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Scholars’ and Leaders’ gathering – BBSI, London

The British Board of Scholars & Imams (BBSI) organised an imams’ and scholars’ and community leaders’ meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in London. The purpose of the gathering with local leaders was to introduce the BBSI and its aim and vision and see how the BBSI could work with Muslim organisations in the UK.

Shaykh AbdalHaqq Bewley, Chair of the BBSI, said: “The BBSI aims to highlight Islamic normative positions and seeks to be a unifying force for British Muslims.” The BBSI hopes to work with, as opposed to duplicating, the productive work being carried out. And that we support the many significant initiatives within the Muslim community and provide religious and ethical guidance. We pray to God that He makes us sincere in this effort.”

The BBSI has been organising these gatherings across the UK and will be convening more in the future, Insha’Allah.

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The British Board of Scholars & Imams (BBSI) is an apolitical national assembly of imams, traditional scholars, and Islamically literate Muslim academics formed to facilitate scholarly intra-Muslim research and dialogue. Its continued aim is to serve the Muslim community in an ethical, inclusive, professional, and scholar-led way, with the interest of the Muslim community as its primary motivation and goal. We aim to provide authoritative ethico-theological guidance and leadership on matters relevant to Muslims, whilst promoting broader community welfare. It primarily seeks to do this by developing theological leadership that can authentically represent the rich scholarly inheritance of Islam whilst responding flexibly to the context of modern times.