Muslims arrived in the UK at a time when much of the majority population held similar social values. But things have changed, and continue to change fast. The “Not A Whole Book” club discussion focuses on Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad’s article “Fall of the Family.” Listen to the lively and intellectually stimulating discussion with Luthfa Meah, Aisha Dani, and Dr. Fareeha Khan.
Luthfa Meah holds a BA with Honors in Philosophy and Theology and a Masters degree in Psychology of Religion, from Heythrop College (University of London), focusing on “Transmitting the Sacred to Children” for her dissertation. She also has post-graduate diplomas in Community Leadership from SOAS (University of London) and has published papers in English and German in the field of Muslim Community and Mental Health. Luthfa has been working in the community for the last 25 years, and has worked in the voluntary and public sectors. Since 2008, she has been working for the local government in one of the most deprived areas in London, working as Children and Family Centre Manager, where she manages and delivers services in Early Intervention and Early Identification for disadvantaged and vulnerable families. For personal and spiritual growth, Luthfa has been committed to sitting at the feet of scholars and spiritual masters since 1997 and is currently completing a 25-week course on Islamic History. She is also an active member of the Sila Initiative and resides with her husband and three children in Redbridge, Greater London.
Aisha Dani is a Program Manager in Entrepreneurship and is co-founder of Sistrv8 — Australia’s only business incubator for Muslim women with an award winning pre-accelerator startup program. She is also a committee contributor to the Australian national blockchain roadmap. She’s of Albanian Muslim heritage born in Northern Macedonia.
Dr. Fareeha Khan (Host)
Dr. Fareeha Khan is an intellectual historian and a founding member of the Sila Initiative. She holds an MA from the University of Chicago in Middle Eastern Studies and a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan. She has also studied with Muslim scholars in Jordan, the US and Canada. Born and raised in Chicago, she now lives with her husband Ibrahim Mansoor in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where she continues to write and conduct research.