Talks highlighting how we preserve our Islamic identity in the west using examples from the life of the Prophet (saw)
Birmingham, UK, Wednesday 25th December 2013 — Muslims from all over the UK gathered at the Bia Lounge, Golden Hillock Road, to attend an event entitled, “Preserving the Islamic identity in the West”. The event was organised as part of the Know Muhammad (pbuh) campaign and was in relation to the latest attacks on Islam, relating to the veil and segregation row as well as addressing the government’s latest “Tackling extremism in the UK” report.
The hot coals of the past and present – Ustadh Wajahat Ali
This talk details the struggles of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) at the hands of the Quraysh, where He (pbuh) was constantly ridiculed for his believes and the message He (pbuh) brought. The speaker links the struggles the Prophet (pbuh) went through is no different to the challenges the Muslim community faces today by the media, politicians and Islamophobes with labels such as extremist, intolerant and terrorist being attached to those Muslims who hold on to Islamic values.
How to preserve the Islamic identity – Ferdous Ahmed
This talk outlines the Islamic aqeeda is both spiritual and political, dealing with the affairs of life in the most complete and comprehensive of manners. The speaker details the plans of Western governments knowing that the strength of Islam lies in her intellectual leadership; hence they are attempting to remove this political element from Islam through calls for an Islamic reformation. The talk highlights the responsibility of the Muslim community in holding on to Islam by exposing the agenda of the West. How it should remain steadfast just like the Prophet (pbuh).