IDENTITY AND CITIZENSHIP – AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE, With Shaykh Idris Watts & Dr. Atif Imtiaz

Sallam alaykum.

ABU ZAHRA FOUNDATION

invites you to

A COMMUNITY FORUM

In times when the challenges facing the Muslim community have gained
increased prominence in the wider community and media; it has become
imperative that there are forums where young Muslims can discuss these
issues amongst themselves in a conducive environment, openly and honestly.

We must discuss the issues facing us, propose solutions, challenge our
ideas and move forward together.

IDENTITY AND CITIZENSHIP – AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE

Facilitators:

Shaykh Idris Watts
Dr. Atif Imtiaz

Sunday 15th February
6.00pm-8.30pm

Victoria Primary School
Cartmel Rd
Keighley
BD21 2RD

Buffet meal and refreshments provided.

Limited spaces – Attendance via booking only

To book your place please send your name, tel. number, and email address.

e: info@abuzahra.org
t: 07506 724582
Supported by Safer Communities, Bradford District

Abu Zahra Foundation

Located in Keighley, a small northern England town, Abu Zahra
Foundation was founded in June 2001 to convey the fundamental and
intermediate Islamic Sciences, in accordance with the Prophetic
example in a way that is relevant to Muslims living in the West.

Over the last five years the Foundation has organised one-day
intensives and short courses on various subjects.  We have also
facilitated public lectures from some of the finest scholars in the
West.  Our resident scholars have also spoken at many conferences and
taught at din-intensives up and down the country.  Other initiatives
have included working with schools offering workshops on the basic
tenets of Islam, Public Lecture Series, Outdoor Activities Programme,
Healthy Lifestyle Programme, Day Excursions and Sports.

Members of the Foundation have also reached out to the non-Muslim
community through the media and Inter-faith forums.  We are committed
to fostering community cohesion and dialogue with other faith
communities.

Shaykh Idris Watts

Born and raised in Kent, Muhammad Idris Watts accepted Islam in 1998
in the first year of his Arabic Language Degree at the University of
Leeds. Shaykh Idris graduated in 2002 from the University and moved to
Fez to continue his religious studies. He attended classes at the
Qarawiyeen University in the Old City for the next four years covering
subjects such as Fiqh, Aqidah, Classical Arabic and Tajwid.

He returned to England in 2007, and recently took up the full-time
post of Resident Scholar at the Abu Zahra Foundation.

Dr. Atif Imtiaz

Dr. Atif Imtiaz has been living and working in Bradford for most of
his life. He currently works for the NHS as part of the Equality and
Diversity department providing leadership and direction to the
organisation. He has completed a PhD in Social Psychology from the
London School of Economics. Dr. Imtiaz is also involved with Clement’s
Gate and Spiritual Tree, two Islamic organisations based in Bradford
which focus on Islamic culture.

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