Islamophobia Event

Islamophobia: Our Role and Responsibilities in the 21st Century – Delivered by Mufti Abdul Waheed  & Maulana Abu Bakar Saleem


Session Overview

With the rise of new unprecedented challenges for Muslims taking shape in the form of Islamophobia, in this unique webinar we are joined by two scholars; Mufti Abdul Waheed (JKN Fatawa Dept) and Maulana Abubakar Saleem (MEND) who will be discussing how as Muslims we can peacefully engage in tackling Islamophobia in light of the Quranic and prophetic guidelines and knowing our rights as British Muslim citizens.

This session will initially explore what Islamophobia is and give an insight into the ground reality of how Islamophobia is manifested in the UK. The main causes behind the existence and rise of Islamophobia will be then explored and what we can do as individuals and as a community to tackle Islamophobia and make history. The final session will then address how some important lessons can be drawn from Quranic and prophetic examples relevant for Muslims in this unprecedented era. The session will conclude with a Q & A panel where both speakers will welcome further questions from the audience relevant to the topic.


Mufti Abdul Waheed

Graduated from Darul-Uloom Bury, lecturer at JKN Institute and researcher in contemporary fatawas and matters at the JKN Fatawa Department

Maulana Abu Bakar Saleem

After graduating from Darul Uloom Blackburn in 2015, Maulana Mohammed Abubakar Saleem served as an Imaam at Jamia Masjid Noor in Huddersfield until 2018. He then established his own organisation, Huddersfield Community First, to serve his local community through education, interfaith, outreach and youth work. In February 2020, Maulana joined MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) to join in the fight against Islamophobia. Maulana is currently the Yorkshire Regional Manager for MEND and Chairman of Huddersfield Community First.

MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) is a UK based NGO that tackles Islamophobia and helps to empower and encourage British Muslims within local communities to be more actively involved in British media and politics.


Session 1: Causes of Islamophobia – Maulana Abu Bakar Saleem (MEND)

Session 2: Islamophobia – Quranic and Prophetic Examples – Mufti Abdul Waheed (JKN Fatawa Dept)

Session 3: Q&A Panel – Both Speakers