It is unfortunate that in today’s world, the word “Muslim” and “Islam” has become synonymous with “terrorism”, “extremism”, “oppression” and other such negative terms. Consequently, whenever certain groups within the Muslim community commit acts that are not from Islam, the media or the far-right jump at the chance to demonise Islam and Muslims.
This is the current narrative that many non-Muslims are fed about Islam via the media and it is something that we need to change.
Our response is as follows: if there is a narrative to be written about Islam, let the beautiful teachings of the Qur’an and the noble character of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) be its author.
Therefore, by enjoining in good, we are in a position to show the true beauty of Islam, and the proactivity of Muslims here in the UK. Muslims should be regarded as people who can positively benefit society, and that we are the ones at the forefront of pioneering a cohesive society.