By Nijaz Hlivnjak Follow: @NijazHlivnjak وَلَا تَقُولُوا لِمَن يُقْتَلُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتٌ بَلْ أَحْيَاءٌ وَلَٰكِن لَّا تَشْعُرُونَ Our Lord says in the Holy Qur’an: "Do not say for those who are slain in the way of God: 'They are dead!'. No, (they are) alive but you (do) not perceive." German Jewish intellectual Walter Benjamin, [...]
Over the past 17 years the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) has been successful in bringing together British Muslims from diverse backgrounds to work towards common objectives and proactively participate in British society. MAB has also been at the forefront of engaging with the wider community and was particularly instrumental in working with members of the anti-war movement, civic society and human rights organisations to help raise awareness of important issues across the world. MAB provided a broad platform whereby the voices of British people could be heard and served as a stepping stone for ordinary people to make positive contributions. Alongside these activities, MAB has provided opportunities for tarbiyah (education) and networking, which has been especially beneficial for those Muslims living in some of the smaller communities around the UK.