Government Minister Stephen Williams visited the Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust headquarters in Birmingham on Thursday February 6, 201 to see the organisation’s work and talk to senior officials about their programmes to help Britain’s Muslim communities.
Mr Williams, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Lib Dem MP for Bristol West, is the second senior Government official to visit the Trust in just over a month. In December, we hosted James Brokenshire, the Home Office Minister for Security.
Mr Williams met senior HSBT officials including the founder HSBT founder Shaykh Sultan Niaz ul Hassan; CE0 Khurshid Ahmed; UK Director Nadeem Malik and Islamic Help’s CEO Saif Ahmad.
He was briefed about their roles and the work of the trust throughout the UK including its Imam training courses and programmes with young people and women. Mr Williams was also taken on a tour of the HSBT offices and Masjid and met Hafiz Ghulam Rasool, the imam of Tipton Mosque, who highlighted some of the security issues facing mosques in the current social and political environment.