Response to the BBC Radio 4’s documentary on the Deobandi movement aired on the 5th and 12th April 2016

Response to the BBC Radio 4’s documentary on the Deobandi movement aired on the 5th and 12th April 2016

Owen Bennett-Jones, concludes his second episode with the words, “Rational debate can only work if it’s on the basis of discussing what is actually going on and that’s why we made these programmes on the Deobandis” It was everything but a rational debate, nor did it accurately explain what is actually going on. Rather it […]

Advice to Ulema Regarding Deoband Documentary

Advice to Ulema Regarding Deoband Documentary

6th April 2015 Dear Respected Ulema, We hope and pray you receive this letter in the best of health and Imaan. BBC Radio 4 are currently running a two-part documentary on Deobandis in Britain. The documentary attempts to present the Deobandis as an isolationist and secretive organisation whose views help foster “extremism” and violence. Indeed, […]

Press Release: Muslim Leaders Reject Government Plans To Register ‘Out Of School Education Settings’

Press Release: Muslim Leaders Reject Government Plans To Register ‘Out Of School Education Settings’

MUSLIM LEADERS REJECT GOVERNMENT PLANS TO REGISTER ‘OUT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION SETTINGS’ GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED RELIGIOUS EDUCATION WILL LEAD TO ALIENATED FAITH COMMUNITIES AND UNDULY ENCROACHES ON THE LEGITIMATE RIGHT OF FAITH PROVIDERS TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN THEIR FAITH January 7, 2016 – Over 400 mosques, madrassas, teachers, Imams and organisations nationwide unequivocally reject Government proposals […]

Mosque Announcement  – Keep Mosques Independent

Mosque Announcement – Keep Mosques Independent

Below is a draft text for you to pass on or use at your local Mosque to announce the Keep Mosques Independent Campaign. To download a PDF version of the announcement please click here Important Announcement: As you may know, the government is considering regulation of madrasahs under the pretext that our institutions are places […]

Khutba – Keep Mosques Independent

Khutba – Keep Mosques Independent

The following is a Khutba that provides information on the current government’s proposal to register and monitor mosques/Madrassas under the guise of registering “out-of-school settings.” It also provides advise as to how Muslims can respond to these proposals.  Brothers in Islam! Throughout the Islamic history- Muslims have travelled and settled in all corners of the […]