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Letter from Jon Ashworth MP on the Gaza crisis

July 15, 2014 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We recently wrote to Jon Ashworth MP (Leicester South) with our concerns over the escalation of violence against the people of Gaza.

We received a reply from Jon which is attached below.

We will continue to press our local MP's to make representation to the Government to do all possible to seek an end to the violence and bring about a resumption of peace talks towards a lasting peace in that region.

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FMO Radio Ramadhan 102.5 | Ramadhan Message 2014

July 13, 2014 11:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

FMO Radio Ramadhan 102.5 | Ramadhan Message

In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Assalamu Alaykum Wr Wbr

Dear respected Listeners,

We pray that you’re well and in the best of health and as we meet the midway point of the blessed month of Ramadhan it is full of ibadah and spirituality.

Jazak Allah Khayr firstly for listening across the globe and contributing to our annual broadcast. Our thanks extend to our presenters, volunteers, affiliates, associates and sponsors without whom the broadcast would not be possible each year.

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Remembering the victims of Srebrenica

July 10, 2014 11:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today, 11 July, marks the 19th anniversary of the massacres in Srebrenica in 1995, when more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were systematically murdered in Srebrenica by Serbian paramilitary forces. 

During the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica was declared a UN Safe Area in 1993, under the supervision of the United Nations Protection Force.

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Statement on Gaza

July 9, 2014 11:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) is saddened and appalled by the tragic events in Gaza which have seen almost 80 Palestinians dead and counting as a result of the brutal and disproportionate Israeli assault on Gaza.

Over 500 people have also been injured and amongst the dead have been Palestinian women and children with eight members of the same family – including five children – killed in an air strike on two homes in Khan Younis, south of Gaza. 

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Press release – Trial verdict on the tragic deaths of the Al Sattar family

June 23, 2014 10:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The trial of eight people surrounding the tragic deaths of four innocent members of a local family has concluded with guilty verdicts but we now await sentencing. Shehnila Taufiq and her three children Zainab, Bilal and Jamal all died following an arson attack on their home in Spinney Hills, which took place on September 13 last year. They were respected members of the Muslim community who were active in local community life.

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Online Quran

June 18, 2014 8:48 am Published by

The popular 13 line Quran which many of us have used since madrassah is now available online to read as a pdf which can be used on computers, tablets and phones. 

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First Person: Downgrading of schools raises doubts

June 16, 2014 11:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Suleman Nagdi: "As the spokesperson for the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO), I would like to congratulate the schools in Birmingham who recently achieved the Outstanding and Good grades following the recent Ofsted inspections. The inspections were performed in very testing and complex circumstances for schools which were borne out of an alleged plot to take over schools from what appeared to be an unsigned hoax letter.

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Faith bank holidays ‘impractical’

May 14, 2014 10:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

"Muslim and Hindu leaders say they do not think Eid and Diwali should be public holidays, despite an appeal to the Government to make them so.

A petition has been submitted to The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills calling for major Muslim and Hindu religious festivals to be celebrated with a nationwide day off work.

More than 110,000 people have signed the petition, submitted by Jon Timmis.

Mr Timmis said: "I believe that, given the number of Muslims and Hindus in this country, it is only fair we allow them to have the most important days in their faiths recognised in law...