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Exploring Islam in modern Britain

Rabiha Hannan, co-founder of the charity New Horizons in British Islam

Rabiha Hannan, co-founder of the charity New Horizons in British Islam

Rabiha Hannan, one of the founders of the charity New Horizons in British Islam, was guest speaker at a meeting of Leicester Novus Rotary Club when she outlined its history and objectives.

Mother of four Rabiha, a former pharmacist at Leicester Royal Infirmary, said that the national charity was started about four years ago but has been making rapid progress in the last couple of years. It holds conferences and takes part in campaigns to allow Muslims here to feel at home in Britain as British Muslims.

Rabiha, a former director of the Islamic Society of Britain, and Project Co-ordinator of the Respect scheme in schools, was engaged in a lengthy friendly chat with the Rotarians, who included Christians, a Sikh, a Jain and four Hindus, long after her talk had earned her a good round of applause.