Lady Zainab – Female Leadership & Speaking Truth to Power 


12:00 pm Registration

12:30 pm Vision of Husayn Summit 

Shan E Abbas Hassam (Secretary General, The World Federation of KSIMC)

12:50 pm Welcome to Birmingham

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mohammed Azim

01:00 pm  Interpreting the life of Lady Zaynab

Father Christopher Clohessy (Rome, Italy)

01:30 pm

1st Moderated Discussion

(Female Empowerment & Women in Leadership)

Moderator: Shelina Janmohamed (Author and Thought Leader)


Heidi Allen (Former MP For South Cambridgeshire, UK)

Gloria De Piero (Former MP for Ashfield, UK)

Fatema Dewji (Marketing Director of MeTL, Author & Speaker, Tanzania)

Zahra Al Alawi (Lecturer and Television Presenter, UK)


02:35 pm Break


02:55 pm

2nd Moderated Discussion

(Speaking Truth to Power)

Moderator: Mehdi Hasan (Broadcaster & Journalist)


Baroness Warsi (Conservative, Member of the House of Lords, UK)

Jo Swinson (Former Head of the Liberal Democrat Party & Former MP, UK)



The Arbaeen Walk 

Emily Garthwaite (Photojournalist & Leica Ambassador)


04:30 pm

3rd Moderated Discussion

(Speaking Truth to Power – Working to Make Foreign Policy Fairer)

Moderator: Mehdi Hasan (Broadcaster & Journalist)


Owen Patterson (Conservative MP & Former Minister for Northern Ireland

Liam Byrne (Labour MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill)

Myriam Francois (Writer & Broadcaster, UK)



05:45 pm

Mehdi Hasan’s Reflections on the Summit Themes


Closing Speech

Sheikh Nuru Mohammed (Faith Leader & Motivational Speaker)