“And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (and of) those who say: ‘O Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper’.” – Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75
IHRC has been combatting anti-Muslim injustice for over 20 years. Here’s what we know. In 2015:
- 80% of people surveyed has seen or heard Islamophobia against another person
- 85% of people surveyed had encountered politicians using Islamophobic rhetoric
- 94% of people surveyed had seen negative stereotypes about Muslims in the media
Click here to read the IHRC report ‘Environment of Hate: The New Normal’ with more information, statistics and case studies.
Although the right wing groups get the spotlight – they are the symptom of a much wider problem. Racism and Islamophobia is institutional. Institutions like the government and the media create an environment where right wing groups feel violence towards Muslims is acceptable.
Watch the video below for some examples:
This is where we need to focus our energy if we’re going to make any real changes. Our work is used to raise awareness, lobby for policy change and help save lives. Please help us continue this important work so Muslims in the UK can practice their religion free from discrimination and hatred. Help us work towards a more just world.
One of the most important pillars of Islam is ZAKAT. The Quran orders us numerous times to fulfill this obligation and remember that there are so many who are less fortunate than we are: including those who suffer because of discrimination, hate and the impingement of their human rights.
SADAQAH (voluntary charity) is a virtuous deed in Islam and is considered proof of one’s Faith. Unlike Zakat, Sadaqah is a voluntary act of kindness to help contribute towards bettering and improving our society.