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Islam Keeps Spreading in England – Government Study

Islam Keeps Spreading in England – Government Study

England’s Muslim population now exceeds 3 million for the first time ever – making it the second-largest and the fastest-growing religious group in the country.

The decrease in the proportion of English citizens who identify as Christians has continued, but slowed down, in the past decade as opposed to the 2000s. Muslims have become the fastest-growing faith group in England, while the number of those reporting no religious affiliation has increased too.

A British government study has found that the size of England’s Muslim community has grown while the number of Christians has fallen.

A snapshot of religious allegiances by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), released in December, used data from household surveys, conducted between 2014 and 2016, and the most recent UK census, carried out in 2011.

It found that Christianity remains the most popular religion in England. However, the share of respondents who described themselves as Christians dropped from 59.6 percent in 2011 to 56.6 percent, while ‘Muslims’ made up 5.6 percent of the population compared with 4.7 percent eight years ago.

The ‘None + Not Stated’ group accounted for 32.8 percent, up 0.9 percent from 2011. Several other minority confessions have also increased, while the share of Buddhists, Jews and Sikhs remained virtually the same.

The ONS estimates show that the proportion of people in England who say they practice some religion other than a major faith increased more than three times between 2011 and 2016. 

The report also provided comparisons for Wales, where trends were similar for Christians and the ‘Not Stated’ group, but the proportion of Muslims did not grow.

According to the ONS, the number of people in England and Wales who identify as Christians decreased from 71.7 percent to 59.3 percent between 2001 and 2011, as well as the number of those reporting no religion (from 14.8 per cent to 25.1 per cent). Other main religious groups also saw increases, with Muslims gaining the most (from 3 percent to 4.8 percent).

The agency has failed to offer any conclusions about the reasons for these dynamics, citing a lack of data on other demographic characteristics such as age and sex.


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Posted by on January 5, 2020 in News


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Why I Left Christianity.. | Sheikh Mikaeel Smith.

Sh. Mikaeel grew up in a deeply spiritual Christian home in Buffalo, NY. At the age of 18, he embraced Islam.

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Posted by on December 31, 2019 in Relax, Video


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When Byzantines tried to recruit Ka’b ibn Malik !

After their staying in Medina behind the Prophet and Muslims who marched to Tabūk in the 9th year of Hijrah, 3 Muslims including ka’b ibn Malik were abandoned by the Muslim community for their staying.

Ka’b described the situation:

Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) prohibited the Muslims to talk to the three of us from amongst those who had stayed behind. The people began to avoid us and their attitude towards us changed and it seemed as if the whole atmosphere had turned against us, and it was in fact the same atmosphere of which I was fully aware and in which I had lived (for a fairly long time). We spent fifty nights in this very state and my two friends confined themselves within their houses and spent (most of their) time weeping. As I was the youngest and the strongest, I would leave my house, attend the congregational prayers, move about in the bazaars, but none would speak to me.(Full story)

The Christian king of Ghassan was paying close attention to the goings on of Medina society; by keeping a close eye on his enemies, he hoped to stumble across the opportunity to sow dissension among their ranks. Such an opportunity came when the Muslims boycotted Ka’b ibn Malik.

The king of Ghassan sent a messenger with a secret letter to Ka’b; he hoped to ensnare Ka’b, to entice him, and to convince him to abandon his religion. He argued in his letter that Ka’b did not deserve the ill-treatment he was receiving, and he promised to treat him with honour if he immigrated to the kingdom of Ghassan.

Ka’b described the situation:

As I was walking in the bazaars of Medina, a man from the Syrian peasants, who had come to sell food grains in Medina, asked people to direct him to Ka’b bin Malik. People pointed towards me. He came to me and delivered a letter from the King of Ghassan, and as I was a scribe, I read that letter whose purport was: ‘It has been conveyed to us that your friend (the Prophet (ﷺ)) was treating you harshly. Allah has not created you for a place where you are to be degraded and where you cannot find your right place; so come to us and we shall receive you graciously.’ As I read that letter I said: ‘This is too a trial,’ so I put it to fire in an oven.
قد بلغني أن صاحبك قد جفاك، ولم يجعلك الله بدار هوان ولا مضيعة، فالحق بنا نواسك

Immediately recognizing the letter for what it was, Ka’b said.
This too is a test!” According to one narration, he added, “My mistake has taken me to such low depths that men from the people of polytheism see me as being easy prey!”

وهذا من البلاء أيضا، قد بلغ مني ما وقعت فيه أن طمع فيَّ رجال من أهل الشرك، ثم أحرق الرسالة
فتيممت بها التنور، فسجرتها

Ka’b was completely loyal to Allah and His Messenger, so it never even crossed his mind to accept the king of Ghassan’s offer.

Possessing self-dignity and strong faith, Ka’b did not think it appropriate to even give the king any reply at all not even a negative one; nor would he be satisfied with himself if he simply tore up the letter. Nothing short of completely destroying the letter would be a sufficient response to it, and so he took it to an oven and burned it completely until all that was left of it was ashes.

It is with this kind of faith and determination that one comes out of a test or difficulty with greater faith than ever before. Yes, Ka’b endured fifty nights of difficulty and hardship and dark trials; but it is equally true that he came out shining, as a stronger believer than he was before the beginning of his ordeal.

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Posted by on June 15, 2019 in Relax


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Christian mother stabbed her daughter for reverting to Islam!

Christian mother stabbed her daughter for reverting to Islam!

A Belgian woman has been jailed for stabbing her daughter for converting to Islam because she was afraid she would never see her again.

The Brussels Criminal Court sentenced the 54-year-old woman to three years in jail for attacking her 19-year-old daughter.

The woman had stabbed her daughter under the chin and in the abdomen after she accepted Islam and married a Muslim in secret.

Belgian news outlet reported that the judge said the sentence would demonstrate that the mother’s behaviour was “unacceptable”.

The daughter married a Muslim man without telling her Orthodox Christian family.

The mother claimed she had lost her temper because she was worried that she would never see her daughter again.

According to the mother’s lawyer, Olivier Martins, her daughter no longer wants to see her.

Muslims make up an estimated 4 to 6.5 percent of Belgium’s population.

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Posted by on March 5, 2019 in News


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Christians kill 30 civilians as hundreds seek refuge inside mosque, Central African Republic

Christians kill 30 civilians as hundreds seek refuge inside mosque, Central African Republic

Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic’s border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, Unite Nations officials and aid workers said on Sunday.

The attacks throughout the weekend on the town of Bangassou on the Congolese border have involved hundreds of fighters with heavy weaponry and appeared to be aimed at Muslims, they said, in the latest sign that the multi-year conflict is worsening.

The UN base there has also been targeted, prompting the deployment of extra troops to the remote town on Sunday in anticipation of further attacks. They had succeeded in partly securing the town by dusk, said Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for the UN mission (MINUSCA).

Asked about the civilian death toll, he added: “It is clear that we are looking at numbers that could easily reach 20 to 30.” Many of the fighters are child soldiers who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, he added.

Pastor Antoine Mbao Bogo, the local Red Cross president,  said gunfire continued to ring out from the town on Sunday, blocking attempts by his organisation and others to reach the wounded and recover the dead.

More than 400,000 people in the former French colony are displaced internally and 2.2 million, or nearly half the population, are reliant on aid.

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Posted by on May 17, 2017 in News


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