Tesco Christmas ad

Tesco Christmas ad

25 Nov

The recent Twitter-storm about food giant Tesco’s inclusion of a Muslim family in its Christmas advert poses as many questions as it does ‘rolling eyes’ emojis. The...
Parsons Green Terror Attack

Parsons Green Terror Attack

15 Sep

It is with immense sadness that New Horizons in British Islam has learned of yet another terrorist attack - the fifth one in the UK this year. We wait with baited breath that...
Innocent worshippers attacked

Innocent worshippers attacked

19 Jun

As we wake up to yet another terrorist attack on ordinary, peace loving, British citizens our foremost thoughts turn to the victims and the families of those impacted near...
Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower fire

17 Jun

Last Wednesday, we were hit by the tragic news of the fire at Grenfell Tower in London. We watched the horrific images of the fire tearing through the building. We prayed for...
Sharing Ramadan

Sharing Ramadan

10 Jun

The practices of Muslims during Ramadan can be intriguing to many non-Muslims who are unfamiliar with the Holy Month. During this time our faith becomes more visible to our...
Putting Ramadan to Work

Putting Ramadan to Work

02 Jun

We pray that this Ramadan is proving to be a spiritually blessed, calming period for you all. We know that observing Ramadan can pose some challenges so we thought we’d take...
Ramadan Mubarak to everyone!

Ramadan Mubarak to everyone!

26 May

The ninth month of the Islamic Calendar is a special time for all Muslims where we abandon some of our normal routines and habits and take a step back to think, fast and...
St George – A Saint for Everyone

St George – A Saint for Everyone

23 Apr

Today is St George’s Day, which means that your local town centre has probably transformed into an array of red crosses and flags. And it’s the only day of the year that you...
We will not be divided

We will not be divided

22 Mar

New Horizons in British Islam joins the rest of the country in mourning the loss of innocent life from yet another shocking attack on our country. Our thoughts, our prayers and...
Rumi – a poet for our time

Rumi – a poet for our time

21 Mar

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi - a Persian poet, a Sufi master and scholar of the Quran - may have been born 810 years ago (in 1207) but that hasn’t stopped his work from being...
What not to wear

What not to wear

14 Mar

This morning the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that companies could ban employees from wearing "any political, philosophical or religious sign". Under that description,...
Come to the table

Come to the table

My background isn’t Muslim. I’m not an academic nor am I an activist. So how is it that I am writing a blog for a Muslim organisation? My family is actually Hindu and Sikh...
Reformation or reform?

Reformation or reform?

10 Jan

Many have called for a Reformation within Islam. But what does this mean? Is it a meeker, milder and cuddlier brand of Islam – and will we get that through a Reformation? In...

Merry Christmas Everyone

22 Dec

Last month, The Sunday Times had a front page story, ‘Bosses told to bring back Christmas’, in which David Isaac, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission...