I sit face down head on my arms
A pool of tears flowing in my palms
I’m listening to cries being thrown around
The walls around me are echoing the sound
Making it twice as loud and twice as frightening
Conflict is building up like thunder and lightening
A question & answer session on domestic violence hosted by Imam Qasim with Imam Abdullah Hasan from Nour.
Yvonne Ridley is the patron of Nour, who was unable to attend the launch dinner due to unforeseen circumstances. However, she sent a message of support and in this clip Yvonne Ridley gives us an insightful analogy of the silent yet prevalent issue of domestic violence.
Ajmal Masroor is a relationship counsellor. He is a co-founder of Barefoot Institute which provides support for individuals and couples with relationship issues. He studied Politics and Arabic at SOAS, and was very active in student unions and Islamic Societies. His interests include learning about new cultures and world food, playing badminton, and reading based on history, society and politics. Masroor is a local imam, who leads Friday prayers weekly at different mosques in London.
Abdul-Malik initially studied Arabic language and Shariah under Shaykh S. M. Abdul-Qayum, the Imam and Khatib of the East London Mosque. He then studied Arabic and Shari’ah at the European College of Islamic Studies in France and then in Wales. He also spent some time studying under teachers in the Middle East, foremost amongst them were Shaykh Ahmad Hawwa in Jordan, with whom he studied Shafi’i Fiqh, and Shaykh Munir al-Jawwad Al-Tunisi in Syria, with whom he studied Arabic grammar. Currently in the UK he periodically studies hadith and other Islamic sciences under Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi.