Muslims: Females

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 23rd January 2008.

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Photo of Paul Goodman Paul Goodman Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to her answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report, columns 1338-9W, on Muslims: females, which academics, theologians and leading Muslim women attended the two roundtable meetings in which women's access to mosque life was discussed; and who attended the two wider stakeholders meetings.

Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government

holding answer 22 January 2008

In my right hon. Friend's answer of 18 December, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government identified two roundtable meetings at which the issue of women's access to mosque life was discussed. The following academics and theologians attended the first of these meetings:

Name
Prof. Tariq Ramadan University of Oxford
Prof. Tim Winters University of Cambridge
Dr. Anas Sheikh-Ali AMSS UK
Prof. Ron Geaves Liverpool Hope University
Sheikh Gamal Manna Muslim College
Dr. Usama Hasan Middlesex University
Mehri Niknam Joseph Interfaith Foundation
Dr. Shahid Raza British Muslim Forum
Dilwar Hussein Islamic Foundation
Dr. Musharraf Hussain Karimia Institute
Prof. Haleh Afshar University of York
Maleiha Malik Kings College London

The following stakeholders attended the second meeting.

Name
Batool Al Toma Islamic Foundation
Parvin Ali QBE FATMA Women's Network
Naheed Arshad-Mather Chair, Yorkshire and Humber Regional Panel
Zuleka Dala Mental Health Development Team, Yorkshire Primary Care Trust
Reedah El-Saie Barrister
Shahda Khan Principal Community Cohesion Officer, Middlesbrough Council
Sabira Murtaza Lakha World Federation of Khoja Shi'a Ithna Asheri
Adeeba Malik QED-UK
Sabin Malik Principal Community Cohesion Officer, London borough of Hounslow
Andleen Razaq Diversity Awareness Trainer, Metropolitan Police Force
Shahien Taj Henna Foundation

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government also identified two stakeholder roundtable meetings. The following persons attended one or both of these meetings:

Name
Yousif al-Khoei Al-Koei Foundation
Khurshid Ahmed British Muslim Forum
Irfan Chishti Sufi Muslim Council
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown British Muslims for Secular Democracy
Parvin Ali FATIMA Women's Network
Shahien Taj Henna Foundation
Dr. Abdul Bari Muslim Council of Britain
Abdulkarim Kubica Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre
Shaista Gohir Muslim Women's Network
Mohammed Imran Muslim Youth Helpline
Hashim Duale Somali Community, Leicester
Yahya Birt City Circle
Sabira Lakha World Federation of Khoja Shi'a Ithna Asheri
Aneela Majid British Muslims for Secular Democracy

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