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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.

The Deobandi

The use of the term “Deobandi” derives from this tradition, and refers to scholars who have either learnt, or studied with teachers, from Darul ‘Uloom Deoband. However, with time, as the number of graduates increased and became widespread, the term “Deobandi” came to be used much more loosely, particularly by non-scholars, often as throwaway labels of religious identity in antagonism to other religious identities. The growth of such attitude has meant that it is very easy, in a highly un-nuanced way, to categorise just about any Muslim as “Deobandi”.
There has been confusion about the rise in VISA fees for both Umrah and Hajj. British Muslims have yet to review the exact amounts and the breakdown of VISA fees. However, reacting to what is being reported in the Media, we are anxious and concerned. We are concerned because the rise in VISA fees may put significant financial constraints in the path of those who wish to visit the Holy Mosques. It is likely that some people will be discouraged from achieving their lifetime dream of visiting Saudi Arabia.

East Ghouta

The Syrian government, with the backing of Russia, is intentionally targeting its own people in Eastern Ghouta. People have not only been suffering a cruel siege for the past six years, they are now trapped in a daily barrage of attacks that are deliberately killing and maiming them, and that constitute flagrant war crimes.
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.

India Riots

What should we do for the Muslims of India 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). Over 40 people have been...

London Attack

What happened at London was Murder and Murder should be investigated and punished. We are London and we stand together, more united than ever, more resolute than ever. Cowardly attacks will not neither break our resolve, nor divide us.
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...
Extensive discussions with Muslims in Britain has resulted in Wifaqul Ulama taking the decision to encourage Muslims to engage in civic areas of life in Britain. We wish to conduct programs across the country on a variety of topics pertaining to Civic Engagement.

SRE

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 made Relationship Education a compulsory school subject in all primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education a compulsory subject in all secondary schools. On 19 December 2017 the Government launched a consultation on what should be taught in these new compulsory subjects.