Finsbury Park Mosque & Muslim Welfare House will be holding Salat-Al-Kusuf (Eclipse prayer) on:
Date: Friday 20th March 2015, 8.30am
Venue: Finsbury Park Mosque7-11 St Thomas's Road London N4 2QH
For more info, please contact Both Mosque reception on020 7424 5252 or 020 7263 3071
On behalf of everyone at Finsbury Park Mosque, the sister committee organised a party to say goodbye to sister Pauline from St Thomas's Church. Sister Naima, the head of the sister committee at the Mosque said: "it has been a great pleasure having you today, it is very sad to see you move but we hope to keep this friendship on going".
Thanks to Amy Smith Islington Tribune for joining us and providing the Pictures.
23rd February 2015
Today MPs debate religious slaughter following an e-petition launched in April 2014, which reached 100k signatures, calling for the end of religious slaughter. Another e-petition launched within the last fortnight calling for the protection of non-stun religious slaughter has attracted significantly more support, with over 122k signatures being received in just 10 days.
Dr. Shuja Shafi, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "The overwhelming support in the UK for the protection of religious slaughter, whether Shechita or Halal, is undeniable with over 122,000 people signing the petition in the last two weeks alone."
In the midst of concerns about animal welfare, he added: "Islam and Judaism, like other faiths, require animals to be treated humanely at all times. We urge the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to investigate how animal abuses of the kind exposed by Animal Aid and Hillside Animal Sanctuary could occur when every abattoir is supposed to be under the supervision of a veterinarian. The British Veterinary ...
As you may already be aware, there is a petition going around to protect religious slaughter. This coming Monday, 23rd February 2015, our MPs will be holding a debate on non-stun slaughter and the promotion of animal welfare. This debate, if headed towards stunned slaughter, will be detrimental to our practice of religious slaughter for Halal meat.
The MCB are urging the community to sign this e-petition and to contact their local MP to encourage them to attend the debate, and speak out on behalf of the Muslim community. You can find out how to contact your MP here.
We would like to request you and your organisation to print this distribution slip and distribute by hand at Friday prayer tomorrow. In order to save paper, we have fitted the content to each quarter of a page so four slips are fitted into one A4 page, which can be cut out and distributed.
We all need to ...
From Chapel Hill to Copenhagen: the Muslim Council of Britain Decries a Week of Hatred and Bloodshed
15th February 2015
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) today condemned a week of violence inspired by hate. It began with the attack and murder of three young Americans in Chapel Hill in North Carolina, apparently attacked because of their Muslim faith, and it ended last night with the attack on a synagogue and a free speech event in Copenhagen. The week also included the brutal murder of Mustafa Mattan in Ottawa.
The MCB condemns this violence. Such attacks reflect the worst of our society and come as the destructive climate of hate continues to pervade our discourse. When left unfettered, the scourge of Islamophobia and anti-semitism has led to violent attacks against places of worship and verbal assaults in the UK, as well as some of the tragedies we have seen in the last ...
On Tuesday the 10th of February, a man by the name of Craig Stephen Hicks turned himself in to the police for the killing of 3 Muslims and has since been charged with three counts of first-degree murder. According to latest news, investigators are still looking for the motive of the heinous crime which some believe was a dispute over parking space between the young victims and their neighbour, Hicks.
The Muslim Association of Britain expresses its strong condemnation of the shooting and consequent killing of the three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
MAB offers its condolences to the family of the victims.
MAB encourages people to use the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter to raise voices together for these young victims who tragically lost their lives to what seems to be hate-motivated murders. It is important that American Muslims feel safe living in the US as well as other Muslims in Muslim-minority countries.
Dr Omer El-Hamdoon, President of MAB said: ...