Abu Eesa Niamatullah

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Abu Eesa Niamatullah
Born Niamatullah
Barking, London
Residence Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Ethnicity British-Pakistani
Title Imam
Religion Islam
Website
http://www.PropheticGuidance.co.uk

Abu Eesa Niamatullah (Arabic: أبو عيسى نعمة الله‎, also known as AE) is a British Imam and lecturer of Pakistani descent.

Background[edit]

Abu Eesa was born "Niamatullah" in Barking, East London.[citation needed] He currently resides in Manchester UK[citation needed] and is affiliated with the AlMaghrib Institute.[1]

Current activities[edit]

Abu Eesa is the director of the non-profit educational institute "Prophetic Guidance".[2]

Abu Eesa teaches the Islam Channel televised class "al-Adab al-Mufrad" (The Book of Manners).[3]

In an interview with Bloomberg during Davos 2009 on the topic of the global recession, the Imam criticized bankers, saying, "Bankers don't want redemption for the moral wrongs they've committed against humanity ... Redemption is a heavy word for Davos Man because remorse must come with sincerity and the desire to atone for the transgression. There are no sincere acts of sorrow in Davos."[4]

He calls for increased political participation for Muslims [5][6] as well as minority groups and women, yet is critical of what he sees as "over-kill" in continuing integration debate.[7]

Politically, he was considered an active Liberal Democrat campaigner for his personal friend Patsy Calton, the previous MP for Cheadle who was succeeded by Mark Hunter upon Calton's death from breast cancer[citation needed]. His political involvement with the Government has been criticised, more so when he joined part of a select group of religious leaders invited to attend monthly round-table dialogues with MPs at the House of Commons organised jointly by Sadiq Khan MP and the Muslim Weekly Newspaper.[8]

Criticism[edit]

Abu Eesa was criticized for tweeting a number of 'crass jokes and insulting comments' about women, on March 8, 2014, International Women's Day.[9][10]

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References[edit]

www.almaghrib.org / www.qshams.org