Imam Dr Mufti Abduljalil Sajid
Founding member of the mist representative umbrella body of British Muslims – Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), and is an outstanding British Muslim theologian, scholar on Islam and Contemporary British Muslims originaly from Pakistan. Imam Sajid has advised HRH Prince Charles and HRH Prince Hasan bin Talal of Jordon. He has met many wolrd leaders such as Her Magistey the Queen, Rt Tony Blair (Britiash Prime-Minster from May 1997 to June 2006), EU President José Manuel Barroso and has been deccribed as “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” according to the Prime TV Pakistan.
Imam Dr Mufti Abduljalil Sajid is currently Chairman of the Muslim Council for Religious and Racial Harmony UK, Chairman Islamic Food and Nutrition Council – (IFANC) since November 1978; President of the UK Chapter of the World Conference of Religion and Peace, as well as Vice President of Europen World Conference of Religion and Peace, President of the National Association of British Pakistanis and a member of the Central Working Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB). Imam Sajid is the Chairman of the Taskforce for the European Inter-cultural Dialogue. A member of the Imams and Mosques Council of UK, he is Deputy President and an International Secretary to the Executive Committee member of the World Congress of Faiths. A founding member of the Standing Conference of Jews, Christian and Muslims in Europe, he is consultant to many statutory and voluntary agencies on race, multicultural and religious issues.
Imam Sajid received the highest Islamic degree of Alim, Fazil, Kamil and Mufti from Jameul Uloom Uni Multan (Pakistan) in 1964; Master of Oriental Learning (MOL) from Punjab University (1967); MSc in Muslim Philosophy & Thought from Dhaka University (1968). He also studied at the London School of Economics and Kent University (1974-1976) and received a Ph.D. from the International Islamic University Islamabad (Pakistan) 1988. He acts as Muslim Chaplain at Brighton’s two universities and at the county hospitals. He was the founding Chair of the Brighton & Hove Interfaith Contact Group and is Secretary of the Ethnic Minorities Representatives Council in the City as well as Imam of the Brighton Islamic Mission.
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