Monday, 1st August 2011, was a wonderful day for me. Not only because Monday is the day of the birth of our Holy Prophet, or because it was the first day of the month of Ramadan, but also because it was the first day of the Leeds Islamic Summer School.
Leeds Islamic Summer School is important to me because it is a beginning of a dream. I have long thought of setting up Islamic education establishment in Leeds to serve the educational needs of the Leeds Muslim community.
Our Shaykh and mentor, Professor Hafiz Fateh Muhammad, always prayed for Islamic educational institutions in Leeds. Specially, while constructing Leeds Makkah Masjid, he always mentioned that the next step for the Leeds Muslims should be setting up Islamic schools for the Muslim children. Without having an Islamic school where Muslim children can learn about their deen, the sciences of the world and morals and manners, the future of the Muslim children will not be too bright.
It is a same line of thinking which I have adopted and pursuing it further to make this dream a reality.
This is why I believe that the Leeds Islamic Summer School has been an important step in going further in the direction of having a full time Islamic school.
Below I attach introductory pictures to the Leeds Islamic Summer School: