Love Muhammad 2014 - The Prophet of Mercy Jan 12, 2014
Sunday the 12th of January 2014 LOVE MUHAMMAD THE PROPHET OF MERCY WEMBLEY STADIUM LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM The 12th of January 2014 marked the first day of the Unity Week amongst Islamic schools of thoughts (Hijri Calendar). The event commemorated this auspicious day by hosting performances, renowned speakers, competitions and luxury prizes. Audiences from different backgrounds were present on the day creating a friendly environment. This event was held as part of a Global campaign which took place simultaneously in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon and Turkey. The event commenced with a beautiful Quran recitation by one of the most renowned local reciters from London. Tariq Ramadan, a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University spoke about “Extremism and the Necessity for Unity”. In 2008, in an open online poll, Tariq Ramadan was voted the 8th on the list of Top 100 Public Intellectuals in the world by Prospect Magazine (UK). Ayatollah Araki who is the Head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought which has a proud history of inter-faith dialogue, will give a talk about “Essence of ‘Love Muhammad’ and the concept of Unity in Islam”. Ayatollah Mohsen Araki holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Portsmouth. He is the founder of the Islamic Centre of England in London and was the Head of the Islamic Centre of England until 2004. The Attendees will also benefit from the presence of the honourable Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, who has a proven track record of successful services to the British Community. In the aftermath of the 2005 London bombings, Livingstone initiated a campaign to celebrate London's multiculturalism. Ken Livingstone will speak about “Unity and Tolerance in a Multicultural Society”. Lord Nazir Ahmed (born 1958) is a Labour member of the House of Lords, having become the United Kingdom's first Muslim life peer in 1998. He is an outspoken and formidable Islamic castle in the midst of the UK Houses of Lords. Lord Ahmed is one of the four current Muslim peers in the United Kingdom. He helps with various charitable causes and has been on the board of several organisations, including a period as president of South Yorkshire Victim Support and currently as a trustee of the British Heart Foundation. In this event Loard Ahmed spoke about “Muslim Integration and their Social Responsibilities”. The event also hosted two lively performances by two famous Muslim artists, Ali Fadhil and Saif Adam.