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The British Museum Offers a Revelatory New Look at Islam and Art

A new gallery of Islamic arts at the British Museum broadly explores the cultural impact of Islam on everyday life through art and material objects from the many lands and societies the religion has affected across continents and centuries.
With innovative curatorial direction and displays, the new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World brings together objects from the museum’s collection dating from the seventh century to the present day, and originating from Nigeria to Indonesia….more:  al-fanarmedia

What Did Sebastian Gorka Do in the British Army?

What Did Sebastian Gorka Do in the British Army?
In his current life, Sebastian Gorka is a deputy assistant to Donald Trump, a job that involves going on television a lot and defending the president’s ideas about terrorism and national defense. According to his résumé, Gorka has some experience in that…more:
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British Man Wanted To Kill Muslims .. Ended up Becoming Muslim…

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The story of Ibrahim Killington reminds of the story of the great companion Umar Ibn Alkhattab: He got so angry one day that he decided to go kill the prophet Muhammad but on his way there Allah opened his heart and he accepted Islam. Ibrahim Killington is a British man from Wymondham, Norfolk. After the events…MORE:DeenShow

This 15-Year-Old British Girl Just Schooled the World on Islam and Islamophobia

“I had people coming up to me in school, this week and last week, telling me that because I’m Muslim I’m a terrorist,” she says. “And this is something I go through every day of my life.” It only gets worse, Mohammed explains, listing off some of the recent hate crimes perpetrated against Muslims.

“Terrorism has no religion, and terrorism is not the face of Islam,” she said. “My name is Isra Mohammed. I am Muslim, and I am not a terrorist.” more:  mic.com/

 

A message to British Muslims – keep calm and carry on

On the one hand the message of forgiveness and care for the other in the face of discrimination is important. When the EDL protested outside a mosque in York, the Muslim congregation invited them in for tea and biscuits and played a game of football with them; and when four men threw a pig’s head into a mosque in Blackpool, the Imam pleaded with the Judge to be lenient.

Muslim communities are out there working for the common good and to build a stronger, more cohesive society: whether it is helping the flood victims in Cumbria; handing out roses to promote peace….more: independent.co.uk

Forget French and Mandarin – Arabic is the language to learn, says the British Council

With more than 300 million people speaking it, no wonder the British Council is promoting its teaching in schools.The 10-year-old was looking at the card in front of him which showed an image of a fish. “Samak,” he said decisively..He and his classmates at Horton Park primary school, in Bradford, have been learning Arabic for three years now, courtesy of a drive by the British Council to boost the take-up of the language in state schools.His teacher, Saleh Patel – one of the few Arabic teachers working full-time in a British primary school – had told the class to link the pictures on the cards with the correct word in Arabic to describe them…more: independent.co.uk