21 Jul 2006
Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari, the recently elected Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain will embark on a five-week long ‘Connecting with the Community’ tour commencing on 25 July until the end of August 2006. He will be joined by the Deputy Secretary General, Dr Daud Abdullah, Assistant Secretary Generals and Sir Iqbal Sacranie, his predecessor. They will be accompanied by the MCB’s regional and local affiliates and other personalities from the respective towns and cities.
The five week long tour will take Dr Bari and his colleagues to 16 cities including Bradford, Leeds, Blackburn, Oldham, Rochdale, Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham, Coventry, Bristol, Brighton and Luton. Members of the local Muslim communities and those from the adjoining towns and cities will be invited to the public meetings that will be held in each of the locations.
The Secretary General will address conferences of local Muslim leaders and Imams with separately arranged conferences for the participation of Muslim youth.
“I am looking forward to speaking with a diverse range of British Muslims right across the country to hear their views on the issues that are of most concern to them. This tour represents an ideal opportunity to introduce the work of the MCB to others and to listen to suggestions about how we can facilitate greater cooperation among Muslims and non-Muslims to promote the common good,” said Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain.[ENDS]