British Muslims – some quite prominent – take part in a music video which shows that Muslims can be happy. Warm-hearted affirmation of positive energy or cringeworthy lameness? Discuss…
A 9-month old boy has appeared in court in Pakistan on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs. Muhammad Mosa Khan from Lahore is one of more than 30 people facing charges after a police raid to catch suspected gas thieves in the city of [...]
In the first video edition of Dilly’s Desk, the deputy editor of 5Pillarz shares his thoughts on the week’s biggest news. Filmed in my friend’s front room with an iPhone 5 and a makeshift tripod, I attempted my first shot at a “home-made” news recap of the week whilst being [...]
A rare video of Dr Aafia Siddiqui speaking on “Women in Islam” in Houston, US, in 1991. In March 2003, Aafia Siddiqui and her three children were abducted by unknown authorities in Karachi. She had been missing for more than a year when the FBI put her photographs on its website. [...]
Thought-provoking video about Israeli checkpoints in occupied Palestine. Following a road accident a man attempts to take a woman to hospital to get her treated, but he isn’t allowed through the many checkpoints that block his way. By transferring this scenario from Palestine to an “occupied London” the film-maker brings [...]
Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit’s Prevent team were among the “guests” for the launch of a new hi-tech digital transmitter service at Central Mosque in Birmingham.
George Galloway MP looks back at the life of Tony Benn, who died on Friday, and argues that he would have been one of Britain’s greatest prime ministers had he not vested interests militated against him. Galloway also pays tribute to Benn’s role in opposing Britain’s foreign wars.
Gaza resident Noor Harazeen makes an appeal for the world to help relieve the economic and military siege of Gaza imposed on the Palestinians by Israel and Egypt.
A new Islamic designer clothing brand has launched with a strong emphasis on urban street culture. Rapper and Muslim convert, Brother Jalaal features in the official trailer of “Allegiance” clothing. The garments which contain Islamic concepts like one Ummah, purpose of life, Tawhid (monotheism), prayer, nikah marriage, life after death [...]
In this video Ali Dawah of The Da’wow Project discusses with a group of Black Israelites in Trafalgar Square, London. The group which call themselves “Black Jews” become extremely aggressive and use violent language when Ali puts forward questions regarding the mentioning of Muhammad (saw) in the Bible. At no [...]
In this exclusive video, Muslim convert John Fontain invites rapper Game and his crew to Islam when they visited Manchester. Whilst the Game refused to listen to John, his accomplice “Kid Red” hears him out. As the video progresses, it appears that a Muslim man wanted to take photos with [...]
Nouman Ali Khan founded the Bayyinah institute for Arabic and Quranic studies in 2005. Ustadh Nouman is an expert on the linguistic miracle of the Holy Quran. He is listed as one of the most influential Muslims in the world. In this exclusive interview with British film maker Hassan Alkatib, [...]
This video is the last talk Moazzam Begg delivered before his arrest last month. The lecture specifically addresses the issue of Muslim unity and the importance of “holding on to the rope of Allah”. During his talk, Begg highlights the issues Muslims are facing here in the UK and in [...]
A Syrian rebel faction has released Greek Orthodox nuns in a rare prisoner exchange with the government of Bashar al-Assad. Jabhat al-Nusra released 16 nuns in exchange for 150 female (and children) prisoners held captive by the Assad regime. The nuns were brought to the Lebanese border town of Arsal [...]
Moazzam Begg, the former Guantanamo Bay detainee and director of advocacy group CAGE, was one of four people arrested this morning on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police have confirmed. In an event held earlier in January “Is Islam Being Criminalised?” Moazzam Begg spoke to an audience of 600 people [...]
London Dawah Movement responds to Katy Perry’s controversial song “Dark Horse” where the name of Allah (swt) in Arabic is burned. In the video, the pop queen is seen dressed up as an ancient Egyptian Queen of magic and there is a consistent theme and lyrical reference to magic in [...]
Mohammed Shafiq of Ramadhan Foundation presents Debate Night on Ummah Channel on the topic of “Do we have the right to offend?” Panellists include Guy Otten and David Milne from the Greater Manchester Humanists, Muslim activist Mazhar Khan and Sheikh Asim Qureshi of Muslim Council of Coventry. The topic of [...]
London Dawah Movement speaks to the British public in response to an article published in the Daily Mail by columnist Richard Littlejohn on a Muslim family fun day to Legoland. The column purports to criticise Sheikh Haitham al Haddad but instead uses slurs commonly found in racist and far-right websites [...]
Violent clashes erupted at Altab Ali Park in East London between rival groups after Bangladeshi Martyrs Day. Metal barricades were used as improvised weapons in Altab Ali Park when Bangladeshi politics spilled over onto the streets of the East London. Police broke up the fighting and cleared everyone from the [...]
Video has emerged showing a Muslim member of the Scottish Parliament being racially abused as he sold the Big Issue in Glasgow city centre. Humza Yousaf MSP was taking part in International Street Paper Vendor Week to raise awareness about homelessness. In the clip, which was filmed by student journalist [...]
Unabated violence between Christians and Muslims has plagued the Central African Republic since a coup by Seleka fighters to overthrow former president, Francois Bozize in March 2013. Thousands of Muslims have fled Bangui during the past several months to escape killing, looting and harassment by the anti-balaka Christian militia. The [...]
In this lecture, Dr Yasir Qadhi goes over the historical events prior to the build up of World War One, how the Ottoman Caliphate was drawn into the Great War siding with Germany and the eventual abolishment of the Khilafah on 3 March 1924. Dr Qadhi goes into detail about [...]
A video has been posted online showing British man Abdul Waheed Majid, who is thought to have carried out a suicide bombing in Syria. The 41-year-old, from Crawley, is believed to have bombed a jail in Aleppo on 6 February, enabling 300 inmates to escape. The footage shows Majid next [...]
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who’s currently under effective self-imposed house arrest in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, says state surveillance of Muslims is a prelude to surveillance of the entire population.
This video shows a Muslim boy reciting the Quran to a raft of ducks who come close to him but move away from him when he stops reciting. The young boy recites Surah Al-Fatiha and Surah Al-Ikhlas to which the paddling ducks immediately come towards him. This video was uploaded [...]