British Muslims Mourn Death of Dr Zaki Badawi

24 Jan 2006

The Muslim Council of Britain received with profound sadness the news of the death today of Dr. Zaki Badawi, Principal of the Muslim College, London.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by his sudden demise. Dr Badawi’s passing constitutes a major loss for British Muslims. We pray that God Almighty grants him a place in His paradise with the martyrs, the prophets and the righteous,” said Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary-General of the MCB.

Apart from his dedicated service as a Muslim educationalist, Dr Zaki Badawi was also for several decades a leading exponent of interfaith dialogue not only in Britain but also internationally.

The MCB offers its heartfelt condolences to Dr Badawi’s family and colleagues at the Muslim College.

“To God we belong and unto Him is our Return.” (Qur’an)

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