If you don’t ask you don’t get. Haitham al-Haddad must have had this from drummed into him an early age. There’s no scholar in the UK better than Haddad at asking (or pushing) for the rights of orthodox Muslims to be recognised.
In the video (from a few years back) below he discusses how Muslims should go about getting laws implemented that would make it obligatory for universities, firms and other establishments to provide halal food for their Muslim students/employees. Medical colleges might change the rules to allow women to keep their arms covered if ways around this are put forward by Muslims – this, in turn, would achieve official recognition of the requirements of Islam in the public sphere. And universities are now reluctant to ban face-coverings as Muslim students have shown that this is an essential part of Islamic dress for orthodox Muslim women.
In the first part…
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