Muslim Power 100

// February 7th, 2007 // Blog

I was informed today that my bank, the Islamic Bank of Britain, is sponsoring the launch of the Muslim Power 100 List & The Islamic Leaders Award.

It'll be interesting to see who'll make the list. Anyone have any predictions?

You can nominate me, if you like!

5 Responses to “Muslim Power 100”

  1. Faraz says:

    You have an Islamic Bank in Britain? That’s amazing! I think that’s one of the many missing pieces for Muslims in Canada.

    As for British Islamic leaders, I don’t know enough about the current British Muslim community to comment.

  2. Yusuf says:

    Assalamualaikum…

    The Muslim community of Britain is in their third generation. They’re and old compared to Canadian Muslims. They’re also significantly larger than us. So, we’re not doing too bad bro…both British n Canadian Muslim societies need a lot more work to do to integrate…anyone share my view on that one?

  3. Sumera says:

    That then begs the question Yusuf, what does “integration” entail? what does it not include?

  4. Faraz says:

    Wa’alaykum assalam,
    I think Canadian Muslims have done a better job at integration than in a lot of other countries I’ve visited, notably UK, France, and USA. Though I’m not too keen on how concentrated some Muslim populations are becoming in Toronto. I think Ottawa has done particularly well in this regard, with the exception of the significant marginalization of the Somali community.

    There are some things I love about the British Muslim community that I feel we’re much further from than just a couple of generations. But I guess only time will tell. One thing I like about the French Muslim community, in spite of the significant efforts being made to exclude them from society, is that they actually are very charitable from what I saw. They’ve also done a good job, at least in Paris and Lyon and the handful of other places I visited, of leaving behind their “back-home” mentalities where such mentalities have nothing to do with Islam.

    As for what integration means, iMuslim has discussed that in detail before. That post was also, incidentally, my introduction to this blog.

  5. iMuslim says:

    Yep, alhamdulillah, we have an Islamic Bank. It opened up the year before last, i believe. It only has branches in a few cities so far; those with a significant Muslim population.

    I don’t actually know many islamic leaders either, so the award will prove an educational experience. The “power” list will be interesting too… might contain the names of some eligible batchelors! hehe. Seriously though, it may seem like a somewhat superficial endeavor, but, inshallah, i think this will prove to be a self-affirming gesture for the Muslim community, as well as a wake-up call to those non-Muslims who think we’re a bunch of immigrants, sponging off the state whilst building bombs in our basements.

    Integration… deja vu alert! I’m actually having (another) conversation about this same topic on TIO’s blog. Considering that he’s speaking about multicultaralism from a Candian PoV, your opinions may be more relevant than mine, inshallah.

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