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Eid with Prime Minister

CSCA Director Shokat Malik meets Prime Minister Gordon Brown

CSCA Director; Shokat Malik was invited to Number 10 Downing Street by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to take part in a reception to celebrate Eid.

Mr Shokat Malik has dedicated a great deal of time to working with Central Government on a range of community agendas in relation to preventing violent extremism and community cohesion through the Sufi Muslim Council and now the CSCA.

The SMC is one of a few stakeholder partners working directly with the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Mr Malik is also a founding member of the Free Spiritual Centre, a voluntary group that aims to promote an understanding of Sufism and encourage cohesion among people, regardless of their background, in a safe and comfortable environment.

Mr Malik said: “It was a heart-warming experience to be hosted by the Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street and to know people from Pendle are at the forefront of bringing local experience to Central Government.”


"There is a force within that gives you life - Seek that. In your body there lies a priceless jewel - Seek that. Oh, wandering Sufi, if you are in search of the greatest treasure, don’t look outside - Look within and seek that." - Rumi