Personal Video offers spiritual guidance and support to young British
Leeds - 24 June 2015: As millions of British Muslims prepare to observe
Ramadan - the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Imam Qari Asim of Leeds
Makkah Masjid is joining male and female Imams and scholars from across the
UK in a digital campaign titled 'Ramadan Reminders' to offer spiritual
guidance and support to young Muslims this time of year.
Produced by ImamsOnline.com, an online resource offering advice and
education about the Islamic faith through a network of multi-denominational
Imams and Mosques, Ramadan Reminders will feature Imam Qari Asim as part of
a series of short videos talking about what Ramadan means to him and sharing
tips on how to get the most out of the month.
Imam Qari Asim, said: "Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic religious
calendar. It's the responsibility of all Imams to do everything they can to
reach out to as many young Muslims with the true teaching of the Prophet
"As young people turn to the internet for information regarding just about
anything, the web is playing an increasingly influential role in the
dissemination of information about religion and faith also. Through
ImamsOnline.com and this campaign in particular we are meeting young people
in their space to deliver our message of hope and peace, and drown out the
vile rhetoric of hate and division."
The Ramadan Reminders campaign is the latest step by Imams to embrace the
digital space and connect with young British Muslims at a time when
extremist elements are leveraging the internet to groom and radicalise
In late March over 120 leading Imams and scholars from the UK and Europe
gathered in London for the Imams Online Digital Summit to discuss the
problem of hate preachers and online radicalisation. The summit also saw the
launch of Haqiqah, a digital magazine aimed at countering the extremist
Shaukat Warraich, Chief Editor of ImamsOnline.com, said: "Imams must
continue to innovate and use the incredible reach of the internet to speak
to young Muslims. Britain is one the best places in the world for Muslims to
practice their faith. I hope that these videos are seen by many and the
messages and teachings inspire them to reflect on their faith and be true
role models this Ramadan."