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Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Do you know of any non Muslim institution where "ethical" investment could also be ethical for Muslims?
Date Posted    

24-May-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               What do you think about Muslims shopping for organic fruit and veg in Safeways?
Date Posted    

24-May-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               In "Islam Under A Cloud of Ignorance -The Fiqh of Freedom - A Law for Liberation" Sahib Mustaqim Bleher argues that "[in Islam] music as such was not prohibited".
Date Posted    

24-May-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Are you aware of a book written by the British philosopher Roger Scruton entitled Globalisation: The West and the Rest.
Date Posted    

09-May-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               In your article "The New Age: The Coming of Dajjal" [Date Published: Jan 1995] you wrote the following: "Allah's messenger warned us of a battle over mountains of black gold near the Euphrates which was going to be fought in three distinct stages" Can you please provide the reference to this hadith?
Date Posted    

12-April-2003

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               What will happen if George W Bush and Tony Blair decide to go to war with Iraq without a second UN resolution?
Date Posted    

14-March-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Are there any Islamic investment opportunities available in Britain for Muslims which are of a high standard and adhering to the principles laid down in the Shariah?
Date Posted    

07-March-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Is interest forbidden in Christianity and Judaism? If it is could you please email me sources from the Bible (Old and New Testaments) to confirm that.
Date Posted    

07-March-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               I would like to know how investment accounts work in Islamic banks and if possible any comparison between them and similar accounts in conventional banks.
Date Posted    

28-February-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               I would be grateful if you would try to clarify a few points concerning the current world situation especially in the Middle East from a religious perspective.
Date Posted    

28-February-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               How can I join your party or make a donation.Also does your party field candidates in any elections?
Date Posted    

23-February-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               I have three questions for the party. The first concerns the United Nations.
Date Posted    

23-February-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Is the United States or America, or England mentioned in any Islamic texts under a different name?
Date Posted    

22-February-2003

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Why don't you stand up against sick Islamic terrorism instead of promoting it?
Date Posted    

15-February-2003

Policy Department Economy
Question               I would like to know about the history of Islamic banking.
Date Posted    

09-February-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               What is the significance of the Kaaba in Islam to Muslims?
Date Posted    

09-February-2003

Policy Department Economy
Question               Are insurance policies (life insurance and property insurance) permissible in Islam?
Date Posted    

25-January-2003

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Why cannot the resources that were devoted to building and outfitting palaces (for the glorification of one man in Iraq) not have been used for improvement of hospitals and medical care of the many?
Date Posted    

12-January-2003

Policy Department Non-Specific
Question               What makes a person a kafir?
Date Posted    

11-January-2003

Policy Department Economy
Question               Please let me know is stock market business allowed in Islam?
Date Posted    

10-January-2003

Policy Department Religious Affairs
Question               Can you tell me some reasons which will be enough for a non-believer to at least think that there is a God. I just want some evidence that God exists
Date Posted    

10-January-2003

Policy Department Non-Specific
Question               Why does racism occur in Britain?
Date Posted    

10-January-2003

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Did you know that Pakistan killed 1.5 million Bangladeshi people in 1971 (in 267 days)?
Date Posted    

10-January-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               What is the Islamic Party doing to represent Muslims in mainstream British politics, both at the local level and the government level?
Date Posted    

03-January-2003

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Can you please tell me though, in general, how much could Muhammad have learned about Greek science in his time and place? 
Date Posted    

03-January-2003

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Is it true that the uncle of Yassir Arafat, the Grand Mufti, was a Nazi, and had a 22,000 strong Bosnian Muslim Nazi contingent?
Date Posted    

30-October-2002

Policy Department Religious Affairs
Question               It seems that some of your statements when compared to the statements of Islamic religious figures and indeed the Koran are contradictory.
Date Posted    

30-October-2002

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               What are your views on the continuing conflict in Sudan.
Date Posted    

24-September-2002

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               The UK government seems to be supporting the US war against Iraq. What are your views?.
Date Posted    

15-September-2002

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               I would like to know about your political stand in the matter of Armenian genocide.
Date Posted    

23-June-2002

Policy Department Religious Affairs
Question               My question is why don't the party put pressure on food chains in the UK to make all their foods Halal and suitable for Muslim consumers.
Date Posted    

