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Statement on the London Terror Attack

iERA condemns the heinous attack in London that has resulted in the deaths of civilians and a Policeman. Our sincere condolences and prayers are with the families of the victims. In an age of hate and misunderstanding, iERA seeks to share the true message of Islam in an intelligent and compassionate way, thereby building bridges […]

Charity Commission concludes statutory investigation into iERA

Press Release: Charity Commission concludes statutory investigation into iERA On Friday 4th November 2016, the Charity Commission published its concluding report to the statutory investigation into the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA). The investigation concluded that during the formative years of the organisation there had been misconduct and mismanagement on two main areas. The […]

iERA calls for calm at a time of widespread violence

In light of today’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, as well as the recent atrocities in Turkey, Nigeria and the ongoing crimes against humanity in Syria and Palestine, the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) stress that we strongly condemn all acts of indiscriminate violence, terrorism and the killing of innocent people. iERA is saddened by […]

Full House for Islam and Reformation Debate

On Friday 26th February 2016, iERA held its fourth ‘Don’t Hate, Debate!’ on ‘Does Islam Need A Reformation?’ More than 200 people packed out the prestigious Hallam Conference Centre to listen to this important debate affecting Muslim living in the UK and beyond. As expected, the debate consisted of many areas of disagreement between the […]

Does Islam Need A Reformation?

Exactly this time last year, the Islamic Education & Research Academy (iERA) launched its ‘Don’t Hate, Debate!’ campaign in response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. The main objective was to bring together a variety of experts from differing academic, political and religious backgrounds to discuss their differences, in a civilised and respectful manner […]

Dialogue and Debate is the way Forward in Tackling ‘Extremism’

On Friday 16th October 2015, the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) held a cross-panel debate on the criminalisation of Islam and tackling extremism in London entitled, ‘The Big Question: Is Islam The Cause Or Solution To Extremism?’ The event was well attended with representatives from leading media outlets including the BBC, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, […]