19th May 2015
British Imams and Scholars undertake excellent and often unrecognised work, striving to make our communities and society a better place for everyone. In light of this, the British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements (BISCA), supported by organisations such as the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Muslim Council of Wales, MEND and others, are hosting a fantastic event to highlight and celebrate some of their wonderful work. It will be held on Friday 12th June in London at the Waterlily and promises to be a great evening.
Imams and Scholars have a key role in British communities and our society as a whole. As we would expect they provide much needed religious guidance; however their role encompasses much more than that. Their skills reach beyond ‘simply’ the ‘religious’ realm and they have an excellent grasp of modern society and the challenges people are facing. Many hold qualifications in other fields, such as medicine, engineering, management, psychology, mental health and counselling. Muslim leaders engage with the youth, teach children, counsel people on their personal issues, volunteer on initiatives, such as to feed the poor and needy and engage with people from other faiths. Examples include charity work with the homeless, campaigns to protect the environment and to prevent the closure of local public services.
The evening will celebrate British Imams and Scholars who have made an outstanding contribution in areas such as chaplaincy work, women’s empowerment, community cohesion, inter-faith, and media engagement. Awards will be based on nominations given by members of the public who have felt an Imam or Scholar deserves recognition based on the categories selected by BISCA.
Inspirational speeches will be given appreciating the work of British Imams and Scholars and encouraging them as well as others to continue the great work. An awards presentation will be held which will see the selected nominees receive the recognition and adulation they truly deserve.
BISCA hopes to see you on what will be an evening to remember.[ENDS]
- The British Imams and Scholars Contributions & Achievements (BISCA) is a non-sectarian, non-political and non-profit community venture to highlight positive work of British Imams and Scholars. It seeks to promote good work, encourage excellence, and create a positive environment for the UK society by showcasing inspirational work of Imams and Scholars.
- The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools. For further information, please email [email protected]
- For media and general enquiries, please contact [email protected]www.biscaawards.org – @BiscaAwards – www.facebook.com/BiscaAwards
MCB affiliates are entitled to complimentary tickets for the event. If you are an affiliate and would like to know more please contact the MCB office.