Mahmood Family Statement Regarding the Apology from Daily Mail & Katie Hopkins

Below is the statement from my brother Zahid Mahmood and his family:

“I would like to begin by thanking both Adam and lawrence at Carter Ruck who have worked endlessly and with great passion on our behalf and enabled us to finally put the distress of last year behind us.

We would like to accept Katie Hopkins apology tweet and online apology from the Daily Mail.

This past year for us as a family has been extremely testing but I would like to say we are blessed to have such lovely friends and family whom along with the general public have supported us with their kind and encouraging words and advice.

Our local community and local MP have made a sterling effort in tacking Islamophobia. The dangers of targeting Muslim families and racially profiling them at airports under sch 7 and Prevent will further alienate communities which will only do more harm than good.

Our faith teaches us to forgive and to stand up for injustice and it is that same faith that we find is always being dragged through the mud by people who do not understand the TRUE meaning of Islam.

My faith is important to me, it defines me as a person and is constantly is making me strive to be a better human.
YES I am a Muslim but NO I’m not a terrorist. My children are kids just like yours…my family just like yours.

I have a humble request to all please don’t judge all Muslims on the actions of a few.

Our prophet taught us to forgive those who wrong us and to see the good in everyone, so I there for would like to say I Zahid Mahmood and my wife and family would like to accept Katie Hopkins apology and draw a line under this matter.

I know alot of people are making vile comments about her, but please refrain and forgive her for her actions. She may one day reflect and become a better human being. As far as we are concerned she has apologised and we have welcomed it”



An Understanding of Abrahamic Spirituality and Mysticism: Through the Tales of the Hasidim and Sufis.

Hamid Mahmood


An Understanding of Abrahamic Spirituality and Mysticism: Through the Tales of the Hasidim and Sufis.

                                                                                                                                ~  (Hamid Mahmood)

Toward the One,

The Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,

The Only Being,

United with All the Illuminated Souls,

Who Form the Embodiment of the Master,

The Spirit of Guidance .[1]

One way of understanding spirituality and mysticism in the Abrahamic faiths is by comparing and contrasting stories in the faith traditions. Hence I intend on exploring stories and experiences from both Jewish and Islamic spiritual sources…

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Fatimah Elizabeth Cates Academy – Transforming Hearts & Minds

Day: Sunday 6th September
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: Frederick Bremer School, Siddely Road, E17 4EY

For further information about the new enrolment for September 2015 contact Ustadh Hamid Mahmood :

(Parents now have the facility to enrol their children for both Saturday & Sunday; Saturday only or Sunday only)

Interfaith over Iftar

Presenting the diversity within Islam and amongst Muslims

By Hasnae May


One of our writers, Hamid Mahmood, invited members of his local church to his house for iftar (the breaking of the fast). Hamid is good friends with Father Steven Saxby and when asked why he invited Father Steven Saxby for an iftar, he replied,

Actually I should be asking myself why it took so long?

The Qur’an clearly states,

وَلَتَجِدَنَّ أَقْرَبَهُمْ مَّوَدَّةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ٱلَّذِينَ قَالُوۤاْ إِنَّا نَصَارَىٰ ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ مِنْهُمْ قِسِّيسِينَ وَرُهْبَاناً وَأَنَّهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ

…thou shalt find that the nearest in affection to believing Muslims are those who say: “Verily we are Christians.” That is because they have amongst them priests and monks, and because they are not proud.[1]

It saddens me to think about how far we have come from the teachings of the Prophet (PBUH). The simple notion that a Jewish boy would carry the Prophet’s sandals in the Mosque and when…

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Teacher Training for Local Maktabs & Madrasas in Waltham Forest (Ustadh Hamid Mahmood) – Part 1

Teacher Training for Local Maktabs & Madrasas in Waltham Forest

(Ustadh Hamid Mahmood)

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Fatimah Elizabeth Cates Academy offered its first Teacher Training for Local Maktabs / Madrasas in Waltham Forest.

The focus for this training was:
(1) Lesson Planning – Starter, Main, Plenary & Differentiation
(2) Bloom’s Taxonomy and Questioning techniques
For further information please contact:
Hamid Mahmood