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Election 2019 Statement

14th December 2019, file under Press releases

written by Abida

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Dear Br and Srs

It is a monumental day in British politics and for our society. Across our nation many I know will be feeling upset, angry and deflated at the results- Politics has polarised not just opinions but people. The election results show that there are many who will see the results as a positive step for Britain, though many of us are genuinely fearful of the rise in hateful rhetoric and the divisions in our society.

At this time of real concern, it is essential that as individuals and as an organisation we do not lose hope but remember Allah and His Plans and our striving for equality and social justice. We must look for goodness and foster it, we must pray for the good of our country and its people. We must strive towards a political discourse that brings people with differences together to strive for the common good.

I believe we can be, we must be, a beacon of light for society as a whole to help move towards a brighter future.

We are in the midst of developing a work plan that must see ISB and all of us as relevant stakeholders in this conversation.

Hold firm, pray for one another and let’s dig deep… together Insha’Allah. Let US be the change.

Khalid Anis, ISB Chair

ISB Elects New Chair

17th October 2019, file under Press releases

written by Tafazal Mohammed

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The Islamic Society of Britain Elects Dr Khalid Anis MBE as its new Chair

The Islamic Society of Britain welcomes the appointment of Dr Khalid Anis MBE as its new Chair. Society members elected Dr Anis at the Annual General Meeting, held on 12th October 2019.

Speaking about his new role, Dr Anis said: “I understand the heavy responsibility entrusted to me as Chair of Trustees for this unique organisation. The Islamic Society of Britain has always held an important position in standing for a positive vision for British Muslims, sometimes putting our head above the parapet. I am keen to renew this vision and help this organisation develop the kind of leadership that displays the courage, ethics and values that are important for healthy community relations right across Britain, today”

Dr Anis, a General Dental Practitioner, has held several senior positions in the organisation, including as Director of the Living Islam Festival, the charity’s flagship project. A former, school governor and consultant in Public Health, Dr Anis was awarded the MBE in 2007 for services to dentistry. He runs a NHS practice in Manchester, where he resides with his wife Sara and their 3 children.

The Tale of Two Civilisations

17th May 2019, file under Events

written by Tafazal Mohammed

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Our next Campus residential is:

The Tale of Two Civilisations

At Markfield, Leicestershire

Interactive Workshops will explore the following topics:

-Islamic History and the Height of Islamic Civilisation
-The Growth of Western Civilisation
-Muslim Responses to Colonialism
-Loyalty and Belonging

There will also be:
Reminders, BBQ, bonfire, dhikr sessions, interactive discussions and plenty of time to make new friendships!!

Buy your tickets HERE

Book by 10th June to avail yourself of the Early Bird Discount!