Coventry City Circle Presents:
BUILDING FAITH IN OUR COMMUNITY
Date: Monday 8th August 2005
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Venue: Bangladesh Islamic Society, 75 Smith Street, off Red Lane,
Foleshill, Coventry, CV6 5DX
Guest Speakers: Imam Siraj Wahhaj (USA), Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick
(South Africa), Br Shabbir Ally (Canada) and Dr Jamal Badawi (Canada)
Topics: Leadership by Dr Jamal Badawi, Relations with Other Faiths by
Br Shabbir Ally, Rise and Fall of the Ummah by Shaykh Abdullah Hakim
Quick, and The Role of the Muslim Youth in the 21st Century by Imam
*Imam Siraj Whajj
Imam Siraj Wahhaj, one of the most prominent leaders in America´s Muslim communities.
He is Imam of the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn , New York and a board member
of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America.
He heads the Muslim Alliance of North America. He was the first-ever Muslim to lead a
prayer before the start of a session of the House of Representatives. He gained national
recognition for leading a successful anti-drug campaign in the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn in the 1980s.
*Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick
Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick Ph.D. has travelled to more than 34 countries on lecture
and educational tours. He embraced Islam in 1970 and thereafter pursued his studies
at the Islamic University of Madinah, where he completed a BA from the College of
Da'wah and Usul al-Din. He later read for his Masters degree and completed his PhD
on the History of Islam in Africa at the University of Toronto, Canada. Shaykh Abdullah Hakim
has served as Imam, teacher and counselor in the USA , Canada and the West Indies . For
three years he contributed to the religious page of Canada 's leading newspaper. He is
presently a Senior Lecturer at the Dar-ul-Arqam Islamic Institute and Director of the Da'wah
Department of the Muslim Judicial Council, Cape Town , South Africa .
*Dr Jamal Badawi
Dr. Jamal Badawi was born and raised in Egypt , and it was in Cairo that Dr. Badawi started
his career as a student. He received his bachelors from Ain Shams University ( Cairo , Egypt ).
Upon receiving the degree, he headed for America, and enrolled in Indiana University ( Bloomington , IN )
where he received both his Masters and doctorate in the department of Business Administration. Currently,
Dr. Badawi is the director of the Islamic Information Foundation (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), which is
a non-profit foundation seeking to promote better understanding of Islam by Muslims and non-Muslims.
* All welcome including sisters and children
* All lectures in English with Q & A session
* Lots of activities plus stalls on the day
* Nearest Rail: Coventry Central