Prayer for the Nation

Prayer for the Nation, is a new initiative developed by faith leaders from Muslim communities. The Prayer could perhaps cultivate and give a voice to sentiments of amity and fraternity with British society at large.The prayer is thought to be an opportunity for British Muslims to express a national identity in their own way. The prayers ask God to keep Britain a harmonious nation that protects the marginalized, upholds strong moral values and to promote loyalty among our diverse communities.

Supported by Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board Featuring Esmat Jeraj Hifsa Iqbal Julie Siddiqi Naka Alkhzraji Khurshid Drabu Akeela Ahmed Imam Abdullah Hasan Yousif Al-Khoei Haidar Lapcha Ayatollah Fadhil Al-Milani Al-Khoei Foundation (مؤسسة الإمام الخوئي الخيرية)

Mustafa Field MBE, the Director of the Faiths Forum for London, said:
“With leading UK Imams, the Faiths Forum for London has constructed a Prayer that could perhaps cultivate and give a voice to sentiments of amity and fraternity with British society at large. The notion of citizenship revolve not only around moral values and legal obligations, but also around cultural narratives about identity and loyalty.”

“The concept of Britishness is fluid, but is based on our consensus around our shared values, and as a spiritual identity that favours cultural inclusiveness as an antidote to narrow nationalism. The “Prayer for the Nation” is a contribution to the strengthening the sense of citizenship the holds our nation together.”

Imam Shahid Raza OBE, Chairman, Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board said:
“The prayer is thought to be an opportunity for British Muslims to express a national identity in their own way. The prayers ask God to keep Britain a harmonious nation that protects the marginalized, upholds strong moral values and to promote loyalty among our diverse communities.”

“My colleague and I have given our full support to establish the “Prayer for the Nation”, and through our network of 600+ faith leaders across the UK, we will be launching the Prayer at our sermons on Friday 20th November, but not exclusively our attention will also be at those who may not regular visit the Mosque, we will share on our Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp Accounts, we will get our young people to share on Instagram and SnapChat.”

“The prayer is not exclusive to faith leaders. We encourage it to be recited at our homes, madrassahs, community events, social gatherings and in our hearts and minds. We hope this will help nurture future generations of believers and contribute positively to the wider British society.”