It highlighted how the "spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is a strength of the Institute enables pupils to cater for the changing needs of British Muslims and the wider community".But the watchdog did highlight a lack of school trips and formal sex education and admitted there are "no first-hand experiences to enable students to extended their empathy with differing cultural groups in society both at home and overseas".The moral impossibility to ‘date’ in Islam and the central role of the ‘family unit’ in Muslim morality also play important roles in directing single Muslims towards these now popular ‘halal dating’ activities.In Mirzan’s view, the elders are not doing their job anymore, but are instead failing the younger generation with what he identifies as a ‘postcolonial mode of thinking’ that consists of blaming the British for everything that is wrong in the community: “Marriage is all this generation has left for them and look at the result: the number of divorces keeps on continually increasing!
Perhaps this is not surprising, since attendance at the mosque among them is high only by the standards of church attendance in one of the most irreligious countries in Europe.
No later than last week, an angry woman spat at him during the marriage event he organised in the context of the Global Peace and Unity conference at Ex Cel.
Nevertheless, the popularity of his events has not ceased to grow as the continuous flow of participants entering the room on this early Sunday afternoon testifies.
The Institute of Islamic Education in Dewsbury, Yorkshire was praised by the education watchdog even though students live under a strict sharia code, which sees them banned from watching television, listening to the radio, reading newspapers or speaking to the media.
In its latest inspection, Ofsted governors praised the boarding chool for its "dedication to Islamic studies" and spoke of how well it prepared its students to cater for the changing needs of British Muslims.