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Sex Education in State Schools

Last Autumn the Government announced that lessons about personal, social and health matters including sex and relationships will be compulsory in all England's schools from ages five to 16. As Muslim and Asian parents, teachers and school governors, the subject of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) has always been an uncomfortable one. On the one hand we are aware of falling moral standards and on the other hand the lack of a constructive response from the Muslim community is leading to our children developing dual personalities.

The UK has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Western Europe, a recent UNICEF report placed Britain at the bottom of the league of 21 developed countries for children's well-being. Amid such concerning reports there are growing calls to teach Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) at an even earlier age.

Please attend this open discussion on Tuesday 27th February between 7-9pm to learn, contribute, share and develop strategies surrounding the issues in question. You do not need to be a parent or a governor to attend! Inshallah a local Imam will be present as will an experienced school teacher for general advice.

All welcome and free entrance but via but confirmation of attendance will guarantee a seat.

To register or for more information please contact:
Tel: 0845 652 4016

Address: West London Islamic Centre & Jamia Masjid Brownlow Rd London W13

Event Date: 27 January 2009

The Prophet (pbuh) said 'That which is lawful is plain and that which is unlawful is plain and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which not many people know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, but he who falls into doubtful matters falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allah's sanctuary is His prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh which, if it be whole, all the body is whole and which, if it be diseased, all of it is diseased. Truly it is the heart.' [Related in Bukhari]