BHMF’s secretary, Daoud Clarke, has been interviewed in the recent issue of Emel, the Muslim lifestyle magazine, as part of an article about children of converts to Islam. Both his parents converted to Islam in Jerusalem, at the hand of Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal.
He says about the British Muslim identity, “There are many things in British culture, such as politeness, hospitality, and a sense of equality and justice that are engrained, and that are very compatible with Islam. It is these things that we need to bring out and emphasise
in our dealings with non-Muslims, in order to show how ‘British’ Islam can be!
“I don’t think I have a confused identity. I want to be part of forming a British Muslim identity, and I think this is an exciting time for British Muslims.”