Category: Islam

On Muslims, Christmas and other holidays

The other day someone posted an image to Facebook of two Christmas displays accompanied by a slogan to the effect that Muslims aren’t banning Christmas — this is how they do it in Malaysia...

Christmas, converts and that fatwa

Just before last Christmas, the Egyptian Muslim scholar (currently Grand Mufti of Egypt), Ali Gomaa (or Ali Jumu’ah) replied to a question from someone whose mother had left Islam, as to whether he and...

Good enough for Olympians, good enough for the plebs

BBC News - Lancashire Muslims Halal school dinner boycott call The Lancashire Council of Mosques has advised Muslim parents in the county to boycott the new ‘halaal’ dinners being offered to their children by...

Jim Fitzpatrick on halaal meat

There is a letter in this week’s edition of the New Statesman from Jim Fitzpatrick, Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse, an east London constituency which includes a very large Muslim population (it is...

Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

HijabMan » The Labels Halal & Zabihah And Why I Choose Local And Organic Instead The above article explains the author’s decision to prefer locally-produced, organic meat over halaal meat which has been slaughtered...

Review: My Brother, the Islamist

My Brother, the Islamist is a documentary in which a film-maker I had never heard of, named Robb Leach (his home page, incidentally, has no biography or reference to any other work by him),...

Deen Intensive programme for 2011 announced

I’ve been asked to publicise the upcoming Deen Intensive programme, which is to be held at Uludag near Bursa, Turkey, for three weeks starting 30th June. The focus will be on Imam Ghazaali, and...

How much can we blame al-Awlaqi?

So, Roshonara Choudhary, the stupid woman who tried to murder the MP, Stephen Timms, has received a 15-to-life sentence. Today, the Guardian (and probably other papers) printed transcripts of her interviews with the police...