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Being a Muslim Dad

Zia Chaudhry reflects on his role as a Muslim dad to help his children to feel British, recalling his own father's focus on education as the path to success and integration.

Zia Chaudhry reflects on his role as a Muslim Dad to help his children to feel British, recalling his own father's focus on education as the path to success and integration. Schools could help, he believes, by including Muslim Spain in the history curriculum.
"I am not advocating the teaching of Pakistani history to the children of Pakistani immigrants but rather the teaching of a chapter of European history in which Muslims co-operated with Christians and Jews to create a society that flourished on so many levels. What would be the effect on Muslim youngsters of a message reminding them of the great contributions to European civilisation made by their religious ancestors, other than perhaps to encourage them to seek an education so that they too can achieve and contribute to their society,?"
Recorded in front of a live audience at Leaf in Liverpool.
Presenter: Olly Mann
Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Wed 25 Apr 2018 20:45

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