The Islamic Party of Britain began its work in 1989 with the purpose of encouraging public debate about the Islamic alternative. Being the very first national Islamic political organisation in the UK and the only Islamic political party in the non-Muslim Western world, it has helped Muslims to gain confidence in the political discussion, it has researched Islamic answers to contemporary issues and come up with convincing policies on economy, environment, health, education, social affairs, international relations, and many other aspects of modern life. It has provided accurate, well presented information about Islam to the general public, and many have found their way to Islam through its dynamic approach.
Giving the Muslims in Britain a voice in matters relating to the future of British society features amongst the objectives of the party, as does helping them to improve their planning and organisation to improve their situation in a world ruled by forces prejudiced with anti-Islamic sentiment. Its main efforts are, however, directed at the majority of non- Muslims living in the West, who are to be offered practical alternatives to the mounting problems of modern society and may be helped to understand that as an ideology and way of life Islam is superior to the failed ideologies of capitalism and communism.
Such encounter has to be public, and this, not the desire for minority representation, is the party's motivation when participating in local and national elections. It is entirely financed by subscriptions and individual donations and is independent of any domestic or foreign government or organisation. To continue its important mission, your regular support is vital.
The Islamic Party of Britain publishes a quarterly magazine called Common Sense , containing in-depth articles from an Islamic perspective on a different relevant topic each issue. Annual subscription is free. However, If you don't have access to the Internet a printed copy will cost you £10 annually (+£5 postage if outside UK). Please send your subscription, or any other correspondence.
The Islamic Party of Britain is represented by the following people:
Party Leader: David Musa Pidcock
|David Musa Pidcock|
David Musa Pidcock was born in 1942 in Sheffield, where he lives with his wife and two children Jacob and Mary. He is a machinery consultant, valuer and writer. He gives lectures across the UK, particularly on Islamic economics. A former Roman Catholic, David Musa Pidcock became a Muslim in 1975. He is a founder member and since its inception the leader of the Islamic Party of Britain.
David Musa Pidcock is also an honorary member of the Economic Research Council and a director of the Institute for Rational Economics. He is a co-founder of the National Association for Victims of Fraud and Banking Malpractice .
David Musa Pidcock has contributed to a number of publications and regularly writes in Common Sense. His book Satanic Voices - Ancient and Modern, published by Mustaqim Islamic Art and Literature (ISBN 1-871012-03-1) is considered to be a definitive reply to Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses. He has now completed for publication Dark Knights of the Solar Cross, The confessions of G.B. Smith, a former 'Grand Baphomet' of the O.T.O. (Ordo Templi Orientis), rescinding Smith's highly acclaimed earlier work Knights of the Solar Cross, showing the similarities and origins of witchcraft, freemasonry and the occult New Age movement. Pidcock also co-operated with Martin Short on Inside the Brotherhood (Further Secrets of Freemasons), published by Grafton Books.
David Musa Pidcock is currently editing The Other Road to Serfdom by the late Arthur Swan, a history of the abuse of money covering sixty years of economic and monetary policy. He has also organised the translation from the French into English of Napoleon et l'Islam by Christian Cherfils, published in 1914, which chronicles Napoleon Bonaparte's conversion to Islam in 1798, leading to the Code Napoleon, the French civil law adaptation of Islamic law.
Deputy Leader: Dr. Hany Nasr
Deputy Leader: Dr. Hany Nasr
|Dr. Hany Nasr|
Dr. Mohamed Hany Mohamed El-Sheshtawy Nasr was born in Egypt in 1949 and became a British citizen by naturalisation in 1981. He is married with four children. He is a retired GP who ran a joint practice with his wife in Prescot, Merseyside.Dr. Nasr qualified as a medical doctor from Cairo University in 1972 and as a gynocologist in London in 1982. He holds an MBA from the University of Central Lancashire (1995). He also served as a former Justice of the Peace at St. Helen's Magistrate's Court.
