`Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so - for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.`
[Al-Qur`an: Surah Al-Ahzab, Ayat 35]
Abdur Rahim Green talks about Women in Islam - Liberated or Subjugated?
Born in Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania to British parents, Green`s father (born in England), Gavin Green, was a colonial administrator in the then extant British Empire. At an early age he moved back to the UK with his parents. His mother is of original Polish origin.
At the age of 10 he attended a Roman Catholic Monastic boarding school at Gilling Castle and then went onto Ampleforth College and went on to study history in the London University. However, he left his education unfinished in an effort to devote himself to Islamic works.
He became dissatisfied with Christianity at the age of 8, with it not making sense to him.
Green researched and practiced many religions, including Buddhism (for 3 years) before embracing Islam.
Whilst in Britain his father got a job in 1976 working for Barclays Bank International and was subsequently sent to Cairo, Egypt, to set up a branch of the Bank there.
His study of the Noble Qur`an immediately attracted him to Islam and he embraced Islam in 1988. He has been a Daw`ah practitioner in Britain since then.
Green now works in the London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre as the Visits and English Dawa Co-ordinator.
Green is seen akin to lecturers such as Dr. Zakir Naik, Dr. Bilal Philips, Khalid Yasin and Yvonne Ridley, doing many lectures on Islam worldwide and also in London`s famous Hyde Park, Speakers Corner.
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