But it wasn't being entirely straightforward --"Islam means peace", FIANZ said in one Islam Awareness Week
Every year for the past 19 years, Islam Awareness Week
has been an opportunity for people across Great Britain to meet, eat, listen and understand each other better.
I know, because I've been involved in the planning meetings, how closely the organisers of Islam Awareness Week
and Inter Faith Week have worked together in their preparations and in publicising each other's events.
He said: "The importance of Islam Awareness Week
has never been greater.
Members of the Islam Awareness Week
committee at South Birmingham College will discuss what being a British Muslim means to them, as well as taking audience questions.
Islam Awareness Week
will see a range of events including a fashion show, poetry corner, a chance to sample cuisine from the Muslim world, meditation, archery and projects to help homeless people.
Written during Islam Awareness Week
, it coincided with the launch of the city's Unity FM and the weekly radio show that I co-hosted with my good friend Musab (going under the highly original title, The Chris & Musab Show).
Islamic texts and information on the Muslim way of life will be among items on display during Islam Awareness week
which starts on November 3.
More sedately since then we have assisted at a community crocus planting event on the Cropredy Road Island, in West Heath, helped to launch Islam Awareness Week
, in Small Heath, and visited Birmingham Focus on Blindness, in Harborne.
The MCB's affiliate, the Islamic Society of Britain, has for many years now run an Islam Awareness Week
in November of each year to offer non-Muslim Britons, of whatever religious affiliation, the opportunity to learn of what goes on in mosques and how religion informs daily Muslim life.
Grandfather Karamat Hussain, aged 73, holds up his six-week-old granddaughter Humeira Naseem as his son Ahjaz Hussain looks on; The second part of our series for Islam Awareness Week
- an essay on the history of Muslims in Britain - will be in The Post on Saturday; From left, Nafeesa Sultan (19), Shamim Sultan, Deen Sultan (3), Serdar Hussain, Ethshaan Ul-Hussan (9), Karamat Hussain (73), grandaughter (name not given), Ahjaz Hussain, Saira Parveen (20) Humeira Nassem (6 weeks old), Manzoor Hussain, Naseem Aktar
Next Saturday - November 25 - there is an event going on at Second City Suite under the title of One World, One Birmingham as part of National Islam Awareness Week