Ceremony for the late Salim Azzam

The Fatiha Ceremony and Consolation gathering for late Ustaz Salim Azzam took place in London last Saturday at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent’s Park. Representatives from different Islamic organisations attended to offer their condolences to the family and close friends of Mr Azzam. Some representatives gave short speeches about the bravery, generosity and involvement of Mr Azzam in support of different Islamic causes and issues all over the world. These included Palestine, Bosnia, Somali, Afghanistan, Kashmir and many others. He also founded the European Islamic Council, Britain’s first European Muslim Institution in UK. Mr Salim Azzam, was born in Cairo, Egypt, in the District of Helwan on 8 July 1924. He was from a distinguished family well known over the Muslim world. His uncle Abdul Rahman Azzam is the founder and the first President of the Arab League. His uncle Abdulwahab Azzam is the well known scholar, poet and thinker who translated Mohammad Iqbal into the Arabic language. Although Mr Azzam was born into a wealthy family, he was said to be very kind and merciful to the poor and lower classes in society.http://themuslimweekly.com/newsdetails/fullstoryview.aspx?NewsID=BFA2EF14A133127014DEA4D7&MENUID=HOMENEWS&DESCRIPTION=UK%20News (link temporary; some news sites may require registration)