Qari Asim, MBE is senior Imam at Makkah Mosque in Leeds, which has won the award of be- ing UK’s model mosque. He is a Legal Director at a global law firm, DLA Piper. He is Deputy Chair of the government’s Anti-Muslim Hatred / Islamophobia Working Group and he is Chair of Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board, and senior editor of ImamsOnline. Qari is a trustee of British Future, a think-tank which addresses identity, integration and migration. He is also a trustee of the charities Peace Matters and Hope not Hate, which seek to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism. Qari is passionate about fostering relations between communities and is a trustee of Christian Muslim Forum, an executive board member of the National Council of Imams & Rabbis, a director of Forum for Promoting Peace (London) and one of the faith advisors to the Near Neighbours programme.
Inclusive and dynamic British mosques
Mosques are a symbolic representation of British Muslims. How do we ensure that mosques are safe and well-governed, that services are provided by suitably qualified per- sonnel and that mosques are engaging with our youth, women and society at large?