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We are disappointed in the Ramadan guidance issued by The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and believe that the ASCL has overstepped its remit by offering religious advice.

Rohingya Genocide

We subscribe to pluralism and peaceful coexistence and acknowledge the rights of all to believe as they choose without coercion, fear and intimidation. We unequivocally condemn the killings, murder and rape of Rohingya Muslims based on their ethnicity and belief and we call for an urgent halt to these atrocities.
We find the ruling of European Court of Justice (ECJ) that headscarves can be banned at workplace disappointing and an increasing encroachment upon personal liberty and freedom. We subscribe to pluralism and affirm that an individual should have the right to practise their belief. Rulings from ECJ in the last few years have been narrowing some of the rights borne out of Article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights. We also find it disappointing that this ruling will overwhelming affect the Muslims of Europe.
Our Mosque needs an Imām. Please advise us on a job description and a summary of the legal contract between the Imām and the Mosque. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh Click...
Hafiz Mohamed Ahmed Patel (RA) : A Tribute to the Ameer of Tableeghi Jamaat of Europe Wifaqul Ulama Iftaa (Department) In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh (Peace, Blessings & Mercy of Allah be...
For some individuals, the number of ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ are a stamp of approval of their own existential value and self-esteem. After all, an online profile implicitly demands recognition. But, unlike in conventional advertising where we have independent regulators with teeth (like the Advertising Standards Agency and Ofcom in the UK), there isn’t anything like it for social media. Cue the scourge of ‘fake news.’ The click bait culture, that fuels online populism is a well orchestrated money-making scheme.
Shaikh al-Hadith Hazrat Muhammad Yusuf ibn Suleman ibn Qasim Motala (RA) In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh (Peace, Blessings & Mercy of Allah be upon You). إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ Message of condolence...
Appalled is a word often used in press statements. But today Wifaqul Ulama would like to say that we are numb and have no words to express at the sight of Children who have been gassed by the Syrian regime. The nonreactive pupils of these children are staring at us through galling digital images. The silent eyes of these children are questioning, demanding answers from us. Where is our concern for humanity? Where is our concern for fellow Muslims?
It is a concept which is in the public domain because of certain groups which are pushing its acceptance amongst Muslims. It is a concept of hatred, divisiveness and exclusivity which is opposed to the practice of our Nābi (Sāllāllāho Alāihe Wāssāllām) which was based on tolerance, openness and inclusivity.

Uighur

Support for Uighur Muslims of China. Wifaqul Ulama Public Affairs (Department) In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh (Peace, Blessings & Mercy of Allah be upon You). This statement is being issued on the 31st...