Imran Sabir Memorial Lecture – Friday 1st March
Friday 1st March marks the fourth anniversary of the death of our founding chairman, Imran Sabir, may Allah shower mercy upon his soul. Imran was the real driving force for the disability movement in Scotland as he was an inspiration for all those who were fortunate to meet him. His death was a great loss to all his friends and colleagues in Scotland, none more so than Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed, who wrote a book on his life.
The book, Living with Blindness, has served as a manifesto for the Islamic Texts for the Blind and has been a way to keep the spirit of Imran’s vision alive.
The first memorial lecture invited Imam Zaid Shakir and Shaykh Abdul Aziz to speak about Marginalisation in Society. Shaykh Ibrahim Osi Efa delivered the second lecture based on discrimination and prejudice. Finally last year’s memorial was based upon the theme of mental health and the well being of the Muslim community.
This year the memorial will be based upon, ‘Ending Violence Against Women’. Kitaba will be working in collaboration with Amina MWRC and IST. The guest speaker will be Shaykh Musa Furber (USA), who recently wrote an article in response to the rape and killing of the young Indian woman, you can find this article in the Washington Post.
The Imran Sabir Memorial will start at 6:30 pm on Friday 1st March in:
70 Coplaw Street
Tickets will cost £2 and will be on sale soon inshAllah. For more information via facebook or to reserve a ticket please email: islamicstudiestrust at hotmail.co.uk or call 07865996187