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Dr Musharraf Hussain's Tour of Scotland and launch of the 'Majestic Quran'

Posted on: 09 September 2018

Dr Musharraf Hussain recently completed a translation of the Quran titled the Majestic Quran. Shaykh Hassan organised a tour of Scotland with Dr Musharraf. Dr Musharraf spoke at various events and met local Glaswegian scholars. His tour was very successful, and people greatly benefitted from him. To learn more about the Majestic Quran click here.

Born in 1958, he came to Britain from Pakistan in 1966 with his parents to the town of Halifax, where he memorised the glorious Quran, learnt Tajweed and basic Quranic Arabic. After completing a degree in Biochemistry at Aston University, he went on to gain a Science doctorate. He worked as a Scientist till 1990 and then decided to dedicate himself to serving the Muslim community. He read Islamic studies at a seminary in Pakistan under the guidance of Justice Pir Muhammad Karam Shah and then at Al-Azhar University, Cairo.

In 1995, Dr Musharraf helped to establish ‘Al Karam’ Muslim boarding school for boys in Retford, where he was the headteacher for 3 years. In 1997, he was appointed director of the Karimia Institute. He began working on a number of projects ranging from community development to raising educational achievements of Pakistani children to adult classes and interfaith work. Currently Karimia Institute runs some 20 projects and is a premier Muslim organisation in the UK.

In September 2004, he made efforts to help the release of British hostage Ken Bigley in Iraq. Dr Musharraf and Dr AJ Daud flew to Iraq, where they appealed to the captors to release Mr Bigley. This was an important symbolic gesture to show that British Muslims care for their fellow Britons, this was widely hailed as an important symbol of British Muslims loyalty and love of their country.

In 2005, Dr Musharraf was awarded an honorary doctorate by Staffordshire University, for his services to the British Muslim community.

In 2006, he was asked by the Prime Minister to chair the UK – Indonesian Islamic advisory group. The group’s remit was to ‘Advise on countering radicalism and promoting mutual understanding between Islam and West’. The group made several important recommendations; some of these have been implemented whilst others are still in the planning stage.

In 2009, he was awarded an OBE for his services to community relations in Britain. He is the chair of the Christian Muslim Forum, a senior trustee of Muslim Hands, trustee of National Centre for Citizenship and Law. Formerly, he was the director of Postgraduate Course in Education, and Vice-chair of Association of Muslim Schools.

 

Dr Musharraf presenting the Majestic Quran to Shaykh Ruzwan (founder of iSyllabus)

Dr Musharraf giving a short talk about the Majestic Quran at Jamia Islamia (Tantallon Rd, Glasgow) with Allamah Saed Naqshbandi Sahib

Jamia Islamiya Mosque

Iqra Learning Centre (Glasgow)

Masjid Khizra

Masjid Khizra

WIth Imam Mazhar, Imam of Khizra Mosque

With Shaykh Abdul Aziz Fredricks

with Shaykh Shoket Aksi

with Dr Sohaib Saeed

ILC (Darnley)