem, a female student of the Ahmadi religious sect in the final year of studies at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Lahore, Pakistan, has been expelled on allegations of blasphemy. Saleem was accused of blasphemy by the student wing of the banned Islamist organization known as Tahaffuz-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (TKN).

Saleem lived at a student hostel in Lahore, and allegedly removed a banner displayed by TKN condemning the Ahmadi community. A guard observed her removing the poster. He then accused her of committing blasphemy by dishonoring the verses of the Koran. Ahmadis are considered by many Muslims to be heretics and are treated to the same persecution as are Christians and Hindus in Pakistan. The controversy has been extensively covered by the Pakistani media. Continue reading

[Video] Universal Peace Federation

Tim Miller who is the Vice President of the European Chapter of the Universal Peace Federation joined our Friday Prayers, as a guest of Hazrat Amir.

He gave a short speech on his beliefs and the upcoming activities of the UPF including a conference to be held about the Ahmadiyyah community.

He was also presented with a copy of the Holy Quran by Hazrat Amir at the end of Friday Prayers.

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Where Did Hilary Go?

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It is the image that has come to define a pivotal point in history, capturing the moment the deadly raid on Osama Bin Laden’s lair was watched in awe by the White House elite.

But it appears for one U.S. newspaper, a couple of the people sat with President Barack Obama in the Situation Room that day were not quite elite enough.

Brooklyn-based Hasidic newspaper Der Zeitung printed a story this week with a subtly manipulated version of the historic image – all the men in the photograph remain untouched but the two women in the picture have been Photoshopped out.

childrenPhotoshopped picture removing the women

It is thought the newspaper, which is written in Yiddish and serves a small part of the area’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, removed the women because of religious issues regarding female modesty. Continue reading

Islam and Human Rights: Why It’s Up to the Muslim Community to Prove Itself

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My legal and advocacy work both in the U.S. and abroad has given me the unique opportunity to view challenges faced by the Muslim community in multifarious socio-political settings. What is clear to me is that the challenges faced, and to be faced in the coming century, by the Muslim community require the utilization of the same individual and societal instruments under evaluation. These include the appropriate and permissible application of individual and communal freedoms, the freedom as an individual to study one’s faith and offer new and relevant interpretations of such, and the freedom for a community as a whole to practice its faith in the public and private sphere. And so, I see major challenges faced by the Muslim community in the twenty-first century as coming from two arenas: 1) intra-community differences, such as disparate interpretations of gender roles, or differing theological and historical critical interpretations of the Quran; and 2) extra-community relations, such as variant understandings of how self (Muslim) versus other (non-Muslim) should interact and the responsibilities of each toward the other.

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