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The Man Who Founded London’s First ‘Mosque’

Hadji Mohammad Dollie was a son of Scottish father and a Malay mother born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1846. He opened the first “Hanafi” Mosque in Cape Town along with a Dutch convert to Islam in the 1880’s.


Queen appoints Muslim convert as High Sheriff

Source : World Bulletin / 19 Nov 2013

Eton College graduate and 8th Earl of Yarborough, Charles John Pelham, otherwise known as Abd al-Mateen, is set to become the first Muslim High Sheriff of Lincolnshire.

Charles John Pelham, 50, inherited a £68 million estate from his father, the 7th Earl of Yarborough, in 1991. He is also a master of the Brocklesby Hunt, and President of Brocklesby Park Cricket Club.


British Muslims generate £31bln to economy

Source : World Bulletin  / 08 Nov 2013

A report published by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) estimated 10,000 Muslim millionaires are among 2.78 million Muslims in the UK contributing over £31 billion to the British economy. Recently the Sunday Times published a Rich List for the year 2013, in which over a dozen Muslims were named.

In London over 13,400 Muslim-owned businesses are creating more than 70,000 jobs, in the report marking the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) which was held in London last week.


Islam Rising Among UK Youth

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 11 Sep 2013

A new large scale British survey has revealed a notable increase in the number of young British people adhering to Islam coupled with a dramatic decline in those believing in Christianity in the same age group.

"The large number of young people identifying as Muslims – much larger than previous generations – suggests that Islam will soon be a much more significant force in this country than it is at the moment," Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, said on his group’s website on Tuesday, September 10.


UK Muslim-Christian Cohesion Reaps Fruit

Source :  OnIslam & News Agencies / 26 June 2013

Reaping the fruit of community cohesion, a new group has been launched in the British city of Leicester to build on the successful cohesion between Muslims and Christians in Britain.

"The aim is to show people what Christian and Muslim women are doing in Leicester and how they have been coming together for a long time,” Julian Bond, director of the Christian Muslim Forum (CMF), told the BBC News Online on Tuesday, June 25.


Study reiterates need for increased support for female converts in UK

Source : Presstv / 21 May 2013

The University of Cambridge has published a report about experiences of almost 50 British women of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and faiths (or no faith), who have all converted to Islam.

The report was commissioned and produced by the University's Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS), in association with the New Muslims Project, Markfield.


Female converts finding true feminism in Islam

By Hasnet Lais / 14 Feb 2013

You’d think after watching BBC Three’s Make me a Muslim documentary, being a female convert to Islam is so riddled with fault lines. Not really. My recent interviews with Muslim converts offered a rare glimpse into the lives of three women who would flatly reject such comparisons. And they’re all buzzing with spiritual ecstasy, retelling what caused them to halal-ify their wardrobes and Islamise dress codes.


Victim Help Leads UK Policewoman to Islam

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 31 Jan 2013

Offering help to a victim of domestic violence has led a British policewoman to revert to Islam.

“I wasn’t looking for any religion at the time but for every question I got answered about Islam I just had five more,” Jayne Kemp, a police community support officer, told Manchester Evening News.

“I think I fell in love with it.”


You’re hired! Islamic finance seeks own Apprentice

By : Anjuli Davies | Reuters | London | 18 May 2012

Islamic finance is on the hunt for an apprentice.

Dome Advisory, an international sharia advisory firm is launching a nationwide search for talented students at UK universities who can come up with a business plan or research idea that will aid the development of Islamic finance.

“I want the best brains...We need new blood in the industry and they don’t have to be Muslim,” Sheikh Bilal Khan, sharia scholar and non-executive director at London-based Dome said.


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