WLSIS Annual Conference | Raising a Muslim Child

Saturday 9th April 2011

Hounslow Jamia Masjid




Registration & Coffee



Welcome and introduce the chair

Sidi Faisal Majid


Opening Quran recitation

Hafiz Dawud


Education of a Muslim child 1

Shk Mustafa Styer


Education of a Muslim child 2

Shk Jawed Khalid


Short Video and Update on Lady Nafisa School

Shk Dr Ridhwan


Q & A session [Education]

Shk M Styer & 
Shk J Khalid

1.15 pm

Break for Dhuhr prayer & lunch



Spiritual development of a Muslim child

Shk Faraz Rabbani [video link]


Physical and mental well-being of a Muslim child

Shk Dr Ridhwan Saleem


Coffee break



Importance of charity in Islam

Shk Faiz Qureshi


Fundraising announcement for WLSIS

Sidi Temoor Khan


Keynote Speaker:
Marriage and family life in Islam

Shk Dr Akram Nadwi


Asr prayer



Q & A session

Panel of scholars


Close with du`a

Sidi Faisal Majid



We live in an age and a world that is radically different from that which preceding generations experienced. Many new issues and challenges face us as a community, not least of which concern the upbringing of our children in a way that nurtures their spiritual faculties, maximises their educational achievements, makes them into wholesome human beings, and gives them the best start in life.
These challenges include how and where to provide our children’s academic needs in an age of ‘dumbed down’ state education, how to raise them with a strong basis in faith and piety amidst a corrupting social reality, and how to take care of their physical and mental health needs in the pathogenic environment of contemporary techno-computerised society.
This conference has been put together by West London School of Islamic Studies in order to explore and, insha Allah, provide guidance on some of the challenges facing Muslim parents bringing up their children in Britain today.


Shaykh Mustafa Styer | Education of a Muslim child

Shaykh Mustafa Styer, from Houston, Texas, has had the privilege of studying in one of the leading Islamic colleges in Damascus, Jami'a Abi Noor and is well versed in aqeedah, (Shafi) fiqh and tajweed amongst other subjects. He is foremost an educationalist and researcher for the development of an Islamic curriculum. He has completed an Masters degree in curriculum development and is currently engaged in a PhD at Oxford University. He has many years of experience teaching in both primary and secondary Islamic faith schools and has been actively involved in developing and Islamicising curricula during his work.

Shaykh Jawed Khalid | Education of a Muslim child 2

Shaykh Jawed Khalid’s pursuit of sacred knowledge took him to Syria, where he studied at the University of Damascus and trained in a number of Islamic disciplines including Theology, Jurisprudence, Tassawuf, Logic, Grammar and Hadith Sciences. Shaykh Jawed is a graduate of Kings College London and is currently teaching at Lady Nafisa School where he also serves as the head of curriculum development.

Shaykh Dr Ridhwan Saleem | Physical and mental well-being of a Muslim child

Shaykh Ridhwan graduated in Medicine from Kings College London in 1997, after which he commenced his pursuit of Islamic knowledge at the feet of the spiritual master, Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani, and arguably the most influential Muslim scholar in the West, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. He then journeyed to Syria in pursuit of Sacred Knowledge where he studied for 7 years. His teachers include the erudite scholar, Shaykh Muhammad al-Ya'qoubi of Damascus, who issued him several written ijaazas (licences) to teach all the sacred disciplines, the hadith-master, 'Allamah Shaykh Siraj al-Islam Chawdry (may Allah protect him) of Liverpool, and the Zahid, Shaykh 'Abdul-Wahhab Najib of Syria. Shaykh Ridhwan is a medical practitioner, currently specialising and working in field of psychiatry. He is the founder and Honorary Principle of the West London School of Islamic Studies and Lady Nafisa School. He continues his Islamic studies periodically in private classes with Shaykh Akram al Nadwi.

Shaykh Faiz Qureshi | Importance of Charity in Islam

Shaykh Faiz spent almost ten years studying the Islamic sciences in Damascus and blessed town of Tarim in Hadramawt, Yemen, with leading scholars such as the renowned Habib Umar ibn Hafiz. He is founder of and instructor at the Ribat Institute in Woking, as well as serving as Muslim chaplain at Broadmoor High-Security Hospital.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani | Spiritual development of a Muslim child

After graduating in Economics & Commerce from Toronto in 1997, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani travelled with his family to Damascus, Syria, to formally seek Islamic knowledge. There he studied Arabic, Aqida, Mantiq, Hanafi Fiqh, Shafi'i Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, and Hadith with a number of scholars including Shaykh Haytham Idilbi, Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Kharsa, Shaykh Abd al-Haleem Abu Sha`r, Shaykh Umar al-Sabbagh, Shaykh Jihad Brown, Shaykh Mu'min al-Annan, Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, Sayyidi Shaykh Adib Kallas, Shaykh Muhammad Jumuah, Sh. Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi, Shaykh Haytham, Shaykh Abd al-Haleem Abu Sha`r, and Ustadh Mahmud al-Bayruti.
He rose to fame as the main scholar behind the Islamic legal guidance website, Sunni Path, and is currently principal instructor for the online learning community, Seekers Guidance, as well as being a prominent international speaker on Islamic issues.

Keynote Speaker:
Shaykh Dr Akram Nadwi | Marriage and family life in Islam

Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi from the Indian city of Jaunpur, studied and taught Shari'a at the prestigious Nadwatul 'Ulama in Lucknow, India. He is a Muhaddith who has specialised in the study of the narrators of Hadith and has Ijaza from numerous scholars including Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Al-Nadwi, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. He has also has a doctorate in the Arabic Language from Lucknow University, India. He has written over 25 books, in Arabic, in the fields of hadith, fiqh, Islamic biography, Arabic grammar and syntax. As a leading scholar steeped in traditional Islamic learning and in modern academia, Shaykh Akram is currently a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford.

Please note that seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please come and register early to be guaranteed a seat.

Venue: Hounslow Jamia Masjid, Wellington Road South, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW4 5HU

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