About Islam Channel
Broadcasting from the heart of London, Islam Channel provides alt news, current affairs and entertainment programming from an Islamic perspective.
Since its launch in 2004 Islam Channel has developed into a platform for ingenious and practical television complementing the definition of good programming. A 24-hour channel, the English-language programmes are aimed at both Muslim and non-Muslim viewers. From news analysis, to religious and spiritual series, lifestyle shows and hard-hitting investigative documentaries, the Channel’s programmes offer a fresh and alternative approach to broadcast media.
Islam Channel has established itself as the leading, free-to-air, English language, channel dedicated to providing an alternative view. It is broadcast to over 136 countries worldwide and available to view in the UK on Sky 727. All of its programmes are streamed live on the internet via the Channel’s website.
Mohamed Ali Harrath
Chief Executive Officer Islam Channel
The idea to launch Islam Channel 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 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 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.