Brother Abdur-Raheem Green was born in Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania. His father was a colonial administrator in the then extant British Empire. By the time he was walking the old colonies were getting their independence, and his family moved back to the UK. He was sent to a Roman Catholic Monastic boarding school, Gilling Castle and then onto Ampleforth College. It was there that he really started to question what life was all about and how much sense the traditions he was being brought up with really made.
It was while he was working in the City (London) that his delving into every aspect of spirituality, philosophy and psychology came to a head. It was then when he picked up a copy of the Glorious Qur’aan and upon reading it he was convinced that it was revelation from God (The Creator), and thus started his journey into Islaam. This was in 1987. Since that time he has been involved in letting others know about Islaam.
He is well known for his efforts at the renowned “Speaker’s Corner” in London’s Hyde Park where he made his name as an inspirational orator. He has been engaged in numerous different Islamic activities including media work and has delivered talks nationwide including universities, and also on international platforms, such as the Peace Conference in Mumbai. He is a regular on Peace TV and Islam Channel (and many others) with many of his lectures widely watched online.
His reputation for speaking his mind has won him a receptive audience worldwide. He is one of UK’s most experienced Islamic speaker, with over 20 years in the Da’wah field.
Abdur-Raheem Green is down-to-earth and an immediately warm and engaging character with good humour and a strong message. His approach is to the point and easy to relate to and he has a clear and eloquent manner of explanation. He is an intelligent and direct presenter, with a calm and friendly style. His effervescent enthusiasm and popularity has impacted positively on company presentations, project awards and hospitality events.
Brother Abdur-Raheem Green is a founding member and chairman of iERA.
~In His Own Words~
“I was born in Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. My father was a colonial administrator in the then extant British Empire. By the time I was walking the old colonies were getting their independence, and we moved back to the UK. At the age of ten I was sent to a Roman Catholic Monastic boarding school, Gilling Castle and then onto Ampleforth College. It was there that I really started to question what life was all about and how much sense the traditions I was being brought up with really made. My Dad was working for Barclays Bank International and was sent to Cairo to set up a branch of the Bank there. That’s where I spent ten years of holidays and the contrast of cultures only spurred me question further. It was while I was working in the City that my delving into every aspect of spirituality, philosophy and psychology came to a head. I was fed up. There were perhaps no answers. Maybe life was just about getting rich and enjoying yourself. It was then I picked up a copy of the Qur’aan. Upon reading it I was convinced that it was revelation from God, and thus started my journey into Islaam. I started to seriously practice the religion in 1987 and since that time I’ve been involved in letting others know about this Divinely ordained way of life. I now work in the London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre as the Visits and English Da’wah Co-ordinator. My travels have taken me to many places in the world and have met all sorts of people. These pages (on my blog) are about those travels and meetings. I pray that within them you find beneficial knowledge that spurs you on to righteous actions. In the end we’re all children of Aadam, and Aadam was made from dust. Its not our race, colour or culture that makes any one of us better than another, but the degree to which we recognise our Creator and adhere to His commands. My interests are – My family, Mountain biking and skiing, and living Islaam.”
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