25-May-2002

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               What is the Islamic party's interpretation of the opening ayats of Sura Bani Israel i.e relating to the "ascension" of Muhammad (pbuh) and his apparent dialogue with Moses (pbuh) en route?
Date Posted    

14-May-2002

Policy Department Economics
Question               Since there is interest in eliminating the usury system among Muslims why can we not start an Islamic bank in a co-op style?
Date Posted    

07-May-2002

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Britain is traditionally white, therefore what are you Asians doing in this glorious country.
Date Posted    

05-May-2002

Policy Department Social Affairs
Question               Can you explain the rights of a dhimmi under Islamic rule? What is the pact of Caliph Omar on dhimmi rights?
Date Posted    

03-May-2002

Policy Department Law & Justice
Question               Is the Islamic ruling system applicable in the nation-state era?
Date Posted    

24-April-2002

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               How in Heaven's name could foreigners like yourselves ever had the affront to start a political party based on the religious fantasies of the Quran and call it British?
Date Posted    

25-March-2002

Policy Department Economy
Question               I think its time that we must have our own banking system so why don't we make this our mission.
Date Posted    

22-March-2002

Policy Department Social Affairs
Question               Would an Islamic nation in Britain tolerate homosexuality? By tolerate I mean allow people to live their lives this way without state interference.
Date Posted    

09-March-2002

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Communal violence between Muslims and Hindus has once again ripped through the heart of Gujrat. The root cause of the problem seems to be the Babri Mosque controversy.
Date Posted    

01-March-2002

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               I would like some information regarding the signs before the hour. 
Date Posted    

07-February-2002

Policy Department Law & Justice
Question               Why did the Caliphate system fail ? Why did it not continue until today ? Dont you think we need one "just" leader for the whole ummah ?
Date Posted    

07-February-2002

Policy Department Law & Justice
Question               Are monarchies a recognised form of government within Islam? If not, then how come so many Muslim countries are run by monarchies, usually of a tyrannical nature.
Date Posted    

17-January-2002

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               What are the exact details behind the conflict in Kashmir and how can it be resolved?
Date Posted    

10-January-2002

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Afghanistan has been hit hard. Estimates are that 3670 innocent Afghanis have been killed (guardian.co.uk) not including the injured who died later and also not including the people who died of hunger running away to save themselves from errant US bombs.
Date Posted    

24-December-2001

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Can Islamic Party enlighten us on Necmettin Erbakan's agenda in Turkey? Who is heading the millitary in Turkey? Isn't Turkey a Muslim country?
Date Posted    

24-December-2001

Policy Department Youth
Question               Why isn't it ok if a Hindu marries a Muslim, or a Muslim marries a Hindu ? Why is there this barrier, why should two people who love each other not be able to live together.
Date Posted    

12-December-2001

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Some commentators are saying that Arafat and the Palestinians had a chance to reach a peace agreement at Camp David last year which they rejected. What was the precise details of the agreement and do you feel that Arafat should have accepted the offer?
Date Posted    

07-December-2001

Policy Department Non-Specific
Question               Concerning the illegal occupation of Palestine, I thought you might like to know that they are many Jews opposed to the establishment of the apartheid state of Israel.
Date Posted    

05-December-2001

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Is there any effort by the Islamic Party of Britain to help establish a similar party in the United States or in North America?
Date Posted    

19-November-2001

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Is the Taliban as bad as the West makes them out to be? Or are they deliberately being demonized to justify the military action against them and the Afghan people?
Date Posted    

15-November-2001

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Regarding the current crisis in Afghanistan, we continuously hear the phrase "This is a war against terrorism and not Islam". What are your views?
Date Posted    

15-November-2001

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Ariel Sharon has stated in his latest interview "We are planning now to bring in another one million Jews to Israel." What can we do as Muslims to preserve this land from this illegal occupation and why aren't the Arab nations doing more for the people of Palestine
Date Posted    

08-November-2001

Policy Department Social Affairs
Question               As you are well aware there is a media war against Islam which is affecting our children. As parents how can we protect our children from this media onslaught?
Date Posted    

08-November-2001

Policy Department Economy
Question               My question really is one of economics for the mideast region of the world where most of the oil dependent countries get their fuel. We in American rely on that oil supply as do others. I do not understand with all the multi millionaires over there, why they don't use their wealth to help their own countries.
Date Posted    

