Sunday, 10 January 2010

Positive Muslimah's: Roshni Hafeez

Scotland's Daily Record carries an article on Sister Roshni Hafeez, a truly inspiring and couragous sister:

"Roshni was once Ruth Forrest, from East Kilbride, who went to Sunday school at her Baptist church. Now aged 26, she is the winner of the Young Scottish Muslim of the Year Award and is devoted to Islam. The 2008 awards will take place on October 30 at Celtic Park and they aim to highlight the good young Muslims are doing every day in Scotland.

Roshni has been blind since birth but was brought up to never allow her disability to hold her back. She said: "I grew up in a family where the attitude was, 'OK you might not be an aircraft pilot, but you can do anything else?'." They didn't expect that one of those things would be for her to convert to Islam.

Now Roshni is the Scotland representative of Transatlantic 2020, an international initiative designed to build relations between the US and Europe post 9/11 and 7/7. She also works for Inclusion Scotland and Glasgow Equalities partnership, breaking down barriers for Muslims and the disabled. She was nominated last year for Young Scottish Muslim of the Year by the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers."

You can read the full article here.


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