About us

Islam Channel Urdu brings viewers a fresh approach to Islam-oriented television, encouraging critical thinking and addressing current issues faced by the Urdu-speaking community. Islam Channel Urdu will enable Urdu speaking Muslims to engage fully with the complex issues facing Muslims around the world.The Channel has come about from demand from the wider Urdu speaking community to provide engaging and informative content which reflects the ever-growing and diverse cultural backgrounds. It seeks to truly represent the experiences of the global community.

 

Today, the UK is home to the largest Urdu speaking community in Europe, with a population exceeding 1.17 million. It’s estimated that this figure is set to more than double in the next 15 years. “We have reached yet another milestone as we launch Islam Channel Urdu in providing an essential platform for the Urdu speaking community. Islam Channel Urdu seeks to set itself from the common arenas of Urdu language channels and instead provide a much needed platform for considered thought and reasoned discussion. Above all it seeks to use Islam as a guiding light for quality family orientated channel “said Mohamed Ali, CEO, Islam Channel Urdu.

 

Islam Channel Urdu programming content includes current affairs, lifestyle, entertainment, documentaries along with religious programming with lectures from world renowned scholars who carefully go through various aspects of Islamic life and explaining the stories at the heart of Islam.

 

We have a number of unique in-house produced series such as Achi Sehat, Hum Log, Haqeeqat and Aap Ka Sawal

Mohamed Ali Harrath

Chief Executive Officer
Islam Channel Urdu

bautmanThe idea to launch Islam Channel Urdu came about at a time when there was a growing demand among Muslims for an alternative media that represented them and also gave them a voice. In a multi-cultural society it is essential that everyone feels part of the wider community, where everyone is treated
equally and with justice.

Muslims have over the years been feeling increasingly alienated through a constant flow of Islamaphobic misconceptions, filtered through the media, influencing further divisions amongst communities, to the point where today we have a situation of ‘multi-culturalism versus Muslims’ Islam Channel Urdu came about to readdress the balance, to take positive steps to represent Islam and Muslims and to give news and views that do not have anti-Islamic rhetoric and propaganda.

For only through any real understanding of Islam, for
Muslims and non- Muslims, will we achieve any form of
mutual understanding and community cohesion.

Islam Channel Urdu has grown from strength to strength; it is playing an important role in a multi-cultural society, helping towards community cohesion as well as responding to the needs of Muslims in Britain and abroad.