Leyton London, UK Islam in the West At Allama Iqbal Auditorium, Faisal Masjid campus, IIUI 24 August 2016
The Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue (IRD) organized a one-day lecture on “Islam in the West” by Dr. Suhaib Hassan Islamic Shariah Council, Leyton London, UK on 24 August 2016. The venue of the lecture was Allama Iqbal Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus, Islamabad.
Muslims are facing islamophobia due to rapid growth of Islam in the west; it is responsibility of Muslims to uphold their true Islamic values in this time of crisis, says Dr Sohaib Hassan of UK.
Addressing to the participants of the lecture, Dr Sohaib Hassan said Muslims are facing islamophobia due to rapid growth of Islam in west, while its solution lies in co-existence and upholding the Islamic values. He further said that Muslims don’t have any signficant influence in the world media, and a well devised media policy to disseminate Islam’s true message which is very much necessary in prevailing situation.
He was of the view that Muslims in west cannot follow the models of isolation and assimilation as they have a comprehensive religion which provides complete code of life.. He shed light on Europe’s religious history as well.
Dr. Muhammad Zia ul Haq, Director General, Islamic Research Institute (IRI) also addressed on the occasion and urged for discouragement of sectarian differences and stressed that Mosques must be used as social institutions to solve the issues of hour. He also said that Islam’s message regarding relations with the non Muslims must be explored as perfect guidelines have been provided by Islam in this regard. The lecture was also joined by Dr. Sohail Hassan, Director Dawah Academy, Dr, Talib Hussain Sial Director (Programs) IRD, university scholars and students.