08-November-2001

Policy Department Defence
Question               It is clear that America's adventure in Afghanistan is not only due to Taliban in general and Osama-bin-Laden in particular but there is some hidden agenda behind and they have certain sure strategic aims in the region. What in your humble opinion is this agenda and strategic aim?
Date Posted    

07-November-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               The people don't have the right to make laws like in democracy. So how can we stay under this ruling system and formulate laws inside a kufr ruling system?
Date Posted    

31-October-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Who do you think is going to win this war and what can Muslims do to counter the damage done to Islam and Muslims?
Date Posted    

31-October-2001

Policy Department Law & Justice
Question               Is democracy a valid concept within Islam. If not how is an Islamic government elected and structured?
Date Posted    

29-October-2001

Policy Department Religious Affairs
Question               What is the difference between Moderate Muslim, Radical Muslim and Hard-line Muslim or Fundamentalist Muslim? 
Date Posted    

29-October-2001

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               Is it the same policy America is employing in Afghanistan  which was adopted in Gulf  again , to capture the oil and gas resources in the Central Asian states? 
Date Posted    

29-October-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Just out of interest, how do you feel about the British National Party? Please note that I do not support them, I am merely interested.
Date Posted    

16-October-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               How can you feel you have any place in this country? You don't. You are not British citizens nor will you ever be, no matter how many generations of you live here. 
Date Posted    

12-October-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               I understand there is to be an anti-war protest on 13th October. I would like the Islamic Party and other Muslim organisations to publicise this widely; so that as many Muslims as possible attend. 
Date Posted    

12-October-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               I am most perturbed by the hysterical media propaganda. I would particularly like to draw your attention to the series of articles being printed in The Times. 
Date Posted    

10-October-2001

Policy Department Law & Justice
Question               Is there any country, Muslim or non - Muslim, in the world that is following the true Islamic model?
Date Posted    

06-October-2001

Policy Department Foreign Affairs
Question               You have stated reasons why you are angry with the Allies' policies in Iraq. What, in your opinion, should have happened when Iraq invaded Kuwait?
Date Posted    

25-September-2001

Policy Department Health
Question               What is the Islamic opinion on the use of animals for medical research?
Date Posted    

16-September-2001

Policy Department Religious Affairs
Question               It is now becoming widely accepted that Christianity will vanquish as a religion in the UK over the next 15-20 years. My question has three parts. 1) What does Islam have to offer that Christianty has failed to provide. 2) What is the future of Islam in Britain. 3) How can we the British people achieve maximum benefit from Islamic teachings?
Date Posted    

10-September-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Please provide me with the Biblical prophecies concerning the coming of Muhammad (pbuh) and also the chapter and verse numbers for the scientific miracles in the Qur'an.
Date Posted    

04-September-2001

Policy Department Law & Justice
Question               I would like to know from an Islamic point of view how scarce resources could be allocated. For example if there is only one kidney and two or more patients?
Date Posted    

03-September-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question               Muslims often claim that the Qur'an is a miracle. How can a book that was compiled 1400 years ago be a miracle, and if it is such a miracle why isn't this more widely recognised in academic circles?
Date Posted    

26-August-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question              

Is the Qu'ran a Furqan or is it a separate book revealed to Musa(pbuh) and Haroon (pbuh)?

Date Posted    

22-August-2001

Policy Department Non - Specific
Question              

Are Khilafahs divinely inspired? If yes then how come the last few Ottoman Khilafahs committed large scale massacres against the Armenians?

Date Posted    

20-August-2001

Policy Department Religious Affairs
Question              

You talk of "the freedom of religious practice so long as it does not cause any damage to individuals or society." What I want to ask is what to do you regard as 'damage'

Date Posted    

01-August-2001

Policy Department Economy
Question         

Since the world leaders are not so interested in the "interest" issue and do not care to ponder upon the ill consequences and for the future of a debt free society. How long does it take for a system to show its colours?

Date Posted    

26-July-2001

Policy Department Economy
Question

Since Islam is against an interest based economy, is it permissable for a Muslim to work for a bank?

Date Posted

18-July-2001

Policy Department Education
Question Does Islam promote single - sex schools? If so, what are the advantages to be gained by segregated education.
Date Posted 30-June-2001

Policy Department Economy
Question What are your views on the single European Currency. Should Britain give up the pound and join the Euro?
Date Posted 20-June-2001

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