Shaykh Muhammad Afzal Saeedi of Madinat al-Zahra in Bradford has been actively engaged in a wide range of Islamic and community activities. Here are some notable aspects of his work and contributions:
International Tours: Shaykh Muhammad Afzal Saeedi has participated in several international tours and conferences, including events in Italy, Bangladesh, Japan, and South Korea. These gatherings provide opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue, knowledge-sharing, and spiritual enrichment.
Leadership Roles: He has held prominent leadership roles within the religious and community organizations, including serving as a Scholar for Minhaj-ul-Qur’an (MQI) in Denmark, President of MQI UK, President of BCIG (British Council of Imams and Mosques), and Director of Madinat al Zahra.
Fundraising Activities: Shaykh Muhammad Afzal Saeedi has been actively involved in fundraising activities to support various initiatives. These include organizing fundraising dinners and appeals that have collectively raised more than £2 million. These funds contribute to the growth and development of Madinat al-Zahra and its charitable work.
Islamic Activities: His involvement in Islamic activities encompasses delivering Jumu’ah sermons across the UK, leading congregational prayers, arranging and participating in annual religious programs, overseeing construction projects, teaching Alimah classes online with a diverse student body, conducting nikah ceremonies, and inviting new members to the MQI organization.
Community Cohesion and Outreach: Shaykh Muhammad Afzal Saeedi emphasizes community cohesion and actively collaborates with various organizations and individuals to promote the message of Islam and enhance community unity. His work with MINAB and Faith Associates reflects this commitment.
Volunteer Team: A dedicated team of volunteers, including both males and females, plays a vital role in supporting and promoting the work and mission of Madinat al-Zahra. Their efforts have contributed significantly to the organization’s success.
Empowering Sisters: The Shaykh highlights the valuable contributions of young people, especially sisters, to the organization’s achievements. Their active involvement has been crucial, and the organization hosts events and initiatives specifically for sisters to empower and engage them.
Shaykh Muhammad Afzal Saeedi’s work showcases a strong commitment to Islamic education, community development, and fundraising for charitable causes. His leadership and collaboration with volunteers have had a substantial impact on the community and its growth.