Imam Hussein Halawa stayed relatively quiety during the campaign for his son’s release, saying “I didn’t want people to think I was using and exploiting my platform, position and job for personal advantag.”

Hussein Halawa was about to head to the mosque in Clonskeagh on Monday when he got a text saying his son Ibrahim’s trial was being broadcast live on a(...)

New generation: 18-year-old Aisha Siwar, 17-year-old Hannah Abushaban, 21-year-old Marwan Akari and 19-year-old Yara Alagha. Photographs: Alan Betson

They are an upcoming generation of Irish Muslims – probably the first to have grown up in Ireland in significant numbers. After several members of (...)

Imam Ibrahim Noonen and Imam Naseem Ahmad at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Ireland’s 14th Jalsa Salana Annual Convention. Photograph: Sara Freund/ The Irish Times

A leading Muslim voice has criticised other Muslim leaders here for being softer on extremism and radicalisation. Imam Ibrahim Noonan, Ahmadiyya Nat(...)

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri: expressed concern at the growing interest being shown by extremist Islamic groups in the UK in trying to radicalise young Irish Muslims. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Muslim cleric has resigned from the Irish Council of Imams because of a lack of confidence in it. Shaykh Dr Umar al-Qadri, imam of the Al-Mustafa I(...)

Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri arrives with a wreath at the French Embassy in Dublin ahead of a minute’s silence across Europe to mark the victims of Friday’s attacks in the French capital.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

These are uneasy times for Muslims in the West. On Saturday in Dublin a man pointed at Imam Dr Umar Al-Qadri in his clerical attire “and said one word(...)

Ali Selim, Secretary General of  the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland , Clonskeagh Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Muslim leaders have described the Paris terrorist attacks as an affront to Islam. In a statement representing the Irish Council of Imams, Dr Ali(...)

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri believes a specific faith should not be taught in schools “to avoid an ‘us’ and ‘them’ situation”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A prominent Muslim leader in Ireland has called on the Government to facilitate preparation of a syllabus on Islam to be taught at the community’s fai(...)

‘To have Tomi Reichental (above)  in the mosque this Friday during Ramadan will not only send out a strong message of peace and dialogue to people of all faiths, but at the same time highlight the essential fundamental principles of Islam.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ramadan is the month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sun(...)