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Islam in UK

150 Iranian-Islamic Works to Be Auctioned at Christie’s London

Dozens of Iranian manuscripts and historical object are going to be put up for auction in an exhibition in London later this month.
 
In this exhibition, which is called Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, nearly 150 Iranian works are going to be auctioned at an initial price of $1,000 to more than $230,000.
 
 

Police force reveals uniforms for Muslim women in UK first

A new police uniform has been developed specifically for Muslim women in an attempt to recruit more black and minority ethnic officers. West Yorkshire Police is the first force in the country to launch the new loose fitting uniform ‘designed not to show the female form’, bosses said. It is hoped the uniforms will improve race equality among applicants after police chiefs were told to do more to appeal to BAME recruits.
 
 

Oxford University, UK’s oldest seat of learning, now a place more Muslim students are calling home

Arriving at the University of Oxford to begin her studies, Mahdiyah Rahman suddenly felt anxious. “I didn’t know how many other Muslim students would be there. I wasn’t sure what to expect.”
 
During her first week, the 19-year-old student discovered that there were just two other Muslims in Oriel, the Oxford college where she would eat, sleep and study during her time at the university. “I was the only one there wearing a headscarf,” she recalled. Over the summer Rahman had given little thought to the realities of practicing her faith at university, but standing in the crowded hall at Freshers’ Fair, surrounded by hundreds of stalls advertising student clubs and societies, she felt overwhelmed. 
 
 

Study: British cities may see more Muslim than Christian children

Source : GospelHerald.com / 30 Sep 2014

The number of Muslim children in several British cities is fast eclipsing that of Christian children, according to birth rate statistics that reveal the country’s significant demographic change.

 

Britain's first Islamic bond draws torrent of bids

Source : Reuters / 26 Jun 2014

Britain became the first Western country to sell an Islamic bond on Wednesday, attracting 2.3 billion pounds in orders, more than 10 times the amount it was looking to sell.

 

UK's Blackburn to host Islamic lifestyle exhibition

Source : World Bulletin / 19 Jun 2014

Visitors to Blackburn’s Islamic Lifestyle Exhibition in the UK later this month will be given a strong health and well-being message.

On Sunday June 22, the event is going to take place in Jan's Conference Center where cross-community organisation One Voice is bringing its award winning Baiter Sehat campaign.

 

Islam could be dominant UK religion in 10 years – census analysis

Source : RT / 22 Apr 2014 

One in 10 people under 25s in Britain is now a Muslim, while Christianity is in decline, the 2011 UK census reveals. An explosion in the Muslim population and an aging Christian demographic could mean Islam will be the dominant religion in the UK in 10 years.

 

‘Brits no more proud in nationality’

Source : Presstv / 15 Apr 2014

The pride of British people in their national identity has fallen to an all time low, a new study shows.

Figures from the British Social Attitudes survey, to be published later this year, revealed earlier this week that only a third of people are “very proud” to be British, compared with 43 percent a decade ago.

 

Report: British Muslims under surveillance

Source : IINA / 28 Feb 2014

Muhammad still does not know for sure why British counter-terrorism police came to the door of his east London home shortly before dawn one morning in March 2012.

 

UK extends mortgage aid scheme to Islamic finance

Source : Reuters / 15 Feb 2014

Britain's government sought to bolster London's position as a centre for Islamic finance on Tuesday by extending its 'Help to Buy' mortgage scheme to loans that comply with Islamic law.

Help to Buy was launched last year and offers banks insurance against the risk of lending to home-buyers who cannot afford large mortgage deposits.

 
 

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