Muhammad Bari

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari is an educationalist, Parenting Consultant and Author

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE, DL is a knowledge-driven activist and action-driven academic. He is an educationalist, parenting consultant and author. His career began with Physics research at King’s College London in the early 1980s and he then moved into secondary teaching in the 1990s, taking an early retirement as a Specialist teacher in Behaviour Support in 2011. Since then, he has focused on writing, working with civil society bodies and mentoring young people. Dr Bari has had a long involvement with several influential voluntary organisations including the Muslim Council of Britain, Citizens UK and East London Mosque as well as a few large charities. He also served as a board member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (London 2012). He is an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary University of London and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the University of East London.
A Worried World Looks Toward Merkel For Moral

A Worried World Looks Toward Merkel For Moral Leadership

Human beings are inherently good, what is needed is compassionate and wise political leadership to steer and navigate through the challenging terrain. The world desperately needs recognition of human dignity, democratic values and respect for the rule of law. We desperately need more compassionate global statesmanship.
28/09/2017 11:58 BST
Standing Up To The Media And Their 'Muslim

Standing Up To The Media And Their 'Muslim Problem'

The post-7/7 scrutiny of Muslims is complex and many, including sections in the Muslim community, are responsible for the unhealthy situation. But there is no denying the fact that some right wing news editors and politicians have directly contributed towards the so-called "Muslim Problem" in the country.
04/09/2017 17:27 BST
Helping Children Navigate The World Wide

Helping Children Navigate The World Wide Web

The invention of the internet by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 ushered an era of social media that revolutionised communications and information gathering in the world. With a click of a button or a touch of a screen one can roam around the world and connect with people, all in the palm of their hands
15/03/2017 15:10 GMT
Let Us Fight Inequality To Create A Better

Let Us Fight Inequality To Create A Better Britain

No community should be left to falter in 21st century Britain. Since Brexit, Prime Minister May has been talking about an inclusive Britain. It is time our government comes up with practical sustainable plans with measurable objectives to tackle the inequalities faced by disadvantaged groups like Muslims.
19/01/2017 12:41 GMT
How Serious Is The Segregation Of Britain's

How Serious Is The Segregation Of Britain's Communities?

Post-Brexit Britain has seen anti-immigrant hate crime and racial violence in some areas; this has highlighted insecurity within minority and immigrant communities. Political leadership has to tackle this robustly, before this starts reversing the positive achievement.
09/11/2016 12:55 GMT
Brexit: Divisive Politics Leading to a More Fractured

Brexit: Divisive Politics Leading to a More Fractured Britain?

On Friday the 24th June Britain woke up split through the middle, with a 51.9% - 48.1% majority decision to leave the EU. Very few, even the Brexiters, had believed Britain would leave the EU after four decades of economic and political benefit. To many it is now going to be a very tortuous journey for Project Europe which has helped keep the peace for decades after two horrific world wars in the last century.
06/07/2016 10:25 BST
Pure Intentions and Sheer Willpower Can Make Long-hour Fasting More

Pure Intentions and Sheer Willpower Can Make Long-hour Fasting More Liberating

Ramadan demands that Muslims be positively active and dynamic in their community and wider society. As a people of faith we have a unilateral obligation to work for the good of all. We have the obligations of good-neighbourliness, of being concerned for others, to share their joys and feel their pains and to provide support and help wherever we can.
14/06/2016 13:53 BST
Be Watchful of Your Child's Online

Be Watchful of Your Child's Online Activities

As parents, we cannot simply sit back and let this narrative take its course; it must be within our disposition to do our best in protecting our children. First and foremost, we need to foster deeper and lasting relationships with our children that are built on love, respect and mutual trust.
04/08/2015 15:47 BST
Ramadan Spirit Can Heal Our Fractured

Ramadan Spirit Can Heal Our Fractured World

In this year's month of Ramadan, which is only a few days away, Muslims in the northern hemisphere will have very long days of fasting. In London it is expected to be around 19 hours of voluntary 'starvation' from food, drink and physical intimacy. This annual month-long fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam aimed to create 'God-consciousness' (taqwa in Arabic) amongst believers.
17/06/2015 13:44 BST