A Masterclass Review
On Saturday the 19th of November I had the joy of attending the ISB campus masterclass at Al Mahdi Institute. The topic was Being British Muslims: Looking to the Future, a topic which I’m sure is pertinent to many of us today, learning to tackle our identities as Brits while staying true to ourselves and our Iman. Those who attended were able to explore this topic through 3 different workshops, as well as a number of thought-provoking Q&As, delicious food and some hilarious Icebreakers.
The British Muslim Scene: Where Do We Find Ourselves? Identity, Statistics and Challenges by Dilwar Hussain was our 1st workshop of the day and while quite cerebral, I found that it gave a sense of hope for the future and helped put things into perspective. It highlighted that while many of us, Alhamdulillah, are so fortunate, there is still much disparity amongst our Muslim sisters and brothers struggling across the UK. We should always do our best to be aware and thankful for what we have.