Leading Imams from the UK, Europe and US gathered on 27 March 2015 in London at a summit to announce the launch of a digital magazine to support a wider drive by Muslims everywhere to reclaim the digital space from those who wish to tarnish the image of their faith.
Shaukat Warraich, Chief Editor of Imamsonline.com, an organisation providing a voice for Islamic religious leaders, and host of the Imams Online Digital Summit, said: “The magazine ‘Haqiqah’ which translates as ‘The Reality’ is aimed at young people and will counter the extremist narrative used by groups such as ISIS.”
The digital magazine, developed with contribution from Imams and scholars will deliver a clear and positive message for readers with information that they can share easily across their social media network. Highlights of the magazine include a section providing ‘correct’ context to specific verses of the Quran, regularly twisted in extremist material.
Qari Asim, Senior Editor of Imams Online and contributor to the magazine added: “We are reclaiming the online space, but we need absolutely everyone to get involved in this effort. So this is a call to log on, get informed, and share the magazine with all your friends and family online.”
The summit was honoured by the attendance of various highly respected Imams including, Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace, and Hamza Yusuf, leading US Imam and co-founder of California based Zaytuna College.
Imams Online is an online resource which offers advice and education about the Islamic faith.
Bringing together more than 700 Imams and Mosques from across the UK, Imams Online has become the first port of call for anyone wishing to find out more about the religion.
Since the launch of the magazine just over a month ago it has been viewed over 250,000 times. Haqiqah can be downloaded here: http://imamsonline.com/blog/haqiqah-what-is-the-truth-behind-isis/