A new digital radio station launching in Manchester is seeking to counter negative views and impressions of Islam by presenting the faith’s true teachings. The Voice of Islam radio s will present Islam’s views on contemporary issues and will be underpinned by the faith’s true teachings of love, humanity, charity, compassion and peace.
The station is run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community whose ethos, Love for All, Hatred for None.
Rafiq Hayat, President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK said; “The service was much needed at a time when there is a need for greater community cohesion and interfaith dialogue.He said: “This service provides a platform for all to learn about Islam. It will feature guests and experts from a wide range of backgrounds to promote education, learning and peaceful dialogue.
“Our hope is that the Voice of Islam is a voice of peace and brotherhood in Manchester and we will work hard to bring people together for the benefit of us all.”
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, who are behind the service, are one of the oldest established Muslim communities in Britain and they built London’s first purpose-built mosque. The community also built one of the largest mosques in Manchester – the Darul Aman Mosque in Greenheys Lane.
The Voice of Islam was established in London in 2016 and Is now expanding its nationalfootprint with a new service in Manchester. The station covers discussion programmes,news, views and current affairs, with an exciting range of feature programmes on faith and belief.
In addition to the DAB coverage, the station has a global listenership via its mobile phone app and its live stream online at www.voiceofislam.co.uk
The launch of the Manchester DAB service is its first outside of London.