The launch will feature a keynote speech by His Eminence Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri, who will explain the background, rationale and utilisation of the curriculum. You have been invited along with members of parliament, prominent journalists, educationalists, along with government and non-government agencies concerned with tackling the problem of radicalisation and terrorism associated with the Muslim community.
Dr Qadri, a world renowned Islamic scholar and authority on Islamic Law, is the author of the ‘Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings’, which was published in 2010 to worldwide attention and acclaim. This was the first ever comprehensive and robust refutation against the ideology of religious extremism of its kind.
The new ‘Islamic Curriculum on Peace & Counter Terrorism’ is a follow up to the Fatwa and its production has been closely supervised by Dr Qadri personally. This work contains a detailed syllabus that will equip users, whether policymakers, teachers, imams, government and security agencies, with knowledge and tools to prevent the seeds of religious extremism being sown and in countering extremist ideology. The main targets of intervention are children, students or other vulnerable individuals, whether in schools, colleges, universities or other institutes or settings, such as prisons and places of worship.
We have all become acutely aware of the growing problem of children and young people, both male and female, being recruited for ‘Jihad’ in the Middle East by ISIS and its sympathisers, especially through social media. The importance of this curriculum cannot be overstated in protecting our younger generation from the toxic effects of extremist propaganda. We hope you will find the time to attend.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions and refreshments will be provided.
Entrance to the event is free and by invitation only. We look forward to your participation at this event and would appreciate if you would confirm your attendance, or that of any companions, colleagues, or representatives, by email or telephone.