Eid al-Adha is the Muslim festival that falls at the end of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. It commemorates the willingness of the prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) to sacrifice his son upon God's instruction, a story found in the Bible as well as the Quran. The Wikipedia article at this link gives more information about Eid al-Adha.
This year Eid al-Adha was on 12 September. After allowing for the party conferences season, we are holding our Eid al-Adha reception on Tuesday 25 October. We are very grateful to our Parliamentary host Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire for making this possible.
Saira Khan. She is a TV presenter, businesswoman and author of P.U.S.H For Success published by Random House – currently a Panelist on ITV'S popular show Loosewomen and Co-Presenter of the Martin Lewis Moneyshow. You may also remember her as the runner up on the first series of The Apprentice! Saira will be talking about "What being a Muslim means to me."
Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire. Alberto was elected to Parliament in the 2015 general election. Professionally he is a solicitor, qualified in both England and in Scotland.
Ranil Jayawardena, MP for North East Hampshire. Ranil was also elected to Parliament in the 2015 general election. Before his political career Ranil was a banker.
Dr Rami Ranger CBE. Dr Ranger is the Chairman of Sun Mark Limited, which has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise for five consecutive years.
Baron Sheikh, of Cornhill in the City of London. Lord Sheikh is the founder and current President of the Conservative Muslim Forum.
Where: 7 Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JA. This building is part of the Parliamentary Estate, and opposite Victoria Tower Gardens.
When: Tuesday 25 October at 7.00pm
Cost: £25.00 per person
Food: Asian buffet dinner