The entire Forward Thinking team were deeply saddened at the news of the passing of Shaikh Yakub Ismail Munshi of Dewsbury.

Shaikh Munshi was a longstanding participant in Forward Thinking’s UK programme and we knew him as a tireless advocate on behalf of his community in Dewsbury and British Muslims everywhere. A leading scholar of Islam in the UK, he provided guidance and support to many. A pioneering figure, his wisdom and devotion to helping others will be sorely missed.

Everyone at Forward Thinking wishes to express their sincere condolences to Shaikh Munshi’s family and friends for their loss.