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De Montford University in Leicester has awarded Shaikh Ibrahim Mogra an honorary Doctor of Letters  in recognition of the work he has done to build bridges between communities across the country and globally. He is an assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain and a distinguished representative of British Muslims, particularly in interfaith dialogue.

Ibrahim Mogra was born in Malawi, settling in Britain at the age of 18.  While initially aiming to be a medical doctor, he felt his vocation was elsewhere, and trained in classical theology and the traditional sciences of Islam at the Daru-‘Ulum, Holcombe as well as undertaking advanced theological qualifications from Al-Azhar University in Cairo. In addition, he has a postgraduate degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is founder and Principal of Khazinatul-`Ilm, Madaris of Arabic and Muslim Life Studies, in Leicester.

His association with the MCB is a long-standing one with several terms as Assistant Secretary General:  2008-2010, 2010-2012 and 2012-2014. He is among the MCB’s leading voices on TV and Radio.

He is a former chair of   Religions for Peace UK. and an Advisory Board member of the Three Faiths Forum, and a member of the Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace and the Christian Muslim Forum. click here for university announcement.

 

 

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