Wessex Jamaat held the 'Know Your Muslim Neighbour' programme on Monday 17th November, 2014. This is an annual event where Religious Education trainee teachers from the University of Chichester meet with the youth and members of Wessex Jamaat to gain a practical insight on Islam and Muslims in the U.K.
Updated on 12 March 2018
Zahra Rasool is a young woman on a mission. She has steadily risen through the academic ranks in her chosen area of study and after winning awards and honours is now set on a project to highlight and encourage empowerment of women in India.
Born and bred in Mumbai, Zahra is the perfect voice for the seeds of change that are being sowed all over the continent. With the support of her family, she chose to study journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia and established herself a powerful, yet modest speaker for cultural diversity and social justice.
She has had the opportunity to study both in the UK and South Korea through exchange programs and been nominated for awards regarding international relations and social issues regarding women. Most recently she was granted the O. O. McIntyre Fellowship, which is the Highest Postgraduate Award Offered by the University with a $12,000 Stipend.
Zahra intends to use this award to produce videos highlighting the experiences and challenges of women across India who are at the forefront of change and empowerment for their gender.
The World Federation is honoured to have been able to help Zahra reach this height by sponsoring her education while she was in the UK and we pray for her continued success in her noble efforts, insha’Allah.
The benefits of having a university education are manifold and range from financial to cultural. The Holy Prophet (SAW) has said “Seek Knowledge even if it as far as China.” A perfect example of this quote was done by one of our very own community sisters. Fatima Munir Walji has gone all the way to Korea to achieve her dream of learning 15 languages. This is her story!
The World Federation’s Education objective is to empower the Khoja community with the ability to improve their quality of life and this is achieved through Higher Education. Our goal is to enable growth and progress through education, creating a generation of skilled individuals who will work together to improve and strengthen their communities.