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Blackburn centre tackling big issues set to expand

Lancashire Telegraph: HELP Habibur Rehman Chaudhary at the Blackburn Darussalam Education Centre which is seeking to expand HELP Habibur Rehman Chaudhary at the Blackburn Darussalam Education Centre which is seeking to expand

A UNIQUE Islamic education centre that tackles serious issues such as forced marriages, domestic abuse, drug addiction and anti-social behaviour is expanding.

Described as a ‘non-traditional school’, the Blackburn Darussalam Education Centre, in Whalley New Road, is hoping to open up a new mosque to continue all its work.

President Habibur Rehman Chaudhary said the centre was a ‘Progressive Islamic and Cultural Guidance Centre’ and was geared towards youngsters but helped everyone in society.

Leaders are currently operating the mosque, education centre, women’s association and youth wing in a small room at the site, which is in desperate need of redevelopment.

They are now seeking help with funding to expand.

Having already raised £55,000 they are looking to raise another £65,300 to complete the three phase project.

From the small room the education centre works to protect children from domestic violence, child abuse, gang culture and unhealthy living.

They work with youngsters to prevent anti-social behaviour, crime, drug addiction and racial discrimination.

And for women they provide a refuge from domestic violence, discrimination under male domination, physical and mental abuse and force marriages.

Maulana Chaudhary, president of Darussalam Education, said: “The centre is not a traditional school like many in this town but in a broader sense, it is a progressive Islamic and cultural guidance centre, which is aimed to cater something for everyone in the society with the emphasis on the youth and the children.”

“Its management wants to focus on the spiritual development of youth and children of this society, and for their safety, security and protection.”

Contact 07574 059949 or Maulana Chaudhary at 07894 403340 for more information or to help.

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12:32am Tue 14 Jun 11

nice person says...

A UNIQUE Islamic education centre that tackles serious issues such as forced marriages, domestic abuse, drug addiction and anti-social behaviour is expanding.
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What-Do you mean to tell me that one of the reasons they put forward to introduce Sharia Law into the country was to put a stop to women divorcing easily has now been changed.And how does it help everyone in society,just another mockery of another building to open under the pretence of issues that Islam disagree with.
A UNIQUE Islamic education centre that tackles serious issues such as forced marriages, domestic abuse, drug addiction and anti-social behaviour is expanding. . What-Do you mean to tell me that one of the reasons they put forward to introduce Sharia Law into the country was to put a stop to women divorcing easily has now been changed.And how does it help everyone in society,just another mockery of another building to open under the pretence of issues that Islam disagree with. nice person
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12:55pm Tue 14 Jun 11

ladysal says...

nice person wrote:
A UNIQUE Islamic education centre that tackles serious issues such as forced marriages, domestic abuse, drug addiction and anti-social behaviour is expanding. . What-Do you mean to tell me that one of the reasons they put forward to introduce Sharia Law into the country was to put a stop to women divorcing easily has now been changed.And how does it help everyone in society,just another mockery of another building to open under the pretence of issues that Islam disagree with.
In the same way that many Catholics use contraception and and would condone abortion in certain circumstances, so not all Muslims follow Sharia Law.
I find your comments bigotted and un-necessary: this is an initiative which should be applauded: by helping to educate the young of their community about things such as domestic violence, forced marriage and gang culture and why they are wrong, they will hopefully bring our two communities closer together through shared under tanding of values and beliefs regarding acceptable behaviour. As we learn to become one community then the threat of home grown terrorism reduces. Any way you look at it there are benefits.....
[quote][p][bold]nice person[/bold] wrote: A UNIQUE Islamic education centre that tackles serious issues such as forced marriages, domestic abuse, drug addiction and anti-social behaviour is expanding. . What-Do you mean to tell me that one of the reasons they put forward to introduce Sharia Law into the country was to put a stop to women divorcing easily has now been changed.And how does it help everyone in society,just another mockery of another building to open under the pretence of issues that Islam disagree with.[/p][/quote]In the same way that many Catholics use contraception and and would condone abortion in certain circumstances, so not all Muslims follow Sharia Law. I find your comments bigotted and un-necessary: this is an initiative which should be applauded: by helping to educate the young of their community about things such as domestic violence, forced marriage and gang culture and why they are wrong, they will hopefully bring our two communities closer together through shared under tanding of values and beliefs regarding acceptable behaviour. As we learn to become one community then the threat of home grown terrorism reduces. Any way you look at it there are benefits..... ladysal
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8:19am Fri 17 Jun 11

kempy says...

Where do they want the funds to come from? Council has none labour have saw to that.
Why is this news?
Where do they want the funds to come from? Council has none labour have saw to that. Why is this news? kempy
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