World-famous Islamic Scholar returns to Bradford
Maulana Tariq Jameel prepares to deliver second sermon in city
A world-renowned scholar is set to return to Bradford next month following the success of his inaugural visit earlier this year.
Maulana Tariq Jameel is due to arrive in the city to address guests at a special invitation-only event at a secret location, promoting tolerance and unity in the wider society.
Respected for his simple and modest lifestyle, the much-celebrated scholar has delivered powerful sermons in his calm and soothing manner across the globe and it was Maulana Tariq Jameel who actually requested a return visit to West Yorkshire after the success of his last trip.
Shakeel Shah, Director of Shaks Specialist Cars Ltd in Huddersfield, has been at the forefront of organising the event with the help of his associates. As the cousin of Maulana Tariq Jameel, he said he was excited to see him come back to Bradford for another memorable occasion.
“Following the success of the last visit, Maulana Tariq Jameel, actually contacted me to ask if we would be able to organise another trip for him,” Mr Shah said.
“It was such a fantastic event last time that we were really excited to be told he wants to come back to the city.
“A host of business people and professionals were invited to the event when it was at Orissa and it was a completely different audience and venue to what Maulana Tariq Jameel is used to.”
The event is not being held for charity but purely to bring the scholar to Bradford to deliver a sermon for the benefit of invited guests.
Following his last visit to Bradford, Maulana Tariq Jameel spoke to the Asian Express about the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the importance of compassion starting at home
He said: “It’s inspiring and commendable for people outside the conflict zone to be so deeply moved on what’s going on.
“I’d like to remind people that whilst standing for injustices upon a people anywhere in the world, we keep a balance of what’s happening in your own homes – love, education, health, prosperity. One cannot help someone else if their own house is not in order.
“I had the opportunity to visit a prison in Preston, and am hugely sorrowed to see how many of the inmates are Muslim. I have to raise the question and ask - what have we been teaching our children?
“Speak to your children, be involved in their lives at every level, speak to them with love and develop a relationship of mutual trust, so that you can guide them in the right direction and avoid them from falling into the wrong hands.”