His past postings included a number of consultancies in obstetrics and gynocology as well as having been the chief medical officer of Badr El-Khairy Hospital (now Mustashfa Uhud) in Medinah and a regional advisor to the regional health directorate there.
Dr. Nasr is also a qualified Lawyer. He joined Lincoln's Inn in May 2003 and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn on 25 November 2004.
He is a founder member of the Islamic Party of Britain, and has held the position of deputy leader since, as well as being the party's spokesman on health-related matters.
General Secretary: Sahib Mustaqim Bleher, Dip.Trans., MIL, MBA, PhD
|Dr. Sahib Mustaqim Bleher|
Sahib Mustaqim Bleher is a founder member of the Islamic Party of Britain and currently serves as its general secretary and editor of the party magazine Common Sense.
He was born in 1959 in Heidelberg, Germany, where during his school days he took an interest in newspaper journalism which became his later career. After converting to Islam in 1980 he changed his line of work to typesetting and reprographics, and later went into publishing. He has translated several titles of Islamic Literature from Arabic to German and presently maintains a small publishing enterprise in the UK, where he lives with his wife and children since 1982. He also serves as Imam at his local prison and hospital.
Professionally, Sahib Mustaqim Bleher now mostly works as translator and interpreter; he holds a Diploma in Translation, a PhD in Applied Linguistics, and is a Member of the Institute of Linguists. www.truetranslation.com
Sahib Mustaqim Bleher is the Education spokesman of the Islamic Party of Britain and holds an MBA in Educational Management. In his capacity as Director of the former charity organisation Muslim Education Services he contributed to the curriculum development and a joint approach for Muslim schools and began his political activities in Britain with a high-profile campaign to gain public recognition for Muslim schools in the UK. The experiences during this campaign, together with feed-back from other activities, led him and other Muslims resident in the UK to the realisation that Muslims had neglected the need for public advocacy of Islamic solutions and lacked the political clout necessary to achieve recognition. In order to focus on Islamic answers to the various problems of modern Western society they formed the Islamic Party of Britain as the first proper political expression of Islam in the UK, aiming to use the political arena for the propagation of the Islamic model as well encouraging Muslims to take up the task of shaping the future of the society in which they live.
Sahib Mustaqim Bleher is well known for his dynamic lectures at universities and other events throughout the UK and abroad, as well as numerous pamphlets, dealing with topics on education, Islamic economics, politics, Muslim strategy and other issues of contemporary interest. He is presently working on a plain language English translation of the Qur’an.Amongst the hobbies of Sahib Mustaqim Bleher is aviation. He holds a CAA PPL, IMC and Night Rating, and an FAA Instrument Rating. Sahib Mustaqim Bleher is also a 5th Kyu in Kyokoshinkai Karate, and is currently studying Tai Chi Chuan.
Executive Member Dr. Muhammad Naseem
|Dr. Muhammad Naseem|
Dr. Muhammad Naseem was born in 1924 in Amritsar, India and lives in Birmingham, UK, is married and has five adult children. He is a retired medical practitioner, chairman of the Birmingham Mosque Trust, founder member and member of the governing council of the Human City Institute, Birmingham, and an advisor to Muslim Students at Birmingham University.
Dr. Naseem qualified as a medical doctor in 1953 from the King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. Prior to that he was chief organiser of the student organisation Islami Jamiat-e-Tulaba whilst doing his BA in History, Political Science and English.
Dr. Muhammad Naseem came to the UK in 1959 to take up a post as Senior Health Officer at the Queens Park Hospital in Blackburn. From 1962 he set up practice as a single-handed GP in Birmingham, and served as Justice of the Peace from 1973 to 1976. Dr. Muhammad Naseem is an executive member of the Islamic Party of Britain and the party's home affairs spokesman, as well as an untiring monetary reformer.
The links below contain the original policy statements of the Islamic Party of Britain as formulated at its launch.
Please send all questions. Your opinions are most welcome.
Agriculture Defence Education Economy Environment Foreign Affairs Health Home Affairs Law and Justice Religious Affairs Social Affairs Transport and Communication
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